Welcome to Major Taylor Cleveland!

Organized in 2014, The Cleveland MTCC (Major Taylor Cycling Club) encourages bicycle recreation and fitness for men and women in the Cleveland area.

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Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor (26 November 1878 – 21 June 1932) was an American cyclist who won the world 1 mile (1.6 km) track cycling championship in 1899 after setting numerous world records and overcoming racial discrimination. Taylor was the first African-American cyclist to achieve the level of world champion. Taylor won the world championship in the 1-mile sprint in 1899 in Montreal.
He was the second African-American athlete to win a world championship
in any sport, after Canadian-born bantamweight boxer George Dixon of
Boston won a world title in a series of bouts in 1890-91.

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