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The Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis, Indiana, and a bicycle trail in Chicago are named in Taylor's honor.


The Major Taylor Velodrome is an open-air cycling track in Indianapolis named for Marshall Taylor. The 333.34 meter long track with 28 degree banked turns and 9 degree straights. It has played host to many national and international competitions, including the 1987 Pan American Games. The Velodrome was built in 1982 at a cost of 2.5 million dollars.


The Velodrome is located immediately north from Marian University campus and hosts Marian University Cycling Team. In May 2011, Marian University took over operation of the Velodrome property, known as the Lake Sullivan Sports Complex.