March 10, 2017

The Major Taylor Project is a year-round, youth development cycling program produced by the Cascade Bicycle Club.

Using bicycles as an agent of change, Cascade Bicycle Club’s Major Taylor Project (MTP) helps underserved students in low-income and disadvantaged neighborhoods expand their worldview through cycling.

Participants have the opportunity to experience a variety of cycling modalities, ranging from urban riding, mountain biking, road touring, track racing and cyclocross (a form of bike racing that combines road and mountain bike racing with an obstacle course).

MTP participants also ride in Cascade-sponsored events, including the Ride for Major Taylor (April 29), and the 206-mile Seattle-to-Portland (STP) ride (July 15–16).

The MTP students have been riding the STP for nine years and over 250 students have completed the ride. Fifty MTP students rode and completed the STP in 2015. Last year, 75 students took part in the ride. The goal for 2017? One hundred MTP students completing the ride!

Cascade hopes to reach its goal this year and is seeking volunteers to train to become ride leaders, register students or volunteer for other positions.