The Wilmington Grand Prix weekend continues on Saturday with a free street festival on Market Street and the Major Taylor Community Ride. The festival features kids rides & attractions, course-side café, sidewalk sale & more.
The Major Taylor Community Ride is a celebration of the inclusiveness of bicycling and is open to all ability levels. Major Taylor’s inspiring story is movingly captured in Washington Post author Michael Kranish’s book: The World’s Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America’s First Black Sports Hero. Major Taylor’s challenges, accomplishments and life lessons have inspired Major Taylor Cycling Clubs throughout the country, a number of which will be in Wilmington for this very special community ride.
The ride is one half-hour (11:15am-11:45am) and held on the same Wilmington Grand Prix course that top-tier amateur as well as professional racers will be tackling later that day. IT IS NOT A RACE and family participation is encouraged. Riders can do as few or as many laps as they wish during the half-hour time limit while professional announcers recognize participating groups. In addition, many of the racers competing that day will be joining cycling clubs and the general public for this inspirational ride.
Participation is FREE. All riders must sign a waiver before participation.