Citizen Races

presented by 1st New Mexico Bank

Saturday, May 7

Citizen Race - kids 4 x 2.65

 One of the most popular events at the Tour of the Gila is watching the stars of the future take on their bicycles, tricycles and sometimes even scooters as kids of all ages take to the streets of historic downtown Silver City during the Downtown Criterium. The employees of 1st New Mexico Bank of Silver City are back this year to organize this town favorite. Registration is from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm at the Hub on the corner of 6th and Bullard streets near the Start/Finish line. Pre-registration can be done prior to May 7 at Gila Hike and Bike at 103 E College Ave or either branch of 1st New Mexico Bank of Silver City. All kids 12 and under race free! $5 for 13-16 year-olds and $10 per person 17 and over. Helmets must be worn and parents or guardians must sign registration for children under the age of 18. Free t-shirts for participants while they last! Podium awards will be held after the races. Bring your bike down and join in the fun – challenge others and battle it out at the citizen races this year!

Registration for the citizen races

Download Citizen Race Registration Form Download Fun Ride Release Form


Category Start Time Distance
3&4 12:30 pm 7th St to Finish Line (400 feet)
5&6 12:40 pm Up & Down Bullard (.5 mi)
7-9 12:50 pm Up & Down Bullard (.5 mi)
10-12 1:00 pm Up & Down Bullard (.5 mi)
13-16 1:10 pm 1 Lap (1.08 mi)
17-34 Women 1:20 pm 1 Lap (1.08 mi)
17-34 Men 1:20 pm 1 Lap (1.08 mi)
35+ Women 1:20 pm 1 Lap (1.08 mi)
35+ Men 1:20 pm 1 Lap (1.08 mi)


Citizen Road Race

Sunday, May 8

Challenge yourself to ride the roads of the Gila. Beginning at Camp Thunderbird in the Mimbres Valley, the course offers intense climbing while traveling through the tall pines of the scenic Gila National Forest. The race ends in the village of Pinos Altos where participants can watch the finishes of the Gila Monster Road Race which determines the winners of each category of the Tour of the Gila. Racers may register on Saturday from 11:00 am-12:15 pm at the Hub, corner of 6th and Bullard, or at the start line at 8:00 am. Entry fee is $5 for ages 13 – 16, and $10 for 17 and up. Helmets must be worn. This is an unsupported ride, so please be prepared. One sag vehicle will be available.


Category Start Time Distance
17 years and up 8:30 am 49.9 km (31 mi)
13 – 16 8:30 am 49.9 km (31 mi)