It ipassing of Deirdre Murphy Bader, founder of Star Track Cycling in New York, N.Y., a champion in track development and competitor in the 2000 Olympic Games. Deirdre lost a courageous battle against cancer and is survived by her husband, Larry, and son, Ethan. Deirdre Murphy Bader was a major track cycling influence in New York. Deirdre Murphy Bader was a major track cycling influence for the youth of New York.

Deirdre founded Star Track in 2004, escalating the program to a USA Cycling Center of Excellence status, which recognises select junior and Under-23 development teams that excel in the development of young cycling athletes. Deirdre’s influence on youth cycling in New York is immeasurable, and the lives touched are countless.

Deirdre represented Ireland in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. She was a World Masters Champion, seven-time World Masters medalist, two-time U.S. National Masters Champion, 11-time U.S. National Masters medalist and won more than 80 races during her competitive career.

In lieu of flowers, Deirdre’s request was that contributions in her memory be made to her beloved Star Track program at:

Bike New York – Star Track
12 E. 87th St.
New York, NY 10128


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