George Street Bike Challenge

July  29, 2007
2007 George Street Raffle
Win a bike!
Win a Giant OCR3 24-speed road bike from Barney's Bicycle! Tickets are $5, or three for $12, or six for $20. Prize drawing will be July 29 at the conclusion of the sixth annual George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor at George and Main streets, Worcester, Mass. Proceeds benefit the Major Taylor Association. More prizes are shown below.

Order raffle tickets online using PayPal or a credit card. The price will appear as lower than stated here but a $5 "shipping" charge will be added. Tickets will be mailed to you.

1 TICKET ($5)
3 TICKETS ($12)
6 TICKETS ($20)
To order raffle tickets by mail, send a check payable to Major Taylor Association, by July 22, 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 notify you if you win. Tickets will be mailed to you.

GRAND PRIZE -- Giant OCR3 road bike: This 24-speed model from Giant's road/sport line is versatile enough for touring, charity rides, serious commuting, and spirited enough for entry level racing. ALUXX butted aluminum compact road frame with Shimano Sora components and triple crankset. Click here for complete specs, and check it out at Barney's Bicycle, 165 Chandler St., Worcester. Winner: Brenda McCann


Major Taylor cycling jersey from the Major Taylor Association. The custom, limited-edition design features a 1900 photograph of Major Taylor taken by E. Chickering in Boston; the Worcester, Mass., street sign for Major Taylor Boulevard with the city's "Heart of the Commonwealth" symbol; and the 1899 world champion's nickname, "The Worcester Whirlwind." Made by Louis Garneau in Micro-Airdry fabric with a 14-inch hidden zipper and three rear pockets. We have six of these to raffle off, in various sizes, so the odds are good! To buy this jersey ($79), click here.


Allen Fletcher
Gilbane Inc.
Landry's Bicycles
Wachusett Greenways
Webster Five Cents Savings Bank
Witkes family
Winners: Tim Faucher (2), Mark Dubois, Katherine Diehl, John Stevens, Henry Maurer

$100 gift certificate from Bicycle Alley
in Worcester. Winner: Ben Woodacre

Two-hour family photo session from Ed Collier Photography, anywhere in Worcester County ($180 value). Winner: David Huffman

Death Valley cycling jersey from AdventureCORPS. Check out their spring and fall Death Valley Century and Double Century. The jersey is made by Louis Garneau. Winner: John Stevens

Jett Ride cycling jersey and water bottles from 10th Gear Christian Youth Cyclists, based in Whitinsville, Mass. About two dozen 14- to 20-year-olds and their leaders are on a 3,800-mile cross-country bike trip, from Oregon to Rhode Island, June 21 to Aug. 25, raising money for the Jett Foundation to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Winner: Kevin Goodrow

One-year web hosting account subscription from Sherwood Hosting 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). Winner: Jared Hjersted

"The Six-Day Bicycle Races: America's Jazz-Age Sport," a DVD documentary about the heyday of the original multiday physical contest, decades before Xtreme Sports. Winner: Pete Banach

Women's Skinsens Sport Top from Louis Garneau, with mesh inner bra and almost invisible side zipper pocket. Winner: Jared Hjersted

Price Chopper supermarket gift cards. We're raffling off six of these, $25 each, good at stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Pennsylvania. Best in Fresh & Low Prices! Winners: Mark Dubois, Dana Smith, Pete Banach, Chris Kadlick, Katherine Diehl, Walt Trice

Wachusett Greenways T-shirt and one-year membership, from the keepers of the Mass Central Rail Trail in Rutland, Holden, West Boylston and Sterling. Winner: Chris Kadlick

Gift basket of beauty products from Sweaty Betty's Beat and Tease Hair Salon in Worcester. Winner: Katherine Diehl

A set of unframed, limited edition fine art posters from Gallery Bershad in Somerville.
Plus the book "Working With Your Contractor" by Blaine Bershad. Winner: George French

MassBike T-shirt with a loud-and-clear message on the back:
"One more bike." Winner: Sue Brazeau

Four tickets to a Worcester Tornadoes baseball game, along with a Tornadoes cap. Winner: Sue Brazeau

coverThe book "Marshall 'Major' Taylor, World Champion Bicyclist" by Marlene Targ Brill. This book for young readers (ages 9-12 or Grades 4-8) is coming out in September 2007 as the latest in the Trailblazer Biographies series from Twenty-First Century Books, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group. Buy the book from using this link and your purchase will benefit the Major Taylor Association. Winner: Dana Smith

coverThe biography "Major Taylor: The Extraordinary Career of a Champion Bicycle Racer" by Andrew Ritchie. Buy the book from using this link and your purchase will benefit the Major Taylor Association. To read more about the author's 2005 visit to Worcester, click here. Winner: Mark Dubois

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 using this link 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: Walt Trice

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