Congratulations to the 2011-2012 New Board

posted Nov 21, 2010, 7:35 AM by DeWayne Ferris   [ updated Jan 18, 2012, 3:13 PM by Treasurer MTC ]


The new Board to oversee MTC3 is: 

Club President: Ed Dixon
Club Captain:   Bobby Mitchell
Club Secretary: Robert Nathan
Club Treasurer: Derek West
Events Manager: Joni Jackson

Congrats to the new Board!

Untitled Post

posted Aug 20, 2009, 11:35 AM by Secretary Major Taylor

Next General  Meeting
Saturday October 17th
1:00 pm
Blackstone Bicycle Works
Bring a Friend,   Bring your bike  
Nominations will be held for Club Board Members to serve in the new fiscal year.
Elections will occur in November

Bud Billiken Day Parade - MTC3 Participation

posted Jul 21, 2009, 7:17 PM by DeWayne Ferris

What: MTC3 participation in the 80th Annual Bud Billiken Day Parade
When: Saturday, August 8th, 2009  (It is always on the second Saturday in August)
Where: South Side Chicago.  I will have the exact time and location after attending a mandatory meeting on 1 August.
Who: It is our hope and desire that everyone on this mailing list will/can participate.

We will need parade participants: walkers, riders and 'flyer hander outers'.

More info: On 1 August we will learn where we fall in, times, location, protocols, do's, don'ts, whatever.  I asked about tent/table setups for after the event.  There is a $750 minimum fee for this opportunity.  I didn't think we would be doing that.  I tried to pry some info on other participants such as other fitness/health oriented participants. The reason I sough this info is hoping that some paying org or corp sponsor would let us piggy back in their tent or table.  they would give me no info. so we will see who shows up. 

A few facts:
  • The Bud Billiken® Parade and Picnic is largest of its kind in the nation.
  • More than 75,000 persons participated in 2008 Bud Billiken® Parade and Picnic.
  • The 2008 Bud Billiken® Parade and Picnic had more than 315 floats, vehicles and marching units in its procession.
  • In 2008, more than 1.5 million persons lined the parade’s route.
  • More than 85 corporations and businesses marketed their services and products at the After Parade Activities which was attended by more than 170,000 persons.
  • In 2008, more than 25 million viewers viewed the Bud Billiken® Parade and Picnic nationally on television. It captured the number one and number two spots in African American households for its time slot.
This is gonna be big folk!!

Event – 10th Ward Green Summit Pre-Event Ride.

posted Apr 29, 2009, 4:47 PM by DeWayne Ferris

Event – 10th Ward Green Summit Pre-Event Ride. The actual event is May 9th.  Asking all members to participate as ride leaders or ride marshals. Tour starts from Calumet Part, Burnham Greenway to Wolf Lake. Meet at the Blackstone Bicycle Works 6100 S. Blackstone –  Parking on the Midway Plaisance, 61th St. and Dorchester Ave. Ride Leader: Jesse Williams, 773.363.6803,

Next General Meeting

posted Apr 29, 2009, 5:04 AM by DeWayne Ferris

Next General  Meeting
Saturday June 20th
1:00 pm
Blackstone Bicycle Works
Bring a Friend,   Bring your bike   for a Bike Check by Blackstone Bicycle Works (for Club Members)

Milwaukee Major Taylor Cycling Club inaugural season of rides

posted Apr 29, 2009, 5:02 AM by DeWayne Ferris

Please join us for the Milwaukee Major Taylor Cycling Club inaugural season of rides. We hope this is just the first of many opportunities for this summer and for years to come that brings together Major Taylor cycling clubs and other bike clubs who support the Major Taylor theme, to build camaraderie and support for each other in the Midwest. This weekend we will show Milwaukee our bike jersey colors. Come in for the entire weekend and join us on Saturday for either a shorter touring ride or a longer advanced ride – see the sights of our city. Sunday we will ride together in the Miller Lite Ride for the Arts. We invite you to join our friends from all over the Midwest to come in for a weekend of cycling and camaraderie.
Saturday, June 6
8:30 AM
Both A & B groups meet at Amaranth Bakery & Cafe, 3329 W. Lisbon Ave.,
9:00 AM
The "A" group escorted 35 or 40 mile ride (average 15-17 mph) through scenic Milwaukee County low-traffic roads and trails.
The "B" group escorted 15 to 25 mile ride (comfortable speed) through the Menomonee River Parkway and Hank Aaron Trails.
6:00 PM
Come join us that evening for a cookout party at Keith and Jennifer’s house, 1906 N 51st Milwaukee.  
Please RSVP for the cookout by Monday, June 1 to Keith at 414-213-4041 or
Sunday, June 7
7:00 AM
            The Ride offers a 5-, 15-, 25-, 50- and 75-mile bike route. After the ride, participants can enjoy the Forest County Potawatomi Community Foundation Finish Line Party at the Miller Lite Oasis, Summerfest Grounds. Register at
For more information contact Milwaukee Major Taylor Cycling Club rep. Keith Holt, ph 414-213-4041

posted Mar 4, 2009, 5:35 PM by Secretary Major Taylor   [ updated May 3, 2009, 6:35 PM ]

MTC3 Board Meeting

posted Feb 28, 2009, 6:29 AM by DeWayne Ferris

Board meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month.  While typically done via conference call the venue may change based on club business to be done.

MTC3 Club Meeting Dates

posted Feb 28, 2009, 6:12 AM by DeWayne Ferris

Club Meetings are held the third Saturday of every other month starting in February.  The location and time:

Time:    1:00PM
Place:    Blackstone Bicycle Works
               6100 Blackstone
               Chicago, IL

For 2009 the dates are:  February 21st, April 18th, June 20th, August 15th, October 17th (Elections), November 21st (New Officers)

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