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