Since I’m sort of getting back into MTB racing a little more, the timing of this is perfect, at least for me. On the weekend of September 11-12, Ned Overend and Todd Wells are hosting a 25th anniversary celebration of the first UCI World Championships in Durango, 1990 and, thus are doing the Todd and Ned’s Durango Dirt Fondo. (I’m not sure why Todd’s name is first there.)
I was invited and plan to attend. Rumor mill has it that John Tomac and Julie Furtado will be there. Plus, Mike Kloser and other blasts from the past that participated in the early days of organized MTB racing.
Saturday, it is off-road riding, with a 50 mile course and a 30 mile course. Then Saturday night, there is going to be a party of the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the 1990 UCI World Mountain Bike Championships. The next morning is an organized breakfast to benefit NICA.
You don’t really need that much of a reason to go to Durango and ride your MTB bike, but here you have the added bonus of riding with some of the past and present stars of the sport. It should be a very fun time.