Inaugural GFNY Mexico City to be held on June 26, 2016 on fully closed roads

December 21, 2015

NEW YORK CITY, December 21, 2015 – The inaugural GFNY MEXICO CITY will be held on June 26, 2016 with two distance options of 81miles/130km and 61miles/100km, both fully closed to traffic. The routes start in the heart of Mexico City in front of the Angel of Independence, one of the country’s most significant landmarks. The races finish atop Ajusco mountain, situated at the breathtaking height of 3,500m/11,500ft, overlooking the city. 3,000 riders are expected at the inaugural edition, which will make this race the largest ever held in Latin America.

“The team at Paradise Sports has done a tremendous job in establishing GFNY in Mexico with GFNY Cozumel,” says GFNY President Lidia Fluhme. “Now with the addition of a second GFNY in Mexico, the GFNY World series will have yet another race in Latin America after Cozumel, Colombia, Argentina and Punta del Este/Uruguay. GFNY Mexico City will be an amazing experience for our riders who get to race on closed roads from the city into the mountains.”

All GFNY World events are true cycling marathons that offer cyclists start-to-finish timing, closed roads or police-moderated course control, ranking based on finish time, age group awards, a consistent set of rules and a great tourism and family experience. GFNY is dedicated to providing cyclists a memorable and challenging cycling experience in unique locations and to growing the global footprint of GFNY with more events.

GFNY Mexico City is offering two distance options: a long route of 81-mi / 130km with 9,967ft / 3,038m of climbing and a medium route of 61-mi / 100km with 7,503ft / 2,287m of climbing. While just a few are in the hunt for the overall win, there will be many aiming to finish among the top 10% of finishers in their category to qualify for a racer corral spot at the GFNY Championship in NYC on May 21, 2017.

“After two extremely successful editions of GFNY Cozumel, it’s time to bring GFNY to Latin America’s 2nd largest city,” adds Paradise Sports co-founder Shaun Gad. “Competitive mass participation cycling is finally coming to Mexico City. We are thrilled to bring such a prestigious event like GFNY to a financial and cultural capital like Mexico City. The event will be the largest bike race ever held in Mexico – and will be the highest race in the world.”

Registration for the race is available at

About Gran Fondo New York

The 6th annual Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York on May 15, 2016 will also be the second annual GFNY Championship. The race features the world’s most international peloton with riders from over 70 countries. Athletes take on a challenging 100-mile route from NYC to Bear Mountain and back to compete against each other, the clock and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.

The 50-mile GFNY BEAR on the same day is a non-competitive ride from NYC to Bear Mountain.

GFNY WORLD now features events in Mexico City, Italy, Germany, Cozumel, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Indonesia and at Mont Ventoux/France. Riders there have a chance to qualify for the elite racer corral at the GFNY Championship in NYC by placing in the top 10% of their age group.

The official Gran Fondo New York website is:

GFNY World upcoming races

March 5, 2016 – GFNY Uruguay –

April 10, 2016 – CRM GFNY Colombia –

May 15, 2016 – GFNY Championship at Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York –

June 5, 2016 – GFNY Mexico City –

June 26, 2016 – GFNY Mont Ventoux –

August 28, 2016 – GFNY Deutschland –

September 18, 2016 – GFNY Italia –

October 2, 2016 – GFNY Indonesia –

November 13, 2016 – GFNY Cozumel-Mexico –

December 4, 2016 – GFNY Argentina –

Further Material for your use

GFNY video: here

GFNY photos: here (please credit according to file name)

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.

Uli Fluhme
Phone: +1.212.933.4033
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