By Christine Baker, TSB Staff
Historic downtown McKinney hosted its fourth annual Bike the Bricks race on Friday, and let’s just say it was a more-than-popular event. Cyclists and families came from all over the metroplex to enjoy the races and attractions of downtown McKinney.
“I really love downtown McKinney because the shop is here (Cadence Cyclery of McKinney). And as a cyclist we have to represent our people in this race,” cyclist Chris Wright said.
“We really feel that it is also important for us to support the revolution and expansion of downtown,” said cyclist Bryan Mazzei.
Many cyclists are already familiar with downtown McKinney, because every Saturday at 8 a.m. there is a group rides that leave from Cadence on Tennessee Street and takes a route through downtown. There are three levels of biking experience groups that leave so everyone can ride at their own pace.
“We all meet here at the shop and ride up to Weston and New hope,” cyclist Jared Scherrer said.
Overall, Bike the Bricks was extremely successful for a fourth year in a row and continues to attract more families, cyclists and intrigued individuals. Whether it’s for the shops, the food or the races Bike the Bricks is always an enjoyable experience; even if it gets rained out in the last leg of the final race.
“It’s interesting how close the riders are to one another and how fast they turn the corners as a pack without colliding —and spectators can be so close to the action,” said Cindy Maki, who attended the Memorial Day Weekened event. “I would recommend it because it is a clean and fun family event and there are a lot of dining choices close by to enjoy before, during or after the race.”
Photos (c) Spainhouer Photography, 2013