FAQ


  • WHAT IS THE GFNY DOMINICAN REPUBLIC?

    Is an international cycling event that promotes competition among cyclists worldwide. GFNY is a personal endurance challenge where you compete against others, the clock and yourself, with its famous slogan "BE A PRO FOR A DAY". GFNY events offer the opportunity to develop the same endurance challenge in different countries around the world, and ours will be held in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, in April 2019.

     

    Don't miss the opportunity to participate!

  • RACE DISTANCES?

    We offer the participants two distance options:

    • Long course - 150 kms and 973 ms of climbing
    • Short course - 94 kms and 398 msof climbing
  • WHERE WILL THE RACE BE CARRIED OUT?

    The race will be held in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, one of the most paradisiacal tourist destinations in the Caribbean.

  • WHAT LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE IN CYCLING DO I NEED?

    Regularly those who participate in the GFNY are active cyclists or people who prepare at least 8 months before the race, with a routine of exercises that include riding their bike at short, medium and long distances, making personal challenges of individual and group resistance to improve their skills. Riders have the option to participate in the short or long race according to their experience.

  • DO YOU HAVE TRAINING PLANS?

    If you need training plans we recommend you to follow our Blog – “GFNY Trainings” where you will have online access to our weekly articles to help you prepare for the GFNY Republica Dominicana. You can find our blog at www.gfnyrd.com, with nutrition tips, personal endurance challenges, exercise plans, cycling trainings, among other important information. We also recommend joining cyclists' groups.

  • WHAT IS THE REGISTRATION FEE FOR THE RACE?

    The cost of registration depends of the date.

     

    Check the following table:

       Price in Dollars From To
     $90.00 05/02/18 05/15/18
     $100.00 05/16/18 05/31/18
     $105.00 06/01/18 06/30/18
     $110.00 07/01/18 07/31/18
     $115.00 08/01/18 08/31/18
     $120.00 09/01/18 09/30/18
     $125.00 10/01/18 10/31/18
     $130.00 11/01/18 11/30/18
     $135.00 12/01/18 12/31/18
     $140.00 01/01/19 01/31/19
     $145.00 02/01/19 02/28/19
     $150.00 03/01/19 03/31/19
     $180.00 04/07/19 04/07/19
  • WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THE REGISTRATION?
    • Access to participate in the race
    • Welcome pack
    • Roundtrip transportation from the host hotel to the GFNY Expo in Punta Cana
    • Promotional items bag from GFNY Republica Dominicana
    • Travel guide (for participants in race and during your stay)
    • Original Jersey GFNY República Dominicana mandatory for ridersChip for timed time
    • Riders and bike Identification kit
    • Access to hydration stations
    • Party (after race)
    • Awards and gifts from our sponsors
  • WHERE CAN I GET MY REGISTRATION?

    Please go to our website www.gfnyrd.comand go to the registration sectionand fill out the form. The registration payment can be made with your credit card.

  • CAN I CHANGE MY RACE CATEGORY?

    Yes, you can make your change request by writing to our email: info@gfnyrd.com. Changes will be available until march 15th2019. Our categories are: Long course and Short course.

  • GFNY DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ONLY PROFESSIONAL CYCLISTS WILL PARTICIPATE?

    This event welcomes all those who want to participate. If you are a cycling enthusiast and would like to challenge yourself for new goals, or improve your personal best, then this race is right for you!

  • WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RACE?

    Participants must be at least 18 years old to participate in the race.

  • IS IT NECESSARY TO HAVE A CYCLING LICENSE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CAREER?

    A cyclist license is not necessary to participate, only the registration in GFNY Dominican Republic.

  • 1. IF I CAN NOT GO TO THE RACE, DO I GET A REFUND?

    Refunds of your registration are not allowed; however, you can pick up your promotional items in person at the Expo GFNY República Dominicana.

  • WHAT TYPE OF BICYCLE CAN I USE FOR THE EVENT?

    The best option to participate in this race is the Road Bikebecause it is more feasible to move in groups.

