Be a Pro For a Day

The inaugural GFNY NYC race was held in 2011 and since then, GFNY has expanded to global series of 25 events. Today, GFNY is the largest global cycling marathon brand, offering events, cycling apparel, casual apparel, gear, sunglasses and coffee to passionate cyclists around the world.

GFNY NYC serves as the GFNY World Championship and every May, cyclists descend onto New York City and the starting line on the world’s busiest bridge, George Washington Bridge, which is fully closed to cars for GFNY. The race features the most international peloton in the world with riders from almost 100 nations coming together from all corners of the world to challenge themselves against the clock and fellow riders over the iconic route. GFNY World Championship has become a mecca for road cyclists from around the world.

GFNY is a race and personal challenge. Every rider gets chip timed from start to finish regardless if they compete for the win, to set a personal best or just to complete the event.

First and foremost, ALL riders regardless of ability, talent, level or placement in the start corrals can expect to be treated like a Pro For A Day.

  • The entire racecourse is police-monitored for start-to-finish chip timing of all riders.
  • The course has cheering friendly volunteers and fully stocked aid stations to keep you fueled.
  • The race staff ensures whatever your pace, you will receive the same support and treatment for your entire race.

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Perks included as part of GFNY NYC

GFNY Gear

GFNY Coaching

Coaching.gfny.com is a platform to help you find your best GFNY performance through personalized training plans, performance analysis, online meetings and an extensive library of training content.
 
GFNY Coaching can help you prepare for all your GFNY World races. You can choose from one of three monthly plan options that provides you with a training plan by a GFNY coach to help you meet your goals in your next GFNY, whether the goal is #breaking10, #breaking6, or even #breaking4. All of our plans are customized for each athlete, and feedback and coach contact is always included. GFNY Coaching is available in English and Spanish.
 
No matter your goals or level of experience in cycling, whether you have a couple of months to tune-up, or half a year to change yourself completely as an athlete, you will be ready to hit that PB, get your highest placing ever, or just finish your first GFNY race.

GFNY  Training Center

The GFNY Training Center section of coaching.gfny.com provides you content focused on training topics like nutrition, cadence, and power, as well as course guides to GFNY races around the World. This training and course strategy content is free of charge to every GFNY athlete.

News

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Learn how to taper and peak for race day with the Training Center Podcast

28 Apr 2021

This week on the GFNY Training Center Podcast, our co-hosts talk tapering and peaking for race day. Peaking is a blend of art and science that many riders get wrong, but this episode will help

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Get the lowdown on GFNY Vaujany with the Training Center Podcast

16 Apr 2021

This week on the GFNY Training Center Podcast, our hosts preview GFNY Vaujany, coming up on August 29th. GFNY Vaujany is one of the most exciting races on the GFNY Calendar. It tackles Alpine climbs

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Talking GFNY Marathon and Pack Racing Skills on the GFNY Training Center Podcast

07 Apr 2021

As you may know, GFNY is branching out and offering our first marathon on October 24th, in Sebring, Florida. That offers GFNY racers the unique opportunity of doubling up with a marathon on October 24th,

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Heat Acclimation and Listener Questions on the GFNY Training Center Podcast

25 Mar 2021

The GFNY Training Center Podcast is back this week to discuss heat acclimation! Competing in the heat offers unique challenges, especially if you’re coming from a cooler climate. Luckily there are simple strategies you can

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Talking GFNY Camps on the Training Center Podcast

16 Mar 2021

This week on the GFNY Training Center Podcast, our hosts took some time to talk about GFNY Camps. Along with our events in Vaujany and Tuscany we offer week-long camps before the race, offering up

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GFNY Podcast: Mailbag Special

25 Feb 2021

This week on the GFNY Podcast, your hosts Chris Geiser and Christian Parrett took listener questions and broke them down. In Part 1, they discussed the specifics of big-gear training. This is a topic that’s

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GFNY Podcast: The Benefits of Coaching

