Victory Ride Schedule

Making the major proud!

The Victory Ride is the annual signature event of the Major Taylor Cycling Club Chicago. This fully supported ride is held on Memorial Day weekend. A full Memorial Day weekend of rides and fellowship. Whether you’re an elite athlete, a weekend warrior, or a casual cyclist we’ve got a distance right for you.

Two different distances/routes will be offered on Saturday, heading south of Chicago, and further into Illinois and Indiana. The routes this year are brand new and are 95% on open roads, staying off most of the busier roads around the city.

Cyclists can expect mostly flat sections and some gentle rollers. Remember this is Chicagoland, we don’t have hills but we do have wind.


Saturday

OPTION #1 – Major Miles

  • Departure Time: 7:30 am SHARP
  • End Time: 1:00 pm
  • Start Location: Big Marsh, 11559 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60633
  • Distance: ~70 miles
  • Average Speed: ~17 mph
  • Drop/No Drop: No Drop
  • Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38847630 (There may be slight variations to the route.)

OPTION #2 – Medium Miles

  • Departure Time: 7:30 am SHARP
  • End Time: 1:00 pm
  • Start Location: Big Marsh, 11559 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60633
  • Distance: 55 miles
  • Average Speed: 15-16 mph
  • Drop/No Drop: No Drop
  • Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38847850 (There may be slight variations to the route.)

OPTION #3 – Minor Miles

  • Departure Time: 9:00 am SHARP
  • End Time: 1:00 pm
  • Start Location: Big Marsh, 11559 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60633
  • Distance: ~40 miles to Major Taylor’s gravesite
  • Average Speed: ~12 mph
  • Drop/No Drop: No Drop

OPTION #4 – Not Riding, Food Only

  • Time: 1:00 pm
  • Location: Big Marsh, 11559 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60633
  • Additional Information: This option is for just hanging out with the Major Taylor Chicago family, but not riding.

Sunday

OPTION #1 – Major Miles

  • Departure Time: 8:30 am SHARP
  • End Time: 1:00 pm
  • Start Location: Big Marsh, 11559 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60633
  • Distance: ~50 miles
  • Average Speed: 15-16 mph
  • Drop/No Drop: No Drop

OPTION #2 – Minor Miles

  • Departure Time: 10:00 am SHARP
  • End Time: 1:00 pm
  • Start Location: Big Marsh, 11559 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60633
  • Distance: `~30 miles
  • Average Speed: ~12 mph
  • Drop/No Drop: No Drop

Monday

  • WE ARE ASKING EVERYONE TO WEAR YOUR MTC3 KIT.
  • Please bring cash as Whihala Ice Cream is a cash-only business.
  • Departure Time: 9:00 am SHARP
  • End Time: 11:30 am
  • Start Location: Big Marsh, 11559 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60633
  • Distance: ~20 miles
  • Average Speed: ~12 mph
  • Drop/No Drop: No Drop
  • Ride Leader: Shawn A Conley; 1-773-484-5543; [email protected]
  • Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38846202 (There may be slight variations to the route.)
  • Additional information: We will stop and enjoy some ice cream at Whihala Ice Cream.