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August 21, 2021

Major Taylor Chicago Trail Keepers Annual Event

Whistler Woods Forest Preserve • 678 W. 134th St RiverdaleIL  60827 Organized by Major Taylor Trail Keepers Chicago

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This event, Saturday August 21st, 2021, marks the 122nd 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. With options of 5, 26, 30, 44, 50, 64 or 89 miles, the ride had something for everyone.

Choose from ride options of 5, 26, 30, 44, 50, 64, or 89 miles -- mix and match your choice of five segments to customize your experience. Registration and check in is from 7-7:30. A tribute to Major Taylor and special presentation is from 7:30-7:55am. All rides start at 8:00 a.m. in the cul de sac of Whistler Woods.

This event is organized by the Major Taylor Trail Keepers Chicago, Friends of the Major Taylor Trail, and Major Taylor Cycling Club Chicago. More information on the bike routes can be found at http://www.bicycleillinois.com/majortaylor/route/routes.htm

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Whistler Woods Forest Preserve

678 W. 134th St RiverdaleIL  60827

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