Inducted in 2013 for Veteran Road & Track Competitor (1945 to 1975)
Doris Travani-Mulligan had a cycling career that spanned nearly 10 years, beginning at the tender age of 12. Travani-Mulligan, a Detroit-native who still resides in Michigan today, grew up in a city on the edge of motor transportation but has maintain its reputation for being one of the top ten cycling cities in the world. Travani-Mulligan began competitively racing for the Wolverine Sports Club in 1941. The WSC produced nearly 30% of all winners of national medals into the 1990s.
Travani-Mulligan provided her fair share of medals- she placed sixth at the National Championship of 1946, only five years after starting to compete. From there she would go on to four consecutive National Championships. She was the first woman to ever do so, and remains the only woman to this day. Additionally Travani-Mulligan captured 1st place titles across various types of cycling in 1947 and 1948 when she won the International Dirt Track Championships and International Road Championships, respectively.
1947 National Champion