Manta (pop. 220,000) is known for loving sports events and giving athletes a warm welcome. Its seaside location makes it a paradise for water sports along spectacular beaches. The seafood is amazing and includes king crabs, lobster, all sort of fish, shrimp and more at great prices.
Manta is most commonly used as a vacation destination for families who want an escape from the bustle of nearby Guayaquil. It offers all the comforts you can enjoy in Ecuador’s largest city but with far less traffic and noise.
Nearby Manta you find famous national parks. Race week is during peak Humpback Whale watching season, a spectacle not to be missed.
The course offers you an exciting challenge with a competitive long route of 160km with 1934m of climbing where you Will go from the city sightseeing the port, then you Will leave in a trip crossing the jungle and amazing nature of El Aromo and the road Will take you next to the ocean for a long ride by the virgin turquoise Waters of the coast. In the end, to finish with a great climbing and descent to the city with an amazing view.
A conventional road bike is all you need for this race. Bicycles with aerobar are not allowed for safety reasons
All riders receive the official GFNY Ecuador race jersey which is mandatory attire at the race. The jersey is designed in NYC and Made in Italy.
Every GFNY Ecuador finisher receives a medal. All finishers also earn a "Finisher" towards their 3x2019 GFNY medal or the 10x medal.
You can find more information on GFNY's multi-finisher medals here.