BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital
EVENT DATE: Jun 13, 2017
Margaret Thompson | Age: 63 | Home: Clinton, NY
I began bicycle racing in 1984 and am USA Cycling Power Based Training Certified and a USA Cycling Level 1 (Elite) Coach. I have competed in road, mountain, cyclocross and gravel racing. I’ve raced extensively on the tandem as captain. I’ve won national championships and national podiums with a variety of committed stokers, male and female, well into the 2000’s. Previously I competed in the four-day Burley Tandem Stage Race (1993, 1994) in Eugene, OR, once as captain for a blind stoker and once as the only women’s team. Team work is crucial on the Tandem as it is for RAAM…and life.
My small business, a bottled water company owned by my husband and myself, sponsored the second all women’s cycling team in New York State from 1993 to 1996. The team was modeled after the original Bruegger’s Bagels All-Women’s Team.
I am a cervical cancer survivor, have a two-year old granddaughter and two daughters, both active athletes and outdoors people with impressive resumes of their own.