Pivotal race in Bob Hansing Memorial Classic June 24th
Encino, CA (June 16, 2006) â The upcoming installment, sponsored by LARABAR, of
the Bob Hansing Memorial Cup Series at the historic Encino Velodrome on June 24th
will be pivotal in deciding the overall winners in this seven race series.
Registration opens at 4 PM and racing starts at 5PM. Entry fees are $15 for the
first Omnium, $10 for the second. Juniors and AAF race in their respective categories
for FREE thanks to Encino Velo Cycling Club. Entry for spectators is FREE.
Four award types (best overall, best sprinter, best endurance racer and most aggressive)
will be given on the basis of points acquired during Bob Hansing Memorial Cup Series
designated Omniums at the Encino Velodrome in each of five competitive categories:
1/2/3, Masters 40+, Women, 4/5, and Juniors.
The seven race series began in March and will finish in September. The next installment
will be the 4th race in the 7 race series, and until this race is over, the majority
of the points still remain to be won. Racers can compete in as few or as many of
the Bob Hansing Memorial Cup Series Omniums as they wish. Points accumulate throughout
the year and will be tabulated on an ongoing basis. All points will count towards
a racer's overall series results.
At each race, leaders in each award competition will wear a specially colored number,
similar to the leaders' jerseys in the Tour de France: yellow for the overall leader,
green for the sprint leader, red for the endurance leader and purple for the leader
in the most aggressive competition. At the end of the series, trophies will be awarded
to the four award winners (best overall, best sprinter, best endurance racer and
most aggressive) in each of the five categories (1/2/3, Masters 40+, Women, 4/5,
and Juniors) - 20 awards in all.
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Born in Glendale on October 21, 1931, Robert G. Hansing spent his youth in North
Hollywood. He graduated from North Hollywood High where he met his wife Beverly.
After serving 4 years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, he permanently
moved his family back to the Glendale area in 1955. After the Navy, Bob opened the
doors of Montrose Bike Shop in February 1955 and moved it to its present location
in 1961. He became one of the first importers of high quality European racing bicycles
and components in the U.S. and most of his customers drove long distances to buy
the exotic items he acquired. He founded the Montrose Cycle Club, which was an active
club for over 35 years and counted several national and Olympic cyclists among its
membership. Thus, Bob's natural inclination to sponsor racing, led him into the
involvement with the Amateur Bicycle League of America, serving as a member of the
Board of Directors for 15 years, as a coach of the USA Olympic and Pan American
Teams, and as a member of the U.S. Olympic Cycling Committee. Bob was one of four
founders who built the Encino Velodrome where he announced the races for many years
while his wife Bev worked the concession stand. He served as coach of the 1968 U.S.
Olympic Cycling Team in Mexico City and managed the Pan-American team in Cali, Columbia
in 1971. He was president of Shimano American Corporation, where he retired from
Shimano in 1971. In 1973 he established Euro-Asia Imports, expanding his business
to Japan. Bob and Bev enjoyed a wonderful life filled with dear family and friends
and happy travel memories.
The Encino Velodrome Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that manages
the educational and competition programs at the Encino Velodrome.