Events and Activities

July  25, 2004
2004 George Street Raffle
Win a bike!
Win a Diamondback Sorrento mountain bike from Barney's Bicycle! Tickets are $5, or three for $12. Prize drawing will be at approximately 1 p.m. July 25 at the third annual George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor at George and Main streets, Worcester, Mass. You need not be present to win. Proceeds benefit the Major Taylor Association.

To order raffle tickets by mail, send a check payable to Major Taylor Association, by July 19, with a note saying "raffle," to: Major Taylor Association, PO Box 20131, Worcester, MA 01602. You must include an e-mail address or phone number so we can let you know your ticket numbers and notify you if you win.

GRAND PRIZE -- Diamondback Sorrento mountain bike: Adult-size ATB 6061 OS aluminum frame with "D" gusset and replaceable derailleur hanger; SR XC-50 front suspension fork with 63mm travel; Shimano 21-speed MegaRange drivetrain; sealed cartridge bottom bracket; Kenda Enduro tires; Avenir alloy rims. Winner: Dan Harrington.

SECOND PRIZE -- Snowboard table/bench from Practical, stylish furniture made from a recycled Original Sin snowboard, with legs made from recycled plastic. Winner: Kathy Diehl


$150 equipment rental certificate from Eastern Mountain Sports: Get the outdoor gear you need for a three-day weekend -- kayaks, for example, or tents and sleeping bags and pads. Winner: Mary Porter.

$100 equipment rental certificate from Eastern Mountain Sports: Outdoor gear, available by the day or for a three-day period, includes snowshoes, camping gear, and kayaks. Winner: Mark Kantor.

Pedal for Progress bike jersey from the Tyler Hamilton Foundation: Ride in style! Pedal for Progress rides raise money to help provide opportunity and access to people with multiple sclerosis and to aspiring youth cyclists. Rides are scheduled for San Francisco and Denver in October, and Worcester next year. Winner: Dan LaRoche

coverAn autographed copy of "Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist," written by Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrated by James E. Ransome. This 2004 book from Simon & Schuster, for children ages 6 to 10, tells how a young Major Taylor overcame the bitter racism of his day to become a world champion athlete. To buy the book and benefit the Major Taylor Association at the same time, follow this link to and place your order; Major Taylor Association will receive a small commission. To read more about the book and the Ransomes' recent visit to Worcester, click here. Winner: Ryan Bateman.

"Double V," the latest CD from Denver blues musician Otis Taylor (no relation to Major Taylor), which includes a song about Major Taylor, "He Never Raced on Sunday." Winner: John David.

Framed Major Taylor poster featuring artwork by James E. Ransome, illustrator of the children's book "Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist." To purchase this poster, click here. Winner: Christine Wyman

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