Inaugural GFNY Republica Dominicana to be held on April 7, 2019

May 11th, 2018

Inaugural GFNY Republica Dominicana to be held on April 7, 2019

GFNY cycling marathon series heads to Punta Cana for inaugural GFNY Republica Dominicana

NEW YORK CITY, May 11, 2018 – The global cycling marathon series, GFNY, continues to expand its GFNY World events with the announcement of the inaugural GFNY Republica Dominicana to be held on April 7, 2019 in the Caribbean’s premier resort town, Punta Cana,

GFNY Republica Dominicana will start and finish in the heart of Punta Cana. Punta Cana is just 5 minutes away from Punta Cana International Airport and 20km away from major resorts and hotels making the location an attractive destination for international riders and their families looking for a fun, relaxing and exciting destination race. Amazing beaches, water activities, spas, world class dining and cycling are all on offer at GFNY Republica Dominicana.

GFNY Republica Dominicana will offer two distance options. The long distance covers 150kms with 973 meters of climbing and serves as a qualifier for the racer corral at the 2019 Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC. The medium, non-competitive route covers 94km and 398 meters of climbing.

The race will head north across the Eastern Ridge of the island, allowing riders to enjoy a combination of beautiful coastlines and countryside vistas. The return will pose a challenge, as riders will ride into headwinds as they work their way back to the finish line in Punta Cana.

“We are delighted to bring GFNY República Dominicana to Punta Cana,” said Tony Acosta, organizer of GFNY República Dominicana. “The tropical challenges offered by the Dominican Republic will provide the global cycling community a new destination to test and enjoy themselves. And after the race, the beautiful, pristine beaches of Punta Cana await for the celebrations of their accomplishments.”

Registration is now open at http://www.gfnyrd.com

About GFNY

GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, República Dominicana, Samosir-Indonesia, Jerusalem-Israel, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Poland, Portugal and Uruguay.

Riders get to BE A PRO FOR A DAY by competing against others, themselves and the clock in a personal endurance challenge.

At all GFNY events, riders have the chance to qualify for the elite racer corral at the GFNY World Championship in NYC by placing in the top 10% (20% at regional championships) of their age group.

Campagnolo GFNY World Championship NYC

The 8th annual Campagnolo GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 20, 2018. The race features the world’s most international peloton with riders from over 90 countries. Athletes take on a challenging 100-mile route from NYC to Bear Mountain to Fort Lee to compete against each other, the clock and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.

The official GFNY website is: www.gfny.com.

GFNY World 2018 calendar

20 May GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
27 May GFNY POLSKA-GDYNIA
5 August GFNY BRASIL
2 September GFNY EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP DEUTSCHLAND 
2 September GFNY ASIA CHAMPIONSHIP INDONESIA-SAMOSIR
9 September GFNY PORTUGAL
21 October GFNY PANAMA
11 November GFNY COZUMEL-MEXICO 
25 November GFNY CHILE

GFNY World 2019 calendar

25 February GFNY BALI
17 March GFNY MONTERREY
17 March GFNY URUGUAY
24 March GFNY LATIN AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP COLOMBIA
7 April GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
3 May GFNY MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP JERUSALEM
7 July GFNY COSTA RICA

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY Republica Dominicana promo video: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here
GFNY photo archive (credit SPORTOGRAF): here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Uli Fluhme
Phone: +1.212.933.4033
Email address: uli@gfny.com

Gran Fondo New York

Inaugural GFNY Republica Dominicana to be held on April 7, 2019

Contact Info

Gran Fondo New York
2129334033
info@gfny.com
www.gfny.com

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