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Happy Birthday Major Taylor!
Description: Join us this Thanksgiving (Friendsgiving) weekend on our Major Taylor Birthday Ride as we celebrate and honor the memory of the Legendary Major Taylor.
Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor (November 26, 1878 - June 21, 1932) won the sprint event at the 1899 World Track Championships in Montreal, Canada to become the first African American to win a world championship in cycling and the second black athlete to win a World Championship in any sport.
We'll repeat last year's route from downtown Somerville for a 30-mile ride with 1500' elevation. The course will take us through Duke Island Park and Neshanic Valley Golf Course before heading back to Somerville for the refreshing birthday toast.
Post Ride Gathering: Join us for the post ride celebration at Village Brewing Company, 34 W. Main Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.
Ride Location: ShopRite of Somerville
Meet-up Time: 9:00AM Roll-out Time: 9:30AM
Ride Category: Everyone
Ride Leader: Michael Lee
Parking Instructions: Let's plan to park in the extreme corner of the ShopRite parking lot and leave the center spaces for the customers. Other parking options - There is street parking available on Veterans Memorial Drive West at Davenport Street.
Cancellations: Check the MTCCNJ Rides & Activities WhatsApp chat group (members only) for last minute updates or the Major Taylor Cycling Club of New Jersey private Facebook Group, for everyone else.
COVID-19: To minimize the spread of the virus we ask that all register from the website to avoid a paper sign in sheet at the start of the ride.
All riders must register for the ride. Let's roll out on time by registering before you arrive. This helps to quicken the check in process.
GPS Ride Link: Major Taylor B-Day Ride
Saturday, November 26, 2022, 9:00 AM
ShopRite of Somerville
1 S Davenport Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
Registration is required
Please be sure to wear your club kit, bring your helmet, a spare inner tube, CO2 cartridge, bike pump, cell phone and a pleasant attitude. Social distancing requires us to bring a mask and maintain a distance of at least 6' and fell free to bring bring hand sanitizer for your added protection.