George Street Challenge 2016

The 14th edition of the George Street Challenge was held in Worcester, Mass. on July 24, 2016. There were 100 riders this year and good crowd of very enthusiastic, supportive spectators. Riders of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate.

One at a time, against the clock

The Challenge is an uphill time trial of a distance of 500 feet, and with an average grade of 18 percent that goes up to about 24 percent mid-way up the hill. The race begins at a standing start at the bottom of the hill.

Results of the timings:

The race was presented by Barney’s Bicycle and the Seven Hills Wheelmen and sponsored by Courthouse Cafe, Polar Beverages, and Webster Five.

George Street Challenge 2016 from claudia snell on Vimeo.

Worcester, MA Civil War Memorial Rededication, July 16, 2016

The Civil War Memorial in Worcester, MA was originally dedicated July 15, 1874 and hasn’t been restored since. Money for the restoration came from the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall Trust Fund. The project began in December, 2015 and was completed with the return of the Goddess of Victory to the top of the monument last week.

Civil War Monument Rededication video shot and edited by Jason Snell from claudia snell on Vimeo.

A history of the monument is available on the Civil War Memorial website along with photos and stories of some of the soldiers from Worcester who fought in the Civil War.

Burnside Fountain. Turtle Boy Urban Gardening. Worcester, MA