The 24th Annual Collin Classic Bike Rally is set to roll on Saturday, June 13th, in McKinney, Tex. Approximately 2,500 cyclists ride in this annual rally, entering its 24rd year. Catering to both the serious cyclist as well as the weekend rider, this is one of the premier bike events in North Texas.
Starting and finishing at McKinney North High School, this year’s rally offers multiple routes, including a Family Fun Ride through local neighborhoods and 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. The Kids Safety Clinic and Fun Ride for kids 11 and under will take place on Community immediately following the departure of the route riders. It will include a bike and helmet inspection, along with a monitored course with safety instructions.
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.
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 24th year for the Collin Classic and we are anticipating the best ride we have ever had,” said Collin Classic Event 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 (TAFF) is presenting partner of the 2015 Collin Classic, a longtime supporter of both the ride and its nonprofit beneficiary – City House.
“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 27 years and they really make an impact on our community. Their efforts mirror what our foundation is all about – kids and family.”
The 2015 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.
More information at www.CollinClassic.org.
Registration is $40 per rider after that through June 12, with a $45 fee per rider for those who sign up on event day. Children (12 and younger) are $20 through June 13.
All registered riders receive free refreshments at the finish line. T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 2,200 registered riders.