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Major Taylor Century, October 2nd
« on: August 30, 2005, 11:11:36 am »
MAJOR TAYLOR CENTURY
Sunday, October 2, 2005, Whitinsville, Mass.

Bicycle 25, 62 or 100 miles on the scenic roads of south-central Massachusetts during Blackstone Valley Heritage Homecoming Weekend. All rides leave from the Whitin Community Center, 60 Main St., Whitinsville,  Mass.

WHO WAS MAJOR TAYLOR? Marshall W. Major Taylor (1878-1932), who lived in Worcester, was world cycling champion in 1899 and American sprint champion in 1900. Known as the Worcester Whirlwind and the colored cyclone, he was the second black world champion in any sport (the first was bantamweight boxer George Dixon in 1891). More about Major Taylor and the effort in Worcester to put up a Major Taylor statue: www.majortaylorassociation.org

Century information: Arlen & Rose Hall, (508) 234-9945, mtc@10thgear.com