16 Feb 2021

This week on the GFNY Training Center we discuss the benefits of working with a good coach! Through GFNY Coaching we offer plenty of tips and tricks to improve your cycling. But, the reality is,

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GFNY MARATHON // GFNY Gruppo. News #047

15 Feb 2021

 In today’s show: Welcome to GFNY GRUPPO, a channel made to bring to you all the news about the GFNY world. GFNY is getting bigger!, we introduce you GFNY Marathon. GFNY Club Bienvenidos a

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Performance Testing to Track Improvement

12 Feb 2021

This week in the Training Guide, Coach Christian talks about simple performance testing to monitor improvements. A good training program should be built on hard data and evidence. One of the most important sets of

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Training Center Podcast: Back with Two New Episodes

10 Feb 2021

The Training Center Podcast is back this week, again with two episodes for you to enjoy. In the first episode of the week, we give training advice to the time-crunched cyclist. How should you get

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GFNY CLUB & 3X MEDAL // GFNY Gruppo. News #46

08 Feb 2021

 In today’s show: Welcome to GFNY GRUPPO, a channel made to bring to you all the news about the GFNY world. 3x 2021 medal GFNY Club GFNY Club corral Giveaway: VIP upgrades in Mazatlán

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To Rest Week or not to Rest Week?

05 Feb 2021

In this week’s edition of the Training Guide, GFNY Coach Christian discusses whether or not you should program rest weeks into your training plan. Rest Weeks vs De-load weeks Before we start, it’s important to

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GFNY Mazatlán; antes y después de carrera. // GFNY Gruppo. Noticias #45

04 Feb 2021

 In today’s show: Welcome to GFNY GRUPPO, a channel made to bring to you all the news about the GFNY world. GFNY Cycling Club Interview with a GFNY ambassador What to do before GNFY

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GFNY Training Center Podcast

03 Feb 2021

The final GFNY Training Center Podcast of January was a doozy: a long episode cut into several parts. First, we tackle some mailbag questions, including eating late at night after training, and combining training with

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No-Stop Nutrition

29 Jan 2021

In this week’s Training Guide, GFNY Coach Christian talks about the benefits of planning hydration and nutrition to minimize or eliminate stops. All GFNY events offer fully-stocked aid stations, where you can refill water bottles,

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Two New Episodes of the Training Center Podcast

27 Jan 2021

GFNY Coaching is back this week with two more episodes of the Training Center Podcast. Our first episode this week is General vs. Specific Training. Often athletes focus on the small details and lose sight

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What's GFNY Camp?

25 Jan 2021

 In today’s show: Welcome to GFNY GRUPPO, a channel made to bring to you all the news about the GFNY world. The GFNY that is back to the calendar. GFNY camp. All the details.

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Wind Racing

22 Jan 2021

Racing in windy conditions is one of the best tests of a cyclist’s ability that there is. To race strongly in the wind takes a complete cyclist. Physically, it requires a bit of everything: sustaining

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GFNY Training Center Podcast

19 Jan 2021

We’re back with more from the GFNY Training Center Podcast! This week, we’ve got a new series of two episodes, each broken up into several parts. First up, we compiled reader questions and answered them.

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Nuevo GFNY en México! 🇲🇽 // GFNY Gruppo. Noticias #43

18 Jan 2021

 In today’s show: Welcome to GFNY GRUPPO, a channel made to bring to you all the news about the GFNY world. The new GFNY in Mexico. Interview with the GFNY ambassador that tells us

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The Road to the GFNY World Championship: Part 1

16 Jan 2021

In this week’s Training Guide, GFNY Coach Christian checks in on your training for GFNY NYC to help you track your progress and stay on track for May. GFNY NYC is the Crown Jewel of

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This Week on the Training Center Podcast: Post-Ride Nutrition and Cheap Speed Tips

14 Jan 2021

The GFNY Training Center Podcast is back, with two more episodes for you to check out. First, we continue our focus on nutrition, this time digging into optimal post-ride nutrition. This once gets into science

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Do you need a Coach?

12 Jan 2021

 In today’s show: Welcome to GFNY GRUPPO, a channel made to bring to you all the news about the GFNY world. Who is GFNY coaching for? What can you expect from GFNY coaching? Do

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5 New Year's Resolutions for Cyclists

08 Jan 2021

In this week’s Training Guide, GFNY Coach Christian suggests a few great New Year’s resolutions to incorporate into your training. We’ve gotten through the holiday season, it’s January, and cyclists are starting to think about

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The GFNY Training Center Podcast is back!

06 Jan 2021

The Training Center Podcast is back this week! Every week you can listen to GFNY Coaching’s Christian Parrett and co-host Chris Geiser break down new topics, and this week we have several episodes for you.

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Año Nuevo; retos, propósitos y carreras nuevas!

04 Jan 2021

 In today’s show: Welcome to GFNY GRUPPO, a channel made to bring to you all the news about the GFNY world. We give you some ideas to add to your New Year’s resolution. We

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Caffeine and the Cyclist

02 Jan 2021

GFNY Coach Christian talks about caffeine in this week’s Training Guide. Cycling and coffee go together hand-in-hand: a pre-ride espresso or a mid-ride coffee stop are almost religious for some cyclists. Caffeine is also a

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Introducing the GFNY Training Center Podcast

30 Dec 2020

This week be sure to listen to the Training Center edition of the GFNY Daily Coffee Podcast. The Training Center is a new podcast under the umbrella of GFNY Daily Coffee. GFNY Coaching’s Christian Parrett,

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ADIÓS 2020 // GRUPPO NOTICIAS 040

29 Dec 2020

 In today’s show: Welcome to GFNY GRUPPO, a channel made to bring to you all the news about the GFNY world. Recap of GFNY 2020. GFNY Mazatlán raffle winner. Bienvenidos a GFNY GRUPPO, un

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Nueva carrera GFNY y nueva presentadora en GFNY GRUPPO! // Noticias 039

21 Dec 2020

 In today’s show: Welcome to GFNY GRUPPO, a channel made to bring to you all the news about the GFNY world. A new GFNY Gruppo hostess. A new GFNY Race for 2021. Results from

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GFNY Coaching: Nutrición después de los entrenamientos

18 Dec 2020

El entrenador de GFNY explica la importancia de la nutrición después de los entrenamientos en la Guía de Entrenamiento de esta semana. Recuperarse de las sesiones de entrenamiento a tiempo para la siguiente es una

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GFNY Coaching: Post-ride nutrition

18 Dec 2020

GFNY Coach Christian explains the importance of post-ride nutrition in this week’s Training Guide Recovering from hard training sessions in time for the next one is one of the keys of a successful training program.

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GFNY NYC is your race through American history

15 Dec 2020

At the start of GFNY in 2019, I found myself on my bike, suspended above the Hudson River on the lower deck of the George Washington Bridge, surrounded by 5,000 fellow racers from over 90

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GFNY NYC is your race through American history

15 Dec 2020

At the start of GFNY in 2019, I found myself on my bike, suspended above the Hudson River on the lower deck of the George Washington Bridge, surrounded by 5,000 fellow racers from over 90

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A New Race and a New Hostess

14 Dec 2020

 In today’s show: Welcome to GFNY GRUPPO, a channel made to bring to you all the news about the GFNY world. A new GFNY Gruppo hostess. A new GFNY Race for 2021. Results from

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GFNY Coaching: Building your base

11 Dec 2020

GFNY Coach Christian explains base training in this week’s Training Guide. Nothing is as fundamental to performance in cycling as building the proper base of endurance work. It is not flashy or exciting, and increasingly

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¿Corriendo bajo la lluvia? // GRUPPO NOTICIAS 038

08 Dec 2020

 In today’s show: Welcome to GFNY GRUPPO, a channel made to bring to you all the news about the GFNY world. Tips for racing in the rain. Perfect gifts for Christmas. GFNY Ecuador 2021

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GFNY Coaching: Rider Questions

04 Dec 2020

GFNY Coach Christian answers questions from GFNY competitors in this week’s Training Guide. This week we’ve done something different: instead of writing about a single topic, we’ve taken some rider questions and answered them below.

