Major Taylor Students Hit the Trail and Track
There's a lot of fun to be had on a bike beyond just riding on the road, and in May Major Taylor students had an opportunity to experience this first hand. Through partnerships with Trips for Kids and the Marymoor Velodrome Association, we were able to take students on weekend field trips that exposed them to kinds of riding many had never even considered, let alone tried.
Speaking of their experience mountain biking with Trips for Kids, students said, “It was pretty hardcore, but it was an experience I'll never forget", "I like how I didn't let fear get in the way of having fun and jumping over logs and just going after new challenges. I feel accomplished today", and "I hope more trips like this happen”.
Another student, commenting on her experience riding a track bike at the Velodrome, said, “At first it seemed pretty scary, but once I started riding it was a lot of fun! It's just so good to get out of the house and try new things”. Following our ride at the track, some students are even thinking they might be interested in getting into racing.
Many of our students come from families with limited resources. Through these field trips we hope to expose them to new opportunities and help them expand their passion for biking. If you have ideas of other cycling opportunities our students may enjoy, email me or call 206-957-6960.