Events and Activities

10:00 a.m.
July 21, 2013
12th annual
George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor
Main and George streets
Worcester, Mass.


1-minute promo video

2013 PHOTOS (Pete Banach/
A smaller photo set (Pete Banach/

More photos (Worcester Earn-A-Bike)

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 third 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 $20. Proceeds benefit the Major Taylor Association, Inc.

Register online

Mail-in registration form

Bike raffle: Grand prize in the George Street raffle is a Raleigh Revenio 1.0 road bike from Barney's Bicycle. Click here to see the prize list and get tickets. To donate raffle prizes or goods or services, e-mail Lynne or call Peter at Barney's, 508-799-BIKE.

Click here for information on last year's event.

  Where is George Street? Click here for a map.
  How steep is George Street? Click here for a profile.
  Who's the fastest rider? Click here for the course records.

Special thanks to our 2013 sponsors.


In the news:
Bicyclists up to challenge (Telegram & Gazette)
Under way (Telegram & Gazette)
Things to do (Telegram & Gazette) video (2012) (Telegram & Gazette)
2011 George Street preview ( video)

Major Taylor cycling jerseys, posters and books

Mail-in registration form

Printer-friendly event flier

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