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Friends of the Major Taylor Trail


Friends of the Major Taylor Trail

Goal: to maintain good trail conditions, plan for future improvement, and promote healthy activity on the Major Taylor Trail.


P.O. Box 43345, Chicago, IL 60643

Location: Chicago
Members: 28
Latest Activity: Apr 13

Discussion Forum

meetings 24 Replies

Started by Anne Alt. Last reply by Peter Taylor Nov 13, 2018.

rides and other events 18 Replies

Started by Anne Alt. Last reply by Anne Alt Jun 15, 2017.

trail conditions 26 Replies

Started by Anne Alt. Last reply by Anne Alt May 22, 2017.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Karen McGinnis on February 7, 2012 at 8:57am

HI Anne-  When is the next FMTT meeting?

Comment by Anne Alt on February 6, 2012 at 12:51pm

Our team has developed a preliminary set of ideas for bike boulevard/ neighborhood greenway routes.  Please visit this page to read more about the concept and take a pair of brief surveys to help us prioritize our recommendations to the city.

These routes could be especially valuable to those of you who ride with young children and to those hesitant friends and family members who you try to persuade to ride with you, but who are afraid of traffic.  The boulevard/greenway concept is aimed at creating safer routes where they can ride.

Please share this info with other cyclists you know who ride in our area of the city, and people who might want to ride on our neighborhood streets if they felt safer doing so in traffic.

Comment by Anne Alt on January 25, 2012 at 11:57am

If you haven't already attended a Streets for Cycling public meeting, I hope that you'll attend tonight's meeting and offer your ideas for improving south side bike routes.  There are plenty of places where it would be great to have a better bike route network connecting to the Major Taylor Trail.

Comment by Anne Alt on January 21, 2012 at 1:35pm

Thanks to those who attended Tuesday night's meeting.  A few of us will be meeting soon with Park District officials about a stewardship plan that will hopefully result in more targeted and effective use of park district resources regarding tree trimming and landscape.

Most of the time was devoted to Streets for Cycling 2020, and several people were able to offer input to help determine where we'll get new bike lanes and bike boulevards (neighborhood greenways).

If you haven't had your chance, there's a south side meeting/presentation for S4C on Wednesday 1/25.  I hope you can attend.

Comment by Anne Alt on October 12, 2011 at 7:46am

Friends of the Cal Sag Trail is having a fundraising event on Sat. 11/5.  I hope that our members and friends will help to support their efforts to raise money to get the trail built.  If you can't go to the fundraiser, any donation can help.


This trail, when it's linked to the Major Taylor Trail, will help to create a much larger bike route network for the south side and south suburbs.  It will be a great resource.  Our help can make a difference in creating more bike friendly ways to get around in Chicago's southland.

Comment by Anne Alt on September 20, 2011 at 8:04am

I'd like to thank everyone who came out for Saturday's ride.  It was a beautiful day for riding with a fun group.


Karen - Sorry you weren't able to join us.  I hope your knee is improving.

Comment by Karen McGinnis on September 1, 2011 at 8:37am

HI Anne-


I'd come but I'm having knee surgery that day so I might be a little groggy!  lol  Some Wednesdays are difficult but hope to make the next meeting.  Thanks!

Comment by Anne Alt on September 1, 2011 at 8:36am
Our 8/6 ride (which was cancelled due to thunderstorms) has been rescheduled.  Please join us on 9/17.  Details here.
Comment by Anne Alt on September 1, 2011 at 8:32am
Our next meeting is Wed. 9/21.  Click here for details.
Comment by Anne Alt on August 1, 2011 at 8:17pm
Join us for our next trail ride this Saturday 8/6.

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