INDIANAPOLIS — A new exhibit at the Indiana State Museum commemorates the life and career of world-champion cyclist Marshall “Major” Taylor.
Taylor was born in Indianapolis in 1878 and began racing here. He went on to become the first Black cyclist to win a world championship in 1899.
Both educational and interactive, the Major Taylor: Fastest Cyclist in the World experience celebrates his career accomplishments and offers insight into his personal life, including the racial prejudice that led him to leave Indiana as a teenager. A look inside Mayor Taylor cycling exhibit at Indiana State Museum Indy Now Host Jillian Deam takes you inside the new Major Taylor cycling exhibit at the Indiana State Museum, showing you what you’ll be able to see, learn and do. More from the show: indynowtv.com CONNECTING… Taylor’s trophies, scrapbooks and personal letters are on display, as is one of the only remaining bicycles known to belong to him. You can build a bicycle and test it out, then attempt to beat Taylor’s 1908 cycling speed record (good luck — it might be an impossible feat).
The exhibit delves into his lasting impact on the sport of cycling, including the push to make Indianapolis a more bike-friendly city and how he continues to inspire new generations of Black riders.
The Major Taylor experience is included with any museum ticket. Admission is $16 for adults, $15 for seniors and $11 for kids. The exhibit is open until October 23. CBD store owner watches on live surveillance as burglars hit […]