Events and Activities

10:00 a.m.
July 29, 2007
Sixth annual
George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor
Main and George streets
Worcester, Mass.

2007 PHOTOS at


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 prizes. Click here to see the list of prizes and winners.

  For sponsorship opportunities, 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.
  How steep is George Street? Click here for a profile.

In the news:
Downhiller is uphill king     Telegram & Gazette
Major effort      Telegram & Gazette (PDF)
George Street still a big challenge     Telegram & Gazette

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