Experience

The Premier Fondo of the Southwest

September 14, 2019 | Southfork Ranch, Parker, TX

Experience

The Premier Fondo of the Southwest

September 14, 2019 | Southfork Ranch, Parker, TX

Grand Prize

$10,000 Winner Take All Purse

Benefitting

Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities

The Cause

Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities supports children in North Texas through the TEAM 22 mentorship program, an annual back to school program, and an annual grants & scholarship process.

Join Emmitt’s Team

The Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo team is excited to launch year three of our grassroots fundraising opportunity in support of Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities.

Choose Your Event →

Gran Fondo//94-MILE

$109 for individual
$155 for Tandem Riders

94 Mile, Timed Event
Rural and scenic route that crosses Lake Lavon and extends into some great country roads. This event will have some challenging sections. Must be able to reach mile 38 by 10:00am in order to complete the 94 mile distance or will be detoured to a shorter route. This event also includes the “winner take all” prize purse of $10,000.

Medio Fondo//58-Mile

$79 for individual
$125 for Tandem Riders

58-mile, Untimed Event
Rural and scenic route that crosses Lake Lavon and extends into some great country roads. Somewhat challenging elevation.

Piccolo Fondo//41-MILE

$59 for individual
$95 For Tandem Riders

41 Mile, Untimed Event
Our most popular event! Rural and Scenic route that crosses Lake Lavon. Nice distance with some challenging sections.

ride 22//22-MILE

$39 for individual
$65 for Tandem Riders

22 Mile, Untimed Event
Rural and scenic route that crosses Lake Lavon. Casual and low elevation.

Family Fondo

$22 Per Rider

2 Mile, Untimed Event
Family-friendly ride on the Southfork Ranch Property. Designed for the smaller ones and family to casually ride in a fully protected area.

Virtual Ride

$45

Includes Shipping within the USA

 

WHAT YOU GET

 

  • Chip Timed (Gran Fondo//94-mile route only)
  • Six well stocked aid stations
  • Nine SAG support vehicles along the route
  • Six mechanical support stations
  • Post ride party with brats and burgers provided by Albertsons Tom Thumb, entertainment and signature cocktails by Herradura and beer provided by Andrews Distributing
  • Rider goodie bag including an event shirt, finisher medal and event sticker

Official Event Jersey

Available for Purchase

 

Course Maps

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Gran Fondo//94-Mile
Medio Fondo//58-Mile
Piccolo Fondo//41-Mile
Ride 22//22-Mile

Course Rules

All Routes
  • Rules of the road apply.
  • Road and hybrid bikes are recommended.
  • All riders are subject to pre-determined cutoffs for the safety of all riders. Please consult the timing table for guidance.
  • All Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo courses close at 2:00 PM, after that time no official support will be provided.
  • Gran Fondo//94-mile and Medio Fondo//58-mile routes are capped at 600 participants each.
  • There will be multiple Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo rest stops along every route. Once finalized the rest stops will be listed on the Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo website and communicated to participants.
  • Riders that disobey the rules of the road are subject to be removed from the event at the discretion of the ride officials, the race director, and police officers present.
GRAN FONDO // 94-mile $10,000 Winner Take All purse
  • Winner take all prize. First rider to cross the finish line will receive the $10K cash award.
  • All eligible riders must have an Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo – Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo issued timing tag by Racing Systems, be registered for the Gran Fondo // 94-mile route and have an Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo issued bib number.
  • All eligible riders must reach mile 38 by 10:00 AM or they will be diverted to the cutoff route.
  • To be eligible the winner must cross all timing checkpoints.
  • To be eligible the winner must match registered participant and present Government issued ID to confirm identity.
  • UCI Road competition that apply will be enforced. To review UCI Road competition guidelines, click here.
  • All riders are subject to random anti-doping testing by a contracted 3rd agency.
  • No motorized, electric, or assisted bicycles will be permitted on the Gran Fondo route.
  • Neutral water and wheel support will be provided to the lead group. No team support or follow cars are permitted. Riders aided by non-Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo support will disqualify a rider from being eligible to win the cash prize.
  • Only the lead group will be secured by a rolling enclosure. Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo officials designated to govern the ride will determine what is considered the “lead group.” A rider falling outside the rolling enclosure MUST obey rules of the road.
  • The Yellow Line rule can and will be enforced at the official’s discretion at anytime where it is determined necessary for rider safety. An official can and will remove riders from the lead group if they feel like a rider is compromising the safety of the group. At that point the rider will be subject to the rules of the road and no longer eligible for the cash prize.
Family Fondo Registration
  • Family Fondo will be capped at 100 participants.
  • Children must be at least four years old to participate
  • Children’s bikes, rear axle mounted or rear seat/stay (tag along) bikes will be allowed on the Family and Ride 22//22-mile routes only.

