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The Lone Star's Premier Cycling Event: The Texas Gran Fondo

Hosted in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, the beautiful and charming city of Fredericksburg will showcase the Gran Fondo on Sunday 5th April 2014.
 
The Texas Hill Country has phenomenal features that make it ideal for road cycling. The panoramic views of the area, winding roads and the Texas hospitality will certainly make the Texas Gran Fondo one of the most popular events of the season. There is a reason why the Texas Hill Country is known as the cycling capital of Texas.
 
The Texas Gran Fondo will appeal to those looking to ride for fun, to stay in good shape and to take on a personal challenge, all while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Texas Hill Country.
 

Gran Fondo Experience

Different from traditional Century Rides, the Texas Gran Fondo provides individual timing for all participants as well as awards for each racing category.
 
Complete with a mass start and post party for all Gran Fondo finishers, the Texas Gran Fondo is set to be a premier cycling event not just in Texas, but North America too.
 
The cycling event will offer three course options; the Gran Fondo, a fast-paced, challenging 95 mile route including a special King and Queen of the Mountain timed segment of nearly 6 miles; the Medio Fondo, a challenging 56 mile route; and the Piccolo Fondo, a friendly but fast 35 mile route. 3 great routes and distances for different abilities of cyclists. The Final routes, maps and files for download will be available to all registered participants through a confirmation email starting early February.
 
 

Already Signed Up ...

The Texas Gran Fondo is already bringing together cyclists and teams, from across Texas, and beyond.
 
"Already confirmed are riders from the Dallas Fort Worth area, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and other major cycling hubs in New York, New Jersey, California, Florida, Canada and Mexico” said Jennifer Bloomberg, Texas Gran Fondo Coordinator.
 
Join them for a great Gran Fondo riding experience and stay for the After Ride Party in downtown Fredericksburg.
 
 

FREE Ten week training plan

You can download a 10 week training plan for the Texas Gran Fondo from their website.

Just go to "the course page" and click on the icon.

Remember to always warm up, cool down and stretch every time you train.

Less than 90 days to go!

 
 

For registration and full information for the Texas Gran Fondo in Fredericksburg, visit: www.TexasGranFondo.com.

For the latest updates, you can also find the Texas Gran Fondo on facebook www.facebook.com/TexasGranFondo

For additional information on Fredericksburg and Gillespie County, or to book lodging in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County for the Texas Gran Fondo, please visit www.VisitFredericksburgTX.com.
 
For cyclists flying from Mexico City, Guadalajara, Toluca and Monterrey, their sponsor airline, INTERJET, has 15% discount on top of the best internet rate. Go to interjet.com and under "events and conventions" you will find Texas Gran Fondo. Type the code GRANFONDOTX and you will get an extraordinary price to attend the Texas Gran Fondo.

 

Registration includes :

  • A true Gran Fondo experience
  • Your participation to the 153km, 90km or 56km challenge in a secure environment within the event's structure and organisation
  • Race number
  • Timing chip
  • Refreshments on course
  • Nutrition gels and power bars on course
  • Amazing volunteer support throughout the ride
  • SAG wagon and mechanical support for all 3 routes
  • Inaugural Texas Gran Fondo t-shirt
  • Texas Gran Fondo medal
  • Goodie bag with surprises from our sponsors
  • Awards for the GF stage winners including KOM (King/Queen of the Mountain), MF and PF
  • Access to the participant's reception/cocktail on friday night (one drink per participant)
  • Participant's lunch on site at the Texas Gran Fondo finish and post party access

The Finish: Main Street

The final stretch through Main St. promises to be have festive atmosphere with a warm welcome from all spectators and visitors. Music, food, refreshments, beer and wine will be awaiting you. Downtown Fredericksburg will be transformed into a place of welcome and celebration for participants and supporters happy to encourage cyclists at the arrival of the course. Join the Post Race Party where you will enjoy great food, beer and wine from some of the best restaurants, breweries and wineries in Texas. The Awards ceremony will take place at the same time.

Part of the proceeds from the Texas Gran Fondo will benefit the Hill Country Memorial Hospital.


For More Information, Contact:

Humberto Olivo, Event Director

Texas Gran Fondo

texasgranfondo@ciclismovolpi.com