July 23, 1999Worcester extended a lunchtime welcome to the MassBike Tour on the next-to-last day of the weeklong bike trip around the state, and local officials briefed the cyclists on area bike projects. Two hundred safety-certified bike helmets in children's and adults' sizes were sold for $5 each, fitted by health professionals from UMass Memorial Health Care, courtesy of UMMHC's Children's Medical Center. Models of Major Taylor statue designs, by five artists who are finalist candidates to create the statue, were unveiled, and people cast votes for their favorites. This event raised approximately $1,600 for the Major Taylor statue fund.
Major Taylor Centennial Day
Safe Summer Fun bike helmet sale
Quinsigamond State Park
Lake Avenue, Worcester, Mass.