Events and Activities

10:00 a.m.
July 25, 2010
Ninth annual
George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor
Main and George streets
Worcester, Mass.


1-minute promo video
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See how fast you can pedal up George Street, a two-block quad-buster that was a training ground for 1899 world champion Major Taylor. It's one rider at a time against the clock in this steep uphill time trial in downtown Worcester, presented by Barney's Bicycle and the Seven Hills Wheelmen, on the last Sunday in July. The distance is 500 feet, and the average grade is 18 percent. The contest is open to riders age 12 and up. Helmets are required. Entry fee is $15. Proceeds benefit the Major Taylor Association, Inc.

2010 PHOTOS by Pete Banach (
2010 photos (a few of Pete Banach's favorites on Flickr)
2010 photos (from Worcester Earn-A-Bike)
2010 photos ( slideshow)
2010 photos (from Lesli Cohen)
2010 photos (from Richard Arpin)
2010 photos (Worcester Magazine photo gallery)

Bike raffle: A Fuji Newest 3.0 road bike from Barney's Bicycle and other cool prizes were raffled off. Click here to see the list of prizes and winners.

To donate raffle prizes or goods or services for next year's race, e-mail Lynne or call Peter at Barney's, 508-799-BIKE.

  Where is George Street? Click here for a map.
  How steep is George Street? Click here for a profile.

Special thanks to our 2010 sponsors.

In the news:
Worcester Magazine photo gallery
A battle of wills against a storied hill
Cyclists push limits; event 'like living legacy' Telegram & Gazette slideshow
Cycling to the top     Telegram & Gazette
Fight gravity     Telegram & Gazette
George Street, Worcester Mag tryouts (video)     Worcester Magazine
An uphill battle for a good cause
Statue promotes pioneer     Telegram & Gazette
Coffee with Konnie     WCCA-TV 13

Major Taylor cycling jerseys, posters and books

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