Your Travel Guide

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Your Travel Guide
Important Dates for Planning Your Travel to NYC
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Official Hotels
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Bike Transport / Bike Shipping / Bike Rental
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Schedule of Events
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Partner Bike Shops
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International Travel Partners
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Your GFNY World Travels
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Thank you for your interest in Campagnolo GFNY Championship 2016!
If you have any questions not covered in this Travel Guide, please refer to the GFNY website at
www.gfny.com where a lot of race information is provided.
If you don’t find the answer to your question, please email Teresa at [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you in NYC in May!
Consulte la Guía de Viaje
en español aquí:
gfny.com/guiadeviaje.pdf
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May 11
Recommended arrival date in NYC
May 13
Latest recommended arrival date in NYC
May 13-14 Pre-race expo
May 15
Race Day
May 16
Earliest recommended departure date from NYC
NYC Bike Expo hours are: May 13 @11am-7pm and May 14 @11am-6pm.
In-person race packet pickup is mandatory. Each participant must come in
person to check-in and pick up their race materials.
You must come to the expo either Friday or Saturday ONLY. You must be at
the expo before 5:30pm on Saturday, May 14 in order to be able to pick up
your race packet.
If you do not come to the expo during expo hours, you forfeit your registration
and ability to take part in the event.
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gfny.com/hotel
Q: Which hotel is the best choice for me?
If you are traveling to NYC to experience Manhattan and everything New York City has to offer, we
strongly recommend staying in a Manhattan hotel.
If you have been to NYC often and are in town only for the race, not for tourism, and want a hotel near the
start and finish, we recommend staying in Fort Lee.
Q: NYC has a lot of hotel options. Why should I book an official GFNY hotel?
1. Location: we know what makes sense from a GFNY perspective.
2. They allow bikes in your hotel room, which is rare in NYC.
3. You are around other participants for an impromptu training ride in Central Park or sharing war stories
after the event.
4. We've done the research; all you need to do is book.
5. The hotels offer discounted rates to you and not a commission to us.
May is a busy month in NYC. Make sure you book your stay now.
The GFNY room blocks (and their discounted prices) expire APRIL 10 - 22.
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Candlewood Suites Times Square | 339 W. 39th Street New York, NY 10018 | Phone: +1.212.967.2254
• Thursday, May 12, 2015, to Monday, May 16, 2015
• King $249/room/night
• Rate does not include tax – NY – 14.75% + Occupancy – $2/room/night
• Rooms are subject to availability. Offer expires April 12.
• Book HERE or call 877-834-3613 and mention “Gran Fondo New York” when making the reservation.
Westin at Times Square | 270 West 43rd Street | New York, NY 10036 | Phone: +1.212-201-2700
• Friday, May 6, 2016, to Tuesday, May 17, 2016
• Standard Queen Single or Double from $299/room/night
• Rate does not include tax – NY – 14.75% + Occupancy – $2/room/night
• Rooms are subject to availability. Offer expires April 10.
• Free in-room WiFi
• Book HERE or call 866-837-4183 and mention “Gran Fondo New York” when making the reservation.
Sheraton Times Square | 811 7th Avenue | New York, NY 10036 | Phone: +1.866-716-8134
 Thursday, May 12, 2016, to Tuesday, May 17, 2016
 From $279/room/night, extra $30 for 3rd person and extra $30 for 4th person
 Rate does not include tax – NY – 14.75% + Occupancy – $3.50/room/night
 Rooms are subject to availability. Offer expires April 20.
 Free in-room WiFi
 Book HERE or call +1.866-716-8134 and mention “Gran Fondo New York” when making the reservation
The Quin | 101 West 57th Street at Sixth Avenue | New York, NY 10019 | Phone: +1.212-245-7846
• Thursday, May 12, 2016, to Monday, May 17, 2016
• From $389/room/night
• Rate does not include tax – NY – 14.75% + Occupancy – $2/room/night
• Rooms are subject to availability. Offer expires April 12.
• Book HERE or call 212-245-7846 and mention “Gran Fondo New York” when making the reservation.
ONLY book this hotel if you come just for GFNY and are not interested in NYC sightseeing!
Double Tree by Hilton | 2117 Route 4 Eastbound I Fort Lee, NJ 07024 | Phone: +1.201-461-9000
• Thursday, May 12, 2016, to Monday, May 16, 2016
• King and Double $189/room/night
• Rate does not include tax – NJ – 15%
• Rooms are subject to availability. Offer expires April 22.
• Book HERE or call 201-461-9000 and mention “Gran Fondo New York” when making the reservation.
ONLY book this hotel if you come just for GFNY and are not interested in NYC sightseeing!
Holiday Inn | 2339 Route 4 East, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 | Phone: +1.201-944-5000
 Friday, May 13, 2016, to Monday, May 16, 2016
 King and Double $142/room/night
 Rate does not include tax – NJ – 15%
 Rooms are subject to availability. Offer expires April 20.
