South Central - Texas
Road Cycling




Date: Jun 26, 2022

Location: Waco, TX

Region: South Central - Texas


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June 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


GFNY World Events presents a race in Central Texas, GFNY Waco, a beautiful course spanning open country roads, farmland, cattle ranches, and rolling hills. The Long Course option is a competition and the participants that finish are eligible for various awards. The top ten percent in each age group earn a spot in the Qualifier Corral at every GFNY World Event.  The Waco route is 85.7 miles in total with 2,490 feet in elevation gain.. The Medium Course option is not a competition. Participants will be provided their time but will not be ranked against other riders. It totals 50.5 miles with 1,439 feet in elevation gain. Both courses start and finish near the Hilton Waco. They start by traveling on University Parks Drive, which is closed to cars for the day, and continue onto Herring Ave Bridge to cross Brazos River. Riders leave the City of Waco and ride into McLennan County. Riders climb a 2-mile-long-hill just before starting a 35-mile loop that has flat sections among rolling hills.  Long Course riders complete the loop twice while Medium Course participants ride it once.

Although the race and official ride is on Sunday, there are race festivities that start Friday and last through the weekend. It is recommended that participants arrive Thursday night in order to join the 2 hour Group Ride on Friday morning. The Expo lasts all Friday afternoon followed by a social gathering at Crickets. Event participants are eligible for GFNY happy hour specials.  Similar schedule for Saturday with group rides and Expo. Sunday is race day with early start time and several hours to complete the courses before afternoon Awards ceremony and Post Race Festivities. There is a recovery zone and post-race meal available to riders.

For travel options, participants can stay where the race is taking place, Hilton Waco. There are also campgrounds and RV Parks close to the course, like Lake Waco Marina. Along with Crickets from Friday’s event happy hour, there are many restaurants unique to the area for travelers to eat. Cajun Craft is locally owned and Tru Jamaica is the only authentic Jamaican restaurant in Waco.

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.

Besides GFNY Waco  and the GFNY World Championship in NYC, GFNY Florida and GFNY Ann Arbor fill out their current US roster of events.


June 26
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Waco, TX
113 S University Parks Dr
Waco, TX 76701 United States
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