On April 30, New York City Council Member Jim Gennaro and fellow council members honored Gran Fondo New York for its contributions to the promotion of Italian culture and its efforts to make New York City a premier international cycling destination.
Gran Fondo New York 2012 will begin Sunday, May 20 on the New York City side of the George Washington Bridge and wind through a 110-mile course in New York and New Jersey that extends up to Bear Mountain State Park and ends at the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal in Weehawken. There will also be a Medio Fondo, a non-competitive ride for people who want to experience Gran Fondo but are not ready for the full 110-mile course.
Gran Fondo New York is also organizing the 2nd Annual New York City Bike Expo. The event will take place at the Penn Plaza Pavilion, located across the street from Madison Square Garden, on May 18-19 from 11am-8pm. Gran Fondo New York sponsors, including Pinarello, Giordana, and Diadora, will be on hand to showcase their latest products. The expo is a stand-alone event that is open to the public and successfully draws additional visitors to NYC.