Ride the Gila Monster Gran Fondo in Silver City, NM on Oct. 12, 2019

Silver City, NM – September 17, 2019– Silver City, NM will play host to hundreds of avid cyclists this October 12, 2019, for the Gila Monster Gran Fondo. This long distance, timed cycling event is for all levels and offers the opportunity to “ride like a pro for a day” and become “Gila Proven.”

The women's field racing on the Gila Monster at the Tour of the Gila in Silver City, NM. Photo courtesy Gila Monster Gran Fondo.

The Gila Monster Gran Fondo begins in Silver City and follows the same course as the iconic Tour of the Gila “Gila Monster” road race through some of the most beautiful routes in New Mexico. Three different distances are available including the 103-mile Gran Fondo, the 69-mile Medio Fondo and 39-mile Nano Fondo.

Race activities begin in Gough Park which also plays host to the event day expo. All races end in Pinos Altos, a beautiful, quaint mining village.

The race has become more than just a draw for visitors; it has become recognized nationally and internationally as an iconic American cycling race.

Whether you are racing for competition or fun, or cheering from the sidelines, the Gila Monster Gran Fondo is a great anchor to a fun-filled weekend in Silver City for riders, families and friends. The great fall weather is ideal for the area’s outstanding outdoor activities beyond cycling. With exceptional dining offerings and unique art galleries, there are plenty of things to see and do in downtown Silver City during your stay.

The Gran Fondo is presented by Q’s Southern Bistro; Medio Fondo is presented by Hidalgo Medical Services; and the Nano Fondo is presented by PNM.

For more information on all there is to see and do in Silver City, or to plan your visit, go to www.visitsilvercity.org. For more information on the Gila Monster Gran Fondo, visit https://tourofthegila.com/gran-fondo/.

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