July 28, 2020 at 6:19pm
History was made at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome on Tuesday, July 28 when cyclist Dan McGehee broke three World UltraCycling Association records.
An optometrist and former Aurora native, McGehee, 57, rode for more than five hours, breaking the outdoor track record in the men’s age 50-59 solo category for 100 miles—finishing in 4 hours, 7 minutes and 15 seconds on a standard bike. He also broke the 100 km record in 2 hours, 29 minutes and 13 seconds and the 200 km record in 5 hours, 24 minutes and 50 seconds.
While the ride was categorized as solo by the WUCA, achieving this goal was definitely a group effort that included the help of family and a strong support team. McGehee was also cheered on by friends and cycling enthusiasts during the ride.
The Ed Rudolph Velodrome has drawn competitors from around the world since the banked bicycle track was built in 1963.