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Guidelines for Group Riders

03 Dec 2020

Welcome! The Gruppo Sportivo or GS-GFNY are happy to have you aboard for our Sunday group rides leading up to the #thirdSundayinMay – in 2021 that’s May 16! To participate in the group rides you

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WINTER MOTIVATION / GRUPPO NEWS 013

30 Nov 2020

 In today’s show: Welcome to GFNY GRUPPO, a channel made to bring to you all the news about the GFNY world. Details from some changes on the GFNY Ecuador route Tips to keep on

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The Courses

GFNY World Championship NYC is the world’s most international cycling race, with a peloton traveling to NYC from over 90 countries to take on the challenging 100-mile race course. The scene that GFNY brings together during race week is as diverse, colorful and warm as the race venue itself.
 
Race week activities are centered around the George Washington Bridge and Fort Lee, New Jersey. The GFNY Village location is easily accessible to both New York City and the beautiful Hudson Valley that unfolds before you on race day. Group Rides, the Welcome Zone, Registration and Packet Pickup, NYC Bike Expo and the Bike Zone are all located in the GFNY Village.
 
On race day, you are treated to a start on the iconic George Washington Bridge, the world’s busiest bridge, which gets closed to traffic especially for GFNY to provide you a once-in-a-lifetime experience. At dawn, GFNY cyclists take their places in their start corrals. The sunrise reveals the skyline of New York City to the south, and the picturesque and historic Hudson Valley to the north. 
 
The course takes you through the historic Palisades and up Route 9W. After the initial 10 miles in northern New Jersey, you continue cycling north in New York State along tree lined roads, rolling hills, and speedy flats, at times so close to the banks of the historic Hudson river that you can reach out and touch it.  
 
The climbing begins in earnest at Bear Mountain, where the medium course participants finish their day on the beautiful summit, and where the entire Hudson Valley is on display. Long course riders continue the race over several challenging climbs while winding through picturesque Rockland County back to the Palisades and with 2 miles to go tackle the final climb to the finish line in Fort Lee.
 
The entire finish village is alive with music, photos, podium ceremonies and a well-earned post-race meal for the racers. The Drink Stand, Pasta Party, BBQ and Beer and Wine Garden are open to cyclists, families and spectators and have food and drinks available for purchase.
 
All this makes GFNY NYC an extraordinary, unforgettable bike party and the Mecca of GFNY.

Long Course

LONG COURSE IS A COMPETITION

Only the finishers of the 100-mile long course are eligible for category rankings and Overall and Podium awards. If you want to race and be ranked in your category, you must complete the long course.

Top 20% of finishers in each age at the GFNY World Championship earn a spot for the Qualifier Corral at every GFNY World event.

Medium Course

Did you know these six facts about GFNY BEAR 50 MILE?
  1. You get the GFNY Finisher Medal at the GFNY BEAR Finish Line at the top of Bear Mountain.
  2. You get bus transportation from Bear Mountain to the Finish Village in Fort Lee as part of your entry.
  3. You get food and drink at the Bear Mountain aid station AND get a snack bag on the bus.
  4. Your bike gets wrapped in a moving blanket for the transport on the truck.
  5. The 50-mile GFNY BEAR has just 900m / 2,900 feet of climbing, compared to the 2,800m / 8,500 feet of climbing as part of GFNY 100.
  6. Almost 1000 riders of the GFNY peloton finish GFNY BEAR each year.

MEDIUM COURSE IS NOT A COMPETITION

The riders of the 50 miles medium course will be provided their start-to-finish time, but will not be ranked by finish time. All finish times will be listed in alphabetical order.

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