The Virtual Tour of the Gila will be happening again!  You can watch the live broadcast on your computer, smartphone, or tablet.  The 3 stage Virtual Tour of the Gila is scheduled for December 16, 17 and 18, 2022.

The Virtual Tour of the Gila, Presented by VisitSilverCity.org, is a part of the Echelon Racing League using modified, virtual versions of our in-real-life courses.  The Echelon Racing League features men’s and women’s teams from across North America, as well as select esports and international teams.  To Learn more about the Echelon Racing League, please visit their website, www.echelonracingleague.com 

The Echelon Racing League will be on the virtual platform RGT Cycling.  What is unique about RGT is that they have the capability of making virtual versions of our real Tour of the Gila racecourses.  GPX files of our 3 racecourses, the Tyrone Individual Time Trial, the Mogollon Road Race, and the Gila Monster Road Race, were created and sent to RGT.  The folks at RGT then created our in-real-life racecourses onto their cycling platform.  When the Pro Men and Pro Women race the Virtual Tour of the Gila, they will be actually racing and experiencing, on-line, the road profiles that make up our Tour of the Gila.  That is really cool! 

Here is this weekend’s Virtual Tour of the Gila livestream race schedule:

Tyrone Individual Time Trial: Friday, December 16th

  • Pro Men: 5:05PM MST
  • Pro Women: 6:00PM MST

Mogollon Road Race: Saturday, December 17th

  • Pro Men: 8:05AM MST
  • Pro Women: 10:10AM MST

Gila Monster Road Race: Sunday, December 18th

  • Pro Men: 8:05AM MST
  • Pro Women: 10:10AM MST

The live broadcasts of the Virtual Tour of the Gila will certainly cover all the minute-to-minute happenings on the racecourses.  But there will be a lot more going on.  Local community members, from many areas of expertise, will also be a part of the live coverage providing their in-depth knowledge as to why southwest New Mexico is such a wonderful place.  The whole point of doing the Virtual Tour of the Gila and the live broadcasts is to have the opportunity to reach a national and international audience.  We want to let people know what a special place the Gila is and hopefully people will want to learn more about our area and will make plans to visit!

Here is a list of community members that will be participating in the Virtual Tour of the Gila live broadcast:

  • Lt Governor Howie Morales
  • Senator Siah Correa Hemphill
  • Representative Luis Terrazas
  • Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner
  • Oliver Green: Facilities Operations Specialist for the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
  • Joanie Griffin: CEO at Sunny505
  • Jack Brennan: Tour of the Gila Race Director

Echelon Racing League has set up specific Facebook links for each stage of the Virtual Tour of the Gila.  Below are the links to each event on Facebook.  You can go to these Facebook links now and mark that you be Going and then you will receive notifications of the broadcast. 

Friday TT – https://fb.me/e/57FlPTEgY

Saturday RR (Mogollon) – https://fb.me/e/3e80hrRWj

Sunday RR (Cliff Dwellings + Gila Monster) – https://fb.me/e/6SE3QNuha

Here are additional links to tune-in to the Virtual Tour of the Gila live broadcast:

Tour of the Gila

Visit Silver City

Silver City Mainstreet and Arts & Cultural District

Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce