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Riders around the world to unite and celebrate GFNY Day

August 13, 2020

Live broadcasts from various GFNY locations around the world aim to unite the GFNY community on inaugural GFNY Day this Sunday August 16

NEW YORK CITY, August 13, 2020 – On GFNY Day, riders are encouraged to get out and share their ride this Sunday, August 16. Live broadcasts from various GFNY locations around the world aims to unite the GFNY community.

GFNY Day is a day to celebrate GFNY and for riders to safely get on their bike and ride, no matter the location. The is a movement created by GFNY and aims to bring together the GFNY community for a day of celebration to help fill the void of missed races around the world.

“We are encouraging riders to act safely and responsibly in getting out to ride by proudly wearing a GFNY kit, on a GFNY route near them if possible or any epic ride that would remind them of the challenge and excitement of a GFNY race,” explains GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “All riders have the chance to win one of dozens of GFNY entries and goodies.”

Riders can participate by wearing GFNY kits and taking photos and videos and posting them to social channels with the hashtag #GFNY. Riders can also participate in the GFNY live broadcasts and interviews from around the world with GFNY organizers and ambassadors.

GFNY Day starts at 7AM Southeast Asian time (Indonesia and the Philippines). The day will conclude at 4PM Pacific time (California) with live broadcasts on Facebook throughout the day. Special guests include Luis Lemus, Nelson Vails and Ben Wolfe.

“As we are getting ready to hold the GFNY Alpes Vaujany race, we want to celebrate GFNY with all of those riders who make the Global Cycling Marathon Series special, by celebrating their rides, and offering them a chance to celebrate together.” Said Lidia Fluhme, GFNY’s co-founder.

About GFNY

GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Bali-Indonesia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Florida-USA, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Indonesia, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Peru, 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.

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 10th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 16, 2021. 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

30 August 2020 GFNY ALPES VAUJANY – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
4 October 2020 GFNY PORTUGAL
25 October 2020 GFNY FLORIDA
8 November 2020 GFNY COZUMEL
15 November 2020 GFNY CHILE
6 December 2020 GFNY URUGUAY COLONIA
6 December 2020 GFNY ECUADOR
TBD GFNY ARGENTINA
7 March 2021 GFNY BALI
7 March 2021 GFNY MONTERREY
14 March 2021 GFNY PUNTA DEL ESTE – SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
21 March 2021 GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
28 March 2021 GFNY ITALIA – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
9 April 2021 GFNY JERUSALEM – MIDDLE EAST – AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
18 April 2021 GFNY PERU
2 May 2021 GFNY PANAMA
16 May 2021 GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
4 July 2021 GFNY COSTA RICA
19 September 2021 GFNY SANTA FE

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY World calendar graphic: here
GFNY photo archive (credit SPORTOGRAF): here
GFNY promo video: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact
Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Emma Bishop, emma@gfny.com
Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com