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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 2020, 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.   Additionally, we provide a scholarship to a Montgomery ISD graduating senior.  Donations to our beneficiaries total $495,000 . 

Since inception, there have been over 11,500 riders. 

The ride enjoys the highest of rider approval ratings.  In 2018 (the ride in 2019 was cancelled due to severe weather), riders gave the ride a 95.4% 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

Mark Cate
Rest Stop Coordinator

Chris Fritsche
Asst. Ride Director

Nick Hanes
Route Signage Coordinator

Scott Harlan
Vice Chairman and Asst. Ride Director

Randy Kier
Venue Logistics and Parking Director

Mark Leblanc
Co-Founder and Ride Director 

Steve Lopez
Steering Committee Chair 


Phil Pauze
Co-Founder and Sponsorships

JW Parnell
Packet Pickup and Ride Apparel Coordinator

Doug Rofheart
Raffle Coordinator

Andy Roseborrough
Volunteer Coordinator

Ken Sebek
Rest Stop Assistant

Maurizio Topini

Stan Webb
Safety Director

    About Gran Fondo Texas

    Gran Fondo Texas is a Recommended Ride in Montgomery, TX. We are an all volunteer organization with no paid staff.  Event net proceeds are given to Texas Medical Center Orchester, the National MS Society and the Montgomery County Food Bank. 




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    Event Location
    Montgomery ISD Stadium
    22628 Texas 105 W, Montgomery, TX 77356

    Gran Fondo Texas
    PO Box 980983
    Houston, TX 77098
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