In Italian GranFondo
means "Grand Tour", a mass-start cycling ride which brings
together hundreds of road cyclists of all abilities. Divided into several
groups, they travel long distances in a non-competitive environment.
popular in Europe for decades, this type of event has gradually gained
notoriety in North America. The Inaugural TexasGranFondo
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
This new cyclosportive
invites cycling enthusiasts to discover the Texas Hill Country on an
unparalleled road course, choosing a personal challenge of 153 km (95 miles),
90 km (56 miles) or 56 km (35 miles).
The Gran Fondo
route will have a KOM timed segment of 5.6 miles for those who wish to
test their climbing skills.
Hill Country has phenomenal and compelling 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 for road cyclists in the Lone Star State and
Part of the
proceeds from the Texas Gran Fondo will benefit the Hill Country Memorial
The TexasGranFondo will be held on Saturday
April 5th, 2014