Past Meetup

Major Taylor Birthday/Scholarship Ride from Riverscape - Dec. 1st (8-15 miles)

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RiverScape

111 E Monument Ave · Dayton, OH

How to find us

Meet at the Riverscape Pavillion. You can park across the street from the Pavillion on Monument. You should arrive by 10:45am to prep your bike for the 11am pullout..

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Details

Come join us as Major Taylor Cycling Clubs from around the world celebrate Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor (November 26, 1878 - June 21, 1932) "The Worchester Whirlwind". Major Taylor won the sprint event at the 1899 world track championships in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to become the first African American to achieve the level of world champion in cycling and the second black athlete to win a world championship in any sport. Follow this link for more information on the history of Marshall "Major" Taylor;
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-unknown-story-of-the-black-cyclone-the-cycling-champion-who-broke-the-color-barrier-33465698/

This is a social/family ride (all are welcome) and will be at a leisurely pace. We will ride towards Huffman Dam on the bike path. The ride will be between 8 and 15 miles depending on the weather. We have a turnaround point at Eastwood Park for those who prefer a shorter distance. There will also be a longer route available for those who desire to go father (if we are blessed with good weather). Wear your layers as appropriate. We look forward to seeing you there!!

There is also a Marshall Major Taylor (MMT) scholarship contest sponsored by the National Brotherhood of Cyclists (NBC) for the Birthday ride. The MMT Higher Education Scholarship winner will receive a $25,000 scholarship to continue their higher education. Applicants must be 21+, a member of the Major Taylor Cycling Club, participate in the MMT Birthday Ride, and submit an essay (500 words or more) that will be judged on both style and content. The essay is due by November 19th.For additional information and the specifics on how to apply see the follow link; http://www.thenbc.bike/major-scholarship/

Helmets are required for this ride as they are for all club rides.