The Major Taylor Project received a shout out at Cascade’s annual Vulcan Bike to Work Breakfast, with Global Connections student Yonas Kiflemariam and his principal Rick Harwood attending to represent the project.
Yonas is a sophomore who joined the club last fall when he heard about it from friends. He’s been riding bikes since he was a kid, and was excited to hear that his school had a cycling club. We were immediately impressed by Yonas’ form and strength as a rider, and recommended he consider racing. He rode with us all fall, participated in the last cyclocross race of the season in Monroe, and took part in the winter session of Earn a Bike, taking home a Gary Fisher mountain bike.
Yonas moved to Seattle three years ago from Eritrea. After high school he plans to go to college, eventually studying to be a medical doctor, possibly a surgeon. He plans to keep riding with the project, and would like to do more racing. He believes it’s important to encourage more young people to bike because a lot of them don’t have the opportunity to try it, and he’s been having a great time riding.
Thanks to Yonas for taking the morning off of school to represent the project!