George Street Bike Challenge

July 23, 2017
2017 George Street Raffle
Win a bike!
Win a Fuji Sportif 2.3 road bike from Barney's Bicycle. Tickets are $5, or three for $12, or six for $20. Prize drawing will be July 23 at the conclusion of the 15th edition of the 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.

Purchase raffle tickets online via our BikeReg links, or at the George Street Bike Challenge on July 23.

1 TICKET ($5)    3 TICKETS ($12)       6 TICKETS ($20)

Buy raffle tickets
with hill climb registration

Buy raffle tickets
without registration

To order raffle tickets by mail, send a check payable to Major Taylor Association, by July 17, 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 -- Fuji Sportif 2.3 road bike: Designed for versatility and performance, this bike has endurance geometry for an efficient riding position, perfect for local group rides, centuries or your next charity ride. It features an alloy frame and carbon fork, Shimano Claris shifters with Sora 9-speed cassette and FSA Tempo crankset (50/34). Size medium (54cm). No exchanges, and the grand prize must be picked up in Worcester. Click here for complete specs, or visit Barney's Bicycle, 582 Park Ave., Worcester.


Sackville SaddleSacks from Rivendell Bicycle Works. Made of waterproof, rotproof Scottish cotton with leather straps, these are the most popular seat bags at Rivendell. We're giving away two -- one dark brown and one blue. They can be attached to handlebars, too.

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 ($69), click here.

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A Sackville Bar Tube bag from Rivendell Bicycle Works that fits any handlebar. Attention, vegans: This one is leather-free. It's made of heavy-duty waxed cotton with a 3M Scotchlite reflective stripe.

Mark's ToolWrap, another classic carry-all from the Sackville line at Rivendell Bicycle Works. Fill the pockets with tubes, tools and other essentials, wrap it like a burrito, and you're ready to ride.

Books by Grant Petersen, founder of Rivendell Bicycle Works and cycling's favorite contrarian. "Just Ride" is a manual for the Unracer, consisting of micro-essays on riding your bike outside the strange and often dysfunctional influences of racing. "Eat Bacon, Don't Jog" is a paleo guide full of juicy tidbits on saying goodbye to body fat.

"The Ultimate Bicycle Owner's Manual" by Eben Weiss, aka Bike Snob. In his fourth book, the blogger behind Bike Snob NYC clarifies the finer points of bike culture and subcultures, and unapologetically affirms some stuff you were already thinking. We have multiple copies to give away, courtesy of Rivendell Bicycle Works.

A $25 gift certificate from Hot Power Yoga Center in Worcester, offering Vinyasa yoga classes. Go with the flow.

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