Councilmember Tom Rasmussen becomes honorary Major Taylor rider!

School is back in session, which means so is the Major Taylor Program!

The Major Taylor Project (MTP) is a year-round youth development program focused on creating access and opportunities for high school youth from diverse and underserved communities to experience and connect with the outdoors. The program uses bicycling as a forum for inspiring youth to seek community activism, leadership and self-efficacy through goal-setting and relationship-building. Currently, there are Major Taylor riding clubs at six schools in the region, five high schools and one middle school.

Last week, Major Taylor riders at Global Connections High School received a special surprise when Seattle Councilmember Tom Rasmussen joined in the club activities that afternoon.

Councilmember Rasmussen shared some of his bike travel stories and joined them for a 10-mile ride around Seatac. In return, Councilmember Rasmussen was rewarded with a Major Taylor jersey.

“After our 10-mile ride I was so inspired by the work the Major Taylor Project is doing for youth in underserved communities throughout the Seattle area,” said Rasmussen. “I saw firsthand how this program empowers students to explore their neighborhoods and beyond. I’m thrilled to be named an honorary Major Taylor rider and can’t wait to ride with them again!”

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