Gene Dours wrote -
The Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo is a premier multi course cycling event designed for the professional to the weekend rider. It includes a timed race for the 100 mile course with a cash purse. Expected participation in year one is 2,500 riders with a goal of 10,000 by year three.
The inaugural race will launch from Roughriders Ballpark in Frisco on Saturday, September 17, 2016 and includes a post race party with a beer garden, entertainment, family activities and awards ceremony.
The Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo will feature four routes:
- 100-mile course
- 100K course
- 45-mile course
- 22-mile course
All proceeds from the Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo go to Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, a 501c3 nonprofit charity that creates and funds unique experiences and educational opportunities for underserved youth.