Major Taylor was not only the first African-American cyclist to take a World Champion title, he was also the second African-American athlete to win a world title in any sport. He began racing professionally in 1896 at age 18, and three years later won the sprint event at World Championships in Montreal. Though he earned global fame, he regularly faced racial discrimination and was barred from races in many parts of the South. Salute to Hennessy for honoring a legendary cyclist and cultural icon. Check out the Full Video below
One of the best breweries in the region is a 2 and a half hour ride from downtown. Follow the Lakefront Path south until it ends, then make your way south to connect to the Burnham Greenway into Munster, Indiana.
- Get there early the wait times at the brewpub can climb to an hour duing peak times for larger groups. They do not take reservations.
- Take the Metra back to Chicago to save your legs. The Metra station at Flossmoor is about 10 miles away from 3 Floyds. Flossmoor Station Brewing Company is there with more delicious food and craft beer.
- Check with Metra to make sure you can bring your bike on board! During certain events they do not allow bikes onto the trains.
- Bring a battery pack for your phone if you use GPS for your directions.
Check out 3 Floyds website for more information on the brewpub and beers.
Have you ridden to 3 Floyds? Let us know how it went in the comments below.
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