 Book HERE or call 201-944-5000 and mention “Gran Fondo New York” when making the reservation.
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gfny.com/bike
By bringing your bike to the race, you are sure to ride a bike in the right size, with the components that
you prefer and in the condition that you as the owner maintain your beloved bike.
Elite is the official travel case sponsor of Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York. The Elite Vaison hard case
is durable and easy to pack and keeps your bike safe. Click here for an instructional video:
https://youtu.be/sQIfHd39mgs
The lowest budget (free) option for a bike carton is visiting your local bike shop and picking up a carton
box from a bike sale they’ve just made. Most bike shops just throw out the cardboard cartons and are
happy for you to reduce their trash.
There are various shipping options available, either by a service that transports your fully assembled bike
from a local bike shop to the race venue, or by offering shipping from your home to your hotel or to an
NYC bike shop for assembly. Check gfny.com/bike for more information.
Note that we do not recommend shipping your bike internationally. When shipping the bike internationally,
you run the risk of the bike getting stuck in customs and potentially not arriving to the race in time.
If you are traveling to a race abroad, we strongly recommend flying with your bike.
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GFNY has teamed up with Spinlister to make renting a bike for GFNY much easier. Here is a dedicated
booking page for bikes ready to be reserved today: https://www.spinlister.com/collection/gfny
There are even more bikes available for booking, just follow these steps to find the bike that’s right for you:
1. Go to spinlister.com to check out the selection of bikes available for rent.
2. Select New York, NY, USA as the location, then your desired pickup & drop off dates.
3. Once the map pops up, select the BIKE icon at the top of the page, and then click on “FILTERS
ACTIVE” and select “ROAD” along with any other filters you want to add: rider height, frame size,
price)
4. Review bikes and their specs.
5. When you find the right bike for you, continue with the prompts to create an account and request the
specific bike for race day.
Spinlister staff will be facilitating the pick up of bikes from bike rental listers all over Greater New York
area and making them available in one centralized location for athletes to pick up for the race.
At the end of the race, in Fort Lee at the Campagnolo GFNY Finish Village, look out for the Spinlister tent
in the Expo area. Spinlister will collect your bike and return it to its owner.
If you need help with the rental process, please check spinlister.com/about or email Andrew at
[email protected]r.com or click on Live Support button.
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11AM-7PM
NYC Bike Expo & Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York mandatory race packet pickup
@ 69th Regiment Armory, Lexington Ave between 25th St/ 26th St (68 Lexington Avenue)
11PM-2AM
GFNY Nightclub Party at Gilded Lily 408 W 15th St (we suggest a pre-party dinner at Rana)
11AM-6PM
NYC Bike Expo & Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York mandatory race packet pickup
@ 69th Regiment Armory, Lexington Ave between 25th St/ 26th St (68 Lexington Avenue)
5AM
Opening of start area on lower level of George Washington Bridge (civil twilight 5:02am, sunrise 5:34am)
6:15AM
Closing of start area on lower level of George Washington Bridge
7AM
Start of Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York and GFNY BEAR
11AM
Start of festivities at the GFNY Finish Village in PIP Park, Fort Lee, NJ
11AM-2PM
Return transport from Bear Mountain for GFNY BEAR riders
3PM
Awards Ceremony at the GFNY Finish Village in PIP Park, Fort Lee, NJ
5PM
Course closes
7PM
End of festivities
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Visit Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina Restaurant for a fantastic lunch, dinner or aperitivo.
Special discount provided to GFNY participants. Rana is the post-race Pasta Party sponsor and
supporter of GFNY. 75 Ninth Ave (9th Ave & 16th St) 212-370-0975 [email protected]
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Ride a few loops in Central Park. Check out the 6-mile / 10km route
through Central Park’s 778 acres (315 ha) dedicated to nature and
recreation. Central Park is one of NYC’s most famous tourism
attractions.
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Buildings with high-floor observation decks like Empire State
Building, Top of the Rock, One World Observatory
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River cruises, ferry taxis or the Staten Island Ferry for sightseeing
the city from water
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Shopping
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Broadway plays
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NYC landmarks and museums
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gfny.com/bike-shops
In case you need any assistance or products during race week, stop by GFNY’s official partner bike
shops. If you’d like a bike shop to receive your shipped bike and assemble it for you, contact the bike
shop in advance to notify them of the shipment and check their pricing and availability. Support the LBS
that supports you!
STRICTLY BICYCLES
2346 Hudson Terrace, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 – TEL: 201-994-7074
Offers: mechanic, gear, apparel, accessories
TOGA BIKES
TOGA! Offers Valet Hotel Bike Pick Up/Drop off Assembly Service.
Cost $250.
Toga will pick up your bike at Hotel prior to GFNY, assemble it and return it to you.
After GFNY, Toga will pick up the bike, disassemble it and return it to hotel.
