Marshall "Major" Walter Biggs Taylor was an American professional cyclist. Born in 1878 in Indianapolis and grew up working in bike shops and riding as often as he could.
Major Taylor turned professional at age 18 and dominated his sport for nearly 14 years. Throughout his career he challenged the racial prejudice he encountered on and off the track and became a pioneering role model for other athletes facing racial discrimination.
There are racing clubs from coast to coast that bear his name, an enduring legacy of his dedication, talent and accomplishments.