The Tour of the Gila will take place April 19-23, 2017. Over 600 racers, along with their staff members and thousands of spectators will be part of this 5-day international event. This would not be possible without the generous support of our many sponsors. Businesses have found ‘Gila’ to be a valuable tool to market their business and reach out to the community. The organization is excited to partner with our sponsors to continue to provide the best experience possible for racers, both professional and amateur, and fans alike.
For major sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jack Brennan, at 575-590-2612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silver City is the hub of an inclusive community settled within a small town that through guided growth, honors and preserves its historical, cultural, and natural heritage while facilitating jobs, health, and educational resources such that the residents and visitors may enjoy and protect the recreational opportunities of the area and high quality of life.
The Town of Silver City sits atop a site that has been home to Native American, Hispanic and Anglo settlers for hundreds of years, and these vibrant cultures fill an important part of the Town’s exciting present day. The town was founded in 1870, shortly after the discovery of silver ore deposits at Chloride Flats, and a bustling tent city quickly sprang to life. Today, Silver City is a bustling town of 10,000+ residents with a diverse business community, a four-year university and an award-winning historic downtown.
Grant County was created from Doña Ana County, New Mexico. An act of Territorial Legislature on January 1868 changed the name from San Vicente de La Cienega to Grant County in honor of General Ulysses S. Grant. The original county seat was Pinos Altos, but today it’s Silver City.
Grant County includes the Towns of Hurley, Silver City and Bayard; the village of Santa Clara, as well as Cliff, Gila, Hachita, the Mimbres Valley, Pinos Altos and Hanover. As of 2010, the population was 29,514 and has a total area of 3,968 square miles. Major area industry is mining and tourism. Folks have been living and working in this part of the Southwest for more than 1,200 years. Now our unique combination of climate, lifestyle, environment and opportunity are drawing new visitors and residents from around the world!
Official Techical Support
There are of course various reasons why we, at Shimano, are involved in professional cycling.
The first and most important reason is to give something back for the sport that gives us so much. Shimano’s heritage, heart and passion lies in cycling. We are passionate followers and fans of professional cycling and want to support teams to achieve their goals. Those goals don’t necessarily have to be winning a World Championship or Tour de France, they can simply be to achieve the best possible performances. We support professional teams with our products which we believe help them win races. But it doesn’t stop there. We train the mechanics to use our products as they are designed to make sure they work perfectly. We also visit a great number of cycling events to offer technical support to both professional athletes and other participants.
DECCA is the official jersey partner of the 2015 Tour of the Gila bicycle race and will supply the professional men’s and women’s race Leader Jersey, Sprint Jersey, King of the Mountain Jersey, Best Young Rider Jersey and the special “Queen of the mountain” Jersey. “DECCA has outfitted some of the most courageous riders in the history of the sport and the company’s heritage is befitting of what it takes to be in a leader’s jersey at ‘Gila’ – tenacity, courage and passion.” The Belgian brand knows elite cycling and they worked together with some of the world’s best teams and riders including 2014 Milan-San Remo winner Alexander Kristoff and 2013 World Tour winner Joaquin Rodriguez, both of the Katusha Pro Cycling Team. But also with fabulous riders from the past just like Jan Raes, Edwig Van Hooydonck, Sean Kelly, Freddie Maertens, Joop Zoetemelk and many others. Founded as a family knitwear factory in Zottegem, epicenter of the Flemish Ardennes, Belgium in 1930 by August De Clercq, DECCA shifted its focus to cycling in 1970 during the era of Belgian icon Eddy Merckx and the brand has supplied European-based teams ever since.Nowadays DECCA is collaborating with the Leopard Development Team from Luxemburg. These talented, young riders are skilled to make the big step in the future towards the Pro Tour circuit. DECCA is also supplying winner jerseys to various events like Crocodile Trophy in AUS, Tour of the Alps in Austria, Bianchi Tour and many others.“With the growing amount of clothing manufacturers emerging in today’s market, DECCA remains one of the last few cycling apparel brands who is still making clothing locally,” said DECCA Marketing Director Thierry Eeckman. “DECCA is made in Belgium, by Belgians.”The development and production of highly elastic and durable fabrics, water and dirt repellent coatings and treatments, fully customizable patterns and superior chamois comfort cycling clothing has allowed DECCA to maintain a place in the major league of European cycling clothing manufactures.DECCA built a legendary reputation by constantly testing the boundaries of what technical fabrics can do. The pairing of DECCA and the Tour of the Gila is a natural fit. You can check out their brand new website on decca.be and they can be followed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Connect and you can be the winner of an original DECCA shirt!
