GRAN FONDO CYCLING CHALLENGE PUERTO RICO
We continue to innovate and this April 21, 2024 GFCC arrives in the city of chicharon (Bayamón, Puerto Rico) where we will live a festival of cycling, traditions, tourism and culture. Our Gran Fondo will continue to surprise our entire community.
For more than 20 years we have been doing cycling events for children, adults, beginners, competitive and the family in general. From 2021 we began to develop the great thematic gran fondo franchise, where all the participants, apart from doing the sports challenge, can learn about the culture and traditions of each region from a different point of view.
We continue to learn and we are sure that we are on the right path to present quality events with high standards to our entire community. Thanks to all of you we have quickly become a reference and this year we will conclude with Gran Fondo Cycling Challenge Puerto Rico as the first destination of the franchise.
Our Expo or Bike Fair is the meeting point for the entire community of cyclists, family members and the best company brands in the country that will meet for 3 days, April 10, 20 and 21, at Los Trailers. We will have talks, music, food, drinks and a super sports atmosphere for our entire community.
At the Expo we will deliver Kits on Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th from 11am to 6pm both days. Kits will not be delivered on Sunday.
The event will take place on Sunday, April 21, starting from Los Trailers at 6:00 AM on time. The return of all the groups will be to the same place of departure.
We have defined 3 routes with different altitudes where from the beginner to the most advanced they can put themselves to the test and ride through the streets of the city of Bayamón while we make the transition from city to beach when we arrive at the northern coast of PR, passing by Toa Baja, Dorado, Vega Alta, Vega Baja and Manatí. Through the tour you can enjoy beautiful landscapes, views of the beaches and get to know el Puente Mata de Platano en Ciales.
THE GRAN FONDO CYCLING CHALLENGE PUERTO RICO 2024 is a cycling event governed by its own regulations. The event starts at 06:00 AM on Sunday, April 21, 2024.
The GFCCPR will start from Los Trailers in the City of Bayamón and will end at the same venue.
All our participants will have six (7) hours to finish any of the 2 previously defined routes. Once this period is over, ALL logistical support will be withdrawn from the track.
We will have available at the end of the caravan official vehicles of the event where the participants can use to return to the end point of the GFCCPR. Participants who decide to complete the tour will continue at their own risk and the routes will be without logistics support for both safety and hydration. It is considered registered who has completed the registration form and made the respective payment. Whoever fills out the form, but does not formalize the payment, is NOT considered registered under any circumstances and cannot demand that their quota be respected during the delivery of kits and during the execution of the event.
Participation in the test is given under the responsibility and own risk of the participants, in this effect the organizers of the event and associated brands are excluded from any responsibility. The inscriptions are considered FINAL, so in the case of not being able to participate, the inscription will not be refunded. Registrations are strictly personal and non-transferable and cannot be used by a person other than the registered person. Substitution of one participant for another is not possible. And the only reason to return the funds canceled by a participant will be the cancellation of the event without a cause of justification by the organizers.
All participants must carry the chip and bicycle participation number and Jersey (these form a single unit). Any cyclist who does not wear the identification elements visibly will be excluded from the tour by members of the organization or by law enforcement. The number with the Chip must be clearly visible on the front of the bicycle. without folding, and without hiding or altering the information. THE CHIP is attached to the number, forming a single unit. The number and the chip are personal and non-transferable items. The registered person may only participate with the number that has been assigned to him and agrees not to allow the use of this to other people. Claims for loss of the chip or placement in an inappropriate place will not be accepted.
The organization will provide vehicles and motorcycles to accompany the participants. The presence of vehicles other than those of the organization of the event is NOT allowed. All participants those who carry private vehicles will be removed from the official times. In the event of an incident caused by an unauthorized vehicle, it must be responsible for 100% of the damage caused. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ADMIT OR NOT ANY PARTICIPANT IN THE EVENT.
All participants must carefully observe the provisions of the Road Safety Law and its Regulations in Puerto Rico. The test runs on roads with open, partially closed or controlled traffic. Who does not comply with the law will be expelled from the march and subsequent editions. Enrollment in the test assumes that the participant assumes the risks inherent in participating in a test open to traffic, and excludes the test organization from liability for any incident or accident arising from participation in the test. The organization is not responsible for any accident that the participation could be the cause or victim of. Nor is it jointly liable for the expenses or debts that the participants may incur during the test, nor for the loss or breakdown that the bicycles or other equipment of the participants may suffer. The participant exempts the organization from any responsibility for loss or deterioration of personal belongings for any reason.
To pick up the kit that includes the jersey and participation numbers, IT IS MANDATORY to present the Identity Document and form of exoneration of responsibilities. The participation kit will only be delivered to each participant personally and upon presentation of the identity document and form of exoneration of responsibilities. Under no circumstances will the participation kit be delivered to third parties.
The organization reserves the right to make timely changes to the route when there is a reason of force majeure, or other supervening circumstance and beyond the control of its will that, at its sole discretion, makes it convenient or necessary, without the participants have the right to request any kind of refund or reduction of registration fees. Likewise, the Right of Admission is Reserved.
The organization may agree to the suspension of the test, either temporarily or permanently, when circumstances beyond the will and control of the organization or government measures that affect security in general or the freedom of movement of people occur. In case of definitive suspension, the participants will not be entitled to a refund of the registration fees, but will be entitled to a discount on the registration for the next version of the event.
The acceptance of these regulations necessarily implies that the participant authorizes the organizers of the GRAN FONDO CYCLING CHALLENGE PR 2023 to record all or part of their participation in it, gives their agreement so that their image can be used in the promotion and dissemination of the image in conjunction with GFCC in all its forms (radio, press, video, photo, DVD, internet, posters, media, etc.) and assigns all rights related to its commercial and advertising exploitation that they deem appropriate to execute, without right for their part to receive any financial compensation. This article is also extended to photographs.
The simple fact of registering for this test implies acceptance of these regulations and the waiver of all rights against the organization, abandoning any legal action that may arise from their participation in the test. Strictly speaking, those participants who:
1. They do not respect the traffic and circulation code National and of the event.
2. Do not respect the security instructions indicated by law enforcement and by the organization.
3. Do not go through the exit control and others located on the route.
4. Dirty or degrade the itinerary by throwing waste.
5. Have their own support vehicle, hindering and putting at risk the march of the rest of the participants.
6. Behavior that prevents the normal development of the test and that goes against these regulations.
7. Stand in different starting places than the test official.
The purpose of the GFCCPR is to enjoy the ride with other people who love riding bicycles, know the beautiful parts and learn about Puerto Rico and complete the challenge..
All cyclists over 18 years old are welcome.
Men & Woman
- No escorts are allowed.
- Hydration is not allowed (neither on foot nor in the car).
- If you have a puncture or damage, you must wait for the neutral mechanic's car (the car will go with the main lot). However, each athlete must have changed for punctures.
- No time trial bike, aero bar, an e-bike is allowed.
- No bicycles, e-bikes, etc., will be allowed behind the organization's cars or any other vehicle.
- The whole peloton will start together (Gran Fondo,Medio Fondo & Grupetta).
- All cyclists must have their GFCCPR jersey, plate, and chip.
- Traffic will be controlled but safety must be taken care of.
On the route, GFCCPR going to mark 2 timed segments.
- one segment wavy
- one segment flat
The Challenge is to try to be the best time in each segment.
The timed segments is an OPEN Challenge with 2 categories to be awarded:
Open women (over 18 years old)
Open men (over 18 years old)