Events and Activities

10:00 a.m.
July 22, 2018
16th edition
George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor
Main and George streets
Worcester, Mass.


1-minute promo video

2017 PHOTOS (Paulo Lopes)
2017 PHOTOS (Telegram & Gazette)

2016 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 is now open.
$20 per rider

BIKE RAFFLE! Win an SE Bikes Big Flyer 29" BMX bike from Barney's Bicycle. Tickets are $5, or three for $12, or six for $20. Prize drawing will be July 22 at the conclusion 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.

To donate raffle prizes or goods or services, 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.
  Who's the fastest rider? Click here for the course records.

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In the news:
Bicyclists climb Worcester's most challenging hill (Telegram & Gazette)

Photo Gallery: George Street Bike Challenge (Telegram & Gazette) video (2012) (Telegram & Gazette)

2011 George Street preview ( video)

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