Marty Nothstein

Olympic Gold Medalist Marty Nothstein

My favorite Lehigh Valley discovery, to no one’s surprise, is the Velodrome [Valley Preferred Cycling Center].

“However, most people don’t know what first brought the Velodrome to my attention. It actually occurred before I started racing. What initially caught my eye were the flags flying around the track every Friday night.

I grew up less than a mile from the track and my grandparents lived only about 200 yards away, so I would see them frequently and wonder what those flags meant. It was only after I started racing here that I learned they represent all the countries of the riders who have raced here over the years, and later I realized just how important the Velodrome is in the cycling world.

We still fly those flags every time we race here.”