Desert Spring Physical Therapy Gila Monster Gran “Fondue”

Saturday, October 8, 2016


This is a long distance, timed cycling event that is fun yet has a competitive edge for amateur and recreational cyclists. The course follows the iconic Tour of the Gila “Gila Monster” road race, covering some of the most stunning routes in New Mexico. Roving sag wagons and rest stations will provide extra support to get you to that finish line. Don’t miss the chocolate and strawberry fondue at the top of the Sapillo climb. The beautiful, quaint mining village of Pinos Altos provides the end of the trail.  Gran Fondo distance is 103 miles. Medio Fondo is 70 miles. Maybe you want a smaller challenge. If so consider the Micro Fondo at 50 miles or the Nano Fondo which is 32 miles. A shuttle will be available for the two shorter events. It will leave Gough Park in Silver City at 7:30 am.
Packet pick-up will be Friday, October 7th, from 3:00pm to 5:30pm at Gila Hike & Bike, 103 E College Avenue, or at the start line area beginning at 7am on Saturday, October 8th at Gough Park, the corner of 12th and Pope Streets.
Enjoy a fondue party following the event on the evening of Saturday, October 8th at Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery from 4-7pm, in the Historic district of Downtown Silver City. Participants will enjoy 2 free pints of beer and a 20% off dinner coupon. 

 2016-Gila-Monster-Gran-Fondue-Jersey-(1)All proceeds benefit the Tour of the Gila and the Gila Regional Medical Center Foundation.


Register for this extraordinary ride and pre-order the first Gran Fondue jersey ever offered by Decca Sportswear in the United States. The jersey cost is $60.00.


Select the number of participants in the registration box below.

Ride Start Location Start Time
Gran Fondo Gough Park, Silver City 8:00 am
Medio Fondo Gough Park, Silver City 8:00 am
Micro Fondo Hi-Spot, Hwy 152 8:30 am
Nano Fondo Camp Thunderbird, Hwy 35 8:30 am

redDotThe Silver City Art Association holds the annual RED DOT Artfest & Studio Tour  October 7 – 16th. The kick-off event takes place on Friday, October 7th. Tour the art galleries in downtown Silver City, meet local artists and enjoy a leisurely stroll, taking in local art.  This truly is an excellent time to visit Silver City.  

Bring your bikes, your appetites and enjoy the most beautiful time of the year!


2016 Title Sponsor:


Rest Station Sponsors:

Southwest Bone & Joint Institute
Architecture Workshop
Silver City Food Co-op
Aaron’s Sales & Lease
Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery
Holiday Inn Express
Tim Schoeny & Dolores Anderson
State Farm – Jon P Saari
The Foundation for Personal           Gratification
Gila Hike & Bike
J&J Signs
Morning Star

2016 Sponsors:

Jeff Reese 
Tim Matthes
Deming Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Silver City Radio
Gila Regional Medical Center Foundation
Tour of the Gila, Inc.