Santa Fe, New Mexico, is ready to host GFNY riders from around the world this Sunday June 23rd
NEW YORK CITY, June 19, 2019 – 500 riders from 15 countries will take on the inaugural GFNY Santa Fe this Sunday, June 23.
After having held 51 GFNYs over 4 years outside the US, the second ever USA GFNY event rolls out in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The course packs a punch and will undoubtedly rank as one of the most challenging routes on the GFNY Global Cycling Marathon Calendar. No grades are steeper than 12% but the thin mountain air means riders will have to work extra hard over the course.
GFNY Santa Fe promises a breathtaking ride. The 81mile long route has 7500 ft of climbing, peaking at 10,350ft. The diverse southwest terrain of rolling grasslands and piñon-juniper woodland to the cottonwoods of the picturesque village of Tesuquewill present a spectacular backdrop throughout the day.
The long route will serve as a qualifier for the Racer Corral at the 2020 Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC.
“The second GFNY USA has been a long time coming and we are very excited to partner with the city of Santa Fe for this event,” said Uli Fluhme, CEO of GFNY.“The course will be challenging, but the rewards and views along the way will make for an amazing experience.”
Both the competitive 81-mile-long course and the non-competitive 55-mile-medium course will start in downtown Santa Fe. The winners will be crowned after a final 15-mile climb to the finish at Ski Santa Fe.
GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Argentina, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Indonesia, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Philippines, 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.
Campagnolo GFNY World Championship NYC
The 10th annual Campagnolo 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 2019/20 calendar
23 June GFNY SANTA FE
7 July GFNY COSTA RICA
4 August GFNY BRASIL
8 September GFNY EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP PORTUGAL
22 September GFNY PHILIPPINES
12 October GFNY ECUADOR
20 October GFNY PANAMA
3 November GFNY ARGENTINA
10 November GFNY COZUMEL-MEXICO
24 November GFNY CHILE
23 February 2020 GFNY BALI
8 March 2020 GFNY MONTERREY
15 March 2020 GFNY SOUTH AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP URUGUAY
22 March 2020 GFNY COLOMBIA
29 March 2020 GFNY ITALIA
29 March 2020 GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
24 April 2020 GFNY MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP JERUSALEM
17 May 2020 GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
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