Tour of the Gila, as part of the Gila Community and Tourism Development, Inc. non-profit, offers two main events each year in the Silver City, NM area. One is the Gran Fondo cycling one day fun ride usually in mid October. The second event is considered the third largest and most challenging USA Cycling event in North America, offering five days of stage races for UCI cyclists and four days of stage races for amateurs through the Gila and surrounding areas. This even is held usually mid April attended by thousands from all over the country. Cyclists participate from all over the world.
Throughout the year smaller activities and functions are undertaken--all for the benefit of promoting bicycling and outdoor recreation for community and tourism development, creating outdoor recreation opportunities for rural and low income students, and educating the public about recreational safety and health benefits. Tour of the Gila is a significant part of New Mexico and creating an experience that is truly NM True.