Pactimo x Major
Taylor Iron Riders
Taylor Iron Riders
We partnered with artists Andrew Harris and Seitu Barnes to release limited edition Black History kits, celebrating Past, Present and Future.
Pactimo will donate $5-$35 from the sale of each jersey, bib, vest and accessory to two organizations, Major Taylor Iron Riders Development Team & the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
Black History Kit Design
“I wanted this kit to serve as a reminder that we aren't, never have been, and won't ever truly be alone because our collective experience IS our connection.”
- Andrew Harris - Designer
When I'm not on the bike, I'm an architect, graphic designer, and salsa dancer. At the intersection of all my work is community, and I approach all projects with an eye towards details that tell stories.
Jamaican born, Brooklyn native for 25 years. Seitu Barnes' passion is in photography highlighting the disenfranchised population in NYC. In his professional life at the NYC Department of Education, he works closely with children and families in low income communities to ensure their educational or developmental needs are met. He is a member of the Brooklyn based Major Taylor Iron Riders. Seitu is also co-designer of a host of popular cycling kits.
PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
For each of us these words have resonance. In some way or another, they represent moments and experiences, lineage and legacy, hopes and fears. Our stories are different and diverse, but together they create a tapestry, we call humanity.
We chose the two beneficiaries of the 2022 Black History Month campaign in collaboration with Major Taylor Iron Riders’ leadership. All of us are excited about how well these recipient organizations embody our values. The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is a reflection of Pactimo’s view that education is a powerful vehicle for remedying inequity. The MTIR Development Team is an expression of MTIR’s passion to develop cyclists of color as champions and role models for a more inclusive cycling community.Frank KimPactimo CEO