World’s Biggest Bike Count at the 2016 Campagnolo GFNY Championship NYC

June 8, 2016

What bikes are the riders on?

NEW YORK CITY, June 7, 2016: At this year’s Campagnolo GFNY Championship NYC, a “bike count” has been done for the first time at a mass participation cycling event. A team of bike experts categorized the frames and components of over 4,000 riders.

“We’ve always been intrigued by what gear our riders are using for GFNY,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “You can run a survey but that will never get you accurate results because you are dependent on people filling it out.”

Assessing the frames and components of over 4,000 riders as they enter their corrals between 5am and 6.30am on race day has been a huge challenge, in particular because the vast majority shows up in a 30 minute time frame.

“This year’s results have definitely had their fair share of surprises,” added Fluhme. “But it will truly get interesting when we look at year-over-year changes after future GFNYs.”

GFNY plans to further improve the count by gathering even more information. Additionally, bike counts will be done at other GFNY events to gather more data.

Go to to see the results.

About GFNY

GFNY, the global cycling marathon series, holds events in NYC, Italy, Mexico City, Indonesia, Cozumel-Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Germany and at Mont Ventoux-France.

The 7th annual Campagnolo GFNY Championship New York City will be held on May 21, 2017. 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. In conjunction, NYC Bike Expo will be held on May 19-20, 2017.

At all GFNY events, riders have the chance to qualify for the elite racer corral at the GFNY Championship in NYC by placing in the top 10% of their age group.

The official GFNY website is:

GFNY World calendar

June 26, 2016 – GFNY Mont Ventoux –
June 26, 2016 – GFNY Mexico City –
August 28, 2016 – GFNY Deutschland –
September 18, 2016 – GFNY Italia –
October 2, 2016 – GFNY Indonesia –
October 30, 2016 – GFNY Argentina –
November 13, 2016 – GFNY Cozumel-Mexico –
March 5, 2017 – GFNY Uruguay –
April 2017 – CRM GFNY Colombia –
May 21, 2017 – GFNY Championship NYC –

Further Material for Media Use

Video GFNY Championship: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here 

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Uli Fluhme
Phone: +1.212.933.4033
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