Ride for Major Taylor

Event date: 
Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 7:00am

 

June 27, 2021

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.

The Ride for Major Taylor Project is a fundraiser -- 80% of your registration fee goes directly to the Major Taylor Project, so you can feel good about what you’re pedaling for!  Full scholarship options are available. Thank you for your continued support! We need additional support from businesses and individuals to continue to offer this amazing community program. As a member-based non-profit Cascade represents a diverse range of bicyclists in statewide communities. Cascade’s goal is to support these communities with three main pillars: Advocacy, Community, and Education. These pillars are key aspects of our work to ensure that all Washingtonians have access to safe bicycling infrastructures. For more information on partnerships and sponsorships, please contact: Connie Stark, Development and Partnership Director: connies@cascade.org

 

 -- Details

Long Route: 63 miles /// Elevation Gain: +3,735 ft
Short Route: 26.3 miles /// Elevation Gain: +1,178 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.

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