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7th Edition of GFNY Cozumel to welcome over 2000 riders

November 5, 2020

Amidst strict COVID-19 precautions, riders are ready to take on the GFNY North American Championship.

NEW YORK CITY, November 5, 2020 – The team of GFNY Cozumel in Mexico has been taking a number of precautions to ensure riders are kept safe in the lead up to race day this Sunday 8th November.

An ongoing pandemic is not all that has tried to stand in the way of the 7th GFNY Cozumel. The idyllic island has also had to battle three hurricanes this season, the last of which was just ten days ago. Cozumel undertook a massive effort to make sure that the famous championship course is as pristine as ever.

The championship two 85-mile course is two loops of the island. The non-competitive medium 40-mile route is one loop around the island.

Throughout race weekend GFNY Cozumel is taking a number of precautions to keep GFNY riders, staff and volunteers safe at packet pickup and during the expo. Measures include social distancing, modifying aspects of the flow and entrance to prevent congregations of people and limiting touch points to minimize contamination from surfaces.

GFNY Cozumel will serve as the 2020-2021 GFNY North American Championship. The top 20% of finishers in each age group will start in the qualifier corral at all GFNY’s for the next 380 days.

Overall Champions (male & female) of the North American Championship will win flights, hotel and entry to GFNY World Championship NYC 2021.

About GFNY

GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Bali-Indonesia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Florida-USA, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Indonesia, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal, República Dominicana, Santa Fe-USA 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.

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 10th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 16, 2021. 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 calendar

8 November 2020 GFNY COZUMEL
6 December 2020 GFNY URUGUAY COLONIA
6 December 2020 GFNY ECUADOR
7 March 2021 GFNY MONTERREY
14 March 2021 GFNY PUNTA DEL ESTE – SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
21 March 2021 GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
28 March 2021 GFNY ITALIA – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
9 April 2021 GFNY JERUSALEM – MIDDLE EAST – AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
18 April 2021 GFNY PERU
2 May 2021 GFNY PANAMA
16 May 2021 GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
4 July 2021 GFNY COSTA RICA
29 August 2021 GFNY ALPES VAUJANY
19 September 2021 GFNY SANTA FE
3 October 2021 GFNY BALI – ASIA CHAMPIONSHP
31 October 2021 GFNY FLORIDA
14 November 2021 GFNY CHILE
TBD GFNY ARGENTINA
TBD GFNY PORTUGAL

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY Cozumel video: here
GFNY Cozumel photos: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Emma Bishop, [email protected]
Uli Fluhme, [email protected]