Ride for Major Taylor Registration Details
COST: $125 RIDER LIMIT: 500
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, 10 a.m. – Members-only registration opens
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, 10 a.m. – General public registration opens
Wednesday, April 10, 2018, 11:59 p.m. – Cutoff for paper forms and deadline to purchase packet mailing
Wednesday, April 17, 2018, 11:59 p.m. – Online registration closes.
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 8-8:30 a.m.– Day-of-ride registration available. See information below.
ONLINE REGISTRATION PRICING
Adult Registration (Age 13+)
- $125 member price / $125 non-member price
Youth Registration (Ages 1-12)
- $40 member price / $40 non-member price
*Youth pricing does not increase with day-of registration
ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION ADD-ONS
- Packet Mailing – $5
*Can be purchased during or after registration. NOTE: some add-on’s have cutoff dates and are subject to availability
- Rider packets will not be mailed unless optional packet mailing is purchased ($5)
- If you have purchased optional packet mailing ($5) your rider packet will be mailed to you approximately one week before the ride
- Please ensure that your mailing address is listed correctly on your online account to avoid any delays
- If your packet was mailed and has not arrived by ride day, please check in at our registration booth at the start line. We will be able to look up your registration and get you a replacement bib no problem
Day-of Packet Pickup
- On the day-of the ride at the specified start line.
Scholarships are available for Ride for Major Taylor registration. To request scholarship aid, please CLICK HERE and complete the form. Scholarship application closes April 10, 2018.
REGISTRATION BY PAPER FORM
- Paper registration forms must be received by Wednesday, April 18, 2018
- Paper registration includes a $5 surcharge. Form available February 6, 2018
Emerald City Ride presented by Kaiser Permanente 2018
A new once-in-a-lifetime route!
Join 7,000+ of your friends for the third edition of the Emerald City Ride presented by Kaiser Permanente. This year’s route will be another once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, giving registered riders the opportunity to bike on the SR 99 Viaduct and I-5 Express Lanes, both closed to vehicle traffic.
Choose from a 12-mile full loop or 3-mile out and back on the Viaduct. Both routes will have views that can’t be beat and access to roads normally not available to people riding bicycles. This ride is intended to be accessible to everyone who enjoys riding a bicycle!
Registered riders will receive a commemorative souvenir as a giveaway and we will have t-shirts available for purchase. Both routes are fully supported and the longer route will feature a rest stop with tasty treats. Ride details.
Who does your registration support?
Did you know the Emerald City Ride presented by Kaiser Permanente is a fundraiser? Your Emerald City Ride ride registration makes Washington a better place for people riding bikes:
- You are championing better and safer bicycle infrastructure.
- You are providing bicycle education programs for children, families, school groups and everyone else who wants to ride a bike.
- You are empowering youth from diverse communities through the Major Taylor Project.
- You are making it possible for Cascade to offer over 2,500 free group ridesevery year.
- Ultimately, you are getting more people on bikes.
Our events are made possible with support from the local communities through which we ride. A special thanks to our partners who are helping make this amazing event possible: Washington State Department of Transportation and the City of Seattle.
The Major Taylor Project is named after American cyclist Marshall “Major” Taylor (1878-1932). In 1899 Major Taylor won the one-mile sprint championship, making him the first African-American to win an international sports title. Major Taylor’s professional racing career spanned 13 years, and he remained committed to his passion in the face of adversity. Major Taylor continues to be a source of inspiration to youth, communities and athletes around the world.
The Major Taylor Project
The Major Taylor Project (MTP) empowers youth from diverse communities through bicycling. In MTP after-school clubs, students establish healthy habits, build relationships, gain confidence and discover their ability to affect positive change.
And during summer months, many MTP students go further than they thought possible — testing their skills, experience and perseverance — by biking 206 miles from Seattle to Portland on the annual STP.
What we do
Offer weekly bike rides after school so students can explore their community
Deliver bicycle safety and maintenance education
Provide opportunities to elevate youth voices and inspire students to advocate for change in their community
Expose students to various cycling disciplines, including: touring, urban riding, track racing, mountain biking and cyclocross racing
Offer an eight-week Build-a-Bike program to increase ownership of bikes
Provide training opportunities for students to prepare for Cascade events
Who we serve
The Major Taylor Project reaches more than 500 youth annually in middle and high schools in central and south King County and in Pierce County. In these areas, residents speak over 70 languages and represent over 80 nationalities. Our club locations are intentionally established to reach youth in low-income and diverse neighborhoods.
