Famous Burlingtonians

Steve Bauer - Olympian - Professional Cyclist

Born in St. Catharines, Bauer is a former professional road bicycle racer. Bauer won a silver medal in the men’s cycling road race at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles—the first medal for Canada in road cycling at the Olympics. Bauer went on to win the bronze medal at the World Cycling Championship road race at Barcelona. Between 1985 and 1995 he completed 11 Tours de France. In 1994 he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (civil division) for having “paved the way for Canada’s coming generations of cycling enthusiasts”.  In 2005 Steve was inducted to the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame and the Canadian Sport Hall of Fame.  In 2015, Bauer raced in the Canadian Track Championships in the Men’s 50-59 and finished 1st in the Scratch race, 1st in the Individual Pursuit and 2nd in the Points Race.  Steve was the director of the Milton Cycling Academy at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton for 2 years and is now working with the UCI WorldTour team.