Island of the Gods welcomes 1500 riders to GFNY Bali
February 20, 2019
Riders from 30 countries prepare for a breathtaking race that will showcase the islands natural beauty
NEW YORK CITY, February 20, 2019 – The GFNY Global Cycling Marathon Series remains in South East Asia for the second edition of GFNY Bali that takes place this Sunday, February 24.
The spectacular host hotel Wyndham Tamansari Jivva Resort is a short 6km ride from the start and finish in Klungklung. The competitive long route encompasses 134km with 2215m of climbing. Following the island’s coastal road for 35km before turning to Bangbang and a climb to the crater rim of volcano, Gunung Baur, Kintamani before descending via Bangli back to Klungkung.
The 90km medium non-competitive route will not include the climb to Gunung Baur, but instead, will descend via Bukit Jambul with beautiful coastal views all the way back to Klungkung.
The top 10% of finishers on the competitive route will qualify for the racer corral at the 2019 GFNY World Championship NYC.
“The island of Bali is a very special spiritual place and offers so many activities for riders and their family’s pre and post-race.” said Lidia Fluhme, President and co-founder of GFNY. “The local organizers have worked hard to ensure a course that is challenging but also celebrates all that Bali has to offer and we expect riders to have a great day of riding and sightseeing on Sunday.”
GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Argentina, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica Ecuador, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Lake Toba – 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 9th annual Campagnolo GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 19, 2019. 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 calendar
24 February GFNY BALI
17 March GFNY MONTERREY
17 March GFNY URUGUAY
24 March GFNY LATIN AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP COLOMBIA
31 March GFNY ITALIA MONTEPULCIANO
7 April GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
3 May GFNY MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP JERUSALEM
19 May GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
23 June GFNY SANTA FE
7 July GFNY COSTA RICA
4 August GFNY BRASIL
1 September GFNY INDONESIA – LAKE TOBA
8 September GFNY EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP PORTUGAL
22 September GFNY PHILIPPINES
20 October GFNY PANAMA
3 November GFNY ARGENTINA
3 November GFNY ECUADOR
10 November GFNY COZUMEL-MEXICO
24 November GFNY CHILE
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