Major Taylor Festival

202218jun10:00 am5:00 amMajor Taylor Festival10:00 am - 5:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street Indianapolis, IN 46202CategoryFree,Free Admission Day,Museum/Zoo EventFilterFree

Event Details

Come together to celebrate the life and legacy of Marshall “Major” Taylor and the biking community of Indianapolis. Activities will highlight cycling, bike equity, transportation, bike safety, bike design and bike technology. Be sure to check out the interactive exhibit “Major Taylor: Fastest Cyclist in the World” to explore the struggles and triumphs of this famous Hoosier. A fun-filled day for the whole family includes live performances by local artists, exhibitors throughout the museum and front lawn, food trucks and hands-on activities.

Major Taylor Festival is FREE to the public!


  • See how fast you can go on the Kids Riding Bikes race simulator from Nine13Sports
  • Test out your mountain bike riding skills on IMDP’s mobile mountain bike track
  • Ride your bike to the Museum and have it parked for free by Bike Indianapolis
  • Enjoy lunch from food trucks, presented by White River State Park



    • Learn about bike safety and bike parts, and get creative with bike art with Freewheelin’
    • Explore bike wheel design, materials and technology with staff from Zipp Speed Weaponry
    • Meet Spokes, Bike Carmel’s mascot
    • Experience the new exhibit—Major Taylor: Fastest Cyclist in the World
    • Explore the galleries to find family-friendly STEAM activities


  • 10am-2pm: Hear stories of local bike riders, from transient community members to career athletes during the Spectrum of Cyclists Program
  • 10am-2pm: Get a free bike helmet (and decorate it!) and safety check at the Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics, IU School of Medicine Bike Helmet Safety Station
  • 11am: Special performance by Asante Art Institute’s Prep4Life Program
  • 11am & 2pm: Meet Indiana State Museum Curator of Social History Kisha Tandy
  • 3:30pm: Performance by Epiphany Dance Collective


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 am(GMT-04:00)

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