ZiaVelo Cycling in Conjunction with Gila Hike & Bike invite you to ride

the Vuelta de los Muertos and the Gila Monster Challenge

October 1st and 2nd, 2011

Download the flyer HERE.

Day One for Gila Monster is $50.00; Day Two for Vuelta $20.00

Registration information to be at BikeReg.com

Course Distances and Description: 

TWO SPECTACULAR AND CHALLENGING DAYS OF RIDING WITH A 56 OR 85+ MILE RIDE 
OPTION EACH DAY. EACH OPTION INCLUDES THE
SPECTACULAR EMORY PASS OF THE
BLACK RANGEThe morning
staging area at the
Hillsboro Community Center to Silver City (Sat., Oct. 1st) and Silver City to Hillsboro
(Sun., Oct. 2nd). Departure from
Hillsboro and Silver City can begin as early as 7:00 a.m., but no later than
9:00 a.m. to insure sufficient time for everyone to participate.

 Six Choices of Rides:

TWO Day Options

1. Saturday – 54 MILE "CYCLING CORPSE" RIDE: EMORY PASS A scenic trip between Hillsboro and 
Silver City beginning with a climb up Emory Pass (food stop), down into the Mimbres valley (mile
marker 15 – support location); and ending in Silver City (see map below) [Purple line below].
 
2. Saturday – 90 MILE "DANCING DEAD" RIDE: TWO GRUELING CLIMBS. Same as above however 
at Mile Marker 15 (
San Lorenzo) the ride heads to Lake Roberts, up Sapillo, and eventually to Pinos
Altos before dropping down into
Silver City. [Red line]

3. Sunday – 54 MILE "MELODIOUS SKELETON" RIDE: SILVER CITY TO HILLSBORO VIA EMORY PASS. The return of day one.  

4. Sunday – 86 MILE "HAPPY CADAVER" RIDE: CITY OF ROCKS AND EMORY PASS City of Rocks

loop to Hillsboro –mostly flat with some rollers until the Emory Pass climb. The City of Rocks route goes 
along some great rock formations, and up along the Lower Mimbres valley. Little traffic and spectacular
vistas. [Green line]
      ONE Day Option

5.  Saturday – A scenic trip between Hillsboro and San Lorenzo beginning with a climb up Emory Pass (food stop) down into the Mimbres valley (mile marker 15 – support location) and returning to Hillsboro.

 6.  Sunday – From Silver City following the City of Rocks loop and return to Silver at San Lorenzo. Or,more simply, Silver City to San Lorenzo and return.

Saturday NIGHT lodging:

Holiday Inn Express of Silver City is providing a group discount and loves to include cyclists. The address and phone number are below.

1103 Superior St
Silver City, NM 88061
(575) 538-2525


IMPORTANT:

As a Fundraising Ride, if you would like to ask friends and co-workers to sponsor you in this event you can bring any monies that you have received in your support to the Vuelta to the ride on October 16th or 17th.  

Friday night Lodging: If participants wish to arrive the day before RV camping is available at Hillsboro RV Park call 575-895-5703 for accommodations. Also, there is some limited (15 people) lodging at the Hillsboro Community Center (indoors) for $5/person or bring a tent to sleep up the hill behind the community center.

Other lodging available at:

Enchanted Villa Bed & Breakfast   Hillsboro, NM  88042
Phone: (505) 895-5686

Black Range Lodge: Kingston <http://blackrangelodge.com/lodge2.html>)

Barbershop Cafe Hillsboro, NM  88042
Phone: (505) 895-5283

Fire Water Lodge
Truth or Consequences, NM
Southwestern furnishings, hot mineral springs, a serene courtyard with palms & pines, near fun shops in historic downtown & lake activities.

 

  Rooms: 3  With Private Bath: 3
  Rates: 55.00- 75.00 USD

Additional lodging is available in T or C, about 12 miles north of race registration. Super 8 Motel Truth or Consequences – 505. 894-7888; Comfort Inn and Suites Truth or Consequences – 505. 894-1660.