The end of the 1950’s and the beginning of the 1960’s saw the continued influx of new racing talent and success by the USI riders.
Otto Sr. served as a member of the US Olympic Committee Board of Directors from 1957 – 1964 and oversaw the US Olympic cycling Qualifying in 1960 and 1964. He served as manger for the 1964 US Olympic Cycling team in Tokyo.
In 1960 USI member Herbie Francis competed in the 1000m match sprint.
In 1961 Robert Frey claimed his 5th consecutive club championship.
In 1960 Nancy Burghardt won the NY State Championship. In the club Liz Burghardt won the USI Women’s Championship, followed by sisters Nancy in second and Barbara in third.
In 1961 Liz Burghardt was the NY State Champion and 2nd at Nationals with Nancy 3rd at both the State and National Championships.
In 1962 one of USI’s most consistent and best male racers through the 1960’s, John Aschen, was men’s club champion while Jose Nin was NY State Junior Champ and Ray Mazzilli was the NY State and National Midget Champ. Nancy Burghardt won the women’s national championship and Liz finished second.
In 1963 Jose Nin was the National Jujnior Champion and Herbie Francis was the USI champion.
In 1964 Nancy Burghardt was again National Champion and 17 year old USI member, Oliver Martin became USI Champ and an Olympian competing on the track in Tokyo.
In 1964 the Kissena Velodrome opened. The velodrome was built after the parking lot site in Flushing, Queens was no longer available for bike racing. The city found it was more profitable to have commuters pay to use the area than have bike racers rolling around for free. The agreement was made between the major clubs of New York and the city that if the clubs were able to raise $12,000 the city would build the track. Much to the city’s surprise the clubs succeeded.
Nancy Burghardt won more titles as the decade moved on amassing 9 national titles and locally member John Aschen had great success winning the Tour of Somerville in 1966 and other victories like the 1967 National Capital Open.