Tour of the Gila 2011
The Tour of the Gila is a five-day stage race for bicyclists, held this year from April 27 - May...See more
The Tour of the Gila is a five-day stage race for bicyclists, held this year from April 27 - May 1. Racers come from Silver City, NM, Dolores, CO, and Spain and New Zealand. The first day starts downtown in Silver City and runs westward to Mogollon. Thursday in the "Inner Loop," which starts and ends at Fort Bayard. Friday's race is SW around Tyrone (we didn't cover that). Saturday is fast loops downtown, plus races for locals, including little kids. Sunday is the "Gila Monster," which is up to 100+ miles long, with lots of up and down, ending in Piños Altos. The race is beautifully organized and run, which is difficult with hundreds of racers, 600 volunteers and courses laid out over hundreds of square miles.