Major Motion Was formed in 1975 in Southwest Los Angeles. The name Major Motion was inspired by Marshall "Major" Taylor, a pioneer in American cycling.
Major Taylor was an African American cyclist who won many races, including the 1899 one mile World Championship in Montreal. It was unprecedented for an American to achieve that level of performance, as
professional cycling at the turn of the century was dominated by Europeans.
"It is my thought that clean living and a strict observance of the golden rule of true sportsmanship are foundation stones without which a championship structure cannot be built." - Marshall Taylor in The Fastest
Bicycle Rider In The World
It is in the spirit of Marshall Taylor's example of clean living, his love of the sport of cycling and his dedication to excellence that we call ourselves Major Motion.