At GFNY, we know the dedication to achieve goals and reach the finish line is not just solely the athlete's, but also involves family, partners, and friends - the people in our lives who support their athlete each day throughout the journey to the race’s start line and finish line - through the training, the planning, the logistics, the travel.
We want to bring the GFNY Supporters into the race week experience as much as possible! Below please find some important safety and logistics information, as well as helpful advice to make the race week experience as enjoyable as possible.
Family members and friends are welcome to join GFNY riders at the packet pickup and expo.
The best spots to cheer on your athlete:
IMPORTANT: Some roads on the race course are fully closed to cars & general public, and some road are open but have traffic moderated. However, private support cars are PROHIBITED from driving on the race course at any point. Riders have full event support from the race. Imagine all 1000 riders having their own personal support car - the traffic it would create, the bad rider experience, and above all the unsafe conditions. Private support vehicles are not permitted and any riders having support cars causing unsafe conditions for other cyclists and traffic impacts will be disqualified from the race.
For supporters who want to be an even greater part of GFNY race weekend, we’d love your help, excitement and energy during the race as a volunteer! GFNY has a variety of volunteer roles, from packing goodie bags, to handing out race packets, to supporting the start line or finish line, or along the course at an aid station. Volunteer needs span the days before the race and race day itself; if you have a day with some time available, there is a volunteer shift that can be the right fit for you! Go GFNY Volunteers! Thank you!
Expo & Registration
The fastest and most comfortable way to get to the start is by private transportation like taxi or car service. For groups of 5 or more, we recommend to book a Mercedes Sprinter or Mini Bus.