Events and Activities

10:00 a.m.
July 24, 2011
10th annual
George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor
Main and George streets
Worcester, Mass.

2011 PHOTOS by Pete Banach/SpokenShutter
MORE PHOTOS and video clips

1-minute promo video

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 fourth 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 $20. Proceeds benefit the Major Taylor Association, Inc.

Bike raffle: One lucky entrant won a 2011 Diamondback Podium 3 road bike from Barney's Bicycle, and other cool prizes were raffled off too. Click here to see the prize list and the winners.

  Where is George Street? Click here for a map.
  How steep is George Street? Click here for a profile.
  Who's the fastest rider? Click here for the course records.

Special thanks to our 2011 sponsors.

In the news:
Power pedalers Telegram & Gazette slideshow
George Street preview video
Uphill bike climb honors champ Telegram & Gazette
An uphill battle: Racism followed Taylor abroad Telegram & Gazette (PDF)
George Street Challenge attracts many locals Community Advocate

2011 Photos & Videos

2011 PHOTOS by Pete Banach/SpokenShutter
Small collection on Flickr by Pete Banach/SpokenShutter
Slideshow by
Photos by Chris Wraight
Photo Gallery by Worcester Magazine
Photo album by Richard Arpin
Photos by Jerald

Videos by Brian Sullivan: Robin S. Mark B.
Emil and Michael C. Handcyclist MartyBrent & Son
Triplet-riding Planck family Unicyclist Eric

Major Taylor cycling jerseys, posters and books

Mail-in registration form

Printer-friendly event flier

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