SANTA FE, NM (March 27, 2020) — In response to the evolving Covid-19 health crisis, the second annual GFNY Santa Fe has been rescheduled to run on September 19, 2020. Previously planned for June 7, 2020, the ongoing global health crisis forces the City of Santa Fe and GFNY officials to pursue the safest course of action. Current registrations will automatically transfer to the new date.
“This was difficult but necessary decision, but we are happy to still be able to have the event this year,” said director Michael McCalla. “September is a magical time in Santa Fe, and we are fortunate to have the support of the City of Santa Fe to help us produce a world-class experience for our riders.”
With a larger field expected in the second year, planners determined rescheduling was the most prudent action to take. Riders will start in Downtown Santa Fe and proceed on much of the same route as in the inaugural 2019 event.
The new race date also means riders will experience Santa Fe’s serene high desert landscape, as the fall colors begin to change in the aspen forests. Daily temperatures averaging 70 degrees will provide picture-perfect conditions.
“We are committed to delivering a first-class experience, but our primary responsibility is the safety of our riders. The new date should help give everyone enough time to plan to be in Santa Fe in my very favorite times of the year in northern New Mexico,” said McCalla.
GFNY Santa Fe gives riders a chance to test their climbing skills before celebrating with a block party in Downtown Santa Fe. The festivities will feature gourmet food trucks, local craft beers, and the unique Southwestern culture that makes Santa Fe a favorite international destination.
During their stay, riders can sample Santa Fe’s highly praised local cuisine and world-class museums. Experience the renowned artist community, including Canyon Road – home to landmark galleries, unbeatable scenery, and southwest charm.
GFNY Santa Fe is part of the GFNY Global Cycling Marathon Series; riders get a chance to “Be a Pro for a Day” with police moderated intersections, start to finish chip timing, and awards for competitive categories. For more information, go to GFNYSantaFe.com.