Thursday, April 30, 2015

Friends of the Major Taylor Trail workday on Sun. 5/3

Friends of the Major Taylor Trail will have a workday on the trail this Sunday 5/3 from 9 a.m. to noon.  The primary focus will be on trimming trees and vines to keep the trail clear so that users can better enjoy their trips on the trail.  If you use the trail, we hope you'll consider helping out on Sunday or at a future workday. 

If you have work gloves you like, please bring them.  Work gloves and tools will be available for use.

We'll meet at the northwest corner of 119th and Halsted.  More info here.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Friends of the Major Taylor Trail meeting on Wed. 4/15

If you're interested in events and stewardship on the Major Taylor Trail, please join us for our monthly meeting on Wednesday 4/15 at Ridge Park fieldhouse, 1817 W 96th St. (just east of Longwood Dr.), 6:30-8:30 p.m.

We are a non-profit advocacy group working to improve and maintain the Major Taylor Trail and promote its use. We have an active working relationship with the Chicago Park District, Friends of the Parks, Openlands, Forest Preserve District of Cook County and other non-profits and government agencies. We organize bike rides, volunteer workdays,  and other events.

In the past few years, we've done 5 tree planting projects with the Openlands TreeKeepers program: near 87th Street and between 122nd and 127th. In the future, we'd like to add public art projects and other improvements along the trail. We'd love to have your ideas and help with future events and projects.  Please join us!

Friday, April 3, 2015