Inaugural GFNY Rockford this Sunday

August 3, 2023

Situated just an hour from Chicago, Rockford is the ideal host for a GFNY in Illinois

New York City, August 3, 2023 -This Sunday, Rockford will host the first edition of GFNY Rockford. The challenging race course is 93.6 miles long with an elevation gain of 3583 feet.

Rockford, is the second largest city in Illinois, located just one hour away from Chicago. GFNY riders, families and friends will enjoy a variety of activities such as museums, shops, bars and restaurants.

“Rockford is ready to receive the GFNY riders for a great summer race experience,” said GFNY President Lidia Fluhme. “Lindsay Arellano and the team of Rockford CVB have been tremendously supportive in making the race happen. Rockford is the ideal host town for riders from the Chicago Metropolitan area, our core East Coast audience as well as all the GFNY riders from abroad registered for the race.”

Race week activities will take place at the Venetian Club. It includes the fun GFNY Rockford group ride on Friday and Saturday where riders get to do a relaxed ride together with friends and competitors. Guest star for the ride is cycling legend Nelson “The Cheetah” Vails.

Website: rockford.gfny.com

About GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series

GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series is a sports 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 its athletes first.


30-plus events held around the world. View the latest 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 Elite Qualifier Corral at every GFNY World event.

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 12th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 19, 2024. The race features the world’s most international peloton with riders from over 90 countries. Athletes take on a challenging route 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

Official GFNY Rockford video: here

GFNY Press Images: here

GFNY Results: here

GFNY World calendar graphic: here

Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.

Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com

Caroline Lindsay, caroline@gfny.com