2019 Reflections

2019 was a great year, we could not have had done it without YOU!

2019 Highlights:
2019 has been a pivotal year for DUST2, the board of directors and for the Pagosa Springs cycling community as a whole; and in many ways it feels like things are just beginning to take off. Some of the highlights of 2019 include:

  • WCWC merger
  • Development of a 5 year strategic plan
  • Successful completion of two trail partnership projects with the Town of Pagosa Springs, the Forest Service, the Southwest Conservation Corps and the GGP.
  • Hosted our third annual Fat Bike Race and Back Yard Race series events
  • Completed another successful season for the DUST2 youth cycling team.

2020 and beyond:
We are excited about 2020 and the potential for the DUST2 Wheel Club to continue to be a strong community partner organization championing safe and fun cycling for all cyclists, promoting great trail experiences and connecting Town, County and Forest Service trails into an accessible network providing access to miles of trail right from your back door. Plans are currently underway for two partnership projects with the Town of Pagosa Springs and Pagosa Ranger District, have plans to expand our team program and are laying the ground work for Pagosa to become a National Interscholastic Cycling Association race host community.

With warm holiday regards, and wishes for a happy New Year,



DUST2 Wheel Club had its first board elections in November, and we are excited to announce the election of a new board president, Lance Thornton!

Lance has always had a love of cycling and pretty much anything outdoors.  After being a some-timer here in Colorado the last five years, Lance and his family finally made the move to become Pagosans this summer. Lance and his wife, Melissa both teach in Pagosa Schools and their son Carter is attending Pagosa Springs High School.

Lance has been coaching with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, (NICA), and TMBRA  for the past 7 years, and spent 2 years as an assistant coach for St. Stephens in Austin.  In 2013 Lance helped form the Hudson Bend/Lake Travis (HBLT) cycling team that combined both area middle schools to feed the Lake Travis High School Mountain Bike team. In addition to this, Lance spent 2 years on the board and as a coach.

In 2015, Lance changed school districts and founded the Dripping Springs Mountain Bike Team (DSMBT), coaching kids from elementary through high school and established a board of directors to run this non profit organization. The DSMBT had 4 very successful racing seasons with 3 state champions, 1 state championship and constructed over 12 miles of new single track trail in the community.

Lance looks forward to working with the DUST2 board of directors and creating more single track and cycling opportunities in Pagosa Springs. The DUST2 board of directors is excited and grateful to welcome its new President.

DUST2 – Board of Directors Student Representative

We want to hear from YOUTH!

The DUST2 Board of directors is excited to announce the addition of a student representative!

The student representative will not have a vote, but will act as a liaison between the board and student-age members of DUST2 (including members of the team). The minimum age for the student representative is 15 years old.

Below are links to the position description and application. Applications must be submitted no later than February 21, 2020 for review before the April board meeting. We will announce the student representative in April.

Student Representative Description 

Student Representative Application