McKINNEY (May 7, 2013) — McKinney Main Street teams up with local cycling organization McKinney Velo once again to host the fourth Annual Historic Downtown McKinney Bike the Bricks Criterium race on Friday, May 24.

Bike the Bricks features several interval races, food, spirits, festivities and a purse worth more than $20,000. Warm-up laps begin at 3:30 p.m. and the races kick off at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to spectators. On race day, fans will have the opportunity to enjoy the races in the charming setting of historic downtown McKinney.

“We look forward to welcoming thousands of spectators of all ages to enjoy a free Friday night event in Historic Downtown McKinney.  Festivities include up-close seats to high-speed, nail-biting cycling, food and drinks. We are estimating up to 500 cyclists participate in the event with some joining us from across the globe,” said Ty Lake, Main Street Director.

Admission to the event is free to the public, and free parking is available throughout the eleven parking lots north, south, east and west of the square. For additional information, contact McKinney Main Street at 972-547-2660 or visit

Title sponsor for this year’s event is FIAT of McKinney. Other important sponsors for this event include Richardson Bike Mart, Baylor Medical Center, Michelob Ultra, Independent Bank, The Ticket, Cadence Cyclery, ACIS, 97.5 KLAK, Thompson & Knight, Playtri and Hamm’s Custom Meats.


About Historic Downtown McKinney

McKinney boasts one the oldest authentic and thriving historic downtowns in Texas. Downtown McKinney offers more than 100 unique shops, including an assortment of specialty shops, art galleries featuring the works of local artists, furniture stores, exquisite antique collections, gift shops and apparel boutiques all centered around the McKinney Performing Arts Center housed in the Historic Collin County Courthouse. Downtown McKinney also has more than a dozen unique restaurants, including upscale restaurants featuring award-winning chefs, sandwich shops and neighborhood pubs with outdoor patio dining. For more information, visit