Avid cyclists, weekend warriors and bike-ride-loving families will come together in McKinney to enjoy the Collin Classic Bike Rally and Family Fun Fest on Saturday, June 8. Proceeds from the event will benefit City House – a Collin County nonprofit that has been protecting youth since 1988.
“This is the 22nd year for the Collin Classic,” said Collin Classic 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. 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 rally offers multiple routes including a family fun ride through local neighborhoods and five rural 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.
When: June 8
Where: McKinney North High School, located one One Duvall Street in McKinney
• Online at CollinClassic.org
• Early registration through May 31: $30 adult (includes shirt), $10 child
• Registration June 1-7: $35 adult (shirts while supplies last)
• On-Site Registration 6 a.m., June 8: $35
• Start/Finish: McKinney North High School
• Managed, paced starts begin at 8 a.m.
• Multiple routes
• Rural routes: 65, 56, 47, 36 & 15 mile route options
• Family ride: 3 mile loop
Family Fun Fest – New in 2013
• Free admission, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• Sports zone featuring appearances from Allen Americans, FC Dallas, and Texas Legends
• Let’s play zone
• Kite flying demonstrations
• Tricycle Triathlon
• Activities and games
• Live entertainment – Heidi Zettl Band
• Expo featuring products and services from Collin Classic partners and vendors
• Food trucks
• Academy Sports & Outdoors
• Allen Americans
• El Dorado Chevrolet McKinney
• FC Dallas
• Plano Cycling & Fitness
• TaggStone Outdoor Living & Stone Yard
• For more information contact Tricia Redding at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-965-1221.
Collin Classic Advisory Committee
• Stacy Westbay, Cyclist
• Rudy Andrea, Cyclist
• Rick Gurney, Plano Cycling & Fitness
• Vince Hicks, 2013 Team Captain, Cheesy Riders
• Andrew Hoodwin, President, Plano Bike Association
• Paul Kondrad, City of Allen’s Share the Road Program
• Sam Montag, Richardson Bike Mart
• John Muns, Cyclist
• Patrick Warrington, Race Director, Playtri
Management & Support Staff
• Tricia Redding, Collin Classic Director
• Teresa Keenan, City House Executive Director
• Lora Farris, City House Development Director
• Rob Scichili, City House Marketing & Communcations Director
• Lisa Rodgers, City House Volunteer Director
• Sign-up online at CollinClassic.org
• Packet assembly and pick-up
• Set-Up and Tear-Down
• Break points
• Rider support services
Beneficiary – City House
• All proceeds from the Collin Classic benefit City House, a Collin County based nonprofit agency serving more than 500 at-risk youth and their families each year.
• Protecting youth since 1988, City House provides emergency shelter and transitional residential services to children and young adults who are need due to abuse, neglect, and homelessness.
• More information at cityhouse.org.