In 2017, Malaysia will witness it's first GFNY to be held on the 23rd April through the tropics of Ipoh, Perak. GFNY Malaysia is the main highlight for the Ipoh Cycle Fest 2017

Gran Fondo New York in Malaysia 2017...Get ready!
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Gran Fondo New York (GFNY), a global cycling marathon series continue to expand its portfolio to Malaysia for the first time ever. With a total 14 races next year, GFNY Malaysia has been announced as the fifth GFNY race in 2017, after GFNY Mexico City on March 26.
The race will be opened for all levels from amateur to professional. With a tagline of ‘Be A Pro For A Day’, GFNY aims on giving everyone the experiences of cycling like a pro in a global bicycle marathon. 
Mr. Abd Raheem Mohamad (Managing Director & CEO of Destination Perak) interviewed by Zaiful Ariffin from Astro Awani (Video link -

Zaiful Ariffin menemubual some participants GFNY Malaysia test ride session will take place on the 23 April 2017 in conjunction with Ipoh Ipoh Cycle FEST 2017
Proud to say, the race will be held in Ipoh, the capital city of the state of Perak and is one of the biggest cities in Malaysia. It is located at a distance of approximately 200 kilometres to the north of Kuala Lumpur.
Ipoh is surrounded by beautiful limestone outcrops with wonderful cave temples; some of Malaysia’s biggest attractions are only a couple of hours away by car. The start and finish of GFNY Malaysia is in Tambun, Ipoh, Perak where the course will wind through lush rainforest and along the limestone hills.
Why join GFNY? Because you get to be BE A PRO FOR A DAY! And you also get these:
* Mass start
* Rankings based on finish time and podium awards
* Official race jersey, made in Italy
* A race in an attractive tourism destination for cyclists and family
* 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
* Unique winner medals to all category winners.
* Unique prizes for Gran and Medio Fondo winners.
* European cut men’s cycling jersey, provided by GFNY Malaysia to every rider and is mandatory attire for the event
* Aid stations
* 1 day expo with sponsor booths and GFNY merchandise store
It’s our goal at GFNY MALAYSIA to stage you at the start according to your fitness. That way, you are around the riders that ride at your level from the beginning which improves your experience.��1)The following riders are qualified for a front corral start:

* Riders who finished in the top 10% of their Age Group at the previous year’s GFNY Championship or any GFNY World event of the following season and are signed up by March 31. If you qualified and registered, you are all set and don’t have to do anything.

* Riders who are not qualified but have a USAC license (or international equivalent) Men Cat 1-3 (Masters 1-2) and Women Cat 1-2 (Masters 1) and are signed up by March 31. Please send a photocopy of your actual license as well as proof that you have been racing in your category in 2015 or 2016 to [email protected] no later than March 31.

GFNY reserves the right to limit the front corral to Men Cat 3 and Women Cat. 2 or higher if there are space constraints.

2) Following the front corral, riders will be lined up by age group. Your bib number or bracelet will indicate your start corral. You can always move further back if you want to start with a friend but not further ahead.

All Him and Her teams will be staged in the second corral.
Hotel Casuarina at Meru is just a few minutes away from Ipoh town, the hotel offers business and leisure travellers a casual comfort and convenience experience.
A variety of accommodation is available, ranging from the Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Studio Suites, Family Suites, Premier Suites, Presidential Suites to the Royal Suites. A part from the ideal location, these rooms are equipped with modern amenities as well as FREE Wi-Fi internet access.

A unique dining experience awaits at the Coffee House, their chefs cooks up a storm of international and local delights for the pleasure of their guests.
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