Ride for Major Taylor

Ride for Major Taylor

Sunday, April 22, 2018     

Join us on a scenic tour of Seattle, TACOMA, VASHON ISLAND and more for the fourth annual Ride for Major Taylor!

Ride for Major Taylor is a fully supported ride, benefiting the Major Taylor Project. Come ride a BRAND NEW route with us Sunday, April 22- we will meander through White Center, Burien, Normandy Park, Des Moines, Tacoma and Vashon Island. 

2018 Registration fee update

When we first began producing the Ride for Major Taylor in 2015, we had two major intentions for it: one, to highlight an amazing program that enriched the community and the students it serves. And two, to raise money for that program so that it could continue to do good work. Since the beginning, we’ve tried many fundraising methods to manage donations that come in from Major Taylor riders and supporters, and after careful consideration, we’ve landed on a system that we hope will be most effective for riders, donors and staff. So this year, we’re bringing it back to the basics: a $125 all-inclusive entry to the ride that eliminates the need for riders to solicit donations, and instead keeps the focus on what truly matters: the program itself. 60% of the ride registration fee goes directly to the Major Taylor Project, so you can feel good about the cause you’re pedaling for. And at 60 miles, this new route boast new vistas, a killer new giveaway, and an upgraded food experience. Full scholarship options are available. We look forward to seeing you on the road! Thanks for your continued support!

Can't make the ride but still want to support the Major Taylor Project? Donate today! 

Rider Perks! Your ride registration also includes:

  • Gourmet finishers meal
  • High end local snacks & munchies on course
  • Limited edition fundraiser's thank you gift (TBA)

The Major Taylor Project

The Major Taylor Project is a year-round, youth development cycling program focused on introducing youth from diverse 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 ten schools in Seattle, one in Puyallup and six in Tacoma. Learn more about the Major Taylor Project in this short video

About the Communities

Burien: Since its incorporation in 1993, Burien has been busy defining and redesigning itself as a vibrant King County city. Its residents see Burien, a 100-year-old community with a rich heritage, as a friendly community with well-established neighborhoods and a small-town atmosphere. The Major Taylor Project and Burien’s Highline High School have operated in partnership since 2011.

White Center: White Center is a unique community of approximately 32,000 people located now throughout two jurisdictions: unincorporated King County, and the city of Seattle. White Center has the distinct characteristics of an historic streetcar-era suburb, and has retained most of the original buildings constructed during 1912-1933. During WWII, White Center garnered the nickname Rat City. The possible origins of this name are diverse. The local wartime military establishment was called the Reserve Army Training Center or the Recruitment and Training Center, depending on who tells the story. The Major Taylor Project and White Center’s YES! Foundation have operated in partnership since 2009.

Tacoma: Tacoma is the 2nd largest city in the Puget Sound with a population of over 200,000, it was named after Mt Rainier's original name which was Mt Tahoma.  Tacoma was incorporated in 1875 and shortly after it was give the nickname City of Destiny.  It was thought that is would become the largest city on the west coast because it was chosen the terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad that way the freight trains would have access to Tacoma’s deep water port Commencement Bay, Tacoma's motto at this time was known as “Where the rails meet the sails”. the Major Taylor Project has operated in Tacoma since 2015.