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Honoring the world's first black sports superstar and professional Black American cyclist - Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor. In 1899, he earned the rank of the world cycling champion followed by the American sprint champion in 1900. Major Taylor fought the racism of the Jim Crow era, and today his achievements and story have inspired many to take up the sport of cycling.


The Five Things to Know About Major Taylor



The Major Taylor Cycling Club of Austin is an associated club of the Major Taylor Association (MTA).

We are dedicated to honoring Major Taylor's legacy as a champion cyclist and humanitarian. Our group is diverse and we offer short leisurely rides for those just getting started and faster challenging rides for those ready for the next level.

Our Mission is to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle, Encourage Camaraderie and Instill a Sense of Community Amongst Fellow Cyclists

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  • Thursday Evening Club Ride
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 26
    Lake Creek Park
    May 26, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Lake Creek Park, 800 Deerfoot Dr, Round Rock, TX 78664, USA
    Our Thursday evening ride is a social ride, meaning you'll ride at your own pace. The ride is intended to allow the members and guests to connect in conversation throughout the ride to build comradery.
  • The Leg Stretcher
    Sat, May 28
    Trek - Parmer, Ln
    May 28, 8:30 AM CDT
    Trek - Parmer, Ln, 9900 W Parmer Ln, Austin, TX 78717, USA
    This is a 22-mile jaunt up Parmer and through adjacent neighborhoods. Eventually we will land back at the Trek Bicycle Shop Strava Route:
  • Atlas Ride 2022 for the Texas 4000 Fight Against Cancer
    Sat, Jun 04
    Stoneledge Winery & Vineyard
    Jun 04, 8:30 AM CDT
    Stoneledge Winery & Vineyard, 518 County Rd 1403, Lometa, TX 76853, USA
    25-mile or 50-mile Ride Registration – $75 VIP Ride Registration – $125 Participants pay a registration fee to ride, then raise funds to support Texas 4000’s mission in the fight against cancer. Registered riders are required to raise a minimum of $100
  • The Katy Flatlands Century
    Sun, Jul 17
    Royal High School
    Jul 17, 8:00 AM
    Royal High School, 34499 Royal Rd, Brookshire, TX 77423, USA
    This fully supported ride is one of the Houston area’s oldest rides and is presented by Northwest Cycling Club. Four different distances/routes will be offered, including a 100 mile century route and a metric century. This fully supported ride is one of the areas favorite rides.
  • The Ed Rogers Memorial Ride 2022
    Sat, Jul 23
    Lake Pflugerville Park
    Jul 23, 7:30 AM
    Lake Pflugerville Park, 18216 Weiss Ln, Pflugerville, TX 78660
    This is a club favorite in Pflugerville. Two (2) distances to choose from: 24 or 38 miles One (1) stop for both at New Sweden Church Strava Route for the 38 miles:
  • Mamma Jamma 2022
    Sat, Sep 17
    Taylor, TX, USA
    Sep 17, 7:00 AM
    Taylor, TX, USA
    The Texas Mamma Jamma Ride is an annual bike event that raises funds to support local programs and services for those fighting breast cancer and survivors in the Central Texas community.


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