“This is the 22nd year for the Collin Classic,” said Collin Classic Event Director Tricia Redding. “Building on its strong tradition, this year’s event will be more than a cycling event. It will be an all day destination.”
“We are particularly excited about the rally benefiting City House,” said Redding. “We hope the rally will increase awareness about the work they are doing to protect abused, neglected and homeless youth and young adults.”
Starting and finishing at McKinney North High School, this year’s ride offers multiple routes including a family fun ride through local neighborhoods and five open-road routes from 15 to 65 miles in length. Routes are designed to maximize rider experience taking into account traffic congestion and chip-seal. Throughout each route, riders can expect 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.
New to the Collin Classic in 2013 is the Family Fun Fest which will feature sports team appearances, kite flying demonstrations, a tricycle triathlon, and live music.
This year’s Collin Classic Advisory Committee brings together a wealth of cycling and event management expertise. “Given the breadth of experience and leadership we have on the committee, I have no doubt we will exceed riders’ expectations this year and truly make the Collin Classic one of North Texas’s premier cycling events,” said Advisory Committee Chair Stacy Westbay.
To learn more about the Collin Classic, register for the ride, or sign-up to volunteer visit CollinClassic.org.