October 21, 2018
The inaugural GFNY Panama will be held on October 21, 2018. The race will start and finish from the Playa Blanca Beach Hotel and Resort in Playa Blanca, Farallon, located 150km from Tocumen (PTY) airport, Panama’s main international airport.
GFNY Panama offers two distance options. The long route will cover 170km with 1700 meters of climbing and the medium, non-competitive route covers 90km and 590 meters of climbing.
Riders and families will have a great time relaxing and enjoying water activities in Playa Blanca before and after the race.
Panama is a narrow land bridge in Central America, but its rich nature is host to more species of birds and trees than all of North America. For longer visits, a stay in Panama City is a must, with world-class dining, nightlife, casinos and shopping.
GFNY Panama offers 2 stunning routes in Cocle, where you will get head and tail winds, rolling hills, great climbs, beach and mountains. You will pass by the largest Eolic Park in Central America and through La Pintada, one of the most historic towns in Panama.
Passing through Parque Eólico will be an impressive experience. Here, riders will be faced with challenging headwinds and crosswinds. After Parque Eólico, the course will start to climb and take riders on a tour through several small towns across Cordillera up to San Juan de Dios before making the decent to Juan Diaz and taking Panamerican Road to the finish line.
Tocumen International Airport is the international airport of Panama City, the capital of Panama. The airport serves as the homebase for Copa Airlines and is a regional hub to and from The Caribbean, South, North and Central America and additionally features routes to some major European cities. The airport is 150km (2hrs) from Playa Blanca Beach Resort.
Active Travel is Panama’s #1 Sport travel agency. Contact Active Travel and they will offer packages that can include airport pickup, hotel reservations, return transfer to Panama City or back to the airport.
If you plan to stay a couple of days in the city they have also excelent packages for you.
Active Travel will take care of you during your entire stay in Panama for GFNY Panama.
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At GFNY Panama, the top 10% of riders in all age groups qualify for a front corral start at the Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC on May 19, 2019.