Dave Chauner - Inducted 2005

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dave Chauner was a member of the 1967 and 1971 Pan American Games teams and the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games. From 1975 to 1978 he was the firstchauner Velodrome program coordinator, putting T-town on the world map of track cycling by bringing in stars like Eddy Merckx, Patrick Sercu and Danny Clark. He was also T-town’s first announcer, setting the style of colorfully explaining events while building up personalities of the racers. His philosophy is that people get excited about cycling by seeing top-level pros competing, which provides the inspiration needed to fuel grassoots development. He went on to co-create and promote high profile cycling events to get the sport in the public eye, like the USPRO Championships in Philadelphia and similar events in New York City and San Francisco.

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