Date: Aug 07, 2022
Location: Rockford, IL
Region: Illinois - Midwest
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August 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$195
GFNY World Events presents GFNY Rockford, a race in Illinois second largest city, Rockford, located one hour away from Chicago. Chosen as one of our best road cycling events in the Midwest, there are two courses, the competitive long course option is 94 miles with 3583 feet of climbing and the medium non-competitive option is a distance of 60 miles with 2326 feet of climbing. Both courses start and finish at the Venetian Club. All riders head to the main loop through Winnebago County. Long course athletes race the loop once and medium course riders ride it once. The loop includes rolling hills, long straight roads, ending with small, winding roads with difficult twists and turns. The course is challenging for all participants due to mid-west summer weather.
All registrants receive official GFNY Rockford jersey, course support, chip for timing, goodie bag, and post-race meal. Finishers of the long course are eligible for Overall and Podium awards, distributed at the dedicated Awards ceremony that takes place before the end of race festivities. These awards include category winners from Individual, Team, and His & Her competitions. Select category as part of the Long course registration. GFNY Rockford events begin Friday and last through weekend. The expo, meals, awards, and festivities all take place conveniently at the Venetian Club.
Rockford, Illinois has many parks and activities to enjoy during the weekend. See Searls Park and Anna Page Preserve nearby, information posted at Rockford Park District. The Burpee Museum of Natural History and Discover Center Museum are open with activities for travelers. There are several restaurant options along the Rock River: Prairie St Brewing Co, Lima Mar Peruvian Restaurant, and The Top Lounge & Rooftop Deck. See dedicated GNNY Rockford site for official host hotel information.
GFNY events are personal endurance challenges where you compete against others, the clock, and yourself. GFNY World events provide you that same challenge in locations around the world. Additionally, you get the chance to qualify for a front corral start at the GFNY World Championship which takes place every May in NYC. For every event, each athlete has their own 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. If you want to race and be ranked in your category, you must complete the long course. Top 10% of finishers in each age groups qualify for the Racer Corral at every GFNY World event. All GFNY events have the added 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 which include a VIP registration suite, Private shopping service, VIP Corral start, 30-min post-race massage, and access to a Post-race hospitality suite.