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About the Ride

The 24th Annual Collin Classic Bike Rally is set to roll on Saturday, June 13th, 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 (ride start is 8 am), this year’s rally offers open-road routes from 22 to 64 miles in length. Back this year is the popular Family Ride (details to come). Routes are designed to maximize rider experience taking into account traffic congestion and chip-seal.

RED_0517Throughout 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 abused and homeless 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 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.”

RED_0624The 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 26 years and they really make an impact on our community. Their efforts mirror what our foundation is all about – kids and family.”

TAFFlogo_ChildThe 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.

Registration will open soon! The early entry fee is $35 prior to May 1, and $40 per rider from May 1through June 12. Event day registrants are $45 fee per rider. Children (12 and younger) are $20 through June 13.

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2014 Collin Classic Survey

A survey of the riders in the 2014 Collin Classic. What did you like, what would you like to see us work on, how was your ride? We want to know! We appreciate you taking the time to give us a few answers to improve the Collin Classic and make it the best ride in North Texas!

1) Which route did you ride?

2) Have you ridden in the Collin Classic before?

If yes, how many years have you riden in it (prior to 2014)?

3) Would you ride again?

4) What did you like about our ride?

5) What did you dislike about our ride?

6) How would you rate registration and packet pick-up (for those who registered and picked up packet prior to ride morning)?

On-line registration and packet pick-up comments (for those who registered prior to ride day and picked up their packet in-advance at one of our scheduled pick-up spots). If you registered on-site on ride morning, skip ahead to next question:

7) For those who registered in-person on the morning of the ride: How would you rate on-site registration? Please add any comments below as well. Please skip to next question if this does not apply to you.

8) If you participated in the Kids Safety Clinic and Fun Route, please give us your thoughts on your experience. (If you did not participate, please skip to the next question)

9) How would you rate the Route and Route Markings?

Route and Route Markings comments:

10) How would you rate the Rest Stops?

Rest Stop comments:

11) How would you rate the Finish Line?

Finish Line comments:

12) Which of the following did you take advantage of in Riders Village? Click all that apply.

Riders Village comments:

13) Your thoughts on having Texas Land & Cattle steak burgers at the end of the ride:

Texas Land & Cattle Steak Burger comments:

14) How familiar were you with City House prior to this year's Collin Classic?

15) How would you rate your familiarity of City House now?

16) What factors influence your decision whether or not to register early (more than a week in advance) for a cycling event like the Collin Classic?

Comments on registering early vs. waiting to register for a cycling event. What would motivate you to register early?

17) Your thoughts on the GIANT Propel Advanced SL 0 raffle:

If you did not buy a raffle ticket for the GIANT Propel SL 0, tell us why not:

18) Additional overall comments/feedback:

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