George Street Bike Challenge

July 24, 2011
Where is George Street?
Worcester, Mass.

  2010 update: MCPHS is the Mass. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, which bought the Crowne Plaza hotel.

  Major Taylor Boulevard is the new name, as of July 2006, for the straight part of Worcester Center Boulevard. The curved part became a continuation of Foster Street.

  Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is the new name, as of July 2008, for Central Street from Summer Street to Main street.

  George Street is one-way uphill and will be closed to cars during the race. Cyclists should turn right at the top of George Street onto Harvard Street and go around the block -- right onto State Street, right onto Main Street -- to return to the race start.

  The Major Taylor monument was installed and dedicated in May 2008 outside the Worcester Public Library. The monument is about three-quarters of a mile from George Street. The library takes up most of the block where the big red dot on the map is, bounded by Franklin Street, Salem Street and Library Lane. The Major Taylor monument is on the building's south side (main entrance), opposite Library Lane from the parking lot. Parking there is free on Sundays.

GEORGE STREET BIKE CHALLENGE



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