Cascade Middle School – White Center, WA
Chief Sealth High School, Seattle, WA
Cleveland High School – Seattle, WA
Denny International Middle School, Seattle, WA
Evergreen High School, White Center, WA
First Creek Middle School – Tacoma, WA
Foss High School – Tacoma, WA
Foster High School, Tukwila, WA
Franklin High School, Seattle, WA
Tyee High School, Seatac, WA
Highline High School, Burien, WA
Jason Lee Middle School, Tacoma, WA
Lincoln High School, Tacoma, WA
Mt. Tahoma High School, Tacoma, WA
Rainier Beach High School, Seattle, WA
Stewart Middle School, Tacoma, WA
YES! Foundation of White Center, White Center, WA
Celebrating and Educating OUR History, Making Achievement in Our Community
BY: DOUGLAS J GLADSTONE -FREELANCE WRITER NWFACTS/Sports
Going to the dogs is an interesting phrase, don’t you think?
It basically means an organization or a country or a government is not doing as well, or isn’t as successful, as it should or could be.
Sometimes I think that’s the case with our national pastime.
As most readers of this blog know, I’ve spent nearly eight years going to bat for non-vested Major League Baseball players without pensions.
Because of a vesting change that occurred during the 1980 Memorial Day Weekend, about 500 men are affected. That’s 545 less than the 1,045 who were still alive in October 2009, during National Retirement Security Week.
The union representing today’s current players, the Major League Baseball Players’ Association, steadfastly refuses to divvy up any more of the pie to help these men. See, the league and the union agreed back in April 2011 to pay each retired player a princely sum of $625 per quarter for every 43 game days of service the man accrued while on an active roster, up to 16 quarters.
That’s before taxes are taken out, by the way. And when the player passes, the payment passes with him. Widows or children or other designated beneficiaries get bupkis.
How’s that for an industry that just went over the $10.5 billion mark in revenue?
I mention this because, earlier this year, I read with great interest how the California Assembly had proposed earmarking $100,000 to pay retired California Highway Patrol dogs pensions.
So I did some more research.
Did you know that Nottinghamshire police dogs receive pensions?
And German police dogs receive pensions too. (I know the link is in German, just trust me on this.)
Hey I don’t begrudge the canines the money. They do important work.
Some writers have suggested to me that the men I’m trying to help don’t deserve anything. They didn’t play long enough is one common criticism. Another is they were marginal players.
That’s just doggone wrong.
The absurdity of the situation can be seen as follows: if former pitcher Tim Wood, who played for the Marlins and the Pirates over parts of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons — a guy who hurled only 58 innings in 57 career appearances — can receive a pension, then someone like Rich Hinton can.
Over parts of six seasons, Hinton, of Sarasota, Florida, appeared in 116 games and pitched 249 and two-third innings.
Just doesn’t seem fair, does it?
Like I said, our national pastime is going to the dogs.
With December’s first major snow storm hitting the Cascades, Mt. Hood Meadows is moving into holiday mode. While the number of lifts and amount of terrain will be determined by conditions, and how much snow the resort receives, Meadows is ready for the holiday season.
Here’s a primmer to get you ready for the holidays.
1. Open Daily 9 AM – 9 PM – except Christmas Eve (lifts close at 4 PM)
Mt. Hood Meadows will be open for day and night operations every day through Monday, January 1, with just two exceptions. The ski area will operate from 9 AM – 4 PM Sunday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) and lifts will run until just after midnight Sunday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve).
2. Reserve lessons and rentals online in advance
Meadows holiday reservation system is inventoried so if you make a reservation the morning of the previous day, you’re assured having equipment or getting into adult or kids lessons. You’re equipment will also be pre-teched, and you’ll reduce your time in the shop, bypassing the check-in and cashier and going directly to fitting your boots and picking up your equipment.
3. Purchase or Reload Tickts Online
The best pricing on lift tickets is found on SkiHood.com – but you also reduce your time to get on the slopes. Reloading media (lift ticket from a previous visit) is the most affordable and efficient way as it provides direct to lift convenience. Either way, purchasing online in advance saves both time and money!
4. Take Park and Ride from Portland
Meadows Park and Ride has three Portland pick up locations and runs daily during the Holidays (except Christmas day) dropping off right at the lodge. Purchase seats in advance online.
5. Make a vacation of it in Hood River
There is still holiday availability and Mt. Hood Meadows partners with several Hood River lodging properties to offer discounted lift tickets. It’s a much easier drive from Hood River to Meadows and after a day on the slopes Hood River warms up with fun activities, shopping and great dining.
6. Nordic Center open daily
It’s not all downhill at Meadows – our Nordic Center is open daily for the holidays from 9 AM – 4 PM for cross country skiing.
