Seven Hills Wheelmen10thGear Venture Crew 1010
10thGear Venture Crew 1010

2014 Major Taylor Century
Sunday, October 5, 2014

Rain or Shine

Join the Seven Hills Wheelmen and 10thGear Venture Crew 1010 on the scenic roads of south-central Massachusetts. The bicycle routes travel through the Blackstone Valley in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as Eastern Connecticut.

All rides leave from River Bend Farm (Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park), 287 Oak St., Uxbridge, Mass.
Directions: www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/central/blst.htm

CENTURY (100 miles)check-in 7:00-8 AM, depart 8 AM
METRIC CENTURY (62 miles)check in 8:00-9 AM, depart 9 AM
QUARTER CENTURY (25 miles)check-in 9:00-10 AM, depart 10 AM

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Preregistration (before Oct 2):7HW & 10thGear members $15, nonmembers $20
Day of Event:7HW & 10thGear members $20, nonmembers $25

Entry fee covers Continental breakfast, cue sheet, arrowed route and snacks.
Helmets required.


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Directions:River Bend Farm
FROM WORCESTER / NORTHEASTTake Interstate 495 to Interstate 290 west to Exit 12 for Route 146 south. Take Route 146 south to Exit 3 (Route 16). Turn left onto Route 16 East and go 2 miles to the traffic lights at Route 122. Turn left onto Route 122 North and go 1.25 mile, then turn right at the light onto Hartford Avenue. Go 1 mile and then turn right onto Oak Street at the UMass Tri-River Family Health Center. The RIVER BEND FARM visitors center is the red barn on the left in 0.1 mile.
FROM THE NORTHWESTTake Route 2 east to Exit 33 in Leominster for Interstate 190 South. Take I-190 south to Interstate 290 West in Worcester. Take I-290 west to Exit 12 for Route 146 South. Take Route 146 south to Exit 3 (Route 16). Turn left onto Route 16 East and go 2 miles to the traffic lights at Route 122. Turn left onto Route 122 North and go 1.25 mile, then turn right at the light onto Hartford Avenue. Go 1 mile and then turn right onto Oak Street at the UMass Tri-River Family Health Center. The RIVER BEND FARM visitors center is the red barn on the left in 0.1 mile.
From the East/West(Boston area or Southeastern Mass.): Take the Mass Pike (Interstate 90) to Exit 10A in Millbury for Route 146 South. Take Route 146 south for 12 miles to Exit 3 (Route 16). Turn left onto Route 16 East and go 2 miles to the traffic lights at Route 122. Turn left onto Route 122 North and go 1.25 mile, then turn right at the light onto Hartford Avenue. Go 1 mile and then turn right onto Oak Street at the UMass Tri-River Family Health Center. The RIVER BEND FARM visitors center is the red barn on the left in 0.1 mile.
ALTERNATE FROM ROUTE 122(scenic route through Blackstone Valley mill villages): Take Exit 11 [not 11A] from the Mass Pike and follow Route 122 south for 13 miles to Hartford Avenue in north Uxbridge. Turn left at the light onto Hartford Avenue. Go 1 mile and then turn right onto Oak Street at the UMass Tri-River Family Health Center. The RIVER BEND FARM visitors center is the red barn on the left in 0.1 mile.

Century Information:
Printer-friendly Major Taylor Century flier


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

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