Our Team

GFNY Jerusalem is the fruit of the initiative and Co-founders Shaun Gad, Ilan Zaviv, Yaniv Cohen, and  Ofer Shytrit who have received the great support of ilanit Malcior from the Jerusalem Development Authority, the blessing of Jerusalem's Mayor Mr. Nir Barkat, Moshe Leon and great back wind from  the Ministry of Jerusalem & Heritage.

Shaun Gad

GFNY Jerusalem Co-founder loves cycling and works hard to make sure to bring his rich experience with running over 12 races in Mexico so your GFNY Jerusalem race will be a true Italian style granfondo with fully closed roads and fully timed races. Shaun's passion for cycling goes back more than 20 years when he started racing NORBA sanctioned mountain bikes back in the states and basically every other type of bike until he discovered his true passion of road racing. When Shaun is not organizing a GFNY race he’s usually in the states or Europe riding endlessly.

Ofer Shytrit

Ofer is the owner and chairman of Kapaim Active, Israel's largest production and marketing company for major sports events such as the Tel Aviv marathon, conferences, and other active lifestyle events. Ofer is a hands-ons production person that will personally assure his team will cover every detail along the race route. When Ofer is not at a meeting with municipal executives you will probably find him driving his jeep exploring new routes for the next event in mind.  

Yaniv Cohen

Yaniv brings his 20+ years of experience in managing hundreds of culture, private and business events.  Yaniv’s creativity, innovation and in-depth understanding of the guest experience has greatly served his customers to enjoy seamless execution for an unforgettable event. Yaniv is running gravel trails at the Jerusalem hills when he is not producing the next exciting event in Jerusalem.

Ilan Zaviv

GFNY’s year-round acting manager who is in contact with at least 60% of all participants, cycling groups in and out of Israel, commercial partners, and marketing teams so they all have a name, email, and phone to answer any of their needs in regards to the upcoming race. Ilan is an adventurer at heart, and has lived in Cozumel, Mexico for over 13 years where he met Shaun and the rest is history. Father to 3 boys, Ilan is either windsurfing, diving, kayaking or cycling with them.