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Our History

The Gran Fondo Texas charity bike ride was established in 2010 and the first ride was held in 2011.  The ride is the premier Recommended Ride and has become one of the largest rides in Texas.   It is charity event with net proceeds going to our beneficiaries. 

In 2024, the beneficiaries will be the Montgomery County (TX) Food Bank, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Texas Medical Center Orchestra.  All are 501(c)3 organizations.   Donations to our beneficiaries since 2011 total $619,000 . 

Since inception, there have been over 15,000 riders. 

The ride enjoys the highest of rider approval ratings.  In 2021, riders gave the ride a 96% approval rating.  This is a reflection of the hard work done by a cadre of over 100 volunteers. 

The ride is organized by a Steering Committee which meets year-round.  The Steering Committee members are all volunteers.  There is no paid staff.


Steering Committee

Steve Lopez
Steering Committee Chair 

Mark Leblanc
Co-Founder and Permit & Logistics Coordinator

Peter Ziomek
Asst. Ride Director

Nick Hanes
Route Signage Coordinator

Susan Darnell & Pam  Smith
Director of Sponsorships

JW Parnell
Packet Pickup and Ride Apparel Coordinator

Scott Ramsey
Raffle Coordinator

David Miller
Volunteer Coordinator

James Pineda

Steve Lopez
Safety Director

Mark LeBlanc
Rest Stop Coordinator

Non-profit Organization

The Gran Fondo Texas charity bike ride operates under the Texas Medical Center Orchestra, a 501(c)3 organization.

    About Gran Fondo Texas

    Gran Fondo Texas is an Additional Training Ride in Montgomery, TX. We are an all volunteer organization with no paid staff.  Event net proceeds are given to Texas Medical Center Orchestra, the National MS Society and the Montgomery County Foodbank. 




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    Event Location - 2024
    Montgomery High School
    22825 Texas 105 W,
    Montgomery, TX 77356

    Gran Fondo Texas
    PO Box 980983
    Houston, TX 77098
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