Mountain Bike Skills Clinic on Monday
Durango Parks and Recreation and professional mountain cross cyclist Tommy Tokarczyk are hosting a Mountain Bike Skills Clinic from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at Chapman Hill.
Cross country rides in the Test Tracks area, which will focus on cornering set up, execution and line choices along the trail, will follow the clinic. The rides will be about two hours long.
The session will repeat itself on the trails to help teach how to read a trail and commit to difficult lines.
The clinic is for ages 16 and over.
Tokarczyk also will host a Mountain Cross Duel Slalom Skills Camp from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at Chapman Hill. The camp will focus on basic fundamentals such as cornering, jumping and starting.
For more information, contact Chapman Hill at 375-7395.
The Durango High School girls basketball camp scheduled for Wednesday through July 11 has been canceled, athletic director Sheldon Keresey recently announced.
The athletic department is presently searching for a new head coach to replace Mary Psenda, who resigned from DHS on May 19.
Psenda accepted a job as an assistant women's basketball coach at Mesa State College in Grand Junction.
DHS assistant coaches Klint Chandler and Tim Fitzpatrick will be supervising open gyms from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in July.
For more information, contact Keresey at 259-1630, extension 2304.
Runners from 27 states and six countries will attempt the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run on July 10-12 in Silverton.
The 100-mile run includes more than 66,000 feet of elevation gain and descents at an average elevation of more than 11,000 feet above sea level. There are more than 33,000 feet of vertical ascent, or, as the news release states, "running from sea level to the top of Mt. Everest and back at an average elevation of over 2 miles above sea level."
The men's field will include last year's Hardrock runner-up Scott Jaime from Highlands Ranch, as well as four-time champion Karl Meltzer from Sandy, Utah, and former champions Kirk Apt (Fruita), Mark Hartell (Macclesfield, England), Ricky Denesik (Telluride) and Paul Sweeney (Truckee, Calif.).
Apt will be attempting to finish his 15th Hardrock, which would be a race record.
John DeWalt from Sarver, Pa., will attempt to finish his 14th Hardrock. He is the oldest competitor at 73 years old.
The women's field will feature defending champion Diana Finkel of South Fork and last year's second- and third-place finishers Betsy Kalmeyer (Leadville) and Kimberly Holak (Duluth, Minn.).
This year's race is full.
For more information, contact race director Dale Garland at 259-3693.
The South Forty Golf Club of Montezuma-Cortez will host its second annual Celebrity Golf Tournament at 8:30 a.m. July 11.
For more information, contact Deb Avery at the Cortez Cultural Center at 565-1151.
The Durango Community Tennis Association is hosting a tennis tournament on July 11-12 at the Durango High School tennis courts.
There will be men's and women's A and B singles and doubles.
Entry fees and signed entry forms, which can be picked up at Your Running Store, McManus Family Subway North, Durango High School and Firestone of Durango, must be turned into Mike Lewis at Firestone by Tuesday.
For more information, contact Danny McManus at 779-8029.
Durango Parks and Recreation will host the annual Mountain Park Classic Trail Race at 8 a.m. July 11 in Durango Mountain Park.
The second race in the Town Series, the Classic will have a 7-, 4- and 1-mile run. Rarely flat, the courses offer numerous steep climbs and descents but also feature courses for all ability levels - hikers, joggers and runners alike.
Early registration for the event - $15 - is available through 6 p.m. Sunday. Late registration for the event - $20 - continues until noon Friday. Race-day registration also will be available.
The race will begin at 8 a.m. at Chinook Medical Gear headquarters in the Tech Center. Race-day registration and packet pick-up will take place from 7 to 7:45 a.m.
For more information, contact Ann Cramer at 375-7313.
Durango Parks and Recreation is having an informational flag football meeting at 6:30 p.m. July 13 in the Twilight Room at the Durango Community Recreation Center.
The meeting is critical for the formation and development of the new fall league.
For more information, contact Chris Clements at 375-7324.
The 74-mile Colorado Trail Classic returns to Durango in conjunction with the Colorado Trail Jamboree on July 26.
Cyclists will face sustained elevations above 10,000 feet and will top out at 12,500 feet on the stretch of trail between Molas Pass and Durango.
The endurance bike race is a fundraiser for multiple sclerosis.
Registration is now open.
For more information on the event, visit www.ctjamboree.com.
Mountain Bike Specialists is hosting a series of "social, fun, no-drop" rides Thursday nights.
For more information, call MBS at 247-4066.
Trails 2000 will host a ride July 30 in Durango Mountain Park.
The Durango Cyclery will host a Thursday night Single Speed Ride.
For more information, call the Cyclery at 247-0747.
Also, Trails 2000 will not have trailwork Wednesday but will resume July 15 and July 22.
For more information on Trails' bike ride or upcoming trailwork, call 259-4682.
The third annual Hermosa Off-Road Classic mountain bike race will return Aug. 1.
There is a 38-mile course for professional/semi-pro men and women and Singlespeed A which starts at the Lower Hermosa Trailhead.
Expert Men and Women can choose from the 38-mile course or a 20-mile course, the latter length will host the other classes and Singlespeed B cyclists.
There will be cash for the top three pro men and women and top three singlespeed A men and women.
The traditional postrace BBQ and campout with food and entertainment will be hosted by the Durango Cyclery at the Upper Hermosa Trailhead.
The camping areas at the Upper Hermosa Trailhead are reserved for the event July 25-27.
The cost of the event is $35.
All proceeds will go to the Fort Lewis College cycling team and Bicycle Lemonade.
Early registration will be available from 5 to 8 p.m. July 31 at the Upper Hermosa Trailhead. Race-day registration will be available from 7 to 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot at the Lower Hermosa Trailhead. Racing starts at 9 a.m.
The event will serve as a test race for this year's Singlespeed World Championships to be held Sept. 21 in Durango. It also is a part of the San Juan Trifecta Series, which includes the CT Classic and the Bear Creek Beatdown.
For more information, contact race director Dave Hagen at 403-4842.