Bike Hugger attended the Major Taylor Project kickoff last night.
The Major Taylor Project is dedicated to creating a multicultural community where teenagers have equal opportunity to spend time outdoors and on a bicycle.
The teenagers selected for the program will form a racing squad and ride Redline Bicycles. We’ll feature the MTP with a podcast and more of the back story next month.
Marshall Walter (Major) Taylor, the 1899 world cycling champion, was known as “the Worcester Whirlwind.” He broke through the color line half a century before baseball player Jackie Robinson. An international phenoeman, Major promoted the value of “clean living.” Years ago during a trip to DC, I saw the Major Taylor display at the Smithsonian and was impressed to this day.