Show us your #MajorTaylorSelfie

Support the Major Taylor Project (MTP) youth riding in the Group Health Seattle to Portland (STP) ride with a photo!

Group Health, a longtime advocate of cycling and youth development, will donate $1 (up to $25,000) to the Major Taylor Project for every selfie photo, with the hashtag #MajorTaylorSelfie, shared via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter between July 6–12.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Take a picture of yourself (before or on the STP ride).
  2. Post your photo to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
  3. Use hashtag #MajorTaylorSelfie and be sure to tag @grouphealth and your friends.

The Major Taylor Project (MTP) is a year-round, youth development cycling program produced by Cascade Bicycle Club focused on introducing youth from diverse communities to recreational cycling. The spring and fall curriculums consist of weekly rides and lessons on road safety, traffic laws, nutrition, map-reading, route design, stretching and the impact of cycling in their communities. MTP is currently operating in eight high schools and two middle schools in Central and South King County and Tacoma. In these areas, residents from more than 80 nationalities speak 70 languages. Group Health is a founding sponsor of the Major Taylor Project.

“It's no secret Group Health cares about bicycling,” says Diana Birkett Rakow. “We care even more about helping develop youth to someday give back to their community. The Major Taylor Program helps youth in underserved areas develop more than cycling skills, they are learning the importance of healthy living and the importance of working toward individuals goals.”

Help us build awareness of the MTP by showing your #MajorTaylorSelfie before, during and after the STP ride. Your support with allow dozens of youth cross the STP finish line and expand the program into more low-income and disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Please note: If you don’t see your photo posted, check your privacy settings. Only photos posted as “public” will be shown and earn a $1 for Major Taylor. Facebook does not always feed, so use Twitter and Instagram too! If your photo does not display, please e-mail socialmedia@ghc.org.