YORK, PA – GFNY, the Global Endurance Sports Series, kicks off a 95.1 mile cycling race this weekend at the York Expo Center on September 10 at 7:30 a.m., making York, PA one of only five GFNY race locations in the US this year. This event was brought to York County by Sport York, an Explore York program designed to recruit events and generate economic impact. GFNY received $75,000 in funding from the York County Tourism Grant Program.
This competitive long distance cycling race features 6,202 ft. of climbing and will start and finish at the York Expo Center followed by post-race festivities, music, and awards. Riders will start out heading west for 10 miles along paved roads before taking a 35-mile loop past farm fields, and wooded hillsides through the undulating and scenic York County countryside. Long route riders will repeat the loop a 2nd time before heading back to the finish line at the York Expo Center, where post-race festivities await.
"Sport York is proud to host this prestigious event. It’s going to be an amazing weekend in York County,” said Rasheeda Martin, Director of Sales for Explore York. “We are thrilled to showcase our facilities and accommodations for the GFNY participants and look forward to bringing additional international events to the area.”
“We’ve been welcomed with open arms by the York community,” said GFNY President Lidia Fluhme. “Everyone is genuinely excited to host this international cycling race here. This level of hospitality just guarantees an exceptional experience for our riders and their friends and families.”
About Explore York, Sport York & The York Co. Tourism Grant Program
Explore York’s mission is to maximize tourism expenditures and their economic impact in York County, PA, through comprehensive tourism sales and marketing programs. Explore York’s vision is for a York County where tourism is recognized for the value of its economic impact and its role in raising the profile of York County as a sought-after destination. For more information on Explore York County, PA, and the destination, call
1-888-858-9675 or visit YorkPA.org.
Explore York's Sport York program was designed to recruit events and generate additional economic impact throughout York County. Sport York positions York County as Pennsylvania's Premier Sports Destination, highlighting the area's dynamic facilities and central location on the East Coast. For further information visit YorkPA.org/sports.
The York County Tourism Grant Program provides applicants equal opportunity for funding consideration and does not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, caste, or creed.