23rd ANNUAL COLLIN CLASSIC SET FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014
Collin Classic Bike Rally Features Multiple Routes and Family Ride
Plano, Tex. (January 16, 2014) – 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.
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 15 to 64 miles in length. Routes are designed to maximize rider experience taking into account traffic congestion and chip-seal. The Family Ride is four miles long, covering a loop through neighborhoods. Participants may ride as many loops as they like.
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 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 (TAFF) is presenting partner of the 2014 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 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 not yet active but will open soon. Early registration runs through May 1, with a reduced registration fee of $35 for riders who sign up prior to that date. The fee goes to $40 per rider after that 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. T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 3,000 registered riders.
To learn more about the Collin Classic, register for the ride, or sign-up to volunteer visit www.CollinClassic.org .