2018 Gran Fondo Bike RaceName: 2018 Gran Fondo Bike RaceDate: October 13, 2018Time: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM MDTWebsite: http://tourofthegila.com/gran-fondo/Event Description:
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 courses covering 115-78-40 mile journeys. (These are changing ever so slightly this year. Final mileage numbers will be provided shortly based on slightly different finish location). 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. For the Gran Fondo and Medio Fondo rides will start from Q’s Southern Bistro in downtown Silver City and finish just inside Silver City. For the shorter Nano Fondo, riders will start at Camp Thunderbird, with shuttle service from town, and finish at the same location as the the Gran and Medio Fondo’s just inside Silver City. (New maps coming soon marking the new finish location, which is improved from last year in that the course avoids traffic and signal lights.)
Look forward to a first-class experience. Roving sag wagons and additional well-appointed rest stations will provide extra support to get you to that finish line and enhance your experience. More signage is also being provided this year. As you roll into the finish line, join participants, friends, and family for podium awards and a great party in downtown Silver City 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, party Saturday night at Q’s Southern Bistro, 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 & Bike, 103 E College. Packet pick-up and late registration will be available at 7:00 am at course start area, near Q’s Southern Bistro and Gila Hike and Bike on October 13th. Do you have what it takes to be “Gila Proven?”