GFNY announces GFNY Kuala Lumpur
February 12, 2023
The race begins in Kuala Lumpur’s City Center, at the historical clock tower building of Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. You will take on a course traveling past all the major attractions of Kuala Lumpur, you will get to experience Kuala Lumpur in a way that it has never been experienced before. Get ready for a life-highlight experience of your visit and your sports accomplishments at GFNY Kuala Lumpur.
From the start line at Jalan Raja, head towards Jalan Raja Laut, where on the left is the Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur Building (Kuala Lumpur City Hall). From Jalan Raja Laut, turn onto Jalan Sultan Ismail and head towards Jalan Raja Chulan, where on the left are the Petronas Twin Towers while on the right you will see the Kuala Lumpur Telekom Tower together with major buildings and hotels of Kuala Lumpur.
Continue on Jalan Raja Chulan, it will lead you to Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Kinabalu, Jalan Maharajalela, Jalan Loke Yew and Jalan Cheras until Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 2 (Middle Ring Road 2 / MRR2), this stretch of the course is still within the Kuala Lumpur City Limits.
Along the MRR2, you will pass the National Zoo on the right and major housing areas of Melawati Hills on both sides of the route. Towards the end of the MRR2, you will pass on the famous Batu Caves, a Hindu Temple where the largest golden statue can be seen. The famous Hindu Thaipusam celebrations are held here every year and it is an important landmark of Kuala Lumpur. At KM 55, the courses split, the medium route riders turn right to head to the finish, the long course riders go straight to tackle the full course.
You will then cross the Rawang Bypass Bridge, which is the 2nd tallest bridge in Malaysia at a height of 58.2 meters. The bridge is an infamous KOM section at the Tour de Langkawi pro race. Then, you’ll face the longest climb of the day, the 10km-long climb with 300m elevation gain to the recreational area of Ulu Yam, where you can experience the beautiful tropical forest. You’ll have a chance to recover during the 10km-long descent before climbing a short, but steep 1km climb.
The final 25km to the finish are flat and fast. The race to the finish line will take you through Jalan Kuching and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim. On the left is the KL Hockey Stadium while on the right are Government’s Offices of Jalan Duta. At this final stage of the route, you will be able to see The Parliament Building, The National Museum and the famous Majestic Hotel of Kuala Lumpur together with the Original Kuala Lumpur Train Station and National Mosque. And finally, you’ll cross the finish line at the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad Building, where you started the day. Join your awaiting supporters in the post-race festival with music, food, drinks, celebrations and the awards ceremony in this stunning, iconic setting..
Long Route – 138 Km / 1564m+
Medium Route – 74.5 Km / 616m+
About Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia, with a multicultural population, entertainment, culture, nature, shopping and fantastic cuisine. With a population of two million, Kuala Lumpur is the gateway into Malaysia, and a melting pot that showcases the city’s contrasts and diversity.
Being a relatively young city, most of Kuala Lumpur’s architecture is a blend of colonial influences from 19th-20th centuries, Asian traditions, Malay Islamic inspirations, and modern skyscrapers boasting record heights. This is what makes KL distinctive – the city’s identity was built on its history, people, culture and heritage.
KL is one of Asia’s major business centers. Food and shopping are arguably the most important aspects of daily life in Kuala Lumpur. A wide range of food and shopping options will excite and surprise you, from glitzy shopping malls and fine dining to markets and street food. KL is a true gem of Southeast Asia.
Kuala Lumpur extends its warm welcome to GFNY cyclists from around the world!
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) (IATA: KUL) is approximately 50km from Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur. Most international airlines fly to KLIA, either directly or under codeshare. KLIA has two terminals, the main terminal (KLIA) and budget terminal (KLIA2).AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Taking a taxi from KLIA directly to your accommodation in KL city center is the most convenient option. The taxi drops you off directly at your hotel.
Airport Limo provides reliable taxi, first-class chauffeured airport transportation and limousine service from KLIA to selected areas in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. The taxi and limo services operate through a coupon system that can be purchased at the International Arrivals Hall or the Main Terminal Building or at the Domestic Baggage Reclaim, Arrival Level.
Taxis from KLIA and KLIA2 run 24/7, with a 50% surcharge on fares from 00:00 to 06:00.
Grab (Similar to Uber)
You can book an Grab from KLIA, go to the area called Passenger Pickup or Rideshare.