Collin Classic Bike Rally Features Multiple Routes and Family Ride


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.

Finish Line 3Starting 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. Routes are designed to maximize rider experience taking into account traffic congestion and chip-seal. There is also a Kids Safety Clinic and Ride that is great for all ages (this will take place at approximately 8:30 am at the starting line and closed street at McKinney North High School). More details to come.

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 abused and homeless 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 open now. 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. Click here to register.





All registered riders receive complimentary Crazy Water throughout the ride, as well as free refreshments at the finish line, including free EAS protein Sports Nutrition bars. T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 2,200 registered riders.

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Collin Classic 2014 Raffle

Enter to Win the GIANT Propel SL 0!            

PURCHASE RAFFLE TICKET HERE (or add on a raffle ticket when you register on-line for the 2014 Collin Classic)

All proceeds benefit City House, which has helped abused and homeless youth for over 25 years

Valued at $11,000, the GIANT Propel SL 0 is the world’s fastest aero road bike, and the 2014 Collin Classic will be giving one away this June to a lucky raffle winner!


The Raffle

Giant-Corp-Logo-BLUE (2)The raffle to win the GIANT Propel SL 0 will be limited to only 750 chances. Each ticket is $50, and there are no limits on quantity (except availability left from the 750 chances).


Once you purchase, your registered name will be put in the database for the drawing, which will be held on the morning of the 2014 Collin Classic (Saturday, June 14).


About the Bike

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Adam Koble of Giant Bicycles (right) holds off Logan Hutchings of Elbows Racing in a photo finish to win the 2013 Hotter’N Hell Men’s Pro 1-2 Road Rac.

Years of research, development and testing in the wind tunnel and on the roads led to the all-new Propel Advanced SL, the world’s fastest aero road bike. Its wind-slicing new innovations include AeroSystem Shaping technology, the integrated SpeedControl SLR brake system and Contact SLR Aero handlebar. The Advanced SL-grade composite frame, with best-in-class light weight, OverDrive 2 steerer tube for front end stiffness and control, and integrated seatpost for aerodynamics and compliance, help make Propel Advanced SL faster from every angle.


Check the Bike Out Yourself

See and take a test ride of the GIANT Propel Advanced SL 0 at one of the following official GIANT retailers:

pcf-new-colorPlano Cycling & Fitness (605 18th St., Plano, TX 75074; 972-423-4130)


CadenceCadence Cyclery (Two locations – 129 S Tennessee St., McKinney, TX 75069; 972-548-7400 OR 200 Marketplace Lane, Highland Village, TX 75077)


Propel Advanced SL O Wins Velo magazine Aero Road Test!

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Adam Koble, riding the Propel Advanced SL, won the Hotter n’ Hell One Hundred in record time – 3:47:52

Velo magazine (Sept. 2013), reviewed the Propel in their wind tunnel and reported that it was the most aerodynamic of the aero bikes tested. It blew the competition away.
“The Propel was quickest at every yaw angle in the wind tunnel, on par, or slightly better, than the Cervélo S5 from last year’s aero bike test, which set the benchmark for fast. On average, that meant a savings of nearly 10 watts across all yaw angles when compared to the second place BH, and 22 watts over both the Ridley and Trek. The Giant Propel is the first aero road bike in the history of VeloLab to score best in both the tunnel and lab. It’s a fast, stiff bike, without question.” –Velo, Sept. 2013


“The Propel is one of the slickest bikes we’ve tested in the [wind] tunnel,” Velo reported. “It didn’t so much crush the competition as it did streak past, lightning quick. It had the best scores in our deflection test, an indication of lateral stiffness; in the real world, where churning legs and carbon craftsmanship are melded into human-powered machinery, the Propel feels like it does just that—propel you to greater speed.”


There is no doubt that this is a fast bike with outstanding aero characteristics!


Click here to read about Bicycling magazine’s high praise for the Propel Advanced SL.



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