GFNY Global Cycling Marathon Series launches inaugural GFNY Philippines
August 7, 2018
The latest addition to the GFNY world calendar, GFNY Philippines, will take place on January 27, 2019
NEW YORK CITY, August 7, 2018 – The highly successful GFNY Global Marathon Cycling Series is expanding with the inaugural event in the Philippines. The event will take place on January 27th, 2019 in Bohol, hosted on the tropical Island of Panglao.
GFNY Philippines will welcome amateur and professional cyclists from around the world for their inaugural event in January 2019. The host island, Bohol is renown for beautiful beaches, relaxing resorts, great food, and many tourism attractions and water activities. Panglao Island is an easy 80-minute flight from Manila or 2-hour ferry ride from Cebu Island.
“Cycling in the Philippines has seen great growth over recent years and we are very excited to bring GFNY to the Philippines,” said Lidia Fluhme, President and co-founder of GFNY. “The local Pinoy people truly embrace the cycling culture and come out and support events in full force. The inaugural GFNY Philippines will deliver not only a challenge for each rider, but also a wonderful cultural experience.”
The race offers two distances, both starting and finishing at Panglao’s stunning Bellevue Resort. The long competitive distance of 160km with 1427m of climbing will challenge riders with a series of climbs along nearly the entire route. Both routes will take riders past Bohol’s famous Chocolate Hills and Bilar Man-Made Forest before returning to Bellevue Resort for a festive and spectacular finish. The non-competitive 82km Medium Route will have 673 meters of climbing.
Official Tourism Partner, Ark Travel Express, with over 32 years experience in inbound tourism to the Philippines, will be offering a full menu of tourism packages, including flights, hotels, ground transfers and tours to and on Bohol. GFNY Philippines riders, and their families, from around the world will be warmly greeted by Ark Travel Express staff at Panglao International Airport and taken care of during their stay on Bohol.
The long course serves as a 2018-2019 qualifying race for the racer corral at the 2019 Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC.
Registration is now open at gfnyph.com
GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, República Dominicana, Samosir-Indonesia, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Philippines, 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 9th annual Campagnolo GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 19, 2019. 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
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
27 January GFNY PHILIPPINES
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
19 May GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
2 June GFNY POLSKA
7 July GFNY COSTA RICA
4 August GFNY BRASIL
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