Christiansen Gran Fondo


Christiansen Gran Fondo is a series of events that welcomes riders of every skill level for a weekend of riding and celebration of all things cycling. Join professional cyclists, weekend warriors, and first-time riders on routes planned and tested by Lisa Christiansen herself.

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This little slice of old Jerusalem in Oklahoma makes for a perfect ride whether you choose the piccolo, medio, or gran fondo.

Nestled in the Wichita mountains is what appears to be the stone ruins of an ancient city, this breathtaking structure is actually an experience known as the Holy City of the Wichitas, where for the past 90 years, the story of Jesus Christ has been retold to thousands of onlookers, now you can participate in this EPIC ride that will bring memories to future generations to relive and continue to participate in.

Begin this journey with friends you have never met, familiar faces, new family members, and become a citizen of the holy city.

Remember to stay for post-ride fellowship and an outstanding dinner!

  • All riders receive a T-Shirt in every Packet Pickup filled with discounts and several unique gifts. You also have the ability to have the paparazzi experience on the “Red Carpet”. Meet and Greet with photo On the red carpet.


  • VIP Members will receive everything included in the Elite Piccolo, Medio, and Granfondo selections (T-Shirt along with outstanding discounts and several unique gifts. You also have the ability to have the paparazzi experience on the “Red Carpet”. Meet and Greet with photo On the red carpet), VIP members will also receive premier parking, extra items in their packet, and will become citizens of the Holy City. You will also be at the front of the start line to lead with the Dignitaries. You will also have a reserved table for dining after your victorious, glorious ride.


We know you love winning. So… why not join forces? New WINNERS awarded EVERY MONTH and entry is a snap.


  • $1,000 GRAND PRIZE
  • $500 RUNNER UP

Details on your ROAD ID bib tag!

The Morning will begin with prayer by the last monolingual Cherokee Guyadahi ᎬᏯᏓᎯ, followed by Changing of the colors by the Honor Guard, followed by the National Anthem to be sung by Natalie Gibson in her Native Tongue of Cherokee

88-year-old GuyadahiᎬᏯᏓᎯ is a member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma is one of the lastmono-lingual speakers of the Cherokee language.

Guyadahi ᎬᏯᏓᎯ (Mack Vann) grew up in a predominantly Cherokee community. He is known as the “Last Monolingual Cherokee”.

Natalie Gibson is from Afton, Oklahoma and resides in Miami, Oklahoma. Natalie Gibson started singing in the Cherokee language with the Cherokee National Youth Choir at age 12.

Natalie Gibson has sang in the Macys Parade, at Crazy Horse Monument, Mount Rushmore, with Foreigner and Kenny Roger’s in concert, at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Bass Pro, PBR, Drillers to name a few. Natalie sang at the White House and states her favorite was singing with Cherokee elder Guyadahi impromptu during a recent visit at the heritage center. Natalie has sang at the Tulsa Oilers. She is also on the Cherokee Tribal Youth Council, attends NSU Natalie is majoring in Medical Administration. Natalie is honored to sing the National Anthem in Cherokee at the Holy City Granfondo.

The Changing of Colors is lead by Seminole Nation Honor Guard Commander Rex Hailey

Rex is an Army veteran, having served during Desert Storm in with the 101st. The Seminole Nation Color Guard is made up of men and women of several tribal nations, serving in every conflict from the Cold War to today. They started in 1980 and were the first tribal honor guard in the state of Oklahoma. They have laid a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, presented the colors at the Thunder games and traveled throughout the country educating people on tribal and military service. Their priority is military funerals, flag presentations, speaking engagements and military functions.



The Christiansen Gran fondo is founded by Lisa Christiansen and supported by the Holy City, Sonja Ellis-Hamill, and Deena Delaine Dolch inspired by the many visits to the Holy City during Lisa Christiansen’s training rides through the majestic Wichita Mountains Wildlife refuge. Christiansen frequently stops at the Holy City Of The Wichitas to take a break before embarking on her long rides. Sonja and Deena invited Christiansen to host an event and Christiansen replied “I would be honored to help any way I can” and from a vision was born reality.

Cyclists from around the world are being welcomed to participate in this historic event and tickets are now available online. The Holy City reminds people of old Jerusalem in Oklahoma, and the location makes for a perfect ride in the Wichita mountains that appear to be the stone ruins of an ancient city.

“The Holy City is a very special place for me and I always refer to it as my home.” Said Lisa Christiansen, a renowned author, motivational speaker, athlete and the host of this inspiring event. “All of the proceeds will benefit the future generations of the Holy City and the American Cancer Society. You are invited to be part of this special occasion.” She added.

According to Lisa, all VIP participants will have the unique opportunity to share a red carpet in a paparazzi experience walking the red carpet and she has especially made herself available to a meet and greet.

In addition, Lisa Christiansen is supporting this event alongside renowned cyclist Chris Carmichael, Rudy Project, and Viktre Social.

The Event will begin from Holy City Of The Wichitas, which is conveniently located at 262 Holy City Rd. in Cache, Oklahoma. Furthermore, this event is exclusive to the first 100 cyclists to better serve and provide them with the best VIP experience. Moreover, there will be a post ride dinner available to purchase for 7.00 to elite cyclists, VIP cyclists are provided complimentary dinner in reserved seating area.

Built in 1935 to depict the city of Jerusalem during Biblical times, this 66-acre area is located in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.

Chris Carmichael is a retired professional cyclist and cycling, triathlon and endurance sports coach as well as the founder of Carmichael Training Systems and cycling legend.

Lisa Christiansen is also a renowned Best-selling Author, Transformational Speaker, Wealth Innovator, a global celebrity, and athlete who is passionate about everything related to the Holy City. Lisa will be available to accompany the cyclists and participants of the event.


To find out more about the Holy City, please visit:

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IMPORTANT! This event is exclusive to the first 100 cyclists to better serve and provide them with the best VIP experience.

The beneficiary is The Holy City of the Wichita’s and The American Cancer Society. Located in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, this 66-acre area was built in 1935 to depict the city of Jerusalem during Biblical times, and is the site of the nation’s longest running outdoor Easter passion play, “The Prince of Peace.”

 Over 100,000 guests visit the Holy City every year from all over the world.

The Holy City is completely funded by donations and sales from the onsite gift shop. All donation are greatly appreciatated and you will be  supporting the future of The Holy City for many generations to come!

Note: There will be a post ride dinner available to purchase for 7.00 to elite cyclists, VIP cyclists are provided complimentary dinner in reserved seating area.

Early packet pickup pickup begins on Friday March 15, 2019 from

12:noon and 6pm at the Holy City gift shop.


Packet pickup begins at 6am on Saturday March 16, 2019


Holy City Of The Wichitas

262 Holy City Rd

Cache, Ok 73527

The start line will be at the Holy City.



In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the Holy City Gran Fondo, its related events and activities, I, ______________________________, the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that:

  1. The risk of injury from the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular skills, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist; and,


  1. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,


  1. I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the Company immediately; and,


  1. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS Holy City Gran Fondo and USA Cycling, Inc., their officers, officials, agents and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used for the activity (“Releasees”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property associated with my presence or participation, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.



Age: ______

Date Signed: _____________




This is to certify that I, as parent/legal guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, do consent and agree to his/her release as provided above of all the Releasees, and, for myself, my child and our heirs, assigns, and next of kin, I release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s involvement or participation in these programs as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

x _______________________________________________

Date Signed: __________



IMPORTANT: Holy City Of The Wichitas and the organizers of this race do not provide insurance coverage for injuries that occur at the race. The costs related to those injuries are the responsibility of the individual participant.


VIDEO and TRANSCRIPT of MARCH4TRUMP: Lisa Christiansen’s Speech at The Oklahoma State Capitol

Wow, I enjoyed all the prior speakers and the pastor with his beautiful, heartfelt prayer. They hit all the high lights. I must begin by thanking God for blessing me in abundance of portions of immeasurable proportions;

I thank God for joining us together today to unite as one in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I will elaborate a little on why we are here on such a gorgeous Saturday afternoon. First, I would like to begin by praying with and for you in my Native tongue of Cherokee….

Thank you for indulging me in prayer because I believe we must remember to always put God first.

I was originally asked to speak at two other March for Trump events, first in Springfield, Illinois, the cradle of Abraham Lincoln.

My opening was going to be something like, almost everyone, including Democrats, would include Lincoln as one of their three favorite Presidents. By no means, do I consider myself as a Historian, but Lincoln would certainly make my list, as well as Ronald Reagan.

With that said, I expect and anticipate that President Trump will become the greatest President in history as for me President Trump is already on my number one President of all time and his stunning wife is most certainly our classiest and most beautiful First Lady ever with Jackie Kennedy as my favorite before the beautiful Melania and I would like to share why I choose Mr. Trump as my favorite President, it is because in 2009 I was invited to NY to have lunch with Donald and everyone thought I was crazy for believing this was true let alone it could happen to me.

I went with 3 objectives:

1. Take a picture with Mr. Trump

2. Get his autograph

3. Get a testimonial for my website from the greatest business man of all time

I would have been happy with even one of these and he gave me so much more, he answered my questions and even made ample time for the more than 30 people in the room to fulfill their request and dare I say their dreams. I witnessed him give money to what appeared to be a homeless person with a joyous heart and buy coffee for a construction crew that wasn’t even working on one of his projects.

This is the integrity and character of a man who cares about our homeless, a man who’s very definition is to protect and serve by putting the needs of others above his own. This is the man I met and know.

I firmly believe he will lead us to put America First and make America Great Again.

The next event was to be the premier event held in Washington, D.C., where there was even hope that President Trump and his beautiful wife our First Lady might attend.

I was excited for this and in talking to a friend he said there will be a lot more pressure on you in DC with probably a lot more people and you will speaking on a different subject than you normally do.

My response was “Bring it On because diamonds are created under pressure and I love a good challenge”.

I then learned that Oklahoma City was to host an event and my excitement overwhelmed me because it flooded my soul with memories of Sunday morning after church sitting on the church steps with lemonade and the ever-popular fried chicken legs talking with my friends. I just knew I had to be switched to Oklahoma so I could share time with my family in each of you.

A little background on myself is I live in gratitude because I had to fight my way into this world not once, not twice but three times as my mother attempted to abort me three times.

I was knew that I disposable and only wanted when I was convenient and my message here is that you matter, each of you are valuable, and loved because God loves you and I love you.

In growing up in Indian territory and attending schools where I only spoke Cherokee until I was 10 years old I also learned that your success is in direct proportion to your contribution, I learned I am a giver.

In my early career I wasn’t familiar with many business leaders, but I had heard of Donald Trump.

My first introduction to President Trump was when I was involved with one of those multi-level marketing companies where everyone’s goal was to drive a pink Cadillac you know the one.

An early part of that process was to create a “vision board” with an “I” story, My ‘I’ story was to meet Donald Trump and ask him one quality question within 5 years, I met that schedule ahead of deadline by 2 years another example that God really does answer your most passionate prayers.

I have no idea why I was chosen for this most prestigious honor because I am just a little girl from Tahlequah, the backwoods of Punkin’ Holler in a tiny little place in the middle of nowhere on the way some somewhere in a home with dirt floors and a place where no one ever sees “you,” the you that is crying to come out, all the while knowing it’s the magic of risking everything for a dream that no one can see but you and realizing through God’s design this the only way to find your direction and today is proof that dreams really do come true and for this I thank you.

One reason perhaps is because I have supported Trump from the moment that I heard that he was running for president, before it was even official, I have supported him through the many threats that my family received through the Native American community because of my unwillingness to back down and my family stood by me in my decision.

My father who always supports my decisions with great enthusiasm had even told me that if I back down because of threats then I am certainly not the daughter that he raised because he raised me to stand up for what I believe in, he taught me to be strong, tenacious, and he taught me that a decision means to sever, to cut off, leaving no other option or alternative so when you make a decision it means you stand up even if it means you stand alone, And there were many times within my Native American community where I did feel that I was standing alone, actually that’s not true, for how could I be standing alone when I have God before me and my father beside me.

Outside of my Native American community I have had many friends that disagreed with my support, I have had many friends that we simply agreed to disagree and I appreciate each one of them for that because I believe we learn from each other.

I believe much of the resistance across the entire nation comes from and unfounded fear that as we rebuild our economy there will be many cutbacks on financial assistance.

And while I strongly believe in a hand up I do not believe in a handout and there is a huge difference. These handouts and many other govt. handouts are wrong and should be eliminated or reformed. People need to realize that our country is like an individual that is bankrupt or so close that they can feel it like a train wreck.

Our country does not have an unlimited black card, more like an ordinary credit card that is about to be rejected at the checkout counter over a piece of bubblegum.

We have a national debt of almost twenty trillion dollars, which is one of the main reasons why China has or is about to surpass us as the major power in the world and other countries have little or no respect for us, understandable so.

We must make many changes, none of which will be easy or popular, such as how to get our entitlement programs, like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid back on sound economic ground.

I did not vote for Obama nor did I vote for Hillary and did not agree with most of their agenda but I did support him during his term and would have supported her because of the position because I was raised that even if you do not like the person you must respect their position, I had hoped that he would began to solve some of our problems during his 8 year term, that did not happen.

The two huge issues I would put at the top of my personal list would be protecting our Country and turning our economy around.

To me, any President’s first priority should be to protect its citizens, both from within and outside our territory. My personal opinion is the prior administration from former President Obama, the Attorney Generals, Secretary of States, on down did a poor job of this.

I applaud President Trump for his beginning to rebuild our military and appointing cabinet members who will help protect us and keep us safe. Our local sheriff and police departments overwhelmingly voted for Trump and for this I am grateful. By the way, I’m pleased that the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruett is a fellow Oklahoman, I would expect major changes in that area.

I realize my other priority of turning around our economy covers a myriad of issues like the national debt, Obamacare, jobs and dollars going overseas, high corporate and individual tax rates, bank derivatives, etc. I think the commitments from some of our prominent corporations to add jobs, build facilities here rather than abroad and cut costs on some defense projects was a huge step in the right direction. The positive gains in our financial markets since the election is another indicator. One statistic I absolutely love was that in the first month of the prior administration our national debt increased 200 Billion dollars compared to the reductions of 12 billion dollars the first month of President Trump’s administration.

With that being said, all I ask is for all the naysayers, specifically and including the media, to give our great President Trump that same respect and support that we gave the previous administration.

Keep in mind, President Trump has only been in office less than 2 months and has made exponential progress already.

I firmly believe President Trump will lead us to put God first, the American people as his priority and make America Great Again.

My goal in this speech isn’t to solve the many Issues our nation faces as that is not my job, rather to focus on society’s responsibility as a whole to keep those individuals whose job it is to solve these problems results focused and focus driven. Both parties, republicans and democrats, have been guilty of complacency and merely kicking the can down the road.

Without even thinking about it, I can list 7or 8 major problems such as terrorism, immigration, health care, infrastructure, our international relationships, drug issues, education, our overload of regulations, etc. I am certain you can probably think of at least two or three others that you could add to that list.

Is it really too much to ask one person to totally solve all these major issues? Of course it is, however, its not too much to ask him including our Congressional delegates, and our state leaders to get started working on resolving them.

The best way to accomplish this is for each one of us, as individuals and collectively, to do our part by working together, coming together across the great divide, and be willing to compromise and learn from each other as we all share a common goal.

I’m proud to be from Oklahoma for many reasons, one being conservatives while still becoming more and more progressive. I know that you are already aware that our two United States Senators and all five Congressmen, including MarkWayne Mullen, who we are so honored to have with us today, and our Governor are all Republicans.

I knew that Trump would easily carry Oklahoma, but was pleased that he got 65.3% of the vote, carried all 77 counties, with Cimarron County in the Panhandle having the highest percentage% of 83%. There were only two states that had a higher percentage% of Trump votes than Oklahoma.

In closing I would remind each of us that we have played a part in electing President Trump, but it’s not just a matter of handing the ball over to Trump and our elected officials and standing back and watching. We need to stay committed, keep them in our prayers, and let them know we support them and their efforts.

Please keep in mind that everything we are praying for won’t get done in six months. Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day and there will be some compromises as there is strong opposition and we can create a favorable transition if we choose to love them through it and remember it is always better to follow a great example than to lead by ignorance, personally, I choose to follow the example of Christ Jesus and love them through gratitude and forgiveness.

With that being said, I am asking us to each love each other, accept each other, even agree to disagree because in the big picture we all want the same things, to be loved, to matter, and to live with passion.

Let us all continue to keep President Trump and his family in our thoughts and prayers.

God bless President Trump and his humble family, God bless America and God bless each and every one of you and your beautiful families. I love you.



Lisa Christiansen at the 89th Academy Awards Oscars 2017

christiansen-lisa6c-1a-reIf we understood the power of our thoughts, we would guard them more closely. If we understood the awesome power of our words, we would prefer silence to almost anything negative. In our thoughts and words we create our own weaknesses and our own strengths. Our limitations and joys begin in our hearts. We can always replace negative with positive.

Armani custom designed gown valued at $100,000,… Harry Winston, Chopard bracelet cuff valued at 500,000,… As for me I am just a child of God the one true king, a little girl from Tahlequah who grew up on dirt floors always keepng my trust in Christ Jesus and keeping my eyes fixed on God knowing he always provides me with his grace.

Do you want to know how to become successful? It’s easy.

Turn your dream into your goal. Plant it deep in your heart, then for as long as it takes, eat, sleep, breathe, laugh, and cry without ever taking your eye off your goal.Not even for a second. An obstacle is what you see when you take your eye off of the goal…

Don’t be limited by your past, satisfied with your present or uncertain about your future: Define Your Prime. Take the reins on your life today and everyday!

Dream so big it scares you and watch it happen right before your eyes. It’s the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you. Mine was a dream that nobody saw but me and every time I shared my dream others would say be realistic… realistic is for the ordinary who are willing to settle, I dream the impossible because God makes it possible… Only then it becomes real…”

~Lisa Christiansen

I gave you a shout out Johnna Kelley, Dee Martin Gauthier, Chris Silva and everyone for making tonight possible and special in this video as I chased someone down to take my pictures and even WhoSay, Getty Images and others were generous to take a few pictures of me with my phone … Experience one of the most coveted events “the Oscars” 2017.