Major Taylor Project Assistant

Sam Alcorn

Wheels: Giant Defy 2

Commute: 4 miles from Ravenna

Favorite Seattle Ride: Golden Gardens Park via the Burke-Gilman Trail

Sam was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and learned to ride from his parents at a young age. After graduating from North Carolina State University, he moved to Denver, Colorado to work with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, leading volunteers in new home construction. Through his Habitat coworkers he learned of Bike & Build, a non-profit organization that organizes cross-country cycling trips to benefit affordable housing.

In the summer of 2014 he co-led a Bike & Build trip composed of 31 young adults who pedaled 3,596 miles from Nags Head, North Carolina to San Diego, California, advocating for housing issues all along the way. After this experience Sam was hooked on cycling and service. 

He looks forward to sharing his passion for the bike and strong communities with the Major Taylor Project as the Project Assistant.

When not on the bike, Sam enjoys hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, disc golf, and reading.