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Major Taylor racing in Paris 1908

Past events

October 26, 2017
Major Taylor, the "Worcester whirlwind"
9:00 a.m.
Shrewsbury Senior Center
98 Maple Ave.
Shrewsbury, Mass.

Lynne Tolman, president of the Major Taylor Association, will present an illustrated talk about Marshall W. "Major" Taylor, the 1899 world champion cyclist from Worcester, at the weekly meeting of the Shrewsbury Senior Men's Club on Oct. 26. She will tell the story of Major Taylor's remarkable life on and off the racetracks of the world at the turn of the 20th century, and how his legacy is shaping cycling today.

November 25-26, 2017
Major Taylor birthday rides

Cycling clubs across the country honor Marshall W. "Major" Taylor, who was born on Nov. 26, 1878, with birthday rides around the last weekend of November. Last year, Major Taylor Association affiliates and Friends in 11 cities participated. This year's lineup:

  • Los Angeles - Major Motion Recreational Cycling - 9 a.m. Nov. 25 - details to come
  • Atlanta - Metro Atlanta Cycling Club - 9 a.m. Nov. 26
  • Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Major Taylor Cycling Club - noon Nov. 26
  • Worcester - Seven Hills Wheelmen - 10 a.m. Nov. 26

  • Also, groups not affiliated with the Major Taylor Association are planning Major Taylor birthday rides:

  • Indianapolis Marshalls - details to come

  • Submit Major Taylor birthday ride listings to info@majortaylorassociation.org.

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