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Registration open for George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor
The 15th annual George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor will take place at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 23, at Main and George streets.
Riders are timed traversing the 500 feet up George Street — where Major Taylor trained on his way to becoming a turn-of-the-century world record holder — which has an average grade of 18 percent.
The contest is open to riders age 12 and up. Cost is $20. Helmets are required. Proceeds benefit the Major Taylor Association Inc.
Baker-Polito Administration awards $40K to WBDC
In celebration of Massachusetts Small Business Month, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $330,000 to eight Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) districts to support downtown improvements for business growth and job creation.