Date: Sep 19, 2021
Location: New Mexico, Santa Fe
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GFNY Santa Fe
Gran Fondo New York (GFNY) was founded by Lidia and Uli Fluhme in 2011 as a personal endurance challenge for road cyclists. Fast forward and GFNY is now a series of 18 events in 15 countries culminating with the GFNY World Championship in NYC May 16, 2021. GFNY Santa Fe is the newest in the series, which offers the opportunity to qualify for a front corral start at the 2021 GFNY World Championship.
GFNY Santa Fe features an 81-mile Long (Gran Fondo) course with 7,500 feet of climbing, and 55-mile Medium (Medio) course with 3,300 feet of climbing, both starting near downtown Santa Fe before routing participants through the area’s scenic rolling hills, pinion-juniper woodland and the cottonwoods of Tesuque. The Long course further tests riders’ legs and mental endurance with a climb up Hyde Park Road/NM 475 to a finish line at 10,350 feet elevation on the Ski Santa Fe property. Both courses will take riders through the spectacular and diverse terrain of the southwest as they challenge the mind, body and spirit of participants.
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 premier event is expected to bring 1,000 cyclists to Santa Fe, drawing a significant percentage from Latin American countries. Additionally, TOURISM Santa Fe is providing itineraries for participants and their families based on their interests, including the arts, cuisine or cultural activities.
Santa Fe is one of the world’s top award-winning and most beloved destinations. “The City Different” is four centuries of history and legend, ancient and modern cultures, a majestic outdoor world of recreation and adventure, vibrant visual and performing arts, expansive culinary delights, revitalizing spas, and uniquely tasteful shopping. Fly direct to Santa Fe from Dallas, Denver and Phoenix. TOURISM Santa Fe, a department of the City Of Santa Fe, promotes the city to leisure and business travelers and operates the LEED Gold Certified Santa Fe Convention Center. For information, access your Official Santa Fe Guide and visit www.santafe.org.