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Meet Local Hero / Competitive Cyclist, Paul Martin


Paul Martin, a local hero in Northeast Ohio and competitive cyclist will be riding with our 75 and 100-Mile Riders in Bike to Cure on Saturday!

Paul grew up in North Royalton and started road racing during college at Valparaiso University. Paul raced four years on professional cycling teams in the US, including 3 years with Navigators team. Paul won the US Elite National Road Race championship twice, in 1997 and 2007. He has won 6 other National championships, multiple state championships and competed in the Olympic Trials in 1996 and 2000.

After professional cycling, Paul received his law degree from Cleveland State University and runs his own financial planning practice in North Royalton.

Paul continued to race competitively in pro/am cycling races for the last 25 years and has been involved in several development teams that are dedicated to supporting up and coming racers. Paul is a member of the Cleveland Cycling Academy, a Strongsville based team that supports a team of 10 under age 21 racers from Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.

Paul is on the board of the Cleveland Velodrome, a non-profit outdoor cycling track located at 5033 Broadway, Cleveland, OH.

Paul has two children and he and his wife Lisa love being outside in the Cleveland Metroparks and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, whether cycling, hiking or kayaking.

Paul’s grandmother passed from cancer, his mother-in-law is a peritoneal cancer survivor and brother is a testicular cancer survivor.