Bruce Donaghy, a cyclist on the boycotted 1980 U.S. Olympic team, holds six U.S. National Championship titles, competed in two World Championships, placing in the top ten in both years (1979 and 1980), and twice has won the title of Rider of the Year at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome. In 2004 Bruce was inducted to the Lehigh Valley Velodrome Hall of Fame in commemoration of his lifetime accomplishments. Always a role model to cyclists,Bruce served on the Board of Directors of the Lehigh Valley Velodrome in the early 1990s.
As founder of COBRA, a non-profit organization, Bruce served as liaison between the U.S. Olympic Team and the U.S. Bicycling Federation and represented the Olympic Speaker’s Bureau as keynote speaker to civic organizations. Featured in Bicycling Magazine, he consulted with Coca Cola and Alfa Romeo to establish corporate sponsored cycling teams and also worked with Shimano and Panasonic in a joint venture to develop and evaluate racing components. He continues his love of cycling actively competing in master’s criterium and road races.
Bruce, a native of new Jersey, is a certified flight instructor holding a commercial single and multi-engine pilot’s license. He has logged over 3,200 hours of flight time. He is married and lives in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.