VIP Experiences

Available for purchase

Hall of Fame Package

$1,000

Limit 200 People

  • Friday, September 13 warm up ride with the pros & bike tune up
  • Race day VIP tent access and goody bag
  • VIP food provided by Tender Smokehouse BBQ
  • Cocktails provided by Herradura and Beer provided by Andrews Distributing
  • Event jersey
  • Photo with Emmitt Smith
  • VIP bike valet on race day

Ring of Honor Package

$2,500

Limit 100 People

  • Friday, September 13 warm up ride with the pros & bike tune up
  • Race day VIP tent access and goody bag
  • VIP food provided by Tender Smokehouse BBQ
  • Cocktails provided by Herradura and Beer provided by Andrews Distributing
  • Event jersey
  • Photo with Emmitt Smith
  • VIP bike valet on race day
  • VIP parking on race day
  • VIP dinner with Emmitt Smith on Thursday, September 12

Event Schedule

Friday, September 13, 2019

Ride with the Pros (VIPs Only) – Time & Location TBD

Saturday, September 14, 2019

5:30 AM: Race Day Packet Pickup

6:45 AM: Riders begin staging, VIP tent opens and activities begin

7:30 AM: Gran Fondo//94-mile starts, followed by Medio Fondo//58-mile, Piccolo Fondo//41-mile and Ride 22//22-mile

8:00 AM: Family ride starts

9:00 AM: Signature cocktails provided by Herradura and beer provided by Andrews Distributing. See the animals, tour the grounds, and the Dallas Mansion, photos with cutouts.

11:00 AM: Food available for all riders. Burgers and brats provided by Albertsons/Tom Thumb. Tender Smokehouse BBQ provided for VIP tent guests.

12:00 PM: Presentation of the Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo and TEAM 22 fundraising awards

2:00 PM: Courses closed

2:30 PM: All courses cleared

3:00 PM: Venue closed

We will ride rain or shine with Rider and Volunteer safety as a first priority. We reserve the right to close courses early or alter distance based on safety of the Riders and Volunteers due to weather related circumstances. Please note there will be no refunds in the event of a weather cancellation.

Venue Address

Southfork Ranch
3700 Hogge Drive, Parker, TX 75002

Take US Highway 75/Central Expressway North to Exit #30, Parker Road.

Take a right and travel east on Parker Road for approximately 5.5 miles.

You will reach the intersection of FM 2551 South (also known as Hogge Road or Murphy Road), where you’ll take a right.

Southfork will be immediately on your left.

Parking

VIP Parking – Entrance through gate 1

Volunteer Parking – Entrance through gate 6

Event Parking – Entrance through gate 4 and gate 6

View Parking Map

Plan Your Trip

From Frisco – 18.5 miles, 33 minutes
From Dallas – 28.3 miles, 37 minutes
From Dallas Love Field – 28.3 miles, 43 minutes
From DFW Airport – 36.9 miles, 38 minutes
From Fort Worth – 59.9 miles, 1 hour, 2 minutes

Packet Pickup

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Time: 11:00 am-7pm
Location: British Beverage Company, 2800 Routh St., Dallas, TX. 75201

Friday, September 13, 2019
Time: 11:00 am -7:00 pm
Location: Southfork Ranch, 3700 Hogge Drive, Parker, TX 75002 (Pavilion)

Saturday, September 14, 2019 – Event Day
Time: 5:30 am-7:00 am
Location: Southfork Ranch, 3700 Hogge Drive, Parker, TX 75002

Crew 22

Volunteer at the 2019 Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo!