The 23rd Annual Collin Classic Bike Rally is set to roll on Saturday, June 14th, in McKinney, Tex. Catering to the serious cyclist, the weekend rider, and family riders, there is something for every level of interest at the Collin Classic.
Registration is now open, with a special price for early sign-ups by May 1. Click here to register or get more information on the ride!
Starting and finishing at McKinney North High School, this year’s rally offers five open-road routes from 22 to 64 miles in length. Routes are designed to maximize rider experience taking into account traffic congestion and chip-seal. There will also be a Kids Safety Clinic and Fun Route, taking place around McKinney North High School shortly after the main riders take off.
Throughout each route, riders will enjoy fully-stocked rest stops and a variety of cyclist support services including law enforcement, professional medical services, SAG vehicles, roving bike mechanics, and ride guides.
A special raffle is being held to win a GIANT Propel bicycle as part of the Collin Classic, with only 750 chances available. The winner will be drawn on the morning of the ride. More information on the raffle: click here
Proceeds from the event will benefit City House – a nonprofit agency in Collin County that has been protecting and sheltering local youth since 1988.
“This is the 23rd year for the Collin Classic and we are anticipating the best ride we have ever had,” said Collin Classic Ride Director Teresa Keenan. “We are building upon the tradition of this great event with added amenities that are focused on the riders’ overall experience. Our goal is to be one of the top rides in North Texas and we are very excited about where we are headed.”
“The Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation is proud to be associated with City House and their fantastic efforts to help homeless, abused and neglected children in Collin County,” said Rudy Andrea, president of TAFF. “Children are our most valuable resource and we need to protect them. City House has been helping kids for over 25 years and they really make an impact on our community. Their efforts mirror what our foundation is all about – kids and family.”
The 2014 Collin Classic has put together an advisory committee of experienced cyclists, ride managers & directors, and business leaders to bring the highest quality to every detail around the rally.
Registration is open now. The fee is $40 per rider through June 13, with a $45 fee per rider for those who sign up on event day. Children (12 and younger) are $20 through June 14.
All registered riders receive free refreshments at the finish line, including Crazy Water and EAS Sports Nutrition protein bars. T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 2,000 registered riders.
To learn more about the Collin Classic, register for the ride, or sign-up to volunteer visit www.CollinClassic.org .