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Major Taylor Statue Dedication May 21st

Major Taylor StatueThe Major Taylor Association will officially dedicate the monument to Major Taylor on May 21st, 2008. The statue installed at the Worcester Public Library was created by sculptor Toby Mendez, whose portfolio includes works honoring Thurgood Marshall and Gandhi.

The dedication will be preceded by a 30-mile group bike ride, and notable athletes Greg LeMond and Edwin Moses will be featured speakers. For more information visit www.majortaylorassociation.org.

Racers, take note, there will be an uphill time trial on July 27th on George Street in Worchester. The race celebrates one of Major Taylors favorite training spots—a 500 foot stretch of road at an 18% grade. Come out and burn your quads to help raise money for the Major Taylor Association.

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2 Comments

  1. Pugatch is 49x18May 13, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    I will be at this event and writing an article for you guys. Cheers!

  2. bradMay 13, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Good! Now I won’t even have to follow up and crack the whip.

    Thanks Dan.

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