This Saturday someone is going home $10,000 richer in Dallas, Texas USA after winning the Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo.

It’s a winner-take-all gran fondo, offering the largest 1st place prize in North America for a one-day bike race.

No prize for 2nd place, or any other place.  No age-group categories or handicapping. Just good old fashion mass-start Italian-Texas style gran fondo racing.

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IS THAT HELMET UCI LEGAL? ©EMMITT SMITH GF

Interested?  No racing license needed, just show up in Dallas, Texas USA on September 14, ride hard for 94-miles, cross the finish line first and take home $10,000.

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EMMITT SMITH GRAN FONDO TEAM READY TO ROLL. ©EMMITT SMITH GF

It’s $100 to enter, which is nothing if you take home a $10,000 prize. Besides, it includes a post-race party and all proceeds are donated to charity through Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, which has raised and donated over $7 million in Texas.

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EVEN WEARS #22 ON THE BIKE. ©EMMITT SMITH GF

On the other hand, if you just want to ride alongside National Football League legend Emmitt Smith, take selfies, tour the rolling green countryside east of Dallas while helping out a worthy charity, then the Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo is your winning ticket to a great day of cycling in Texas.

GRAN FONDO CALENDAR NORTH AMERICA here

GRAN FONDO CALENDAR EUROPE here

GRAN FONDO CALENDAR UK GREAT BRITAIN here