Alabama teen brings mountain bike series to race-starved Durango

Durango’s mountain bikers were stuck home for much of the summer. No races on the schedule, only socially-distanced training rides with sparse friends and family during the COVID-19 pandemic. In...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango’s Christopher Blevins among Americans in return to World Cup mountain biking

Christopher Blevins was back in form Thursday in the Czech Republic. After a summer away from racing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Cycling Union resumed the World Cup mountain...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Mountain bike park, controversial dirt bike route approved in Silverton

About 30 miles of new trails in Silverton geared at mountain biking were approved Monday, along with a controversial route for dirt bikes through the San Juan Mountains. Since June 2019, the Bureau...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amos, Blevins, Holcomb to represent Durango at mountain bike world championships

Two Durango mountain bikers will look to add to their medal count at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Mountain Bike World Championships in October. One more is ready to add to the rich history...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tri the Brain: Robbins completes epic challenge in return from concussion

Maddie Jo Robbins doesn’t look back at what she couldn’t do during the last year. The multi-time national champion mountain biker has moved forward to what she can do. One week shy of the one-year...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango Fall Blaze goes virtual to support Fort Lewis College cycling

The 13th Durango Fall Blaze will pedal forward in 2020. Fort Lewis College’s cycling team will once again host the annual scholarship fundraiser event this fall, only this time the Fall Blaze,...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Rico considers building mountain bike park

Rico Trails Alliance has submitted a preliminary plan to construct 1.5 miles of non-motorized trails on a 10-acre hillside above Deadwood Road in the town of Rico. The flow park concept includes a...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amos, Holcomb take titles at Dolores Mountain Bike Race

Young guns stormed the podium Saturday in Dolores in what is usually an event filled with veteran talent. Riley Amos and Ruth Holcomb, a pair of Bear Development Team riders from Durango, claimed...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships at Purgatory Resort canceled

The wait continues for Fort Lewis College and Purgatory Resort. For the second year in a row, the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships were scheduled to be held at Purgatory...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Ben’s Down N Out: New trail name a birthday present to Sonntag

Benjamin Sonntag would have turned 40 years old Thursday. Durango Trails gave the community a present in his honor. Durango Trails, formerly known as Trails 2000, rebuilt a trail in the Horse Gulch...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Gnarly conditions, loaded podiums at Telluride 100

Professional mountain bikers waited a long time to get back on a start line. Saturday offered that chance, but the event wasn’t for the timid. The Telluride 100 was held Saturday for the seventh...

DATE: July 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Colorado High School Cycling League pulls plug on 2020 NICA races

No weekend camping trips to races. No state championship event in Durango. The Colorado High School Cycling League has been forced to seek an alternative format for 2020. Because of the ongoing...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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