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900 riders registered for inaugural GFNY Florida Sebring

October 23, 2020

Despite a year of so many unknowns, GFNY Florida Sebring kicks off as largest cycling race ever held in Florida

NEW YORK CITY, October 23, 2020 – Under strict Covid-19 safety measures approved by local authorities, riders are extremely excited to be taking part in the race this Sunday, with many loyal GFNY riders saying it will be the highlight of their year.

Riders registered from 25 countries will, however, be unable to make the trip to Sebring due to travel restrictions and receive free entries for the 2021 race instead. While this means the international field will be unusually small for a GFNY, more athletes than anticipated from across the US are taking advantage of the race.

“We expect riders from over 20 states, from California and Washington State to Maine and Florida,” said Lidia Fluhme, GFNY’s co-founder. “All riders will have a very safe racing experience, with the full course being police-controlled and many portions being fully closed to traffic.”

The gentle rolling course will traverse old Florida charm as riders pass through native Florida ‘scrub’ habitat and cattle ranches before heading out on to a loop that incorporates rolling hills through miles of iconic Florida orange groves. The post-race Finish Village for both distances will be at the Sebring Civic center.

The top 10% of riders over all age groups in the long course will qualify for a front corral start at any GFNY for the following 380 days.

The GFNY Florida Sebring MEDIA GUIDE is now available for download.

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

25 October 2020 GFNY FLORIDA
8 November 2020 GFNY COZUMEL
6 December 2020 GFNY URUGUAY COLONIA
6 December 2020 GFNY ECUADOR
TBD GFNY ARGENTINA
TBD GFNY PORTUGAL
7 March 2021 GFNY BALI – ASIA CHAMPIONSHP
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
14 November 2021 GFNY CHILE

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY Florida Media Guide: here
GFNY Florida Sebring video: here
GFNY Florida Sebring: 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]