Ride for Major Taylor

Event date: 
Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 12:00am to Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 11:00pm

Virtual Ride for Major Taylor Project Fundraiser – November 7 - 14, 2020     

Several riders cruise along a paved road in a forested area

Virtual Ride for Major Taylor Project

This Virtual Ride for Major Taylor Project is a peer to peer fundraising event. It is one of Cascade's biggest annual fundraisers for the Major Taylor Project youth educational programs. This ride is part of our week long series of "Lighting a Path Forward" events. We are looking at what the bicycling community and industry are doing to support the greater community and how they are changing to be more inclusive. Learn more and register for our online events here.

About Major Taylor: 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 superhuman talents were as well-known in his era as LeBron James or Serena Williams are today.  We are asking folks who participate to ride 75 miles over the course of a week in honor of Major Taylor's 75-mile one day race in Indianapolis, in which he pushed himself and battled extreme adversity but won in remarkable fashion.

Join this incredible fundraising event and not only will you get on your bike during this fall weather, but you will also support a great cause! We are asking each participant to raise or donate $200 minimum for this week-long event. We know you can raise more, so don't stop at the minimum. 

Please note that you may make a general sponsorship purchase here. Please send your name or business logo for recognition to connies@cascade.org.

You may also make a straight Individual Rider Donation to support this event without joining the peer to peer "Join Me" website platform. However, in order to best support the fundraiser and our community outreach support of this program; we are hopeful that you will engage in the "Join Me" event on the Virtual Ride for Major Taylor Project Register Here page. This will give you the opportunity to share our work and your support with your family, friends and network.

Thank you for your continued support of Cascade and the Major Taylor Project program.

More Information about The Major Taylor Project

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.


 -- Ride some of the past routes 


Route: 63 miles /// Elevation Gain: +3,818 ft
NEW 2020: 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.