Two Olympians will be honored Friday at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center and enshrined into its Hall of Fame Class of 2012
Pat McDonough served as executive director from 1989-2003 and helped create the outstanding partnership the track currently enjoys with the community. He played a key role in bringing the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials, 1997 UCI World Cup, and the 2001 Junior World Track Championships to Trexlertown. During his cycling career, McDonough was a fan-favorite. His crowning achievements in the sport include seven US National Championships and a silver medal in the 1984 Olympic Games.
The second inductee is hometown hero and current Executive Director Marty Nothstein. Nothstein made his way into the sport through the Air Products and Bicycle Racing League community programs. He accumulated a total of 35 US National Championships, four Pan-Am Games Championships, an Olympic silver mws in the 1996 games in Atlanta and an Olympic Gold in the 2000 Games in Sydney.
On top of those successes, he won the World Champion’s jersey an astounding three times throughout his career. In his management role at the Velodrome, he has done an exemplary job putting Trexlertown back on the map as a cycling super center.