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Don't Miss the Gila Monster Gran Fondue

The Gila Monster Gran Fondue gives everyone the chance to ride the courses that the Pros have been racing on for the past 30 years in the Tour of the Gila

2-time national road champion, Matthew BuscheGord Fraser and Inga Thompson will also be on the starting line, along with Tyler Hamilton.  

Gord Fraser was recently induced onto the Canadian Hall of Fame. Fraser has over 200 career wins to his name before he retired from professional racing in 2006. He is the current directeur sportif of Silber Pro Cycling, a Canadian UCI Continental team that became one of the top teams in North America this year.

Don't miss the opportunity to ride with these cycling legends through the iconic Gila Monster!

Scott Moninger, 2x Pro Men's Tour of the Gila Winner commented "The Gila Monster Gran Fondue gives everyone the chance to ride the courses that the pros have been racing on for the past 30 years. The Gran Fondo concept came from Europe so that riders and fans could ride famous courses like Paris Roubaix and famous climbs like the Koppenberg."

"The Gila Monster course is unique because it is up and down right from the start and offers as much climbing as you want depending on the distance you choose to ride. This is one of my favorite courses and I encourage you to come down and have your own memorable experience!"

Anyone who know's or has raced the Tour of the Gila, knows the meaning of the famous bowls and what it takes to earn them. Robin Parsons has been designing the trophy bowls for years, and now the first finishers of the Gila Monster Gran Fondue, will be awarded one of their very own!

In addition, they will receive one of the official  Decca US jerseys to wear proudly.

The Gila Monster Gran Fondue will start a day early with a Friday, meet-and-greet event hosted by Gila Hike and Bike from 5:30pm - 7 pm. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided following our packet pick up at the same location. 

Come mingle with our special guests and fellow riders to help us kick off the big day ahead!

About the Gila Monster Gran Fondue

2016 Gila Monster Gran "Fondue" Limited Edition Decca Jersey

It's 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. 

All proceeds benefit the Tour of the Gila and the Gila Regional Medical Center Foundation.

Tomorrow is the last day to register for this extraordinary ride and to pre-order the first Gran Fondue jersey ever offered by Decca Sportswear in the United States. The cost isDon’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.

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.

All proceeds benefit the Tour of the Gila and the Gila Regional Medical Center Foundation.

Visit www.tourofthegila.com to register for this extraordinary ride.

Click here to pre-order the first Gran Fondue jersey ever offered by Decca Sportswear in the United States. The cost of the jesery is $60.00.

Social Media

A reminder to please use #GilaGranFondue as the official hashtag during the event, whether you are watching or riding!

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The Gila Monster Gran "Fondue" presented by Desert Springs Physical Therapy