AN INCOMPLETE HISTORY OF VELODROMES IN LA
Spotted in an article on KCET about the history of bicycles in Los Angles:
« In 1932, a velodrome was installed inside Pasadena’s Rose Bowl, the site of the track cycling events. In preparation for the 1984 Olympics, a new facility was built in Carson. The Olympic Velodrome, demolished in 2003 to make way for the Home Depot Center, is depicted in this photograph from the California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections. »
Seriously, I’m surprised they neglected to mention Encino Velodrome which was built in the early 1960’s and is now celebrating its 50th racing season. Anyway, read the rest of the bicycle history article on KCET.