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Tour of the Gila
103 E College Ave Silver City

The Tour of the Gila is one of the most challenging and iconic stage races in the U.S. The Tour of the Gila began in 1987 and is now confirmed by the international cycling’s governing body as a 2.2 category race which has excellent placement on the calendar a week prior to the Amgen Tour of California, giving professional racers a chance to compete in one of the most challenging races in North America. ’Gila’ has the feel of European racing with the winding, narrow mountain roads in the Gila National Forest and the grass-roots appeal of the historic town of Silver City, New Mexico.The race has 8 categories and the ever popular criterium races on Saturday with racing all day and an EXPO with live music, food, vendors, kid zone and beer garden. The ever-growing popularity of cycling is a big part of the appeal of Southwest New Mexico year round.