Ride for Major Taylor Ride Details

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


The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for King and Pierce Counties. Temperatures are expected to exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Course start line times have been moved up to 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. for 63-mile course riders and to 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. for 26-mile course riders. Food stop times, ferry times, and finish line hours have been updated. Please review!


Rider Limit: 500 - Registration closeD


Members-only Registration April 6 - April 12, 2021 $175 --
Open Registration  April 13 - June 18, 2021 $175 $200
Youth Registration (Ages 1-12)  -- $40 $40
  • In-person, day-of registration is not available in 2021. Register in advance.

Included In Your Registration Fee:

You'll get a super slick orange and black sling backpack for carrying your daily gear: phone, snacks, flat repair kit, wallet-sized photos of your dog, etc.!

A black and orange sling bag with the circular MTP logo

Go the extra mile and support the Major Taylor Project!  

A screenshot of items from our amazon wishlist

Click here to purchase supplies from the MTP wishlist

Although the Cascade office is temporarily closed to the public, we are receiving packages. Supplies ordered online can be mailed directly via Amazon to:

Cascade Bicycle Club  c/o Education Team, 7787 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115 

You can also donate directly to the Major Taylor Program. 

Donation Levels
  • $750 - Fund the purchase of a new bicycle for a school fleet
  • $300 - Support the "Build a Bike" program for one student
  • $100 - Fund an MTP student to ride the Seattle to Portland (STP) ride
  • $40 - Provide a three-week supply of snack/bars at one school
  • $20 - Provide a helmet for one student
  • $10 - Provide a water bottle for one student

You have the opportunity to go the extra mile and further support the great work of the Major Taylor Project. Your dollars will go directly to the program. You can make your donation during the registration process or after by accessing the buy add-ons link tied to your online account/registration. Thank you for all your support! 


Packet Mailing
  • All packets will be mailed.
  • Check that your mailing address is listed correctly on your online account to avoid any delays
  • If your packet has not arrived by event day, please check-in at the start line, we will look up your registration and get you a replacement no problem. 


In-person, day-of registration is not available in 2021. Register in advance.


Scholarships are available for Ride for Major Taylor registration. To request scholarship aid, please click here and complete the form. 




White Center Bicycle Playground (inside Thurnau King County Park)

11050 - 10th Ave. SW, Seattle WA 98146


Cascade Middle School - one block south of start line


  • 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. -------- Start Line Open for 63-mile route
  • 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. -------- Start Line Open for 26-Mile route
  • Mechanical support & customer service
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  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. --------- Finish Line Open
  • Finisher meal, souvenirs, celebrate!

Ferry Schedules

Point Defiance to Tahlequah (Tacoma to Vashon Island)

Riders should plan to board one of these four ferries. Your bib number is your ticket. Check in with a volunteer at the rest stop and you'll be swiped through the toll both. Boarding outside of these times may mean you'll pay a fee per rider and per bicycle.

See WSDOT posted schedules.

  • 9:15 a.m.
  • 10:05 a.m.
  • 10:55 a.m.
  • 11:45 a.m.
  • 12:35 p.m. (Absolute last call!)

Vashon to Fauntleroy (West Seattle)

There is no charge for riders or their bicycles when traveling in this direction.

See WSDOT posted schedules

Departs roughly every 20-30 minutes.


All riders get a custom Major Taylor Project sling pack that can be picked up at the finish line at the Cascade tent at the White Center Bicycle Play Ground.

REST STOPS (63-mile route)

Palisades Park – Mile 20.6 

  • 5039 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way
  • Open 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Snacks, water, honey buckets & mechanic

Point Defiance Ferry Terminal (east parking lot) – Mile 41.3 

  • Open 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Snacks, water, honey buckets & mechanic

REST STOP (26-mile route)

Alki Park – Mile 17.4 

  • Alki Beach Park, Alki Trail, Seattle - Look for green tent.
  • Open 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Snacks & water
Start & Finish Location
White Center Bicycle Playground
11050 10th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98146
United States