Major Taylor Cyclists of America

Welcome to the information page for the first meeting of the Major Taylor Cyclists of America.

Major Taylor Cyclists of America (MTCA)

Chicago Conference 11/13 thru 11/15/2009

Meeting Location:

Active Transportation Alliance

(Formerly Chicago Bicycle Federation)

9 W. Hubbard Street, Ste. 402 

Chicago, IL 60654-6545  

Cost: $25.00 per attendee  - this covers incidentals such as food and beverages for Saturday afternoon and other incidentals. 

While all clubs are encouraged to attend, due to space limitations please limit attendees to 2 per club. 

Please RSVP in the Comments window at the bottom of this page or email the listed contacts.  

Hosted by: Major Taylor Cycling Club Chicago

During the weekend of November 13-15, 2009 the inaugural meeting of Major Taylor Clubs of America will convene in Chicago.  This is an opportunity for representatives of all predominately African American clubs to come together.  Come and participate in what may become the shaping and development of African American cycling in America. Bring your ideas, opinions and enthusiasm.  In essence this is a call for action for those who are interested in transforming the African American cycling community into to a goal oriented, healthier, cohesive, more vibrant community.

Attendees will enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and productive conversations with “bike minded” individuals, with the goal of ultimately forming a grassroots organization supporting goals and agendas formulated by attendees.   

Tentative Agenda:


Anyone arriving Thursday night can join us to watch the Bears vs S.F. 49ers at TBD downtown bar the game starts at 7pm— details will be posted here later.

Friday -

11am-Visit Major Taylor resting place (South suburbs) and Major Taylor Trail mural (in the city)  Meet up outside Active Transportation Alliance offices

Tentative: Tour of SRAM world headquarters 

4p to 5:30pm, meet & greet at Active Transportation Alliance office

6pm, Dinner and checking out downtown Chicago night life

Saturday –


8am-4pm, Meeting (at Active Transportation Alliance) 

Lunch on site

6:30pm, Dinner and checking out again everything downtown Chicago has to offer.

Sunday - Breakfast, departure day

Where to stay:

Please note the meeting address above and connect with your online
travel source ( or travel agent .  Some recommendations
within walking distance are:

Courtyard-Chicago DowntownAddress:‎
30 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60611-3530
(312) 329-2500

Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-Downtown
33 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 832-0330

Residence Inn Chicago Downtown River NorthAddress:
410 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654
(866) 905-5416

For Further Information Contact:

DeWayne Ferris ( 

Keith Holt (

George Harper ( 

Brian Cox (

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