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Major Taylor Midwest Summit Weekend 2018

Major Taylor Cycling Club Chicago

Friday, July 6, 2018 at 4:00 PM - Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

Major Taylor Midwest Summit Weekend 2018

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Summit RSVP and Shirt(Small)
Summit entry and t-shirt(Small).
Ended $35.00 $4.01
Summit RSVP and Shirt(Med)
Summit entry and t-shirt(Med).
Ended $35.00 $4.01
Summit RSVP and Shirt(Large)
Summit entry and t-shirt(Large).
Ended $35.00 $4.01
Summit RSVP and Shirt(XL)
Summit entry and t-shirt(Xtra Large).
Ended $35.00 $4.01
Summit RSVP and Shirt(2XL)
Summit entry and t-shirt(2 Extra Large).
Ended $35.00 $4.01
Summit RSVP and Shirt(3XL)
Summit entry and t-shirt(3 Extra Large).
Ended $35.00 $4.01

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Major Taylor Midwest Summit Weekend 2018


Chicago Lake Front

 Picture this! 

It's a beautiful hot and sunny 4th of July weekend in Chicago. You are riding your bike with a small gathering of your Major Taylor brothers and sisters from all over the country and enjoying the lakefront and attractions of this world-class city. Well, here is your chance to join Major Taylor Chicago and a limited number of Major Taylor national members for the first Major Taylor Midwest Summit!

The Midwest Summit is a three-day event hosted by Major Taylor Chicago. We can’t wait to show you all Chicago has to offer while we ride, celebrate and relax in the company of like-minded cyclists.

The itinerary includes
MTC3 will be hosting a Meet & greet followed by a short ride to the Major Taylor gravesite. The evening will finish up at Blackstone Bicycle Works, where we will have a Summer style dinner.

Our early morning ride will start on the South side of Chicago near Lake Michigan. There will be distance and pace options to fit every rider's abilities. After the ride, you are free to enjoy our magnificent city (discovered by Jean Baptiste Point du Sable). Take in the sights at Navy Pier, Willis Tower, the Museum Campus, Millennium Park or dozens of restaurants and music venues.  The Chosen Few House Music Picnic will also be going on that weekend. The picnic has become the Woodstock of House Music and is a Chicago original.

A short recovery ride and head home.

DateJuly 6 - July 8, 2018
Rider Limit: Major Taylor Club members from throughout the country (you must be an active member to register)
Cost: $35 - (covers ride insurance, Friday night Meet & Greet and BBQ Party, Summit T-Shirt, and Sag vehicles for the Saturday ride.)

Gear Bags:
Blackstone Bicycle Works will have rider gear bags for purchase with patches and tubes etc.. 

Suggested Hotels:
South Loop Hotel $139 (not including taxes)
To book online, please visit, enter the dates of your reservation, then enter the “GROUP CODE” on the following page. Here is the special booking code we have created for your group block: MAJORTCC
LaQuinta Hyde Park $169 P/N (not including taxes)
To book online, please
Booking Deadline: May 21, 2018

Ride Details and Riding Rules:
As we get closer to the Summit you will receive a detailed email listing times, meeting places, and riding safety rules for the Summit weekend. If you have any questions email Major Taylor Chicago and in the Subject line enter "@2018 MTC Summit".




 Part of being a good cyclist is having the tools and accessories necessary to be self-sufficient, safe, and ready to ride.  Below is a general list of items to bring and a to-do list to be ready for an MTC3 ride.

 Gear Bag:  buy a gear bag (saddle bag is recommended) and stock it with the basics  – extra tube, tire tools, a small multi-tool, and either a mini-pump or a CO2 cartridge set.

 Tire Pressure:  pump your tires up before coming to the ride, or bring a floor pump that you can use in the parking lot before the ride.  If you need help, MTC3 ride leaders will be there to help you learn.

 Your bike:  Give it a quick inspection.  Spin the wheels to make sure they aren’t rubbing.  Do the gears shift accurately and easily?  Does everything seem to be in order?  This is called an ABC check.  (Air, Brakes, and Chain)

 Hydration/Food: Remember to bring water/sports drink and maybe an energy snack (bar, gel, banana, etc).

  • Optional items:  The following will make your ride more enjoyable, but aren’t absolutely necessary.  Cycling gloves, sunglasses, cycling shoes and clipless pedals, padded cycling shorts.

  • Be on Time:  MTC3 rides leave promptly at the advertised time.  Get to the start of the ride with plenty of time to get yourself and your bike ready to roll with soul!

Have questions about Major Taylor Midwest Summit Weekend 2018? Contact Major Taylor Cycling Club Chicago

When & Where

Chicago, IL

Friday, July 6, 2018 at 4:00 PM - Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

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Major Taylor Cycling Club Chicago

The Major Taylor Cycling Club Chicago invites you to join us on a variety of rides and events. Organized in 2008, we are a club made up of all ages, cycling disciplines, and cycling abilities.
Active members enjoy riding together year round in a relaxed and friendly group atmosphere.
Various Types of Rides
Our rides range from short, easy trips for beginners, to moderately-paced tours with snack breaks, to fast, challenging rides for the more competitive minded.
Volunteer Ride Leaders
Volunteer club members organize group rides, leaving from various locations throughout Chicago and Northwest Indiana. Their routes provide us a wonderful variety of places to tour and explore. Some months there are 20 or more rides to choose from!
Ride Length Varies
Rides can be anywhere from 10 to 100+ miles, with different degrees of difficulty and speed. Therefore, we grade rides by distance, speed, and terrain so you can choose the ones you will be comfortable with.
Popular rides tend to be 25 to 50 miles, usually with a lunch or snack stop. Whether your focus is a fast, challenging ride or something more leisurely, come see what fun club riding can be. Our rides are free, and non-members are welcome to come try us out.
Charter Members

Major Taylor Cycling Club Chicago appreciates the special financial and personal contributions of our Charter Members who helped launch our club. Thank you.

The Charter Members are: Beth Burns, Katrina Dawkins, Ed Dixon, DeWayne Ferris, Keith Holt, Charles Irven, Stan Jones, Robert Nathan, and a special thanks to lifetime member Jesse Williams.



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