Time to Register for the 2018 Gila Monster Gran Fondo
October 13, 2018, Silver City, New Mexico
Come to Silver City, New Mexico this October 13 th and ride the Gila Monster Gran Fondo with cycling icon Mara Abbott.
We are proud to announce that Mara Abbott, a 2x Giro Rosa Champion, a 2x National Road Champion, a 2016 Olympian and a 6x Tour of the Gila Champion will be joining us in Silver City to ride this year’s Gila Monster Gran Fondo.
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 111-77-41 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. 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, starting at 8:00am, and finish just inside Silver City. For the shorter Nano Fondo, riders will start at Camp Thunderbird at 10:00am, 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, after race party from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.
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 the opportunity to ride with cycling icon Mara Abbott, event beer glass, event t-shirt, Saturday afternoon party and award ceremonies at the Q’s Southern Bistro from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, 10% 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.
Ride cost is $100 per person, $110 after October 1, 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 the Q’s Southern Bistro, located right next door to Gila Hike and Bike on October 13th. Do you have what it takes to be “Gila Proven?”