Long course

Long route riders are taking part in a competitive race. All finishers are ranked overall and in their age group. Categories are offered only for long course participants. Overall results are based on gun time. Category results are based on chip time.

Individual Competition

Individuals can also register as members of a team to take part in the GFNY Team Competition.

  • Overall m/f
  • 18-34 m/f
  • 35-39 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
  • 70-74 m/f
  • 75-79 m/f
  • 80+ m/f

An age group exists as a competitive category if there is at least one rider of that age and gender taking place in the race. 

Team Competition

Individual GFNY riders can register as members of a team to take part in the Team Competition. Simply enter your Team Name in your registration and all riders with the same team name will be ranked together.
  • There is no maximum number of participants per team.
  • The 4 best times of a team will be combined and ranked along with other teams.
  • Each subsequent team of 4 with the same team name will be grouped into their respective team result, plus a letter designation. E.g., Team Go Fast A, Team Go Fast B, Team Go Fast C, etc.
  • All members of a cycling team are eligible for individual prizes in their age group.
  • The three fastest Teams-of-4 will be called to the podium and will receive prizes.
You can add or edit your team name at the time of registration, or anytime until 21 days before the race by logging into your account and editing your ticket. If you miss the 21-day changes cutoff, no problem - come to Registrations & Data Changes booth at the expo and we will change your team name onsite.
If your team would like to line up in the start corrals together, you can line up in the corral of the group member with the highest race number. Group members cannot move forward to a start corral allocated to lower start numbers.

Him+Her Category

This is a two-person competition that requires teamwork to get through the race. 
Because it’s tough to find two riders of the same ability and fitness, pushing, pulling, dragging, encouraging, screaming, shouting and any other means of working together is allowed.
A female and male rider have to finish within 30 seconds of each other. If the members of a Him & Her Team do not finish within 30-seconds of each other, they will be disqualified from the race for not meeting the requirement. 
Members of a Him+Her team are not eligible for individual age group prizes because rider assistance among team members in this category is permitted. Members of the Him & Her competition are not eligible for the 4-person-team competition. 

The Him+Her team competition consists of two age categories: sub-90 and 90+ years old combined.

Medium course

The medium course is a non-competitive, recreational ride. Your total time is provided, but there are no rankings and therefore no categories. The listing of medium route finishers & their time is provided in alphabetical order.
If you want to race and be ranked, you need to ride the long route.

Category, data and distance changes

During registration, you select your preferred racing distance (medium or long), category (Individual or Him & Her), team name, jersey size, country represented and other personal data. 
Making changes online: You can edit certain ticket information anytime until 21 days before the race by logging into your account and editing your ticket. 
If you are unable to make a change and need help, please contact us
Making changes on-site: If you miss the 21-day data changes cutoff, no problem - come to Registrations & Data Changes booth at the expo and we will make your category / data / distance change onsite.
If your jersey does not fit you, we offer a Jersey Exchange booth at the expo. We will do our best to provide an exchange jersey in, or near, your ideal size.
You can change your race distance even during the race. Your ticket is your entry into the race, regardless of the distance you complete. There are various check points along the course. As you pass various check points, the timing chip on your bike detects which course you are riding.
If you signed up for the medium route but are feeling great and want to take on the long course, you can. If you signed up for the long route and are not feeling like today is the day to accomplish this goal, you can switch to the medium course.The timing company at the race is reviewing the points where your timing chip was detected and reclassifies any rider to the distance they rode.