Social Ride in Celebration of Major Taylor’s 139th Birthday

November 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bike Works Warehouse
3715 S Hudson St
Seattle, WA 98118
Jasmine Bechlem

Major Taylor Ride

Hand drawn rendition of Major Taylor

Bike Works invites you join us as we celebrate the 139th birthday of Marshall “Major Taylor”, the Black Cyclone. Major Taylor had to brave more than the competition to become one of the most acclaimed cyclists of the world. As a teenager, Taylor burst onto the world stage and began winning renowned cycling competitions in an era where it was not uncommon for racers to suffer from sleep deprivation and hallucinations while drafting behind pace motorcycles, sometimes reaching speeds of 60 mph!
Ride with us to celebrate the birthday of the cycling champion who broke the color barrier and forever won a place of admiration and awe in our hearts and minds.

Ride with Us

Meet at the Bike Works warehouse (3715 S Hudson St. Seattle, WA 98118) at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 22nd. We will roll out by 6:30 p.m. following a route through Columbia City, Mt. Baker, and Central District ending at the newly opened Happy Grillmore to warm up with burgers, pie, brews, good company and conversation!
We will ride, rain or shine, so bring your rain gear, warm layers and lights! Bonus points to those who wear their Bike Works t-shirts and wool jerseys. All riders are free to disburse from the end point at their own leisure.
There will not be a return group ride to Bike Works. The pace will be casual. Fun is guaranteed!


Send your R.S.V.P to to let us know you’ll be joining us.
Can’t make it but still want to hang out with a community of like-minded people? Check out the other adult programs that Bike Works has to offer!

Happy Birthday Major Taylor!

Major Taylor rides on a velodrome