GFNY Road Bike Race Jerusalem 2020
The world’s largest and most prestigious road bike race for amateurs and professionals, the GFNY (Gran Fondo New York) takes place in Israel in April. Last year, a total of 1,800 riders from Israel and 400 riders from 35 other countries participated. It begins at the Jerusalem Arena and all routes take participants through Jerusalem’s Old City and other iconic landmarks in the city.
There are two options; the first is the Gran Fondo of 130km, which has over 2,673 meters of climbing. The main climbs will take place outside the city, in the Judea Hills. The race route passes through the city streets and along major historic sites, such as the walls of the Old City and the Jaffa Gate, Sultan’s Pool, King David Street, the Government Complex and the Israel Museum, Ein Kerem. The second race option is the shorter Medio Fondo, which also passes some of the same amazing, historical landmarks as the long route, while only riding a total distance of 76km and total elevation gain of 1,689m.