The Gila Will Go On!
But We Still Need Help to Reach the Finish Line
We're thrilled to announce that key individuals and sponsors have stepped up to keep MOST of The Tour of The Gila alive this year! However, we're just $15,000 short of restoring costs that were cut, to deliver the stellar event racers and fans expect. We're asking the community and our army of supporters to join together to help us reach the finish line.
What the $15,000 will cover
The race needs vehicles, security must be put in place, and EXPO needs will be addressed, to name a few…many corners were cut to continue the race.
Why this is so essential
The Gila is one of the premier and most loved tours in the nation. The economic impact on Silver City is significant and some of the best athletes in the world take part. Alongside the pros are six categories of amateurs, often touting Tour of the Gila as the best in the country. Together we must show the international cycling community that The Gila in Silver City, New Mexico is top-notch.
2015 belongs to you
2015's race was nearly cancelled. It is due to fans like you that we are even here. Put your name on the Gila and show the cycling world that a race will go on if it is more than a race - an experience, a test, a memory.
More than just a race
The Tour of the Gila is a special event for many. This campaign will be supporting two charities that are special to us. The Amy Dombroski Foundation and the Lanny Olson Leadership Fund at Western New Mexico University. Each will receive a 10% share of funds above and beyond our goal.
Spread the Word!
- Thank YOU for showing your support of the Tour of the Gila. With passionate cycling fans like yourself, we are able to get through a tumultuous time for the race.
- Please share our Rally goal with your personal network of friends and colleagues via Facebook, Twitter, blog, and email along with utilizing the social media share buttons on our donation page.
How else can you help?
- Sign up to race at this year's event. There are 8 categories plus citizen races. Encourage your teammates and friends to do the same. This is one of the most challenging races you can do in the U.S.
- Not a racer? Volunteer! We need hundreds of people to help out in a multitude of ways. Check our website for details. From drivers to first-aid providers, there’s something for everyone! You will receive a t-shirt and an invitation to the post-race Volunteer Party.
Select A Support Level
$25Shout OutYou are putting your name on the Gila! We will add your name to a list of backers we will publicly thank on our website and will mention you on the Tour of the Gila's Facebook page. Thank You!
$50Race ContentGain access to special in-race content including rider interviews, photography, and stories (content delivered via email).
$100Tour of the Gila T-shirtReceive a 2015 commemorative Tour of the Gila t-shirt.
$250Custom Decca Cycling JerseyEarn a limited 2015 Decca New Mexico True cycling jersey. (Ladie's and men's sizing available. You will be contacted via email for size choice)
$500Mimbreño Trophy BowlYou will receive a unique hand-crafted Mimbreño Trophy Bowl, created locally by Robin Parsons and Fred Piñeda.
$1,000QUARQ ELSA POWER METERQuarq Elsa Power Meter: Retail $1700
$1,000Autographed Jersey - MenEarn a one-of-a-kind 2015 Decca Tour of the Gila leader jersey autographed by all four professional Men winners. (General Classification, Best Sprinter, King of the Mountain and Best Young Rider)
$1,000Autographed Jersey - WomenEarn a one-of-a-kind 2015 Decca Tour of the Gila leader jersey autographed by all four professional Women winners. (General Classification, Best Sprinter, Queen of the Mountain and Best Young Rider)
$1,000SRAM RED GROUPSETSRAM Red Groupset for Road Bike or Time Trial Bike (Group includes shifters, crank set, rear derailleur, front derailleur, brakes, cassette and chain) Retail $1600.
$1,500Cycling ProductsApparel by Pear Izumi, equipment by ZIPP Wheels, BarFly and more…
$1,500ZIPP ProductsZIPP 404 Firecrest Clincher or Tubular Wheel Set: Retail $2700.
$2,500VIP Experience - WomenRide along in the official’s car during the UCI Women’s race for the Gila’s Queen Stage of the Tour of the Gila. Watch the action unfold on this always-decisive and fireworks-filled final stage on Sunday. (2-night accommodations provided. Does not include meals and travel)
$2,500VIP Experience - MenRide along in the official’s car during the UCI Men’s race for the Gila’s Queen Stage of the Tour of the Gila. Watch the action unfold on this always-decisive and fireworks-filled final stage on Sunday. (2-night accommodations provided. Does not include meals and travel)