Location: Toga Westside 110 West End Avenue, NY, NY 10023
Contact: Will Alvarado ([email protected]) – TEL: 212-799-9625
NYC VELO
64 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003 – TEL: 212-253-7771
Offers: mechanic, gear, apparel, accessories
PIERMONT BICYCLE CONNECTION
215 Ash St, Piermont, NY 10968 – TEL: 845-365-0900
Offers: mechanic, gear, apparel, accessories
RIDE OF PLEASANTVILLE
351 Manville Road, Pleasantville, New York 10570 – TEL: 914-495-3666
Offers: mechanic, gear, apparel, accessories
JULIO BICYCLES
45 S Bedford Rd, Chappaqua, NY 10514 – TEL: 914-238-1312
Offers: mechanic, gear, apparel, accessories
CRANKWORKS CYCLES
19 N Broadway Nyack, NY 10960 – TEL: 845-358-0101
Offers: mechanic, gear, apparel, accessories
R & A CYCLES
105 5th Ave New York, NY 11217 – TEL: 718-636-5242
Offers: mechanic, gear, apparel, accessories
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gfny.com/travel
GFNY’s International Travel Partners have guaranteed entries into the race. They are experts in bringing
groups of cyclists to races around the world, including NYC.
They can assist with helping you prepare for your trip to NYC, as well as answer any questions about the
race or your trip before your departure. They can make your stay in NYC easier and more fun by
arranging group bike rides, assisting with massage or entertainment bookings or recommending places to
visit based on you preferences.
COUNTRY
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL PARTNER
EMAIL
Brasil
Special Trip
[email protected]
Brasil
RendezVous Travel
[email protected]
België
Emolife
[email protected]
D/AT/CH
Grosse Coosmann
[email protected]
D/AT/CH
Inter Air
[email protected]
Italia
Bike Division
[email protected]
Italia
Terramia
[email protected]
Mexico
Sport and Performance
[email protected]
Nederland
Emolife
[email protected]
Nederland
VeloTours
[email protected]
New Zealand
Scotty Browns
[email protected]
Svenska
Springtime Travel
[email protected]
Campagnolo GFNY Championship is the most international cycling race in the world. Thanks for joining us!
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gfny.com/faq
Q: WHERE AND HOW DO I REGISTER?
A: GFNY’s registration partner is Eventbrite. They make registration a fast and simple process. Go to
gfny.eventbrite.com
Q: DO I HAVE TO QUALIFY TO TAKE PART IN CAMPAGNOLO GFNY 2016?
A: No. The qualification is for riders who want to start in the racer corral, seeded in the front of the field. If
you finished in the top 10% of your age group at Campagnolo GFNY Championship 2015 or any GFNY
World race since, you get a racer corral starting position at Campagnolo GFNY Championship 2016. Only
completion of the longest course counts toward qualification.
Q: DO I NEED TO BE A LICENSED RACER? I JUST WANT TO RIDE AS A PERSONAL CHALLENGE.
A: GFNY is open to all fitness levels. You don’t need to be a licensed racer. Some riders will compete for
prizes, others will do their best to beat the cut-off. GFNY is about doing your best whether it is competing
for the win, trying for a top 10% in your age group or beating the cut-off.
Q: I REGISTERED FOR GFNY 100, BUT I PREFER TO RIDE GFNY BEAR 50. IS THAT POSSIBLE?
Q: I REGISTERED FOR GFNY BEAR 50, BUT I PREFER TO RIDE GFNY 100. IS THAT POSSIBLE?
A: You can transfer your Campagnolo GFNY 100 registration to a GFNY BEAR 50 or your GFNY BEAR
50 registration to Campagnolo GFNY 100 registration at no extra cost until April 15, or until the spots
have been filled, whichever comes first. Please email Teresa at [email protected] to request a distance
change.
Q: I’M RIDING THE EVENT WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS. CAN WE CALL LINE UP TOGETHER IN
THE SAME START CORRAL?
A: The corrals are divided by age groups. If your friends are in your age group, you will be in the same
starting corral. However, if you are different ages, you can still start the event together. If you are
allocated to different start corrals, the person with the lower bib number can move to a corral further back,
the person with the higher bib number cannot move forward.
Q: I NEED TO CHANGE MY JERSEY SIZE / TEAM AFFILIATION / CATEGORY. HOW CAN I DO THAT?
A: Please email Teresa at [email protected] with your change request.
Q: WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THE ENTRY FEE?
A: GFNY full zip cycling jersey Designed in New York and Made in Italy, GFNY bike bottle by Elite, GFNY
red wine by T. Edward Wines, GFNY race poster, GFNY race magazine, various GFNY goodies, course
marking, aid stations, chip timing, post race food and drink by Giovanni Rana Pasta, competition and
raffle prizes, bike valet service at the expo and at GFNY Finish Village and much, much more.
GFNY BEAR 50 riders receive return transport by bus (your bike travels in an accompanying truck) to
GFNY Finish Village
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