    Other options are:

    • Mountain bike only for the short course.
    • Ride or single speed bicycle (Provided you have two brakes).
    • Triathlon bike (Recommendation: keep your hands on the brake lever during the race)

    NOTE:For your own security, Recumbent Bicycles and Trailers will not be allowed in the race.

  • WILL THE COMPETITION BE TIMED?

    Yes, at the end of the race each participant will receive their individual time results.

  • WHAT ARE THE CATEGORIES TO PARTICIPATE?

    OUR CATEGORIES:

     

    • General m / f
    • 18-39 m / f
    • 40-44 m / f
    • 45-49 m / f
    • 50-54 m / f
    • 55-59 m / f
    • 60-64 m / f
    • 65-69 m / f
    • 65+ f
    • 70-74 m / f
    • 75+ m
    • Less than 90, sum of ages he and she *
    • More than 90, sum of ages he and she *
    • Team of cyclists (The best four cyclists of the team)

     

     

    NOTE:Both team members must finish the race together, that is, with a difference of no more than 30 seconds, in order to be considered candidates for the podium. In this category it is allowed to push.

  • WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?

    In addition to the coveted medals of GFNY República Dominicana, different prizes will be awarded for by our sponsors and special raffles among all the participants.

  • WHERE CAN I STAY IN PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC?

    We recommend you book your stay in any of these hotels because of the special attention they will give to the participants of GFNY Republica Dominicana.

     

    • http://www.puntacana.com/
    • http://www.tortugabayhotel.com/
    • http://www.fourpointspuntacanavillage.com/
    • http://www.westinpuntacana.com/
  • WHAT IS THE REGISTRATION PROCESS AT THE GFNY Republica Dominicana EXPO?

    When registering in person for your event, you will receive a wrist band that will indicate a registration code for the race.

     

    This band will identify you as an official participant and must be used throughout the event. The use of the wristband is required to participate in the race, for medical registration, access to food and beverage consumptions, festivities and to retire from the race with your bicycle.

     

  • CAN I PICK UP THE NUMBER FOR THE BICYCLE, THE CHIP REGISTRATION AND THE GFNY GIFT BAG THE SAME DAY OF THE CAREER?

    No, they will only be delivered on the Expo days - April 5thand 6th. Exceptions are not allowed.

  • SOMEONE ELSE CAN PICK UP THE BICYCLE NUMBER, CHIP REGISTRATION AND GIFT BAG?

    No, for security reasons, each participant must pick up their items personally.

  • WHAT SHOULD I TAKE ON THE RACE DAY?

    Required:

    • The event wristband (Record band)
    • Bicycle with which you will participate.
    • Helmets with straps on the chin.
    • Use the official jersey of the GFNY Dominican Republic event.
    • Registration Chip

     

    We recommend

    • Wear Spandex shorts and sunscreen throughout the body.
  • WHERE CAN I PARK MY CAR?

    We will have some parking places. Once you arrived to the GFNY Event you will be guided by our staff.

  • WHERE CAN I SAVE MY CLOTHES OR PERSONAL ITEMS?

    There will be available places to save your personal items, but they will have some limits for each participant, we recommend you just take very necessary things and leave others in the hotel.

  • WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE A MECHANICAL PROBLEM WITH MY BICYCLE DURING THE RACE?

    If you have a mechanical problem with your bike we recommend that you check your bike before the race but in case of any inconvenient you should stop in a safe location and ask for assistance to our staff.

    You can also stop and do not continue the race to avoid any accident.

  • WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I NEED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE?

    If you need medical assistance stop in a safe location, we will be monitoring the race all time so we can send you help immediately. We will have medical staff at each station and we also have ambulances so if you have an emergency situation we will take you to the nearest hospital center.

  • WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I REALIZE THAT I CAN NOT CONTINUE THE RACE?

    If you realize you cannot continue the race try to arrive to the nearest station of GFNY_RD and stay there. You can drink water, and also have food. Our volunteers will assist you all time.

     

    In case you cannot arrive one of our stationof GFNY_RD, do not worry, just stay in a safe location and we will find you, we will be monitoring the race all time and to pick up you to help you.

  • WHAT WILL WE DO AFTER THE RACE FINISH?

    There will be a food banquet for all participants, celebration party and gifts from our sponsors.