Are you ready to ride like a pro and experience the Gila Monster Gran Fondo. This exceptional ride is planned for October 13th, 2018, in the gorgeous cool mountains of Silver City, New Mexico. Set your goal, have lots of fun, and enjoy a weekend away, while you become “Gila Proven” with three courses. From the amateur and recreational cyclists to those avid cyclists, the Gila Monster Gran Fondo is fun yet has a competitive edge, too. Ready to Earn Your Badge? Plan to “ride like a pro for a day” as you take on the Gila Monster Gran Fondo and become Gila proven.

The course follows the iconic Tour of the Gila “Gila Monster” road race, covering some of the most stunning routes in New Mexico. Approximate ride lengths for the Gran Fondo is 111 miles and Medio Fondo is 77 miles. Rides will start at Q’s Southern Bistro and end just inside Silver City (details coming). For the shorter Nano Fondo-41 miles, riders will start at Camp Thunderbird, with shuttle service from town.

Look forward to a first-class experience. Roving sag wagons and well-appointed rest stations will provide extra support to get you to that finish line and enhance your experience. Don’t miss the chocolate and strawberry fondue at the top of the Sapillo climb, including lots of fruit and other special perks along the way.  More stops available this year with better signage.  After the ride, head to the fondue party at Q’s Southern Bistro.

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 includes event beer glass, t-shirt, fondue party Saturday night at Q’s Southern Bistro, discount coupon for Saturday night dinner at the fondue party, 2 free pints of beer, and a great SWAG bag.  

Ride cost is $100 per person, $110 after October 6, 2018.  No refunds after October 8, 2018. Packet pick-up will be on Friday, October 12th, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at Gila Hike and Bike, 103 E College. Packet pick-up and late registration will be available at 7:00 am at Q’s Southern Bistro/Gila Hike and Bike area on October 13th. Do you have what it takes to be “Gila Proven?”