Major Taylor Trail Keepers

Our mission is to make the Southside of Chicago a place that is a fun, healthy,
and safe place to live, work, and play.


MajorTaylor Trail Keepers Chicago
Development Fund

The Major Taylor Trail is the first cycling trail named after the world’s first African American Cycling World Champion.  Chicago has a special affinity to Major Taylor because he spent his last days here.  The Major Taylor Trail Keepers Chicago is committed to sustaining and improving the condition and impact of the Major Taylor Trail.  We collaborate with the Chicago Park District, Chicago Department of Transportation and Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois.  Donated funds will be used to maintain permits, purchase preservation materials for artworks, commission new artworks, and promote trail use.  This support allows us to present the Major Taylor Trail in a fashion consistent with the values of its namesake and provides leverage in seeking additional funding partners.  Parts of the Major Taylor Trail go through historically disadvantaged communities.  The potential of the trail to improve the lives of the residents has no limit.  Donors should feel as if they are helping to ‘Make the Major Proud.’  Donations will be thankfully accepted in any amount.  Donors contributing over $35 will receive a special Major Taylor Trail Keepers  Chicago neck gaiter (face covering shown in the photo with all three Chicago Major Taylor organizations logo with the Chicago blue background and red stars).