Athletes worldwide celebrated GFNY Day 2021
August 17, 2021
GFNY athletes from Indonesia to Chile rode and ran to celebrate GFNY and their passion for sport.
On Sunday, August 15, the second annual GFNY Day was celebrated by thousands of cyclists and runners worldwide. GFNY Day started in 2020 to bring the community together for a day of celebration and to help fill the void of missed races around the world. On GFNY Day, athletes put on their GFNY gear and rode and ran with their clubs, groups or alone and tuned into the GFNY Day live show streamed on social media.
Group rides and runs were held in locations such as USA, Mexico, France, Belgium, Indonesia, Portugal, Brazil, Panama, Ecuador, Dominican Republic and Costa Rica. The co-host of GFNY’s YouTube show, Gruppo, ex pro-cyclist Luis Lemus was joined by over 130 cyclists in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
GFNY’s Chris Geiser orchestrated a bombastic two hour live broadcast with interviews and news about all things GFNY. Interview guests included Olympic medalist and living legend Nelson Vails, who will be participating in no less than three GFNY races this season. GFNY 2019 World Champion Jill Patterson checked in to talk about her plans for GFNY Ecuador and GFNY Italia. GFNY founders Lidia and Uli Fluhme discussed the benefits of joining a GFNY camp and hinted towards a long list of new GFNY events for 2022. And many of the local GFNY organizers gave an inside view on their races in Jerusalem, Mexico, Uruguay and France. On social media, the hashtag #GFNY was in hot use as GFNY athletes shared videos and snapshots of their rides and runs.
“With GFNY Day we are aiming to celebrate our amazing GFNY athletes,” said GFNY President Lidia Fluhme. “I got goosebumps seeing the excitement for GFNY from Asia over to the Middle East, to Europe, North America and South America. We’re so grateful for all the support we’re getting from cycling and running communities and individual athletes in literally all corners of the world. It’s very humbling and helps us get through these tough times.”
Mark your calendar for GFNY Day 2022 and register for free at gfny.com/gfny-day