BILL RON

OWNER: Bill Ron's Bicycles: 807 Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA :1985-present

MECHANICAL EXPERIENCE:

2011: Mechanic for the OUCH Pro Cycling Team at the World Cup Classic, Manchester,UK

2010: Mechanic for the OUCH Pro Cycling Team at the World Cup Classic, Cali, Colombia

2010: Mechanic for 3x World Champion Sarah Hammer  & the OUCH Pro Cycling Team at the Elite National Championships at the LA Velodrome, CA

2009: Mechanic for World Champion Sarah Hammer at the Elite National Championships at the LA Velodrome, CA

2009: Mechanic / Neutral Support for the Junior National Track Championships at the LA Velodrome, CA.

2008: Mechanic / Neutral Support for the Junior National Track Championships at the ADT Velodrome in LA, CA.

2008: Mechanic for the US Olympic Trials Track Cycling Team at the ADT Velodrome in LA, CA.

2008: Mechanic for the SBW Pro Women's Cycling Team at the World Cup Classic in LA, CA.

2007: Mechanic for the US Cycling Team at the Elite National Track Championships at the ADT Velodrome in LA, CA.

2007: Sr. Adviser / Mechanic for the USA Cycling Team at the World Cup Classic in LA, CA.

2006: Mechanic for the Spike Pro Cycling Team at the Elite National Track Championships at the ADT Velodrome in LA, CA.

2006: Mechanic/Neutral Support at "The Beach Triathlon" - USAT Elite National Championships in Long Beach, CA

2006: Sr. Adviser / Mechanic for the USA Cycling Team at the World Track Championships in Bordeaux, France.

2006: Sr. Adviser / Mechanic for the USA Cycling Team at the World Cup Classic in LA, CA.

2005: Mechanic at the Elite National Track Championships at the ADT Velodrome in LA, CA.

2005: Mechanic at the World Track Championships at the ADT Velodrome in Los Angeles, CA.

2004: Mechanic at the World Cup Classic at the ADT Velodrome in Los Angeles, CA.

2004: Mechanic for the US Cycling Team at the Junior World Track Championships at the ADT Velodrome in Los Angeles, CA.

2004: Mechanic / Neutral Support for the Junior National Track Championships at the ADT Velodrome in LA,CA.

1991: Mechanic / Neutral Support for the Olympic Festival at the 7-11 Velodrome in Los Angeles, CA.

1986: Mechanic for several International Riders at the World Championships held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1984: Mechanic with the Campagnolo Technical Support Team for the 23rd Olympics for the track events, held at the 7-11 CSUDH Velodrome in Los Angeles, CA.

1983 I was selected as a mechanic by the Campagnolo Technical Support Team for the International Invitational Track Events held at the 7-11 CSUDH Velodrome in Los Angeles. CA.

I have been a mechanic at many International and Professional Criteriums and Track events including:

The 2005: Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team Mechanic @ Redlands Stage Race, CA.

The 1996 Furnace Creek 508 mile Ultra Marathon bike race, CA. (Team King Crab Mechanic)

The 1996 Masters Track National Championships held in San Diego, CA.

The 1991 Masters Track National Championships held in San Diego, CA.

The 1990 Masters Track National Championships held in San Diego, CA.

The Subaru Beverly Hills Invitational Series, CA.

The Wheat-Thins Cup Series held in Hollywood, CA.

The Manhattan Beach Grand Prix, CA.

The Hermosa Beach Grand Prix, CA.

Tioga Mountain Bike Team Tension disk wheel mechanic & builder.

I have been repairing bicycles and building wheels since 1965, working in many of the South Bay/Los Angeles area local bicycle shops and from my home. I specialize in wheel building, pro bicycle service and building also restoring antique racing bicycles.

I also have worked at TRW Defense & Space Systems in Engineering from 1975 until 1988.

My mechanical background has a strong working knowledge of Mechanical engineering and also includes Aerospace electronics, Mechanical drawing, Machine shop, Microelectronic Micro-Chip Production, Vacuum System Equipment Maintenance and Repairs, Laboratory Equipment Maintenance and Repairs, Auto Mechanics.

BICYCLE RACING EXPERIENCE:

I have been racing ABLA-USCF-USA Cycling events since 1970, including Road, Cyclo Cross, and specializing in Track and Criteriums. I have competed in hundreds of events and I hold a CAT 2 license for road and track and now compete in Masters racing.

I have been coaching since 1979 and am currently on the Senior coaching staff of the Southbay Wheelmen Bicycle club.

Southbay Wheelmen Senior Adviser: 1991- present

Southbay Wheelmen President: 1984-1991

Southbay Wheelmen Vice President 1978-1984

Co-Race Director of the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix.

 

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Melissa Enrietta Rosa Ron, June 4, 2005

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