July 26, 2009
George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor
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, on the last Sunday in July. 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.
2009 PHOTOS by Pete Banach
More 2009 photos (by Bob Jenney)
Even more 2009 photos (from Worcester Earn-A-Bike)
Another set of 2009 photos (from Richard A.)
2009 video clips (Wormtown Taxi)
2009 short video slide show (by Pete Banach)
"Remembering Major Taylor" video (Boston.com)
How steep is George Street? Click here for a profile.