Mary Jane Reoch - Inducted 2004

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mary Jane “Miji” Reoch won the first race on opening day at T-Town and was a regular participant in its early years. She was national pursuit champion in 1973, 1974, and 1975, and also earned the silver at world in 1975. In 1978, she was both national pursuit and points race champion, and then won the points title again in 1979 and 1980. She loved cycling and it showed. “Miji” was a crowd favorite for her warm personality and her habit of entering men’s races and performing well in them. She taught cycling and was a mentor to many, including Connie Carpenter. While coaching in Texas, she was struck and killed by a pickup truck on September 11, 1993.

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