Events and Activities

10:00 a.m.
July 23, 2017
15th edition
George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor
Main and George streets
Worcester, Mass.

VIDEO by Jason & Claudia Snell


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 fourth 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. Proceeds benefit the Major Taylor Association, Inc.

Online registration opens soon.

  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.

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In the news:
Plenty of pedal power (and then some) (Telegram & Gazette)

George Street remains a cyclist's proving ground (Telegram & Gazette) video (2012) (Telegram & Gazette)
2011 George Street preview ( video)

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