Ride for Major Taylor


Save the date! 2021 details forthcoming. Check back later for updates.


June 20, 2021

Several riders cruise along a paved road in a forested area

Marshall “Major” Taylor was a Black athlete and cycling legend who was one of the greatest bicyclists of his era, setting numerous world records and winning a World Championship--all while battling racism throughout his career from the late 1800s to early 1900s. He was an international superstar whose amazing talents and drive were as well-known in his era as LeBron James or Serena Williams are today. 

The Major Taylor Project is a year-round, youth leadership cycling program focused on introducing young adults from underserved communities to the recreation of cycling and creating an inclusive culture of bicycling that will continue to future generations. The Major Taylor Project currently serves schools in the Puget Sound region; Seattle, Tacoma, and Puyallup. Learn more about the Major Taylor Project in this short video.


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Route: 63 miles /// Elevation Gain: +3,818 ft
NEW 2021: Route: 25.6 miles /// Elevation Gain: +1,105 ft

The Cascade Bicycle Club would like to acknowledge that our office headquarters is on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe.