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GFNY 2020 season gets underway at GFNY Bali

February 19, 2020

GFNY Bali is a season starter that will beat the winter blues and take riders on a journey through Bali’s spectacular landscape.

NEW YORK CITY, February 20, 2020 – The 2020 GFNY Global Cycling Marathon Series starts this weekend, Sunday, February 23. Bali, also known as ‘Island of the Gods’, will take riders on a picturesque journey showcasing the island’s lush beauty.

For the second year running, Wyndham Tamansari Jivva Resort is the preferred host hotel, offering an amazing retreat, pre and post ride. A short 6km ride from the start and finish in Klungkung.

The competitive long route encompasses 134km with 2167m of climbing. After following the island’s coastal road for 35km, the route turns inland to Amlapura and from there with a long climb to the crater rim of volcano Gunung Batur. From the top, it’s a long descent to the finish in Klungkung.

The 103km medium non-competitive route will not include the climb to Gunung Batur, but instead, will descend via Bukit Jambul with beautiful coastal views all the way back to Klungkung.

The top 10% of finishers on the competitive route will qualify for the racer corral at the 2020 GFNY World Championship NYC.

“It is wonderful to be back in Bali and start the GFNY 2020 year off on this beautiful island,” said Lidia Fluhme, President and co-founder of GFNY. “We are excited for the weekend ahead and the amazing experience that awaits all riders.” 

About GFNY

GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Florida-USA, Italy, Jamaica, Jerusalem-Israel, Indonesia, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, 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 17, 2020. 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 2020 calendar

23 February 2020 GFNY BALI
8 March 2020 GFNY MONTERREY
15 March 2020 GFNY PUNTA DEL ESTE – SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
22 March 2020 GFNY COLOMBIA
22 March 2020 GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
3 April 2020 GFNY JERUSALEM – MIDDLE EAST – AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
5 April 2020 GFNY ITALIA – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
9 May 2020 GFNY CHILE
17 May 2020 GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
7 June 2020 GFNY SANTA FE
5 July 2020 GFNY COSTA RICA
30 August 2020 GFNY ALPES VAUJANY – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
30 August 2020 GFNY ARGENTINA
20 September 2020 GFNY PHILIPPINES
4 October 2020 GFNY PORTUGAL
10 October 2020 GFNY ECUADOR
11 October 2020 GFNY URUGUAY COLONIA
25 October 2020 GFNY PANAMA
25 October 2020 GFNY FLORIDA
8 November 2020 GFNY COZUMEL
22 November 2020 GFNY BUENOS AIRES
29 November 2020 GFNY QUITO
6 December 2020 GFNY JAMAICA

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY Bali 2019 race video: here
GFNY Bali 2019 photos: 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: [email protected]