Nicole Reinhart - Inducted 2004

From Macungie, Pennsylvania, Nicole Reinhart was a home-grown cycling champion as a junior and senior and was classy in every sense of the word. In 1992, 1993 and 1994, she won three junior championships each year. In the 1993 Junior Pan-Am Games, she earned a bronze in the sprints and gold in the points race. In the 1996 Pan American Games, she won three medals – gold in the 500 meter and road race, bronze medalist in the points race. In 1997, she was national champion in the 500 meter and sprints and silver medalist in the points race. In 1998, she was silver medalist at the Nationals and Pan American Games in the 500 meter, and first overall in sprint events in the EDS track Cup series. She then switched her focus to good results on the road for her Saturn team. In 2000, after winning three events in the fourace BMC Software Grand Prix series, she was setting up for the final spring when she struck a tree and died of her injuries on September 17. In her honor, the Nicole Reinhart Memorial Fund has been established to help support young racers who share Nicole’s qualities of caring, giving back to the sport, remembering where they came from, courteous treatment of others and good sportsmanship.

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