The Major Taylor Association, Inc., is a nonprofit, tax-exempt [501 (c)(3)] organization raising money to maintain the statue of the 1899 world cycling champion in his hometown of Worcester, Mass., and to educate people about Major Taylor's life and legacy.

Or mail your tax-deductible donation to: Major Taylor Association, Inc., PO Box 20131, Worcester, MA 01602.

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Major Taylor Posters

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: 18x24 glossy poster reproduces an original oil painting by James E. Ransome, illustrator of the children's book "Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist" by Lesa Cline-Ransome. Poster printing sponsored by AdventureCORPS. You can get this poster for a $20 donation to Major Taylor Association, including shipping & handling.

poster CLASSIC! 11x17 glossy poster of 1900 photo of Major Taylor by E. Chickering. Poster reprinting in 2010 sponsored by AdventureCORPS. You can get this poster for a $15 donation to Major Taylor Association, including shipping & handling.

Mail orders to:

P.O. Box 20131
Worcester, MA 01602

Be sure to include your mailing address.

Major Taylor Books

Order these books from by using our links and the Major Taylor Association will receive a small commission.

cover Major Taylor
The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World

by Andrew Ritchie (2009)

An updated edition of the definitive biography, with additional photos. Now in paperback (2017).

Major Taylor in Australia
by Jim Fitzpatrick (2011)

Now in book form, the true story that was the basis for the 1992 TV movie "Tracks of Glory."


A Black Athlete, a White Era, and the Fight to Be the World's Fastest Human Being

by Todd Balf (2008)

Now in paperback (2009).

Marshall "Major" Taylor
World Champion Bicyclist, 1899-1901

by Marlene Targ Brill (2007)

For young readers, ages 10-15 or Grades 5-9

Major Taylor
The Extraordinary Career of a Champion Bicycle Racer
by Andrew Ritchie (1988)

The definitive biography
(1996 edition in paperback)


cover Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist
by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by James E. Ransome (2004)

For children ages 4-8 or Grades 2-4

Major Taylor, Bicycle Champion
by Luke Hayes (2011)

For young readers, ages 8-12
(Available as an e-book only)


Major Taylor: The Inspiring Story of a Black Cyclist and the Men Who Helped Him Achieve Worldwide Fame
by Conrad Kerber and Terry Kerber (2014)

445 pages. Foreword by Greg LeMond. Now in paperback (2016).


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