George Street Bike Challenge

Major TaylorThe Major Taylor Association has announced the 2010 date for the George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor. On July 25, 2010 the uphill time trial will take place on George Street in downtown Worcester, MA. As the billing goes, “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.” Find out more about who this champion cyclist was at their website here. Also, check out this earlier post – 100 Years Before Lance – that contains some great video footage from the event.

100 Years Before Lance Armstrong…

Great little peak into the Major Taylor story and some video shots of the annual Major Taylor Hillclimb race held in Worcester each summer:

Remembering Major Taylor (from the Boston Globe, 8/19/09)

Here’s some additional footage from the 2009 event.

Coming up in just about six weeks is the Major Taylor Century Ride produced by the Seven Hills Wheelmen. 25, 62 and 100 mile routes begin in Whitinsville, MA through some really great cycling roads.