George Street Bike Challenge

July  10, 2005
2005 George Street Raffle
Win a bike!
Win a DIAMONDBACK Century 24-speed road bike from Barney's Bicycle! Tickets were $5, or three for $12, or six for $20. Prize drawing was July 10 at the conclusion of the fourth annual George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor at George and Main streets, Worcester, Mass. Proceeds benefited the Major Taylor Association. More prizes are shown below.

GRAND PRIZE -- DIAMONDBACK Century road bike: Heat-treated aluminum compact road frame w/replaceable derailleur hanger; chromoly fork w/threadless 1 1/8" steerer tube; Shimano 2200 component group; Sora STI shift levers; Tektro caliper brakes w/Inline brake levers; Alex rims w/stainless spokes & alloy cassette hub. Check it out at Barney's Bicycle, 165 Chandler St., Worcester. Winner: Jim Cosgrove

SECOND PRIZE -- $500 gift certificate from Rotmans. Fantastic! Winner: Maria Barnes


One-year web hosting account subscription ($125 value) from Sherwood Hosting LLP of Sterling. Transfer your business's web hosting or treat your artwork or family to a web site of your very own. Personalized domain name registration included (subject to name availability of your choice). Click here for details. Winner: Joe O'Brien

Cycling jersey from Major Taylor Cycling Club of NY/NJ. Comes with matching armwarmers, made by Louis Garneau. Size is women's small -- sorry, no exchanges. Winner: Susan LaRose

Tour de France sunglasses from Rudy Project. Technically cool eyewear -- comes with three sets of interchangeable lenses. Winner: Judi Riggieri

$100 gift certificate from Redbones, the bike-friendly barbecue restaurant in Somerville's Davis Square. Good for food & drink and/or Redbones apparel (check it out in the online store). We like Redbones not only for the BBQ but also for the valet bike parking, the Ribriders (take-out delivery by bike), the Tour de France bike breakfasts, and the annual Bike Week kickoff party. Winner: Marty Walsh

coverThe biography "Major Taylor: The Extraordinary Career of a Champion Bicycle Racer" by Andrew Ritchie. Buy the book from and your purchase will benefit the Major Taylor Association. Winner: Andrea Kaufman

coverThe children's book "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. Buy the book from and your purchase will benefit the Major Taylor Association. To read more about the book and the Ransomes' 2004 visit to Worcester, click here. Winner: Kirby Haizlip

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

Track cycling poster & T-shirt from the Velodrome at Bloomer Park in Rochester Hills, Mich. Winner: Cliff Marshall

"Bicycle: The History" by David V. Herlihy. This 2004 book from Yale University Press is a beautifully illustrated account of the bicycle's development from a novelty for the elite to transportation for the masses. Winner: Tony Ponte

Coffee gift pack from Good as Gold. Twenty-four assorted packs of the finest flavored coffees, pre-measured in stay-fresh pouches to brew a perfect pot of coffee every time. Winner: Tom Cole

$25 in Betty Bucks from Sweaty Betty's, a full-service hair design and color salon that makes you look and feel your best. Winner: Tom Cole (yes, Tom won two prizes!)

"Patch the Porcupine and the Bike Shop Job," a children's book by Scott Nelson, from KRBY Creations. Lively artwork helps tell the story of how Patch overcomes a prickly situation on the way to helping others. Winner: David Henshaw

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