Six intrepid Major Taylor students braved Seattle’s spring weather last week to keep up with their weekly after school rides. Their club, based out of the YES Foundation of White Center, is one of five after school weekly riding clubs led by Cascade’s Major Taylor Project, and hosts up to 20 students on a sunny day.
On a drizzly day last week, the students who showed up voted unanimously to ride despite what was quickly becoming a heavy downpour. They told us, “We’re from Seattle, a little rain doesn’t bother us”, and laughed when asked if they wanted to turn back after an hour of getting drenched. When we got back to the YES Foundation, soaking wet and covered in mud, their only complaint was that we didn’t ride for longer.
While we admire their dedication, we’re hesitant to take them on as long of a ride as they would like without the proper gear. Coming from a school with an average of 69% of students on free or reduced lunches, most came in jeans and without a raincoat. Anyone interested in donating rain gear for students to ride in can email me or call 206-957-6960. We’d hate to let a little rain keep these kids from riding!