Sunday, July 24, 2016
July 27, 2014
George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor
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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! 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.
Major Taylor bicycle challenge (Telegram & Gazette)
cut short by rain (MassLive)
of Worcester's hills (Telegram & Gazette)
for George Street Challenge (Telegram & Gazette)
Printer-friendly event flier