March 10, 2017

These quotes and this photo are a small sampling of testimonials regarding the difference the Major Taylor Project (MTP) has made in the lives of Seattle’s young adults.

“MTP shaped a community around me that otherwise wouldn’t be there. MTP brings out the best in people, a student can have an absolute lousy day but still enjoy learning, riding and connecting to their surroundings with a smile on their face every time.”

— Han Chen, MTP Franklin High School Alumnus & MTP Ride Leader

“The first year I learned to ride but struggled with hills. In 2016 I completed the MTP Build-a-Bike program and the Red Bell 100 and Seattle to Portland rides.”

— Leah Tran, first-generation Vietnamese immigrant
(Editor’s Note: Tran ended up teaching the boys how to build a bike. She is also the team captain for the Robotics Club and the editor of her school’s newspaper.)

“MTP has changed my life by traveling to Portland — which was the longest bike ride I have ever done — and now I ride my bike frequently. I love that MTP gives the opportunity to those who cannot afford a bike and gives them lots of memorable moments.”

— Harpreet Singh, MTP student at Foster High School

“Being active in the community for starters has made me see how much these kiddos need MTP to explore just the areas around their home. Now I have a purpose for riding my bike more.”

— Isaias Amador, MTP Highline High School Alumnus & MTP Ride Leader

All quotes provided by Major Taylor Project students and photo are courtesy of Cascade Bicycle Club.