Todd and Ned’s Durango Dirt Fondo

Riders ready? Ned and Todd’s Durango Dirt Fondo is about to take off.

This Saturday, hundreds of riders from 14 states and at least two countries will line up a 30 or 50-mile racing tour of Durango’s flagship singletrack, all commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the 1990 World Championship races that put Durango on the mountain bike map.

So, what’s a Fondo? All the rave in Europe, they’re usually über long gravel grinders or paved road rides with timed segments in the name of serious competition. Overend and Wells got it in their heads to host one on their home turf and they knew who to go...