Worcester officials renamed a major road to be the “Major Taylor Boulevard” in honor of one of the state’s greatest athletes. See the Boston Globe article here. You can learn more about Major Taylor at the Major Taylor Association’s site here and the George Street Challenge for Major Taylor here. The George Street Challenge is a time trial up one of the steepest roads in Worcester, a favorite training hill for Major Taylor. It is run ever year, and ran just the other day on July 23rd. 21 year old David Flyn took top honors this year with a time of 23:13. See more results here.
See comment for details on this year’s Major Taylor Century ride, taking place on 9/24/06!