Iloilo to Host Gran Fondo New York | Press Release

Experience Biking in a Beautiful Countryside: Iloilo to Host Gran fondo New York

This September, all bike roads will lead to Iloilo Province as it hosts the second Gran Fondo New York (GNFY) event iin the Philippines. This edition of GFNY Philippines is set to be a hotly-contested race among Asia's elite and international riders to see who will be crowned GFNY Asia Champion.

The event, which will be held on September 22, 2019, will offer a world-class experience to nearly 1000 cyclists from across the Philippines and from 15 nations. The competitive long-distanc course is 133km and has 650 meters climbing. There is also a non-competitive middl-distance course covering 64km and 220 meter of climbing.

What's more, the global cycling marathon brand has held prestigious events in different places such as New York, Argentina, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel will award GFNY Iloilo's overall male and female with the competitive long distance with flights, accomodations, and entry to the GFNY NYC World Championship next May 17, 2020.

The top 20% of finishers in each age group in the long route will also be earning a coveted start seeding in the GFNY Qualifier Corral for 380 days, including at the 2020 Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC on may 17th.

Photo during the launching of GFNY Philippines at Mamusa Art Bistro, Festive Walk Parade, Megaworld.

Iloilo is a Perfect Location

Iloilo city has been awarded as the Most Bike Friendly City last year during the PhilBike Expo 2018, and this is largely due to initiatives by the LGU and its local biking community. What visitors would notice as they travel around to its  beautiful towns is the number of locals who commute on their bikes. Iloilo City has an annual bike festival. which is now on its 6th year. This bike festival is usually composed of different biking events and culminated with a fun ride.

Iloilo is famous for its culture and cuisine, with local and international tourists visiting the province to get their fill of heirloom dishes, along a tour of its historical landmarks. With the presence of world-class developers such as Megaworld in Iloilo, the city also boasts of modern developments that can cater to the MICE (Meetings, Events, Conventions, and Exhibits) segment venues, numerous hotels & F&B establishments, reliable transport services and very hospitable Ilonggos.

The people seated are Iloilo counterpart of GFNY Philippines for the upcoming cycling marathon.

For more information about GFNY Iloilo, visit

Diamond Georgina

Diamond Georgina is a lifestyle entrepreneur and blogger based in Iloilo City. Apart from blogging and being a professional salesperson, she loves filming (video content), traveling, and emerging in communities. She considers herself a life-long learner. Feel free to collaborate.

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