20th Anniversary Major Taylor Bicycling Club of Minnesota Program

WHEN: Thursday, March 14th – 7:00 PM WHERE: Bloomington REI – 750 American Blvd., Bloomington, MN 55420 – Community Room

REGISTER: To register for this FREE event go to the REI Bloomington website. Scroll down the list of Classes and Events to March 14th and click on register for this event. Photographer Walter Griffin, and the Vice President of the Major Taylor Bike Club of Minnesota, Dacia Durham, will present a program on the national Major Taylor Club movement, and on the Minnesota club’s creation and impact on the Twin Cities cycling scene. Founded in 1999, the Major Taylor Bicycling Club of Minnesota came about as a result of three Black women intending to ride on the Twin Cities to Chicago AIDS Ride, and the efforts of four Black men who wanted to see them succeed and who helped them to prepare. After the women completed the AIDS Ride, it was decided to form a club in honor of the legendary Major Taylor, an African American man who dominated the world of international cycling for a decade. (See the other column on this page for more on this.)

This is our chance to meet members of the Major Taylor Bicycling Club of Minnesota, to learn from them, and to share ideas with them. It’s also their chance to meet us too. So let’s be there. Sign up today!

Bob Brown TCBC Bike U Coordinator 612-986-5838