DURANGO, Colo. (Sept. 29, 2023) — Durango Devo is hosting 2023 Vuelta a España winner, Sepp Kuss, for a homecoming celebration and bike parade. Kuss, a Devo alumn, will join the Durango community on Oct. 19 at Buckley Park for a speech, meet & greet, and more.
All members of the public are invited to attend this special appearance of Kuss, known worldwide as The Eagle of Durango. The event will kick off at 3:30 with speeches from Kuss and special guests and a Q&A with Kuss. At 4:30, there will be a bike parade down Main Avenue and returning to Buckley Park via East 2nd Avenue. The evening will end back at Buckley Park with autograph signings, live music, food, drink, and Sepp Kuss merchandise sales.
Sepp Kuss Celebration Schedule of Events – Thursday, October 19, 2023
Parking is limited: all attendees are encouraged to ride their bikes to the event
- 3:30 p.m. – Speeches and Q&A at Buckley
- 4:30 p.m. – Bike Parade: South on Main Avenue to the train station, left, then left on East 2nd Avenue, and north on East 2nd Avenue back to Buckley Park.
- 5:15 p.m. – Post Parade Celebration/Autographs/Live Music
- 7:00 – Buckley Park Closed
“Durango Devo is proud of all our alumni, and we’re certainly proud of Sepp Kuss! He is a great example of what makes Durango Devo and the Durango cycling community special,” says Levi Kurlander, executive director of Durango Devo. “We are honored to host the Vuelta a España champion and Tour de France stage winner and celebrate his achievements in his hometown.”
The Sepp Kuss homecoming celebration takes place during Spoketober, a month of bike-themed events during the entire month of October. Spoketober celebrates the cycling community that produced Kuss, as well as highlights the diverse and inclusive nature of cycling in Durango.
Special thanks for this event is owed to these community partners: Durango Devo staff and sponsors; the City of Durango; Visit Durango and Spoketober; Verde PR; Ska Brewing; the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic; Durango Trails; and Fort Lewis College Cycling.
In case of bad weather, the event will take place at the La Plata Fairground Exhibit Hall, and the parade will take place on the Animas River Trail. Necessary updates on a possible venue change will be made the week of the event and posted to social media.
About Durango Devo
Established in 2006, Durango Devo is a Colorado 501[c] youth non-profit organization Devo’s mission is to develop lifelong cyclists, and in practice, this means a lot more than just being great at riding bikes. Devo aims to foster a safe, respectful, and conscientious appreciation and stewardship for the environment by engaging Durango’s youth with the outdoors on their bikes. Devo strives to develop and better the lives of Durango’s youth through the power of the bicycle. Bikes provide a consistent and positive outlet for kids (and adults!) to hone and focus their energy. With Devo, kids learn the power of effective goal setting, experience the thrill of tangible improvement, and are inspired and empowered to translate these lessons to other aspects of their lives. Devo’s goals in the Durango community, in practice, incorporate Devo’s belief that bikes are an incredible tool for enacting positive, tangible change in the lives of the people who ride them. This, at the end of the day, is the guiding force that inspires all of us working with Devo. Today, there are over 600 kids in the program, 90 certified and trained coaches, and a group for every age, ability level, and interest. Thank you for your support! https://durangodevo.com