2017 Tour of the Gila

Two Lift Center racers Tim Taylor and Justin Lowe traveled to New Mexico to participate in this year’s Tour of the Gila. 

Tour of the Gila is one of North America‚Äôs premiere bike races drawing top competitors from across the globe. Olympians, a Grand Tour winner, world champions, and promising youngsters all raced in the Gila for the coveted trophy bowls. The Tour of the Gila is a five stage race located in and around Silver City, New Mexico, in the gorgeous Gila wilderness. The race lasted from April 19th through the 23rd. The Tour consists of highly technical descents, an out-and-back time trial, 9000 feet of climbing, beautiful mountain scenery, and a high-speed criterium in downtown Silver City.