Posted on February 1st, 2017 by Broadway Bicycle School

We’re kicking of Black History Month at Broadway Bikes with the legendary Marshall “Major” Taylor. Major Taylor, born in 1878, was the first African-American cyclist to achieve the level of world champion (achieving this in 1899) after setting numerous world records and only the second black man to win a world championship in any sport, after Canadian boxer George Dixon, all while under racially fueled hostility from the public and white riders included conspiratorial race tactics, threats and physical assault. Major Taylor will always be a cornerstone of cycling’s history. Featured here is one of two photos of Major Taylor that proudly hang in our shop.

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