Inaugural GFNY Bali to be held on February 4, 2018

July 27th, 2017

Inaugural GFNY Bali to be held on February 4, 2018

GFNY heads to Bali, the Island of Gods

NEW YORK CITY, July 2017 – GFNY, the global cycling marathon series, continues to expand its brand in Indonesia with a second race, to be held in Bali. Sanur, the seaside resort town on the southeast of the island, will host the inaugural GFNY Bali on February 4, 2018.

The chance to experience one of the most famous and beautiful islands in the world on your bike, GFNY Bali, will offer the ultimate tropical challenge. Riders will start out following a coastal road. The competitive long route covers 142km and 2100m of climbing, including a 1350m ascent to the crater rim of the Batur Volcano. The non-competitive medium route is 82km and 950m of climbing. Once the long route riders reach the top of the volcano with sweeping views of the 13km-long Batur Lake, there is a 40km descent to the bottom and the finish line. Riders of both routes are treated to an authentic Indonesian cycling experience along rice paddies, tropical jungle, temples and dozens of small villages with cheering spectators.
The long route serves as a 2017-2018 qualifying race for the racer corral at the 2018 Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC.

“We are very excited to introduce GFNY Bali, the second GFNY race in Indonesia,” said Lidia Fluhme, President and co-founder of GFNY. “Bali offers the complete package for cyclists and families looking for a cultural, relaxing and fun vacation in paradise.”

The beachside host town, Sanur, is Bali’s oldest upscale resort area. Offering a quieter way of life to its neighboring towns, it boasts lush tropical gardens flowing onto stunning white sand beaches and has an abundance of shopping, fantastic restaurants and accommodation options for every budget.

“Bali is not only an interesting cycling destination, but also one of the most famous destinations on the earth,” said Axel Moeller, Organizer of GFNY Bali. “We have created a course that will give riders the chance to see the natural beauty of Bali that will include breathtaking views to Lake Batur from the crater rim of the Batur Volcano. The warmth of the Indonesian people will make GFNY riders and their families feel very welcome.”

Registration is now open at gfnybali.com.

About GFNY

GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Argentina, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, Lombok-Indonesia, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Malaysia, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico 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 calendar

August 6 GFNY BRASIL
September 3 GFNY DEUTSCHLAND
September 3 GFNY ASIA CHAMPIONSHIP INDONESIA
November 12 GFNY COZUMEL-MEXICO
November 26 GFNY CHILE

2018

February 4 GFNY BALI
February 25 GFNY MONTERREY
March 11 GFNY COLOMBIA
March 18 GFNY URUGUAY
March 25 GFNY MEXICO CITY
April 22 GFNY COSTA RICA
April 27 GFNY JERUSALEM
April 29 GFNY MALAYSIA
May 20 GFNY NYC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Further Material for Media Use

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:  uli@gfny.com

Gran Fondo New York

Inaugural GFNY Bali to be held on February 4, 2018

Contact Info

Gran Fondo New York
2129334033
info@gfny.com
http://www.gfny.com

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