Would you like to participate in one of the most exciting and challenging cycling events in Colombia? Do you want to live a unique experience in the streets of Zipaquirá very close to the capital of the country? Then don’t miss GFNY Bogotá 2023, a long-distance race that will take you through a spectacular route with more than 2,200 meters of unevenness.
GFNY Bogotá 2023 will be held on Sunday, April 30 of this year in Zipaquirá and is part of the GFNY world circuit, which has more than 20 races in different countries. The goal of GFNY is to offer amateur cyclists the opportunity to feel like professionals for a day, with a top-level organization, a track closed to traffic, medical services, refreshments, timing, rankings, and prizes.
The route of the GFNY Bogotá – Zipaquirá 2023 is a true test of endurance and overcoming, which combines flat sections, demanding climbs and dizzying descents. The start and finish line will be located in Zipaquirá, we will leave from inside the magnificent Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and the GFNY Expo will be installed in the Plaza de la Independencia with stands of sponsors, exhibitors and activities for the participants and their companions.
The race will begin at 6:30 a.m. and cyclists will have to complete the circuit in a maximum time of 8 hours. The tour will pass through emblematic places of Zipaquirá and Cajicá where the route will take them into the mountains that surround this beautiful region, where they will meet the main challenges of the day: El Alto del Águila on its two slopes: 15 kilometers to 3.3 % for the middle distance and 22 kilometers that are added to the first ascent from the town of Pacho to Alto del Águila that will test the legs and lungs of the runners.
The GFNY Bogotá 2023 is a race open to all levels, from the most experienced to those who are new to the world of cycling. There will be two modalities: competitive and recreational. The competitive modality will grant prizes to the first three classified in each category (male, female and by age) and will also give access to the slots for the GFNY World Championship to be held in New York in May 2024. The recreational modality will not have prizes nor classifications, but it will allow you to enjoy the same route and services as the competitive one.
If you want to register for GFNY Bogotá 2023, you can do so through the event’s official website: https://bogota.gfny.com/. The registration price for this last month is $729,000.00 Colombian pesos (about 155 US dollars) until April 29 of this month. Registration includes the bib number with chip, the official GFNY t-shirt, medical insurance, refreshments, the finisher’s medal, the digital diploma and the runner’s bag with gifts and discounts from sponsors.
Source: Revista Mundo Ciclístico