2014 Photo Album (more photos to come!)

Some highlights of what the riders got to enjoy at the 2014 Collin Classic

Texas Land & Cattle BURGERS!

Stick around after the ride for complimentary steak burgers from Texas Land & Cattle! Served hot and fresh off the grill at Riders Village from TXLC staff, all riders are welcome!


Pre-Ride Eats and Drink
But – start your ride day by sampling the cuisine of My Fit Foods, who make Health Living a Reality, or if you need more than a sampling, you can purchase a fresh fruit smoothie from Maui Wowi Hawaiian, a Kona Ice treat, or a Mo’ Joe A Go-Go coffee or pastry on-site! They will be on-site in the morning when you arrive!
Post-Burger Body Treats
Once you have refueled with a Texas Land & Cattle burger post-ride, treat yourself to Whole-Body Cyrotherapy or enjoy the free services from Health Source & Progressive Rehab – including screenings, chiropractic massages, rock taping and stretching.
Or You May Want to Sample

And of course,

Crazy Water throughout the ride and afterwards!

Go Green with Breeze Energy!
Stop by the Breeze Energy tent at Riders Village and see the Limited Edition Breeze Bike designed by Villy Customs that they are raffling away this Spring! Go Green!

About the 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.

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. Routes are designed to maximize rider experience taking into account traffic congestion and chip-seal. There is also a Plano Cycling & Fitness 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).

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 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.”

RED_0624The 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.”

TAFFlogo_ChildThe 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. The fee is $40 per rider 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.



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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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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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