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Mattawan Middle School

56720 Murray St

Mattawan, MI 49071

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Welcome to Tour de Taylor 2017

presented by the Walk Tall Foundation for Kids, Inc.

www.walktallforkids.com

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 (62 mile) route with rolling hills, great views, and 3 of our favorite break stops.




Highlights for Tour de Taylor

  • A Tour de Taylor tech T Shirt with each paid registration through May 26th.
  • Great catered picnic meal from 11am - 1pm provided by Latitude 42 Brewing Company. Thank you!!!
  • Decatur Hill – A short but challenging climb on the 62 mile route
  • Delicious snacks and water at each break stop (about every 10 - 15 miles)
  • Bathroom facilities at each stop
  • 3 of our favorite ride destinations
  • The Silent Mile where we remember those who left us too soon
  • All net proceeds will benefit MAW of Michigan and Walk Tall Foundation for Kids




Course opens at 7am and is supported through 2pm

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 $1,200,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan and the WalkTall 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.

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