7. Peak Day Hood River Shuttle is FREE!
The shuttle runs every day from Hood River starting Saturday, December 23 through Monday, January 1; as well as weekends in January and February. It picks up at the Hood River Events Site with the first shuttle departing for Meadows at 8:30 AM (and then roughly every half-hour through the morning after that). First come, first seated.
8. Snow Shoe tours offered December 26 – 31
Looking for other ways to play in or on the snow? Take a snow shoe tour, hike to Umbrella Falls and perhaps to Sahallie Falls – a true winter wonderland!
9. Santa is at home in the snow
Santa is revving up for his big day by spending some time with us Saturday and Sunday. The kiddos can have breakfast with Santa (reservations required), spend some time with him and get him ready for his big day!
10. New Year’s Eve Celebration presented by Pfriem
The lifts will run until just after midnight and Prfiem presents a great party featuring live music from Counterfeit Hits from 9 PM – after midnight. There’s a kids party as well and an incredible New Year’s Eve buffet dinner. New Year’s Eve buses board at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas.
Any questions? SkiHood.com
Meadows’ web site has all the information you need to plan your holiday break to the mountain. For current snow conditions, lift operations schedule and great insight into how to have the best time on the mountain this holiday season, check out SkiHood.com!
Help Joe Pace – Former NBA Player
I am starting this go fund me campaign for my good friend, and good buddy, Joe Pace. Joe, like myself, is a former NBA player, but Joe, unfortunately, fell upon hard times after his very short NBA career (less than 2 years), and soon found himself pursuing his basketball dream throughout Europe and South America. This was back in the 1980s, when NBA salaries weren’t nearly what they are today. After sustaining several injuries, Joe soon found himself addicted to pain medication, alcohol, and endured several years of homelessness.
Joe story has been well chronicled by various reporters and newspapers throughout the years. You can Google him for more information.
He and I befriended each other several years ago, as I am currently a Board of Director with the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA). Our association is done what it can on various occasions for Joe, and because he did not play a minimum of 3 professional NBA years, he does not qualify for some of the grants-in-aid and financial assistance that is there for those players who played at least 3 years.
Joe is bound and determined to get his life back on track, find steady employment, a place to call home and to get back to being a productive member of society. I’ve watched him closely throughout the years, and I can see his character, and I know that he is very serious about these things.
I had my dentist here in Seattle give Joe a complete “complimentary” oral examination, and it was determined that his teeth had deteriorated so badly, that several of them need to be extracted, a bridge put in, and serious dental work on the others. Joe complains frequently about his teeth causing him so much pain, that now he has resorted to basically blending and grinding up his food before he puts it in his mouth to try to chew.
Joe is a great handyman, and he’s always busy creating walking canes, backpacks, and other items that he feels people would benefit from. When he gets a small inventory of things together, I told him I would help him place those items on eBay to see if we can sell them for him.
Joe is currently living in government housing, and he will be forced to move out and find another housing situation, because the developers are coming in to develop a mixed-use building on the property. He has about 6 months to accomplish this, find a place that is not only very low income/rent, but also a place that is safe and comfortable for one to live in.
I help out Joe is much as I can, by taking him around town to various appointments, job interviews, etc. I don’t mind doing these things, since he is a dear friend of mine, and I know that he is sincere about getting his life back on track.
So, I wanted to resort to go fund me to see if people out there would make a small contribution towards Joe’s soon to be, “monstrous” dental bill (it will amount to about $7000), and also to help him get through the winter with adequate clothing, keep on top of his utility bills and prepare for his upcoming housing relocation in the spring of 2018.
Won’t you please help? Please Click Here To Help I will be right here with Joe in Seattle, helping him with his upcoming dental appointments, trying to find affordable housing for him, and encouraging him to stay on his path of getting his life back on track.
Former NBA Player and Joe’s best friend!
