GFNY is a personal endurance challenge where you compete against others, the clock and yourself.

At GFNY COZUMEL, you take on a challenging and scenic 160-kilometer route where your journey will take you thru two challenging hot laps around the coastline of this beautiful island, with more than 40 miles of picturesque turquoise ocean views. Along the way, you’ll be challenged by strong Mayan winds and celebrated by the town locals.

The 80-kilometer GFNY medium distance on the same day is a non-competitive ride where you will need to ride only one lap around the coastline.

GFNY World events provide you that same challenge in locations around the world. Additionally, you get the chance to qualify for a front corral start at the GFNY World Championship in NYC.

All GFNY events provide the following, for you to BE A PRO FOR A DAY:

  • Mass start
  • Individual chip timing from start to finish with awards for all categories
  • Closed roads or police moderated traffic that ensures you don’t have to stop during the race

Daniela Gad

GFNY MEXICO Co-founder, avid cyclist and professional photographer. Her work is apparent in all our advertising, graphic designs, and daily operations of GFNY Mexico. Daniela is instrumental in all our apparel, race gear designs and not to mention all the fun toys we add to our goodie bags. Daniela’s passion for cycling goes back 15 years to when she started riding in Europe and the states on the same routes as the major tours. She’s a great climber but a fearless downhiller.

Leonardo Flores

Leonardo’s passion for cycling has recently begun but has taken a huge leap forward. From a novice rider Leo is now winning podium positions on the local race circuit. Leo’s main focus at GFNY Cozumel is to help coordinate/organize all race logistics including our amazing expo, finish area, and not to mention making the race course look GFNY cool. If you have emailed GFNY Cozumel you most likely have heard back from Leo who is answering and helping all participants with there questions.

Shaun Gad

GFNY Mexico Co-founder and CEO, Shaun loves cycling and works hard to make sure all GFNY Mexico races are true Italian style granfondos and fully timed races. Shaun’s passion for cycling goes back more than 20 years when he started racing NORBA sanctioned mountain bikes back in the states and basically every other type of bike until he discovered his true passion of road racing. Shaun’s main expertise is in marketing with a degree from NYU. He spent over 20 years in the jewelry industry working with the top world brands and helping them market their products.. When Shaun is not organizing a GFNY race he’s usually in the states or Europe riding endlessly.

Citlali Bello

Born and raised in Cozumel. Citlali helps in keeping our back office organized and works with our sponsors, host hotels and government to make sure everyone is coordinated. During race day Citlali is coordinating our podium ceremony and finish area festivities. She is a practicing attorney and very dedicated to her work. She might not ride a bike but she loves her island and all the sports events that come here, especially GFNY Cozumel.


Fernanda started as a triathlete and then realized she wasn’t very good at swimming but was very strong on the bike., In 2017 Giuseppina Grassi invited her to be part of the Mexican national cycling team Grassi Womens Pro Cycling from 2018 to 2019. Her pro cycling career including many wins including Vuelta Veracruz.
Fernanda also has a great talent for orgazning large events and used to be the youngest wedding planner in mexico, and ranked 3 years in a row as the top 10 wedding planners at only 24 years old.  Fernanda is now one of the creative minds in our marketing department and helps to create many of our digital campaigns and ideas. During race days you will see Fernanda with our photo team and community teams keeping the world informed about the daily race action.

Miguel Gonzalez

GFNY Mexico Co-founder and President, Miguel early sports career started as a professional soccer player and later moved to his real passion road and triathlon racing. Miguel has earned multiple podium positions around Mexico and a 4th place position in the 70.3 Ironman Miami 2015. Miguel is key in organizing all race logistics for GFNY Mexico and makes sure that your race experience is the true meaning of what BE A PRO FOR A DAY means.


Andrea has participated in triathlon races for over 10 year. She enjoys the freedom that this sport offers in its multiple disciplines: swimming, cycling and running. With a Law and Tourism background, she works hard to make sure the best content is displayed on our  social networks. She is also constantly helping to build our cycling community and promote cycling as a great lifestyle choice for everyone to enjoy.