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Inaugural GFNY JAMAICA announced for December 6, 2020

January 22, 2020

GFNY Global Cycling marathon series heads to the island of Jamaica

NEW YORK CITY, January 22, 2020 – Montego Bay, Jamaica’s tourism capital, has been selected for the inaugural GFNY Jamaica on December 6, 2020. Riders will get to experience a predominantly flat course along the North Coast highway with stunning sea views combined with turns inland to experience the island’s panoramic interior.

Two route options are offered at GFNY Jamaica. The competitive long route covers 119km with 650 meters of climbing, while the non-competitive medium route is 60km with 330 meters of climbing. Finishers of the long route will be ranked in order of finish time and be eligible for podium awards in their respective categories. The top 10% of riders over all age groups in the long course qualify for the Qualifier Corral start at the GFNY World Championship in NYC on May 16, 2021.

In the week leading up to the race, GFNY Jamaica riders can join in pre-race group rides and take part in any of the many exciting Montego Bay activities, like ziplining, ATVs, waterfall climbing and bobsledding. For those who want to relax, scenic river rides, a catamaran cruise or you can just sit back and enjoy the numerous Montego Bay beaches or on the 10km white sandy beaches of Negril.

“We are very excited to host a GFNY in Jamaica,” said GFNY Jamaica Event Director Jennifer “Storm” Hilton. “With an international airport and a wide range of activities, Montego Bay has accommodation options for all budget levels. From 5-star spa resorts, all-inclusive hotels to B&Bs to guest houses, it is the perfect host location for riders and their families.”

“We are excited to partner with Storm and the whole local team to bring GFNY to Jamaica. GFNY Jamaica riders are in for a fast course and a fun end-of-season race. The lush nature, delicious local food and warm hospitality of the locals are going make for a memorable stay in Montego Bay,” added GFNY’s co-founder Lidia Fluhme.

Find out more at https://www.gfnyjamaica.com/

About GFNY

GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, 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 SOUTH AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP URUGUAY
22 March 2020 GFNY COLOMBIA
22 March 2020 GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
3 April 2020 GFNY MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP JERUSALEM
5 April 2020 GFNY EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP ITALIA
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 EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP ALPES VAUJANY
21 September 2020 GFNY ASIA CHAMPIONSHIP PHILIPPINES
4 October 2020 GFNY PORTUGAL
4 October 2020 GFNY ARGENTINA
10 October 2020 GFNY ECUADOR
25 October 2020 GFNY PANAMA
8 November 2020 GFNY NORTH AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP COZUMEL
6 December 2020 GFNY JAMAICA

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY Jamaica video: here
GFNY Jamaica photos: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Uli Fluhme
Phone: +1.212.933.4033
Email address: [email protected]