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Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York 2014

16th to 19th May 2014

Now in its fourth year, the Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York, the USA's premier cyclo sportive, goes from strength to strength. We are pleased that Sports Tours International is the Exclusive partner of the Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York in the UK & Ireland.

The Event will have up to 6,000 competitors from all around the World taking part over 160km and 2500m of climbing, so ranking up there with many European cyclo sportives.

Plus, just for 2014 only, is the new GFNY BEAR, a new 50-mile cycling event celebrating Bear Mountain State Park’s 100-year anniversary. This will only be open to 1000 cyclists, who will have the unique opportunity to ride from New York City to Bear Mountain on a 50-mile course that is closed to traffic or has police-moderated traffic.

For the 2014 Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York, we will be based at a good quality central Manhattan hotel near Times Square area for our main base, the Travel Inn on west 42nd street.

Planned itinerary for the 2014 event:

Friday 16 May:
Arrival day - arrange your flight to New York JFK airport, to meet our airport transfer which departs from JFK airport at 1700 (5.00pm) - New York local time. Transfer to the Travel Inn hotel.

Saturday 17 May:
Registration day -Today is race registration day and for building your bike. Afternoon free - You may want to take your bike for a spin to losen your legs and make any last minute adjustments before tomorrows race.

Sunday 18 May:
Gran Fondo New York day or GFNY Bear - Race Day - this is it, the day you've been preparing for!!
Head to the race start good and early to join the thousands of other riders who head off through the wonderful state of New York.
After finishing the race, join in the festivities at the finish area.

Monday 19 May:
Departure day - Check-out of the hotel this morning, before heading out for some last minute shopping or sightseeing. Our coach transfer back to JFK departs from the Travel Inn at 1300 (1.00pm). Please do not book flights to depart from JFK before 1800 (6.00pm).

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Twin / Double: £499
Single room supplement: £289

What's Included:

  • The option to purchase your entry at £100 with our travel package for the Gran Fondo New York or GFNY Bear
  • 3 nights at room only at Travel Inn New York in Manhattan
  • Bike storage at the hotel
  • Services of our Sports Tours International bike representative (subject to minimum numbers)
  • Airport transfer from JFK only at set time. Arrival transfer at 5pm 16th May for flights arriving prior to this time and departure transfer 19th May at 1pm for flights leaving JFK after 6pm (local times)

What's not included:

  • Your flights to New York - Flight options from the UK with Virgin which includes free bike carriage are available on request
  • Meals
  • Travel insurance
  • ESTA
  • Bike Hire

Entry Only:
Guaranteed entry
into the 2014 Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York is £150.
Included in that price is a commemorative Gran Fondo New York cycling jersey, plus there is a goody bag for all finishers worth $250 and includes a special GFNY medal!
When you buy the travel package with us, the Entry fee is only £100!

Local bike rental:
If you don't want to bring your own bike and you'd rather rent one why not have a look here for a suggestion.
Please note that this rental will be in your name and that the suppliers are in no way connected to Sports Tours International. Any rentals are done at your own risk.

Click on the green button below.
At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit, plus the full Race Entry Fee, which is non-returnable once booked. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.

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Important Information:

Please note: we will require a copy of your passport along with your application form.

Please – don’t leave it to the last minute. The following information is for United Kingdom passport holders only, other nationals including Eire should consult the appropriate embassy.
UK residents are allowed to enter the USA with a ten year passport, with no less than 6 months left before the expiry of the passport, if staying in the US for less than 90 days.
However, the rules are constantly updated, so we advise that you check your own individual situation as the visa waiver programme is subject to strict criteria, and for example, if you have a criminal record or have previously been refused entry to the US, you may not qualify for entry under the Visa Waiver programme.
Please check your status with the rules.

Passengers are no longer permitted to enter the USA with a non-machine readable passport unless their old style passport has a valid Visa stamp. The newer red passports are machine readable.
CHILDREN MUST HAVE THEIR OWN PASSPORT - If in doubt please contact the passport advice line on 0300 222 0000, or Passport Office Website or if applicable the American Embassy on 0207 499 9000 or the US Embassy Website

There are now very strict guidelines on entry to the USA and a new system put in place whereby you must have registered with the Department of Homeland Security at least three days before you travel. More information can be found on the Department’s Official Website.

For details of insurance for the our travel packages, please visit our insurance page insurance page.

If you're looking for something extra to do whilst you're away or fancy an excursion, click on this link to see what is on offer.

There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.



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