Major Taylor Project

Inspiring and empowering under-served youth through cycling

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The Major Taylor Project (MTP) is a year-round, youth development cycling program produced by the Cascade Bicycle Club Diversity and Inclusion department, integrating bicycling, healthy living, bicycle maintenance, road safety awareness and the importance of working toward individual goals. MTP is focused on introducing youth from diverse communities to recreational cycling and creating an inclusive culture of bicycling. MTP uses the bicycle to help students expand their world view and encourages them to explore the agency they have to change themselves and their communities. 

What we do

Students participate and explore various forms of cycling, including touring, urban riding, track racing, mountain biking, and cyclocross racing. Students also have opportunities to volunteer at Cascade events, and complete Cascade's 206-mile Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic. The twelve-week Spring curriculum consists of weekly rides and lessons on road safety, traffic laws, nutrition, map-reading, route design, stretching, and the impact of cycling in their communities. Students may also participate in the eight-week Earn-A-Bike maintenance course offered in the winter months. All club locations are designed to serve underserved youth in low-income and disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Who we work with

MTP is currently running seven schools:

Volunteer

Interested in volunteering with the Major Taylor Project? We have many fun, interesting and impactful ways you can help the Major Taylor Project.Pumping up tires at our Bike Maintenance parties, afternoon rides with students, weekend events and riding the Seattle to Portland Cycling Classic are all great ways to volunteer.

Your involvement is a tremendous help to the students and a great way to understand the work we do. Volunteer opportunities are listed here.

The program thrives because of help from volunteers like you. Thank you! 

Please email mattm@cascade.org for more information on specific volunteer opportunities.