Entries

The entrance to Gran Fondo Riviera Nayarit  (GFRN) is open to riders aged 18 or older. Registration can be made online at www.GranFondoNayarit.com. Online registration will close on November 21st. GFRN has the right to change the price of registration, numbers of participants and final date of entry.

Each participant is responsible to have a sufficient insurance coverage and make sure that your health is right for the event.

Tickets are not refundable or transferable.

GFRN reserves the right to refuse entry and revoke registration to any applicant, at any time, and / or disqualify any participant of the race.

Bikes and Equipment

The following are not permitted for safety reasons:  recumbent bikes or bikes with chair seats (unless they are athletes with disabilities), tricycles or single speeds with a fixed gear. At the discretion of GFRN, bicycles considered unsafe may be prohibited at any time during the event.

TT Bikes / Aero-bars are not allowed.  A violation of this rule will lead to immediate disqualification. 

Participants must wear a helmet throughout the race without exception.

The number plate for the bicycle must be placed on the handlebars and be visible from the front for the entire race. Any alteration of the number may result in disqualification.

The number for the jersey will be placed in the back pockets of the jersey. Any alteration of the number may result in disqualification.

All participants must bring a spare inner tubes and an air pump or CO2 cartridge. Cyclists are responsible for their own bike repairs and tube changes.

Headphones are not allowed.

The Start

The start is at 7:30 am at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle 

Cyclists will not be permitted to start without a valid 201 number plate and jersey number.

Pens close at 7:10 am. If a rider arrives after this time will not be eligible to participate in the race.

Order of departure:

7:30  - Men and Women Participants of the ELITE category

7:35 - All Participants Gran Fondo and Medio Fondo by age group

Competition & Categories

All participants will be timed with a chip from start to finish. However, timing will for awards will be based on the competitive segment only. The non-competitive segment will be times but will not count toward final time for competitions purposes. 

Only the riders who complete the entire course will be eligible for a classification and awards (if applicable).

Categories:

Gran Fondo ELITE 

  • Men 18-99 
  • Women 18-99 

Gran Fondo / Medio Fondo (Age Groups)

  • U29 m / f
  • 30-39 m / f 
  • 40-49 m / f
  • 50-59 m / f
  • 60+ m / f

Awards

GRAN FONDO - ELITE

Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers based on total cumulative chip time on the finishing competitive circuit.

GRAN FONDO / MEDIO FONDO - AGE GROUP CATEGORIES

Recognition and an award will be given to the TOP 3 finishers (male and female) with the fastest chip time in each age category based on total cumulative chip time on the finishing competitive circuit.

Bici Bucerias Puerto Vallarta KOM Competition

Sponsored by Bici Bucerias Puerto Vallarta, male and female riders in the Gran Fondo distance will be timed from the start to the top of the climb on each and every lap. The riders with the lowest cumulative times will win the KOM:

KOM Awards - Gran Fondo - Top male and female rider "Elite"

  • Bici Bucerias KOM Jersey
  • One week accommodations at www.maraVillaNayarit.com

NOTE: This prize will go to the top male and female regardless of whether racing as an ELITE or AGE GROUP

KOM Awards - Gran Fondo - Top male and female riders "General"

  • Bici Bucerias KOM Jersey
  • $500 USD gift certificate for accommodations at www.maraVillaNayarit.com 

KOM Awards - Medio Fondo - Top male and female overall

  • Bici Bucerias KOM Jersey
  • $500 USD gift certificate for accommodations at www.maraVillaNayarit.com 

NOTE: There will not be awards for KOM AGE CATEGORIES

Conduct and Respect

Each cyclists must obey all laws including signalling, traffic lights and stop signs, unless waived through by police. Violators can be fined by the local police and / or disqualified from the event.

Any participant who present a danger to other riders may be disqualified by GFRN.

Providing any type of physical assistance of a cyclists it is prohibited in all categories.

Personal support cars are not allowed.

No rider shall disrespect other cyclists, race directors, officers, employees, volunteers and spectators.

Violence, foul language or abusive behavior during the event resulted in the disqualification of the participant. 

Any participant who passed a cyclist who is clearly injured or in difficulty should stop to help. The rider can continue if the participant is fine or if medical personnel have arrived.

All participants of the Gran Fondo Riviera Nayarit should be committed to protecting our precious environment. Discard your trash only in designated places or at the feed stations. Urinating in public is prohibited.

Waiver

All participants expressly agree to sign a "waiver" and that those who participate under these rules do so at their own risk. No liability shall be born by GFRN or any of its officers with respect to any loss or damage suffered or caused by anyone competing or participating in GFRN.

Other Information

The rules can be modified at the discretion of GFRN.

The prize distribution will be at the discretion of GFRN.

All results are final. The participant should be familiar with the rules of the event and the route before the event.

All participants will be subject to removal from the course if they do not finish within the allotted time of 7 hours for the Gran Fondo and 4 hours for the Medio Fondo.