Two reasons to be looking forward to Saturday.
Saturday night we’re having our bash at the Emporium Arcade Bar in Logan Square. They’ve got a ton of classic video games along with pool, shuffle board, pinball, and craft beers. We’ll be raffling off cool stuff and you can still get discounted tickets if you buy before the end of Thursday. That’s not all though, in the morning from 10am-2pm Major Taylor Cycling Club of Chicago is hosting a ride in honor of Marshall “Major” Taylor’s birthday. South Chicago Velodrome Association is a start/finish point, and we’ll be joined by Slow Roll Chicago.
Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor (26 November 1878 – 21 June 1932) was an American cyclist who won the world 1 mile (1.6 km) track cycling championship in 1899 after setting numerous world records and overcoming racial discrimination. Taylor was the first African-American cyclist to achieve the level of world champion and only the second black man to win a world championship in any sport. Mr. Taylor was buried on Chicago’s south side and we’ll be visiting his grave site.
Birthday cake too? Of course!