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Mini Major Taylor Family Ride

Saturday, August 26, 2023 | 8:30 AM

240 N. Meridian St. 46204

Families, children and recreational bicyclists will love this leisurely bike ride through downtown Indianapolis exploring art, history and more along the route. People of all ages, skills, and levels of ability are welcome to join us on this fun 5-mile community ride along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.

  • Light refreshments offered at the start. 

  • All mileage distances will go past the new Major Taylor Mural on E. Washington St. 

  • Complimentary, secure bicycle parking will be available throughout the event so riders can stay and and enjoy the festivities.

What's Included

You'll receive some really great perks with your ride experience, including:

  • Fun points of interest along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, including art, history, and opportunities to stop and play

  • Scenic views of downtown Indianapolis

  • An amazing farm-table breakfast/lunch catered by Rize  (available for purchase with additional fee)

  • Post-ride celebration in University Park with food, live music, festivities, and amazing all-day bike racing

  • Entry into the Family Festival/Adventure Zone


Online Registration >

Now thru Julu 31, 203 = $30 - up to family of 4*

August 1 - 26, 2023 = $40

$10/person add-on

$15/person breakfast option

Routes & Maps

5-mile route along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail


8:00 - 8:30 AM

Location: 240 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN  46204


Pre-registering for the ride in advance is highly encouraged.

Participants may also register the day of the ride on your smart phone. 

Schedule of Events

8:00 - 8:30 AM: Check-in

8:30 AM:  Wave #1 Start

8:40 AM:  Wave #2 Start

8:50 AM:  Wave #3 Start

9:00 AM:  Wave #4 Start

What to Bring

​Please find below our list of helpful requirements and suggestions for your best ride experience.

  • Bicycle (Required)

  • Helmet (Required) 

  • Bike Lock (Optional - for Pedal & Park)

  • Water bottle, extra hydration, and/or energy bar for after your ride

  • Sunscreen

  • Mobile phone (suggested)

  • Identification and emergency contact info (drivers license, ID card, Road ID, etc.)

Need a bicycle for the ride? Check out the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare rental options by the hour at sites around the city.

Ride Rules & Etiquette 
  • Helmets are required on the ride.

  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

  • This ride occurs on streets open to vehicular traffic. Participants are expected to obey all traffic laws and rules of the road.

  • All participants must be on bicycles. No runners, pedestrians, pets, or scooters please.

  • Please obey all traffic laws as they pertain to bicyclists. If you see that a traffic signal is going to turn red, please stop and call out "stopping" for the other riders.

  • Please be courteous to motorists and to each other at all times. When passing others on a road or trail, always let other riders and pedestrians know you are there by calling out "on your right" or "on your left."


We've got you covered!  Check out our event parking options here.​

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