GFNY Florida (Sebring) is part of the GFNY Worldwide Event Series and is rated by Strambecco as one of the best road cycling events in the Southeast. culminating in the GFNY Championship every May in NYC. The highly scenic “old” Florida route starts in historic Downtown Sebring where this 100+-year-old city was built uniquely around a circle park. The Sebring Civic Center, the host location, sits directly on beautiful Lake Jackson, boasting some of the best sunsets in Florida. You will experience the “old Florida” charm as you ride through protected native Florida ‘scrub’ habitats, cattle ranches, and a dairy farm. The upper loop towards Avon Park has scenic rolling hills through miles of Florida’s iconic orange groves on low-traffic and well-paved roads. The Arbuckle Creek Road leg showcases thousands of acres of pristine cattle ranch land, most of which is preserved by the state of Florida under conservation easements, as well as taking riders over picturesque Arbuckle Creek itself. The Long Route riders will repeat the upper loop to Avon Park. The timing finish will be 2km from the Sebring Civic Center. The celebratory finish line will be at the Sebring Civic Center, where you will be awaiting festivities, post-race meals, and awards ceremonies.
GFNY events are personal endurance challenges where you compete against others, the clock, and yourself. GFNY Worldwide events provide you with that same challenge in locations worldwide. Additionally, you get the chance to qualify for a front corral start at the GFNY World Championship in NYC. For every event, each athlete has a timing chip, which starts right after you cross the start line and stops when you cross the finish line. Timing results for all riders will be provided at the finish area on race day and online after the race. Only the finishers of the events-long course are eligible for category rankings and Overall and Podium awards. You must complete the long course if you want to race and be ranked in your category. The top 10% of finishers in each age group qualify for the Racer Corral at every GFNY World event. All GFNY events have the bonus of closed roads and police moderated traffic that ensures added safety, and you don’t have to stop during the race. Also, look for VIP ticket options, including a VIP registration suite, Private shopping service, VIP Corral start, 30-min post-race massage, and access to a Post-race hospitality suite.