MAJOR TAYLOR CHICAGO SPONSORED RIDE
This event, Saturday August 19, 2023, marks the 124th year anniversary of Marshall “Major “Taylor winning the world 1-mile championship in Montreal. Taylor won the one-mile sprint, to become the first African American to win a world championship in cycling and was our nation's first African American sports hero.
The Major Taylor Trail Keepers bicycle ride in Chicago and its southern suburbs featured a revitalized stretch of the Major Taylor Trail and serves as a fundraiser for the trail's upkeep.
Registration and check in is from 10-10:30am. A tribute to Major Taylor and special presentation is from 10:30-11am. All rides start at 11:00 a.m. in a location to be determined along the trail before May.
This event is organized by the Major Taylor Trail Keepers Chicago, Friends of the Major Taylor Trail, and Major Taylor Cycling Club Chicago.
Event details and schedule