GFNY Jerusalem

May 3, 2019

Jerusalem, the holiest of cities, is the new host to GFNY. As a GFNY Jerusalem rider, you will race through the most historic city in the world and make your own history.

Starting and finishing at the Jerusalem Arena, GFNY Jerusalem will feature a long route of 130km and a middle route of 72km. Both routes will take you along famous sights in the center of Jerusalem like the Tower of David and through the stunning nature of the Jerusalem hills, where the battle of David and Goliath took place, with views of the Dead Sea and Jordan.

GFNY Jerusalem will also serve as the GFNY Middle East-Africa Championship. The long course serves a 2017-2018 qualifying race for the racer corral at the 2018 Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC.

Long distance: 126 km and 2219m of climbing
Short distance: 74km and 1244m of climbing

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Registration is open now here.


Fly into Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport (code TLV). Jerusalem is 1hr drive from the airport.
Diesenhaus Unitours is the Official Travel Partner of GFNY Jerusalem and Israel’s leading incoming travel agent with over 80yrs of experience. In the next weeks, the Diesenhaus Unitours expert staff will present travel information online which can help you plan your trip, figure out the simplest way for you to get to Jerusalem, offer travel packages with special services at GFNY host hotels in Jerusalem, and present day tours in Israel where you can travel along with fellow GFNY riders, and more.
Meanwhile, those of you who are ready to book your trip can contact us directly to learn about all the exciting accommodation and tour packages available in Jerusalem.


If you are a group leader, want to join an existing group, or would like to get more information about group traveling and riding as a group in GFNY Jerusalem, please contact Ariel Homa at


At the GFNY Championship Middle-East Africa Jerusalem, the top 20% of riders in all age groups qualify for a front corral start at the Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC on May 18, 2020.




1300 riders and 30 Nations represent at GFNY Jerusalem


The historic city of Jerusalem hosted the inaugural GFNY Middle East – Africa Championship last Friday, April 27. It was hailed by the Minister for Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage, MK Zeev Elkin Sai,as a big step forward in transforming the city into an international cycling destination.

Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat started the race and gave a warm opening ceremony welcoming the 1300 riders from 30 countries.

The riders went out fast from the start along the rolling hills course through the heart of the city. Along the course, riders were treated to an amazing tour of Jerusalem passing most historic sights such as the Tower of David, The Knesset, Mammila, The Old City of Jerusalem and then onto and up the Jerusalem Hills on fully-closed-to-traffic roads.

A group of seven quickly formed, but after 4km, Jurgen Moreels of Belgium turned up the heat and created a gap of 5 minutes. After 40km, the chase group began to break down. They had been working hard to catch Moreels, but their effort was no match for the power of the Belgian on a day where he averaged 38kph through Jerusalem City.

Moreels never looked back and crossed the line in 03:51:04 for the inaugural GFNY Middle East-Africa Championship held at the inaugural GFNY Jerusalem. Aaron Hitman from Israel was in second with a time of 04:00:56. Alon Lehrer rounded out the podium in 04:01:45.

In the women’s race, the top two were the only women to finish in less than 5 hours. Local, Paz Bash took a dominating win in 4:44:49, followed by Noa Borochovitch (Isr) 4:50:48 and Keren Meretz (Isr) in 5:04:52.

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