1. G-K Eagles(Narrows)
2. Sumner Wolfpack(GPSYFL)
3. Auburn Panthers(NW Premier)
4. Lake Stevens(NSJFL)
5. Renton Rangers(NJFL)
6. Marysville Pilchuck Tomahawks(NSJFL)
7. CD Panthers(NW Premier)
8. Federal Way Hawks(GPSYFL)
9. Parkland Raiders(GPSYFL)
10. Bethel Braves(Narrows)
1. G-K Eagles(Narrows)
2. Parkland Raiders(GPSJFL)
3. Tacoma Panthers(GPSYFL)
4. UP Vikings(Narrows)
5. South Hill Jags(Narrows)
6. Thurston County Bears(TCYFL)
7. Federal Way Hawks(GPSYFL)
8. Enumclaw Hornets(Narrows)
9. NE Tigers(GPSYFL)
10. NW Cougs(GPSJFL)
1. Seatac Sharks(NW Premier)
2. Federal Way Hawks(GPSYFL)
3. Puyallup Junior Vikings(NJFL)
4. Marysville Pilchuck Tomahawks(NSJFL)
5. Lincoln Abes(Narrows)
6. Lake Stevens Vikings(NSJFL)
7. CD Panthers(NW Premier)
8. South Hill Jags(Narrows)
9. Tacoma Panthers(GPSYFL)
10. Parkland Raiders(GPSJFL)
1. Puyallup RoughRiders(GPSYFL)
2. Lake Stevens Vikings(NSJFL)
3. Parkland Raiders(GPSYFL)
4. Gig Harbor Tide(Narrows)
5. Stanwood Spartans(NSJFL)
6. Lakes Lancers(Narrows)
7. NW Cougs(GPSYFL)
8. Sumner Wolfpack(GPSYFL)
9. Snohomish Panthers(NSJFL)
10. Enumclaw Hornets(Narrows)
1. Puget Sound Lancers(NW Premier)
2. Puyallup RoughRiders(GPSYFL)
3. Auburn Riverside Ravens(NJFL)
4. Arlington Eagles(NSJFL)
5. Rainier Ravens(NW Premier)
6. Peninsula Seahawks(Narrows)
7. Black Hills Warriors(BHJFL)
8. South Hill Jags(Narrows)
9. Sumner Wolfpack(GPSYFL)
10. Snohomish Panthers(NSJFL)
Xavier Blue – NW FACTS HS Sports
For good reason the Timberline Blazers are off to a hot (10-0) start behind Head Coach Nick Mullen. The Blazers
open their 2017 push for the dome at home vs Stadium High Tigers (4-6). The crowd was loud on both sides of South Sound Stadium. The Blazers even brought out the band to raise the noise meter another notch in their favor.
For many high school football players, the postseason brings with it a serve case of nerves. #44 Mason
Simeta is not one of them. Nothing, including the cold weather was going to keep Simeta from leading his team to victory. Simeta found the end zone on both sides of the ball with runs of 4 and 5 yards, and a 55 interception return for touchdown which would cap Timberlines scoring late in 3 rd quarter.
The Blazers kickoff to Tigers to open the game. It didn’t take the Blazers long to establish momentum early in the game with #15 Colton Steepy picking off the Tigers QB #1 Hunter Wendling just five plays into the game. Steepy return down to the 2-yard line, which would set up a QB sneak by #10 Hunter Campau to put the first points on the board for either team. Tigers would find the end zone early behind RB #3 Nazje Briscoe after great starting field position from midfield with the short kickoff from the Blazers. The tigers would struggle to recover from turnovers and penalties. The game would go into a
running clock with 9:45 left in the 3 rd quarter. Senior QB #1 Hunter Wendling would find the end zone through the air late in the game for 65 and 5-yard passes to end Tigers scoring at 20 points. The Blazers would find the end zone seven more times after and converting on all PATs to remain undefeated, beating Tigers, 56-20!
Next up for the Blazers is Saturday, Nov 11 at 5 PM vs Kamiakin Braves at home.
What a night to remember for the Wilson Rams (1-6) against their rival Stadium High (4-3). Wilson was celebrating many things on this chill Friday night home matchup in the Stadium Bowl. The student body was celebrating homecoming, their 1997 twenty-year class reunion, and eventually their first win of the season!
The win looked improbable early for Wilson after kicking the ball off to Stadium to start the game. Stadium lead by senior quarterback #1 Hunter Wendling would find the end zone early with an 82-yard touchdown pass to #5 Camron Rogers. After two early turnovers by both teams, Stadium would find the end zone again behind Wendling this time with his legs for a 23-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter. Running back #3 Nazje Briscoe would also help pile on the points for Stadium with a pair of touchdown runs with his longest going for 80 yards to open the second quarter.
Wilson kicker #12 Paul Hurt would come up big in this game with a pair of early field goals from 45 and 36 yards. Some good power running behind #32 Ricky Muliufi who would help setup Wilson’s dual quarterback tandem #6 Willie Hamilton and #7 Jack Hanisch for some big plays through the air. Most notable pass play was Hanisch’s 94-yard touchdown pass to Hamilton late in the third quarter to bring the score to 26-21. This play would eventually give Wilson its first lead of the game bringing the homecoming crowd to its feet in a roar! Hanisch and Hamilton would finish with a pair of touchdowns each. The lead would change two more times in this intense rivalry game, before Wilson would finally seal the game with a late interception on Stadiums go ahead final drive. Wilson, despite the 21-3 early deficit found a way to win its first game of the season on homecoming night verse rival Stadium 33-29!