Events and Activities

June 25, 2003
Meet "the next Major Taylor"
12:00 noon
George and Main streets
Worcester, Mass.
Rahsaan Bahati T&G photo / PAUL KAPTEYN

    The Seven Hills Wheelmen held a practice ride on George Street with special guest Rahsaan Bahati of Team Saturn, a three-time national champion and the first African-American to be signed to a major U.S. professional cycling team in this decade. The steep hill George Street has been a proving ground for Worcester cyclists since Major Taylor’s era, and Major Taylor is
Rahsaan Bahati T&G photo / PAUL KAPTEYN

Rahsaan’s hero. Bicycling magazine (March 2003) says Rahsaan "could be ... the next Major Taylor," and People Magazine (June 30, 2003) featured him as one of the "25 Hottest Bachelors."” Worcester Mayor Timothy P. Murray presented Rahsaan with a key to the city. Fans came to meet Rahsaan and see his uphill sprinting style, and riders pedaled up the hill in preparation for the second annual George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor on July 20. Read more

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