Enjoy cycling and mariachis at GFNY Zapopan
GFNY, the global endurance sport series, is coming to
Zapopan, Mexico on October 2, 2022!
You will complete the race loop back in the historic city of Zapopan. Medium distance riders will finish and get to celebrate their achievements, while the long distance riders will head out for a second lap. Expect a full show at the finish festival with bands, DJ, VIP area, pasta party, and all the well-known festivities that a GFNY Mexico finish party always offers.
Long Route – 146 Km / 1234m+
Medium Route – 73 Km / 616m+
Zapopan is part of the Guadalajara metropolitan area and is one of the most upscale municipalities in Mexico. Best known as being the home of the Virgin of Zapopan, an image of the Virgin Mary made in the 16th century, which was credited with a number of Miracles and visited by pope John Paul II.
Zapopan and Guadalajara are also where Mariachi music originated in the 19th century and where you can find mariachi bands, dancers, food vendors and crafts stands in the heart of the city entertaining spectators. Stroll through the colonial-era center of Zapopan and enjoy the small streets, stores, parks, fountains, plazas and restaurants.
Just outside Zapopan are vast highland fields of Agave located in the municipality of Tequila, which is famous for its Tequila fields and factories. Due to its historical and cultural importance, the city of Tequila was declared a UNESCO world heritage site. Tequila tours are some of the fun activities you can do while here which will give you a real taste of Mexican culture, literally.
While here for GFNY, take your time and explore the city of Zapopan, its neighbor city, Guadalajara, and immerse yourself in Mexican history, its flavors and traditions.
All riders receive the official GFNY race jersey, which is mandatory attire at the race. The jersey is designed in NYC and Made in Italy.
Every GFNY Zapopan finisher receives a medal, no matter which distance they complete. All finishers also earn a “Finish” towards their 3×2022 GFNY medal or the 10x lifetime medal. Go to gfny.com/medals for more information on GFNY’s multi-finisher medals.
Registration is open now here.
The top 10% of finishers in all age groups riding the long course qualify for the front corral start at the GFNY World Championship NYC.
CONTACT AND MORE INFORMATION
The Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Aiport (GDL) is the second largest airport in Mexico and only 25min from downtown Zapopan. There are daily flights from all cities in Mexico and many international flights including from Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Antonio, New York, Atlanta, Phoenix and many more. If you can’t find a direct flight, you can fly into Mexico City and take a quick connecting flight to Guadalajara from there. Airlines that fly to Guadalaja include; AeroMexico, Volaris, Viva Aerobus, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines.
It’s very convenient to drive to Zapopan from the cities listed below. Just pop your bike on the rack and come with all your family and friends. From Mexico City, Puebla, Tlaxcala and Veracruz, you can travel directly via the Cuacnopalan-Oaxacan Highway.