Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor (26 November 1878 – 21 June 1932) was an American cyclist who won the world 1 mile (1.6 km) track cycling championship in 1899 after setting numerous world records and overcoming racialdiscrimination. Taylor was the first African-American cyclist to achieve the level of world champion and only the second black man to win a world championship in any sport, after Canadian boxer George Dixon.
Start: Welcome Stadium Parking Lot D 1601 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. Dayton, OH 45408
Major Taylor Cycling Club of Dayton will host our 11th Major Taylor Signature Bike Ride supporting local community charitable organizations. In addition to the 18, 32 and metric century routes, there is a 10 mile Family Fun Ride (with children 17 years of age and under). A parent or guardian is required to accompany all participants 12 years of age and under. The longer routes consist of flat to rolling hills. Be sure to look for the zebras on the 32 and 62 mile course. Well stocked rest stops, SAG support and lunch are provided.
A block of rooms are reserved at the Marriott-University of Dayton (147/night) and the Courtyard by Marriott at UD (134/night). Both hotels are a short ride to the start. Please see our facebook page for hotel registration link:
A pre-ride is planned for Friday late afternoon and post ride on Sunday morning. See facebook page for future updates on the weekend events.