A celebration of the Life and Accomplishments of Marshall "Major" Taylor, the first African American professional cyclist. Born in 1878, Major Taylor’s professional racing career spanned 13 years and included the world one-mile track cycling championship in 1899. He remained committed to his passion in the face of adversity and is a source of inspiration.
This celebration will include a presentation by Major Taylor biographer Andrew Ritchie, and other fun and interesting activities for youth and adults. Keeping true to the mission, this event will provide attendees with an inspirational overview of Major Taylor's life, as well as opportunities to have fun and meet other bicycle enthusiasts. Light food and beverages will also be provided.
Date: May 13, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Nevin Center 598 Nevin Avenue Richmond, CA
This event is put on by Fix the Cycle: a collaboration between members of the Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative, Bicycle Art Salon, the City of Richmond, Contra Costa Health Services, LEAP, Richmond Spokes, West Contra Costa County Adolescent and Child Health and Youth Enrichment Strategies.
Contact Person or Group: Jennifer B. Lyle, Building Blocks for Kids CollaborativePhone Number: 510-232-5812 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Co-Sponsors: Artbike, the City of Richmond, Contra Costa Health Services, LEAP, Richmond Spokes, West Contra Costa County Adolescent and Child Health and Youth Enrichment Strategies
Learn more about Major Taylor:
- Who is Major Taylor?
- Wikipedia: Major Taylor
- Major Taylor: The Extraordinary Career of a Champion Bicycle Racer by Andrew Ritchie
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