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Sunday, July 24, 2016
10:00 a.m.
July 27, 2014
13th annual
George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor
Main and George streets
Worcester, Mass.

1-minute promo video

2014 PHOTOS - SpokenShutter

A small set of SpokenShutter PHOTOS

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.

2014 T-shirts

100 percent cotton, preshrunk. Unisex sizing. Back has sculptor's drawing of Major Taylor statue. Front has George Street logo at upper left.

Bike raffle! We gave away a Raleigh Revenio 1.0 road bike from Barney's Bicycle, and other cool stuff, in the George Street raffle. Click here to see the complete list of prizes and 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 2014 sponsors.


In the news:
Riders 'disappointed' after rain shortens
Major Taylor bicycle challenge
 (Telegram & Gazette)

Photo gallery: Worcester's 13th annual George Street Challenge
cut short by rain

Setting out to take on the toughest
of Worcester's hills
 (Telegram & Gazette)

Father-son duos prepared
for George Street Challenge
 (Telegram & Gazette)

Bicyclists gearing up for George Street (Telegram & Gazette)

Jordan Levy Show: George Street (WTAG-AM 580 and Charter TV3) video (2012) (Telegram & Gazette)
2011 George Street preview ( video)

Major Taylor cycling jerseys, posters and books

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