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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 2022, 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 $557,000 . 

Since inception, there have been over 13,100 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

Phil Pauze
Co-Founder and Sponsorships

Mark Leblanc
Co-Founder and Ride Director 

Steve Lopez
Steering Committee Chair 

Chris Fritsche
Asst. Ride Director

Scott Harlan
Vice Chairman and Asst. Ride Director

Nick Hanes
Route Signage Coordinator

Randy Kier
Venue Logistics and Parking Director

JW Parnell
Packet Pickup and Ride Apparel Coordinator

Doug Rofheart
Raffle Coordinator

Andy Roseborrough
Volunteer Coordinator

Maurizio Topini

Stan Webb
Safety Director

Ken Sebek
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 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 Foodbank. 




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    Event Location
    Montgomery ISD Athletic Complex
    22628 Texas 105 W, Montgomery, TX 77356

    Gran Fondo Texas
    PO Box 980983
    Houston, TX 77098
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