Course


The GFNY Cozumel course provides panoramic views and challenging winds. There are two distances to choose from, the Long Course is 160 kilometers and consists of two loops around the island of Cozumel. The Medium Course is 80 kilometers that circumvents the island of Cozumel once. No matter which course, we promise you will be mesmerized by beautiful beaches and ocean views, plus the support of all the locals who will be out in big numbers to cheer you to the finish line.

Long & Medium course

Your 160km journey will take you through two challenging hot laps around the coastline of this beautiful island, with more than 50 kilometers of picturesque turquoise ocean views. Along the way, you’ll be challenged by strong Mayan winds, technical downtown roads, and celebrated by the town locals.

LONG COURSE IS A COMPETITION: Only the finishers of the long course are eligible for category rankings and Overall and Podium awards. If you want to race and be ranked in your category, you must complete the long course. Top 10% of finishers in each age group earn a spot in the Qualifier Corral at every GFNY World event.

 

The 80km medium route offers the same breathtaking views as the long route, but you will ride just one lap around the island. Don’t be fooled, the medium course is still a challenge, specially with the heat, strong winds and competitive group of riders.
 
MEDIUM COURSE IS NOT A COMPETITION: The riders of the medium course will be provided their start-to-finish time, but will not be ranked by finish time. All finish times will be listed in alphabetical order.

Course Map

King of the Wind

YOU VS MOTHER NATURE

Hold on tight, get aero and brace yourself for the ultimate challenge of GFNY Cozumel... THE MAZDA KING OF THE WIND CHALLENGE (KOW). 
Conquer head and cross winds as they increase in strength (up to 25mph) depending where you are on the course. The Mayan winds, which make Cozumel popular with sailors and kite surfers, will best be best conquered by riders who are proficient in paceline and echelon drafting. While most GFNY challenges favor lighter riders, the KOW challenge will favor the stronger cyclists, who will find their rear wheels popular ground for the sparrows.

Keep your eyes peeled for wind flags on this section they will help you determine the best location in the peloton. 

WINNER BEST CHIP TIME 2 KOW LAPS
TOTAL DISTANCE: 40KM

Prizes will be awarded to the King and Queen of the KOW and will be calculated by adding the time of the two KOW sections.

 

TOP TIMES

Year

Male

Female

2014 -

59:28

59:56

2015 -

53:28

54:06

2016 -

57:15

1:01:00

2017 -

1:09:06

1:10:21

2018 -

58:16

1:03:00

2019 -

54:52

55:36

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Ride the Virtual GFNY Cozumel Course

Now you can ride the GFNY Cozumel course from the comfort of your home on your smart trainer. Explore the beauty of the tropical island of Cozumel and see why we call it paradise. This is a great way to train for the race on the exact same race elevation profile. Try it out and see for yourself.

Aid Stations

GET YOUR RACE ENGINE FUELED, HYDRATED AND BACK ON THE COURSE
The aid stations at GFNY Cozumel are designed to help you find what you want as quickly as possible and get you back on the race course, while losing as little time as possible. There are 8 stations on the 160km course and 4 stations on the 80km course. Each aid station is designed with the same layout and contains the same exact products to make it easy for you. 

The products served at our stations are personally chosen and approved by the GFNY team, meaning everything is race-proven. We also make sure to provide everyone with items we feel will give you a more comfortable race such as baby wipes, suntan lotion, and antibacterial gel. This way when you get back on the course you’ll feel good as new and ready to give it your best to the finish line.

A large selection of fresh in-season fruits such as bananas, oranges and watermelon.

Count on a large supply of Powerade, water and a ton of ice to keep you cool and hydrated.

From Sport Beans, specialty nutrition bars, or our home made rice cakes you can count on a large supply of the right energizing food that will keep you fueled and satisfied.

Aid Stations Map

Perks included as part of GFNY Cozumel


 

THE JERSEY: All riders receive the official GFNY Cozumel race jersey, which is mandatory attire at the race. The jersey is designed in NYC and Made in Italy.

CHIP TIMING: GFNY Cozumel is a timed race. Each athlete has their own timing chip, which starts right after you cross the start line and stops when you cross the finish line. Timing results will be available at gfny.cc/results.

FINISHER MEDAL: Every GFNY Cozumel finisher receives a medal, no matter which distance they complete. All finishers also earn a “Finish” towards their 3x2020-2021 GFNY medal or the 10x medal. Go to gfny.com/medals for more information on GFNY’s multi-finisher medals.

 

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