GFNY Santa Fe spearheads US expansion of GFNY

March 11, 2021

Scheduled for September 19, 2021, GFNY Santa Fe is back after its Covid hiatus

NEW YORK CITY, March 11, 2021 – GFNY Santa Fe returns to the GFNY World racing calendar after its Covid induced hiatus in 2020. This September, riders get to race the challenging 75-mile high-altitude course with 7,150 feet of climbing and a peak elevation of 10,350 feet at the finish high atop Santa Fe.

Race Director Michael McCalla is thrilled to be back for a second edition. “It’s an honor to return to New Mexico with a first-class cycling event that showcases some of the best of my home state. The event highlights both the geographical and cultural diversity that makes the southwest such a special place.”

“The course transitions from the open plains and high desert to the dense pine, fir, aspen and spruce forests of the high mountains. We’ll have a post-race “block-party” which will showcase our New Mexican cuisine and local microbrews.”

Executive Director Randy Randall of TOURISM Santa Fe adds: “We’re excited to be able to welcome back GFNY to our beautiful town. Santa Fe’s location at the foot of the southern Rockies, and mild four-season climate with more than 300 days of sunshine annually, help make it a world-class city for outdoor recreation.”

GFNY Santa Fe is one of the currently rare opportunities on American soil for riders to actually race a long-distance cycling marathon with roads closed or traffic moderated by police. But while GFNY Santa Fe is the first GFNY outside New York, it’s far from the last. GFNY Florida was added in 2020 and more GFNYs are to follow.

“We’ve been working hard this past year to connect with tourism boards and governments across the country to grow GFNY across the US,” GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme adds. “The feedback has been amazing. Many see the current boom in cycling and know that events will come back – and stronger. I can’t wait to share the new GFNY race locations for the second half of 2021 and all of 2022.”

More info and registration for GFNY Santa Fe are available at santafe.gfny.com.

About GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series

GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series is a sport event company with three decades of experience in racing, planning and organizing events. The global endurance sports brand hosts multiple events throughout the year around the world on five continents.

Working with partners around the world to deliver a first-class experience, GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series puts their athletes first.


20 plus events around the world. View the 2021-2022 calendar here

Riders get to BE A PRO FOR A DAY ® by competing against others, themselves and the clock in a personal endurance challenge.

Top 10% (20% at regional championships) of finishers in each age group qualify for the Racer Corral at every GFNY World event.

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 10th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 15, 2022. 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.

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY Santa Fe video: here
GFNY Santa Fe photos: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Emma Bishop, emma@gfny.com
Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com