Tour de Taylor
Mattawan Consolidated School, 56720 Murray St, Mattawan, MI 49071, USA
Welcome to Tour de Taylor 2018
presented by the Walk Tall Foundation for Kids, Inc.
We have three well marked routes for all cycling abilities. All three routes wind their way thru Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties. Join us for;
A family oriented 12 mile route
A scenic 31 mile route
A 100K+ (68 mile) route with rolling hills, great views, and 3 of our favorite break stops.
Highlights for Tour de Taylor
Included with registration fee...Great catered picnic meal from 11am - 1pm provided by Latitude 42 Brewing Company. Thank you!!!
Decatur Hill – A short but challenging climb on the 68 mile route
Delicious snacks and water at each break stop (about every 10 - 15 miles).
Bathroom facilities at each stop on the 31 and 68 mile routes.
3 of our favorite ride destinations
The Silent Mile where we remember those who left us too soon
All net proceeds will benefit Make A Wish of Michigan and Walk Tall Foundation for Kids
Course opens at 7am. Please plan your ride to return in time for lunch (lunch served 11:00am - 1:00pm). Event closes at 2:00pm.
FREE LUNCH for registered riders from 11am-1pm.
We will ask non riders to make a $5 donation for lunch. All proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Michigan Chapter.
Your safety and that of your family members or friends you are riding with is paramount. Please remember that all routes are open to normal traffic. We will have each route marked and course monitoring volunteers will be at key intersections or turns. But you should know your route, and the rules of the road. Please ride like your life depends on it.
Tour de Taylor has been created by several Kalamazoo area cyclists who have been involved with The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan’s Wish-A-Mile 300 Mile Bike Tour (WAM 300). These riders came together in 2007 after the passing of Taylor Grainger and formed TEAM TAYLOR to ride the WAM 300. Since 2008, Team Taylor has grown from 7 cyclists to over 120 and has donated over $2,00,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan and the Walk Tall Foundation For Kids.
Taylor Grainger passed away in 2007 at age 14 from Cardiac Arrest. Taylor was always collecting McDonalds toys and taking them to local hospitals for the sick kids to play with, putting a smile on their face for the moment, or even the whole day. Team Taylor honors Taylor’s life and giving spirit by raising funds so that sick kids and families may enjoy some “Wish” time. We are all volunteers in this mission and all net proceeds are donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan and Walk Tall Foundation For Kids. It is not necessary to be a member of Team Taylor to enjoy the Tour de Taylor. Just sign up and have a great ride...and THANK YOU for your support.