In 1970, I was living in Sunnyvale, CA, while pursuing a degree at NASA Ames Research Center. Being a bicycle road racing enthusiast at home in Logan, Utah, I became aware of a newly constructed velodrome in nearby Santa Clara County. After visiting the velodrome, I decided to purchase a beautifully crafted Italian track bike, which differed from a road racing bike by not being equipped with gears or brakes (obligatory configuration). How stop please? BACK PEDAL!
My first race day: Four huge local racers and I showed up; although I asked them to be gentle, but such was not the case. They were accustomed to bumping each other and using other aggressive tactics on the steep sides of the velodrome. Hence, diminutive me came in last place with nary a crash!
So, what's my point of this oped? Just as I felt in 1970 that Utah was not yet ready for to support bicycle road racing due to lack of participation and funding , it is my opinion that Ogden is not yet ready to financially support a velodrome. Let us revisit this issue in about five years.