Tour of the Gila Race Package
A “Race Like a Pro” Tour Experience!
Have you ever wanted to be a pro bike rider or at least be treated like one? Ahhh… the suffering, the elation, the folly of it all! If so join get on your horse and join Lizard Head Cycling Guides this April 19 to the 23, 2017 and race on the Lizard Head Cycling team.
The Tour of the Gila bike race is the only event anywhere where regular amateur bike riders can obtain a Category 1 to Category 5 bike racing license and then race the same course in the same day as the UCI Pros! So this is a very unique opportunity to live the dream and feel like a pro rider.
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Tour of the Gila 2017 Race Package: Highlights
We consider the Gila Mountains as offering some of the best bike riding terrain anywhere. If you have never heard of it, the Tour of the Gila itself is the longest continuous running stage race in North America at 31-years in 2017. The Gila Mountains themselves are so far off the beaten track that few have ever heard of the race/region and next to no one have exactly been to the Gila Mountains.
Lizard Head Cycling has been running tours in the Gila (pronounced Hee-lah) since 2012 and we believe we have found gold in southwest New Mexico. The Gila’s roads twist & turn, crest the continental divide (repeatedly) and altogether offer a true climbing experience with European style grades of 6% to 16%. As a result the Gila attracts a certain type of rider. 🙂
Our Tour of the Gila race package aims to treat the Lizard Head Cycling team the best we can as pro riders. You’ll be given your own riding kit, mechanical support (your bike will be cleaned and tuned for each day), a 30-minute massage on each post race day, all pre & post race meals, shuttles to and from race venues, daily aid stations, water bottles, energy food and liquid refreshments.
Tour of the Gila 2017 Race Package: Dates
IMPORTANT! Due to the field limits imposed by the race organizers, please secure your Tour of the Gila registration FIRST before signing up with us for this Race Package. Also make sure that you have a valid USA Cycling license before registering for the race.
2017 Spring Tour Dates:
- April 18 to 24, 2017
Tour of the Gila 2017 Race Package: Overview
Tour of the Gila Race Length: 5-Days (April 19 to 23, 2017)
Tour Length: 7-Days/6-Nights
Meeting Town: El Paso, TX (arrive April 17, 2017)
Ending Town: El Paso, TX (depart April 24, 2017)
Total Miles: 168 to 323 Miles (varies based on Category, Age and Gender)
Ability Level: 3/4 (Advanced to Challenging)
Tour Cost: $3,250 per person.
Race Package Includes: 6-nights lodging (double occupancy), Team Support including mechanic support (your bike will be cleaned and tuned for each day), a 30-minute massage on each post race day, shuttles to and from race venues, daily aid stations, water bottles, socks, racing kit, energy food and liquid refreshments.