Instagram: deccasportswear | Twitter: #deccaBe
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. FCX operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. FCX is the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer and has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. FCX is also the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer.
Our global workforce includes approximately 34,000 employees. The company has a strong commitment to safety performance, environmental management and to the local communities where it operates. FCX is a founding member of the International Council on Mining and Metals and committed to implementation of the ICMM Sustainable Development Framework.
As the state’s largest electricity provider, PNM serves more than 500,000 New Mexico residential and business customers in Greater Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas and Belen, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Alamogordo, Ruidoso, Silver City, Deming, Bayard, Lordsburg and Clayton. We also serve the New Mexico tribal communities of the Tesuque, Cochiti, Santo Domingo, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Sandia, Isleta and Laguna Pueblos. Our personal energy and dedication is at work here in Silver City with community, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. If you have questions or ideas, please talk to us. Your southwest New Mexico community manager is Bruce Ashburn at 575-956-1474,
Holiday Inn Express -Silver City The Business Travelers Hotel in Silver City features an ideal location for a comfortable stay in a 100% non-smoking hotel. As the official hotel for the Tour of the Gila, we welcome the racers, officials, staff and fans! From touring local mines to shopping in our Arts & Cultural District, Silver City offers a variety of attractions. You can explore the Gila National Forest, home to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, hike through the Gila Wilderness, and soak in the many hot springs. In Silver City’s historic downtown, guests can shop and visit the galleries through these streets marked with Old West charm. Business travelers will find our amenities include a 24-hour Business Center and a second-floor conference room with a breakout area. We go beyond other hotels in Silver City to offer service and quality amenities that exceed your expectations.
Newly renovated guest rooms and building. | Refrigerators and microwaves in every room. | Outdoor grill and patio. Outdoor saltwater pool. | Free hot breakfast. | Free Wifi
Gila Regional Medical Center is a county-owned, not-for-profit, 68-bed acute care hospital. Gila Regional has a strong commitment to the people we serve. Investments in technology and certified caregivers provide quality care delivery through a patient-centered approach. It is home to the Cancer Center and the Surgical Center of the Southwest. At GRMC, we are committed to patient centered care which includes communication with patients and families and transparency with our quality data. That means being open with our patients and communities about our efforts to improve performance in safety, quality and patient outcomes.
- Cycling is one of the most popular and fastest growing sports in the USA
- It is the second most popular recreational activity in the world
- There are more cyclists in the US than skiers, golfers and tennis players combined.
Typical Cycling Audience
- 90 million cyclists in the US
- 65 million people attend professional/elite level cycling events
- 6 million bicycle commuters
- 250,000 competitive adult cyclists in the US
- 1 in every 3 Americans own a bike
U.S. Cycling Demographics
The average US cyclist is young and affluent:
- 85% are between the ages of 25 – 54
- 63% are between 25 and 44
- 55% are male; 45% are female
- 63% are professional managers
- 90% have attended college
- 39% have post-graduate degrees
- 52% rate their brand loyalty as high
- 50% own a truck and/or SUV
- $80,000 median household income
Brian & Lynn Robinson
Silver City Floral & Co
Sleep Lab of Las Cruces
1st New Mexico Bank of Silver City
Desert Springs Physical Therapy
Dolores Anderson & Tim Schoeny
State Farm Agent
Gila Hike & Bike
Grant County Art Guild
James Hamilton Construction Inc
Air Method/Native Air
Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery
RE/Max Silver Advantage
Eugene & Eulalia Lewis
Griffin’s Propane Inc.
The Curious Kumquat
Carl Levi & Damie Nelson
Marc Levesque & Susan Porter
Buckhorn Saloon & Opera House