700 riders to take on a scenic challenge at GFNY Costa Rica
NEW YORK CITY, April 19, 2018 – The city of La Fortuna, Costa Rica hosts the inaugural GFNY Costa Rica this Sunday, April 22.
The inaugural edition of GFNY Costa Rica is set to be a thrilling new edition to the GFNY global marathon cycling series. Host city La Fortuna is where the event starts and finishes.
During the 150km long route riders will pass through the stunning Arenal Volcano National reserve. Here a demanding 17km climb will take riders to the Lake Arenal dam before heading down through an undulating course through scenic vistas and the villages of Nuevo Arenal, Tilaran, Cañas before heading back to La Fortuna and the finish line. The medium route of 90km also starts and finished in La Fortuna and takes riders up and down the Volcano.
The route poses a challenge in both terrain and the elements with part of the course passing through the Tejona windmill energy projects. Here riders will undoubtedly face a myriad of testing conditions for a 6.7km uphill section.
“It is certainly very exciting to be in Costa Rica for this inaugural event,” said Lidia Fluhme, President and co-founder of GFNY. “The organizer has created a spectacular route which highlights the Arenal Volcano and enables riders to see the true natural beauty and warmth of this country and its people.”
10% of finishers in each age group in the long route will qualify for the Racer Corral at the 2018 Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC on May 20th.
GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, Samosir-Indonesia, Jerusalem-Israel, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Poland 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 8th annual Campagnolo GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 20, 2018. 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
22 April GFNY COSTA RICA
27 April GFNY MIDDLE EAST-AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP JERUSALEM
20 May GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
27 May GFNY POLSKA-GDYNIA
5 August GFNY BRASIL
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
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