The Silver City Presbyterian Church went above and beyond to make us welcome. Not only was there plenty of room to spread out, but they provided us with dinner the first and second nights and breakfast the second morning. They also entertained us with a quiz of New Mexico for dummies quiz. It was a lot of fun and the teachers in our group did very well.
On our rest day, 8 of us went to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. It is the only cliff dwelling that you can actually go into the dwelling itself. They had a National Park guide, who was very dedicated and informative and talked to us for close to 45 minutes.
On the way down from the dwelling, an older gentleman, not from our bike group, fell about 8 feet hitting his head. Our BIKETHEUSFORMS has been a National Park employee and administered immediate first aid until the one site Park Employees arrived. It was going to take over 2 hours for emergency personnel to arrive but before we left they had the man stable.
The remainder of the day was filled with laundry and bike cleaning. Then our last meal by the church.