Events and Activities | Major Taylor Centennial Day

Photos from the Major Taylor Centennial Day
and Safe Summer Fun bike helmet sale
at Quinsigamond State Park on July 23, 1999.

Photos by Lynne Tolman and Jonathan McElvery

7_23pic2.jpg (8533 bytes) A Paramedic from the UMass Bike Team fits a helmet while Mayor Ray Mariano proclaims it Major Taylor Centennial Day.

MassBike Tour riders go through the chow line.

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7_23pic5.jpg (9122 bytes) Conrad Willeman, executive director of MassBike, explains that bicyclists are an "indicator species," sign of a healthy community.

Emcee Stacey DeBoise Luster announces pledges to the Major Taylor statue fund of $10,000 each from the Fletcher Foundation and the Stoddard Charitable Trust.

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7_23pic8.jpg (10654 bytes) Mechanic Jeff from Bicycle Alley makes an adjustment.
7_23pic3.jpg (8770 bytes)Bicycling writer Lynne Tolman pays tribute to Major Taylor.   Other speakers include City Manager Thomas Hoover; Gladys Rodriguez-Parker, representing U.S. Rep. James McGovern; Steve O'Neil from the Worcester Office of Planning and Community Development; and Mayor Ray Mariano.
7_23pic10.jpg (6474 bytes) Worcester Police Department officers from the Community Services Division and the bike patrol are a hit with cyclists of all ages.

Juggler Jackie Davis enlists a helper.

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7_23pic11.jpg (5968 bytes) Pros from UMass Memorial Health Care make sure helmets fit properly.
Vicki Elson from the Bicycle Pavilion in Hadley points the way for a youngster on an antique hand-powered tricycle. 7_23pic9.jpg (8653 bytes)
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Lynne tries out the antique trike.


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