The 2014 Gran Fondo NY will be on May 18, 2014. Approximately 7,000 participants from 70 countries worldwide are expected to join either the 100-mile or 50-mile challenge packaged into this world class event.
Have you registered? If so, do you have someone to train with? Join us!
The Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York group rides are free for and open to all registered participants. The groups are led by Gruppo Sportivo GFNY. Please be aware that these are a non-supported rides.
Bring all the food/drink/spare tubes/some cash/credit cards etc. that you may need.
Wear a helmet, obey all traffic laws and follow the instructions of the ride leaders. Ride single file. YOU ARE RIDING AT YOUR OWN RISK AT ALL TIMES.
BEFORE JOINING GROUP:
1) Register for Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York at www.granfondony.eventbrite.com if you haven’t yet..
2) Register for the ride Thursdays or Fridays on gfnygroupride.eventbrite.com
3) Download, print and sign the waiver: granfondony.com/waiver2014
4) Bring the waiver to your first group ride and hand it to Heidi. You will receive a wristband in return that you have to bring to every following ride.
We meet at Strictly Bicycles 2347 Hudson Terrace, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 – (201) 944-7074.
Meeting time is 8.45am, groups leave at 9am. (*Strictly Bicycles opens at 8am on Saturdays and Sundays to allow cyclists to stock up on all their nourishment and refreshment needs and perform last minute bike and tire checks).
Please note that parking is no longer permitted along Hudson Terrace. Use public lots in Fort Lee instead.
The group rides are social rides, not races. The main goal is to get out and on the bike together. This is especially true in winter where we keep the rides short and grab a coffee at half way.
Group A rides to Nyack and back which is about 40 miles.
Group B rides to Piermont or Nyack and back which is 30 or 40 miles.
Group C rides to Piermont and back which is about 30 miles.
Once the weather gets warmer, ride length will increase in the weeks and months leading up to Gran Fondo New York and will cover parts of the race course, including the main climbs.
There will be three pace groups:
Group A rides about 18mph on average.
Group B rides about 16mph on average.
Group C rides about 12-14mph on average.
Our virtual hang-out is the Facebook page of Gruppo Sportivo GFNY. Join us!
https://www.facebook.com/GSGFNY AND https://www.facebook.com/StrictlyBicycles