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Sat Oct 15 2022 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Dallas Center Trailhead
Dallas Center, IA


Major Taylor Iowa


Trail Ride

Distance - 100

Join us Saturday October 15th at the Dallas Center Trailhead for a Century ride.

Find us on the web and Facebook:


MTIA Century ride.

Saturday 10/15 8am until finished.
Weather cancelations will be posted on the MTIA Facebook page. Please make sure you join it so you won’t miss them!

Dallas Center Trailhead across the street from the public library (1308 Walnut street)
We will ride the Raccoon River Valley trail including the out and back to Cooper/Jefferson. The cost for a trail permit is $2 per day and $10 per year. It can be paid in cash only on that day. Pacing may vary depending on who shows. This is a drop ride. We will plan some stops along the way for Cstores or lunch, make sure you bring payment. That will be determined that morning before we roll.

MTIA is the first Major Taylor cycling club in Iowa. There are Major Taylor cycling clubs all over the world and to my knowledge, we are the only cycling club EVER to be named after a cyclist. We are excited to see this club established in Iowa.

Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor was an amazingly talented black athlete from 1878-1932. He was most likely given his nickname “Major” because of his military style clothing he wore as he entertained and performed bike stunts outside his local bike shop in Indianapolis. These performances launched him into becoming the cycling legend known today. He cycled on a track, was a professional road racer, did distance and sprints. The Worcester Whirlwind, as he was also affectionaly called, set numerous world records and won both World and National championships all while fighting harsh and cruel racism. Even through such hatred, he, along with those that came alongside him, paved the way for future black athletes, he became the second black world champion in any sport! Even though few know his name, it doesn’t diminish that he was one of the greatest cyclists of his time and his story continues to inspire those that hear it. Through his story and our club we hope to advocate for black cyclists by cultivating a supportive community of like minded cyclists that build up, encourage equity and spark passion for the sport of cycling so it can be more accessible regardless of socioeconomic background, ethnicity, or experience level.

We post unique ride dates and times every week and hope you will come ride* with us!

*Must sign a liability waiver before joining any Major Taylor ride.



Dallas Center Trailhead

1308 Walnut Street
Dallas Center, IA 50063



Must pay $2 cash for a RRVT daily pass or $10 for an annual permit or be a current pass holder.


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  • Posted Sep 26 by MTIA



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