GFNY, The Global Cycling Marathon Series heads to Israel and the historic city of Jerusalem
NEW YORK CITY, August 18 2017 – The Global Cycling Marathon Series, GFNY, continues the expansion of GFNY World with the inaugural GFNY Jerusalem to be held on April 27, 2018. Jerusalem, the holiest of cities will host riders. GFNY Jerusalem participants will race through the most historic city in the world and make their own history.
Starting and finishing at the Jerusalem Arena, GFNY Jerusalem will feature a long course (135km) and a middle course (70km). Both routes will take riders along famous sights in the center of Jerusalem like the Tower of David and through the stunning nature of the Jerusalem hills, where the battle of David and Goliath took place, with views of the Dead Sea and Jordan. The Jerusalem government is ensuring a safe and beautiful racecourse for GFNY Jerusalem
GFNY Jerusalem will also serve as the GFNY Middle East-Africa Championship. The long course serves a 2017-2018 qualifying race for the racer corral at the 2018 Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC. At all championship races, top 20% of finishers in each age group qualify for a coveted start position in the GFNY racer corral for the following season.
“We are very excited to bring GFNY to Jerusalem,” said Lidia Fluhme, President and co-founder of GFNY. “Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world and has a deep religious significance, but at the same time is home to innovation, to technology and now also to GFNY.”
“For families and riders looking for a magical experience, Jerusalem offers a cycling vacation unlike no other,” said Sean Gad, Co-Founder/Owner at Paradise Sports Management. “Historic sites, local cuisine, spices and flavors – GFNY riders will leave with memories to last a lifetime. Expect to see a very international crowd from all over the world come together to take on GFNY Jerusalem.”
Registration is now open at gfnyjerusalem.com
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
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
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