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Professional Cyclist & Businessman
Marty Nothstein is a cycling legend born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is widely regarded as the greatest track cyclist in US history. Nothstein began his cycling career through the Community Programs at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center (formerly known as the Lehigh Valley Velodrome) and quickly demonstrated the success of the developmental programs. He won over 35 US National Championships, four Pan Am Games Gold Medals, three World Championships, an Olympic Silver Medal, and an Olympic Gold medal at the 2000 Olympics held in Sydney, Australia. Nothstein’s over 150 professional victories testify to his passion, drive, and panache.
Nothstein’s unwavering commitment to Lehigh County made him a local hero. He never relocated for training, and his “Rocky Balboa” type training in the Lehigh Valley showcased the availability of everything necessary for Olympic success. Nothstein truly epitomizes the best “result” of Lehigh County, the Velodrome, and its Community Cycling Programs. After retiring from professional cycling in 2006, Nothstein took over as executive director of the Valley Preferred Cycling Center and turned it around by increasing the community and professional cycling programs and revenue dollars.
Nothstein is not only a sportsman but also a passionate conservationist. He has protected over 500 acres of property from development, providing better habitats for wildlife. He chaired the Lehigh County farmland preservation board and helped protect over 23,000 acres of farmland from development in his community. Nothstein still gives back to the outdoors and is the current director of development for ducks unlimited mid-Atlantic region. He was also elected to the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, and during his service, he chaired the board for three out of four years. Nothstein won a hotly contested primary for the US House of Representatives but lost in the general election.