To order raffle tickets by mail, send a check payable to Major Taylor Association, by July 23, 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 -- Raleigh Revenio 1.0 road bike: This model from Raleigh is a Bicycling magazine choice deemed "fun to ride" and "most comfortable" in its class. It features an aluminum frame, Shimano Sora shifters and derailleurs with 8-speed cassette, and FSA Tempo triple crankset (52/42/30). Click here for complete specs, and check it out at Barney's Bicycle, 582 Park Ave., Worcester. Winner: Tom Regile
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.To buy this jersey ($79), click here. Winner: Charles Brown
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Origin-8 TechSport Pro Wind & Rain Jacket from Barney's Bicycle to keep you dry while on the fly. It features a stowaway hood and a rear zipper pocket. Winner: Walner Hernandez
Sunlite messenger bag from Barney's Bicycle. With 950 cubic inches of space, a padded laptop compartment and reflective trim, the Messenger 13 is good for a healthy commute. Mario Browne
Origin-8 Pro Uno-F saddle from Barney's Bicycle. Comfy, durable, and stylish. Winner: Karen Walsh
Origin-8 Air-Surge Mini Floor/Frame Pump from Barney's Bicycle. This 11-inch high-pressure pump fits on your bike frame and has a built-in foldable foot base and extra long hose so you can use it as a floor pump when you're on the road. It's reversible for Presta or Schrader tire valves. Winner: Amy Gothorpe
Origin-8 AirSurge CO2 cartridges from Barney's Bicycle. The nozzle fits Schrader and Presta tire valves and the 16g cartridge will inflate a tube in a few seconds. Winners: Charles Brown, Karen Walsh, Walner Hernandez, Mario Browne, Cyndy Curley
A one-month family membership to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts, the organization that welcomed Major Taylor when others drew "the color line." Winner: Cyndy Curley
The book "Boston's Cycling Craze, 1880-1900: A Story of Race, Sport, and Society" by Lorenz J. Finison (University of Massachusetts Press, 2014). This book explores how cyclists of all backgrounds made Boston a hub of bicycling in the late 19th century. Of course, Major Taylor is in the cast of characters, along with Kittie Knox, a biracial seamstress who also challenged the color line; and Mary Sargent Hopkins, publisher of The Wheelwoman. Winners: Charles Brown, Amy Gothorpe, Ann Falke, Cyndy Curley
A pint glass and a T-shirt
from Worcester Earn-A-Bike.
Yes! This community program teaches bike maintenance to children and adults. Participants work on donated bicycles and can earn one to keep. Winner: Corinne Stratton
The author lives near Indianapolis, and Indy native Major Taylor is another subject of his writing and speaking, as well as this summer's #HonorMajorTaylor ride. Winners: Corinne Stratton, Mario Browne