Allen Bell - Inducted 2015

Allen Bell was as gritty as a rider as they come. The former high school wrestling state champion took that grit on to the velodrome, where he came to excel in the kilometer time trial. Bell set national records many times in this event and went on to win gold at the 1959 Pan-American Games in Chicago, Ill. along with competing in the 1959 Pan-Am Games, bell also competed in the 1956 Olympic Games in Rome. Bell was the winner of the first elite race at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center on the opening day in 1975 and competed in many Friday night events during the early seasons. Bell, now a member of the Century Road Club of America, won the 1985 Masters National Track Championship for the senior men 45+ omnium. In 1994, Bell was inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame for his extraordinary career that spanned nearly 30 years.

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