Rider spotlight: Rafael rides a new bike for this year's #BikeSTP

Seventeen-year-old Rafael will be one of the 38 Major Taylor kids riding this year’s Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic.

Rafael joined the Major Taylor program when he was a freshman in high school, and has been a committed member for the past three years.

Rafael has cerebral palsy and the STP seemed an impossible event for him but thanks to Outdoors for All, Rafael will be able to ride the event on a special tandem.

Volunteers AJ Campanelli and Phil Sanford will be riding with Rafael, who’s setting out to complete 15 miles each day.

Rafael will be wearing the orange-and-white Major Taylor jersey so give him a shout out when you see him!