2018 December, Gran Fondo New York Selects Santa Fe North American Championship LocationNew event set for June 2019, will be first-ever domestic race outside New York
December 17, 2018: Organizers of the Gran Fondo New York (GFNY) international cycling competition recently selected Santa Fe to be the first-ever preliminary GFNY event in the United States and the North American Championship location. Riders from around the globe will head to New Mexico for the inaugural GFNY Santa Fe on June 23, 2019. The Santa Fe race is the newest in the 18 event GFNY series, which offers the opportunity to qualify for a front corral start at the 2020 GFNY World Championship.
GFNY Santa Fe will feature an 81-mile Long course and 55-mile Medium course starting near downtown before routing participants through the area’s scenic rolling hills, pinion-juniper woodland and the cottonwoods of Tesuque. The Long course further tests rider’s legs with a climb up Hyde Park Road/NM 475 to a finish line at 10,350 feet elevation on the Ski Santa Fe property.
In addition to the race, the event brings three-days of vendor exhibits, group rides, guest speakers, film showings, rider socials and an award ceremony to Santa Fe. The new event is expected to bring 1,000 cyclists to Santa Fe drawing a significant percentage from Latin American countries.
For registration and GFNY Santa Fe event details visit www.gfnysantafe.com
GFNY is a personal endurance challenge for road cyclists started in 2011, expanding to include an international series of events in 15 countries around Europe, Asia and Latin America. The annual series culminates with 5,000 riders tackling a 100-mile course at the GFNY World Championship in New York City.
Joanne Hudson, Public Relations Manager
TOURISM Santa Fe
Tel: 505 955 6221
Michael McCalla, Local Event Organizer
GFNY Santa Fe