Named after legendary African American cyclist Marshall "Major" Taylor, who in 1899 set the world record for the one-mile and spent his last years in nearby Bronzeville, the Major Taylor Trail stretches approximately seven miles across Chicago's Southwest Side. From north to south, the trail connects the Dan Ryan Woods near 80th Place with Whistler Woods on the south bank of the Little Calumet River. At the Calumet River, it will eventually connect with the Calumet-Sag Trail
, which is in development.
The north end of the trail is actually pretty nice, the stretch in the dan ryan woods/beverly is enjoyable - not alot of trail here but I find it not only fun to ride, but useful as my only form of transportation is bike.
The south end, though, is ...