Major Taylor Cycling Club Los Angeles (MTCCLA) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to healthy living through cycling and assisting our community in becoming healthy and happy through our community involvement. We are a proud member of the Major Taylor Association.
Major Taylor Cycling Club Los Angeles (MTCCLA) is named in honor of American cycling legend Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor. In 1899 Taylor won the One Mile Track Sprint World Championship and the Half-Mile Sprint World Championship in Montreal, Canada. With his victory, Major Taylor became the first African American world champion in any sport. He won the American sprint championships in 1899 and 1900. At a time when bicycle racing was the most popular and most lucrative sport in the world, Taylor enjoyed great success in the United States, Europe and Australia.
We welcome people of all abilities. We are a "no drop" club, meaning no one is left behind. All you need to ride with us is a safe and working bike, a proper cycling helmet, spare tubes, your own food and drink and a good attitude.
We hold regularly scheduled club rides and weekly training rides. We also offer advanced rides for those looking for a challenge.
Our community involvement includes supporting charity events such as the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure to Stop Diabetes, AIDS Life Cycle as well as several regional charities and cycling advocacy programs.