2008 George Street Bike Challenge
for Major Taylor

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 Photos from Team Planck, Rick K., Lynne T., Orapin A., Brian C., Bob C.

Also see Ed Collier's photos at cyclingpix.net

Cindy from Balloons Over New England decorates the finish line.
Volunteers Mark, Stacy, Drew, Barry and Oliver get every last speck of debris off the pavement. Earlier cleanup was done by the Courthouse Community Service Program and Worcester DPW.
Registration and raffle ticket sales
Seven Hills Wheelmen members Donna, Gina, Lorraine and Lynne. Lynne is the race co-organizer.
Lorraine and Mason 

Competitors John P. (gold medal, men 60+), Cliff M. and Ron G., and T&G correspondent Sandy M.
Garden Fresh Courthouse Cafe
Matt C. checks out info on the Major Taylor Century and the Major Taylor monument
Karen P. handles registration and results
Sue B. gets riders checked in
Father Greg from St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral came down to watch after church, with his wife, Eleni, and their daughter
Competitors Kelly T.  and the Jackrabbit Cycling team: Lynn C. (gold medal, women 35-49), Bob C. (bronze medal, men 35-49) and Dale P.

Ed Collier from cyclingpix.net gets a shot of Rick K.

Pete B.

Rick, Lorraine and Orapin (gold medal, women 18-34)

Major Taylor
cycling jerseys

Thomas C., great-great-grandson of Major Taylor
beautiful Colnago

John D. (bronze medal, men 60+)

Joey G., 8, and his dad, John G. (bronze medal, tandem)
Joey and his dad, still smiling  when the going gets steep
Barry does the countdown and sounds the horn for Norberto while race co-organizer Peter H. holds his bike
Paul K. & Leslie C. biked over to watch
Defending champ David F. on the starting line, as Peter H.,  Barry S. and Thomas C.  watch the previous rider go up
David F. (bronze medal, men 18-34)

Brian C. on deck

People stream down the hill for the raffle and awards
Podium, men 18-34:  Rich Hollenbeck (gold, center), Scott Dolmat-Connell (silver, right) and David Flynn (bronze, left)

T&G front page,
July 28.
Read the story.


version of
T&G story (PDF)

news coverage,
raffle winners,
and photos from  cyclingpix.net