GFNY Italia is a personal endurance challenge where you compete against others, the clock and yourself.

GFNY World events provide you that same challenge in locations around the world. Additionally, you get the chance to qualify for a front corral start at the GFNY Championship which is held in May in NYC.

All GFNY events provide the following for you to BE A PRO FOR A DAY:

  • mass start
  • individual chip timing from start to finish with awards for all categories
  • closed roads or police moderated traffic that ensures you don’t have to stop during the race


GFNY co-founder and President Lidia Fluhme is the creator of world’s most spectacular start line in cycling, George Washington Bridge. She did not accept ‘no’ as an answer back in 2010, no matter how often it was voiced. Without the start on GWB, GFNY would not exist.

At GFNY Italia, Lidia coordinates with Nico that riders from around the globe get to experience a true Italian granfondo.

The 7-time Ironman Hawaii finisher, NYU business school graduate and former Wall Street banker loves a really challenging granfondo, preferably in Italy. She has written a very helpful guide on How To Tackle A Gran Fondo.



GFNY co-founder and CEO Uli Fluhme is making sure that all GFNY events are true granfondos in the Italian tradition: you get to have the right of way at each intersection, will be timed start to finish and your result will be based on your time.

Uli is a former Wall Street attorney but it is his 20 years of granfondo racing that led to GFNY. He continues to race the toughest granfondos around the world, including all GFNY events. Some of his many visions and ideas make it into GFNY.

If he’s not working on growing GFNY or racing his bike, Uli is lobbying hard for antidoping. He’s a no holds barred voice since 2000 and was key to implement in- and out of competition testing at GFNY. You can discuss antidoping with him on Twitter @ulif.



Maciej Narzewski is the master of all things logistics at GFNY in New York. He brings his skills and expertise to Italy for the ultimate GFNY “touch”.

Maciej gets out into nature whenever he can, whether alone, with his family or his friends. No valley is too deep or mountain too high for his climbing, diving and mountain biking adventures. For Maciej, nothing compares to a quick three day trip to the Rockies.


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