MAJOR TAYLOR PROJECT SPINATHON: 3 Hours of Pedaling Fun, All For a Great Cause
On March 20th, The Magnuson Athletic Club was proud to be one of the host sites for the 4th Annual Major Taylor Project Spinathon. This fantastic charity event benefited the Cascade Bicycle Club’s Major Taylor Project which focuses on introducing youth from diverse communities to the recreation of cycling and creating an inclusive culture of bicycling that will continue to future generations. The MTP’s activities promote bicycling, healthy living, bicycle maintenance, road safety awareness, and the importance of working toward individual goals.
The spinathon was a high-energy, 3 hour bike party with lots of laughing, pedaling and sweating. The MAC provided the space, the bikes and the motivating coaches. The Cascade Bicycle Club provided the willing participants who had reserved a bike to ride with a per hour donation. Many participants also collected pledges for their rides increasing the fundraising success. The event was structured as 3, one hour sessions but a few donors pedaled for all three sessions, including two MAC members.
The Spinathon was a hit on two fronts. First, it was a successful fundraiser for the Major Taylor Project. According to Ed Ewing, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the Cascade Bicycle Club, “We were very, very pleased with the Major Taylor Project Spinathon at the MAC. Thank you again Cary for your support and help. The entire MAC staff and community was so energetic and supportive of the cause and the students. The event was a success raising over $26,000!” Secondly, the event was a blast for the participants, as well as for the MAC staff who helped. The MAC’s Cary Larsen reported,“David, Kathryn and I kept it rolling for 3 hrs and it was so much fun that I want to do it again next year. I think everyone who participated had a good time.”
We wish the Major Taylor Project continued success at their mission to introduce cycling to youth in diverse communities. And we look forward to helping out with more fun events in the future.
If you want to learn more about the Major Taylor Project click here.