This Discussion is to provide up-to-date information regarding the Major Taylor Trail. When you ride it, please provide a brief report here.
ooo, thanks for sharing.
Over the weekend I rode the trail between 87th and 121st. Trail conditions were generally excellent.
Other than a small amount of broken glass right at 111th St. (most of which I picked up), that whole length of trail was pretty much free of broken glass. Thank you Chicago Park District!
A portion of the on-street section of the trail is torn up for water/sewer reconstruction. This is a MAJOR construction that may last a while. It affects Charles St. from 95th to 97th. I've mapped 2 different detours for this section of the trail.
Version 1 is straightforward and has a stoplight to cross 95th.
Version 2 is slightly shorter and a little trickier. Vanderpoel is closed to through traffic north of 95th, though it's possible to pass through a gate by the fire station. This involves a sharp turn, so it's worth slowing down there. There is a stoplight to cross 95th St.
Workday this Saturday 6/17. If you'd like to come and help out, we'd be happy to see you.