Events and Activities

10:00 a.m.
July 10, 2005
Fourth annual
George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor
Main and George streets
Worcester, Mass.
See how fast you can pedal up George Street, a two-block quad-buster that was a training ground for 1899 world champion Major Taylor. It's one rider at a time against the clock in this steep uphill time trial in downtown Worcester presented by Barney's Bicycle and the Seven Hills Wheelmen. The distance is 500 feet, and the average grade is 18 percent. The contest is open to riders age 12 and up. Helmets are required. Entry fee is $15. Proceeds benefit the Major Taylor Association, Inc. The 2005 event was sponsored by Puma, Standard Auto, and many other Friends of Major Taylor.

  Bike raffle: A Diamondback Century road bike from Barney's, and other cool stuff was raffled off. Click here for the list of prizes and winners.

  To become an event sponsor and advertise in the souvenir program book, contact Lynne at or 508-831-0301, or call Peter Howard at Barney's, 508-799-BIKE.

2005 photos

In the news:
All cranked up     Telegram & Gazette (PDF)
All cranked up     Telegram & Gazette (HTML)
Uphill climb fine for Curry     Telegram & Gazette
Major Taylor, the "Worcester Whirlwind"     National Public Radio
Major Injustice: The truth about America's first bicycling superstar     Delta Sky

2005 registration form -- print & mail
Sponsorship opportunities (2005)
Bike raffle (2005)
Printer-friendly event flier (2005)
2002-2004 results, photos, news clippings and more

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