OCTOBER 12, 2019

Ride Invite for 2019:

Save the date for our next Gran Fondo, October 12th, 2019. Come ride like a pro and experience the Gila Monster Gran Fondo. Set your goal, have lots of fun, and enjoy a weekend away, while you become “Gila Proven” with courses covering 103-69-32 mile journeys.  From the amateur and recreational cyclists to those avid cyclists, the Gila Monster Gran Fondo is fun yet has a competitive edge, too.  Plan to “ride like a pro for a day” as you take on the Gila Monster Gran Fondo and become “Gila Proven”.

The 103 mile Grand Fondo is presented by Q’s Southern Bistro

the 69 mile Medio Fondo is presented by HMS – Hidalgo Medical Services

the 39 mile Nano Fondo is presented by PNM

The course follows the iconic Tour of the Gila “Gila Monster” road race, covering some of the most stunning routes in New Mexico. The Gran Fondo and Medio Fondo rides will start at the Q’s Southern Bistro, 101 W College, at 8:00 am, and finish in the historic Pinos Altos, New Mexico. For the shorter Nano Fondo, riders will start at Camp Thunderbird at 10:00 am, with shuttle service from town, and finish at the same location as the Gran and Medio Fondo’s just in Pinos Altos.

Whether riding with your friends or racing your friends, become “Gila Proven” in one of the most challenging, but fun rides anywhere. You might even find yourself on a podium with a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place finish for men and women for each course length. All riders, families, and friends welcome. For more information call 575-590- 2612.

Registration will include event beer glass, event t-shirt, Saturday after ride party and award ceremonies at the Q’s Southern Bistro,101 W College, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 10% off coupon for Saturday night dinner at the Q’s Southern Bistro, 2 free pints of beer at the Q’s Southern Bistro, event poster and a great SWAG bag.

From June 24th to July 31st, the entry fee will be $90 per person.  From August 1st to September 30th, the entry fee will be $100 per person.  On October 1st, the entry fee will be $110 per person.

For teams of 10 or more riders, entry fee will be $80 per person from June 24th to July 31st.  From August 1st to September 30th, entry fee will be $90 per person.  On October 1st, entry fee will be $100 per person.

No refunds after October 8th.

Packet pick-up will be on Friday, October 11th, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Gila Hike & Bike, 103 E College.  Packet pick-up and late registration will also be available at 7:00 am at the Q’s Southern Bistro on October 12th, located right next door to Gila Hike & Bike.  Also, Gila Hike & Bike will be open at 7:00 am for those needing that last minute adjustment or to get your tires pumped up.

Do you have what it takes to be “Gila Proven?”  Spend your weekend with us and find out! 

We would like to thank our wonderful sponsors for financially supporting this year’s Gila Monster Gran Fondo.


Gila Monster Gran Fondo

Gila Monster Medio Fondo

Gila Monster Nano Fondo

Gila Hike and Bike