Events and Activities

10:00 a.m.
July 23, 2006
Fifth annual
George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor
Main and George streets
Worcester, Mass.
2006 NEWS

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 event is sponsored by Puma and other Friends of Major Taylor.

  Bike raffle: A Giant OCR3 road bike from Barney's Bicycle was raffled off, along with other cool stuff. Click here to see the list of prizes and winners.

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

  Where is George Street? Click here for a map.

2005 event
2005 results
2005 photos

In the news:
Downhill superstar Flynn rises to the top     Telegram & Gazette
Bicyclists rise to George St. challenge     Telegram & Gazette (PDF)
Black athlete changed the gears of cycling's world     The Boston Globe (PDF)
Who Is Major Taylor?     Bicycling magazine
More news

Registration form -- print & mail
2006 sponsorship opportunities
Bike raffle
Printer-friendly event flier
2002-2004 results, photos, news clippings and more

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