Lander County, Nevada is applying for a land grant/swap to be used to build a new dedicated race course for the WHPSC.
The application is for 22,000 acres of surplus BLM land in Buffalo Valley, slightly west and north of the current location where we race on SR 305. The Nevada State Tourism people are excited, Newmont Mining Corporation has offered to do road work and Lander County is looking at this as a new economic development opportunity.
There are many other uses under consideration for the site including a large oval track, wind tunnel, workspaces, and velodrome. But the land must be obtained before any real plans can be developed.
Would all of you please consider writing your own letter of support? One page or less is fine.
The land swap is working its way through congress now and we may have an answer in early 2017. The more support shown the better.
This quest is supported by the Lander County Economic Development Authority (LEDA)
Paula Tomera, Executive director of the Lander County Convention and Tourism Authority (LCCAT) has written:
“We have some very exciting news for The World Human Powered Speed Challenge.
LCCAT is working on the feasibility of developing our own track and possibly facilities for the WHPSC off Highway 305. We are still working out the details as well as the location.
What I need from all of you is a support letter for the event and a new track. The potential impact this could have on our event could be tremendous!
Also anyone interested in extending your talents to us in developing this project would be greatly appreciated.”
If you support this project, please contact Paula at 775-635-1112, email@example.com or mail your letters to Paula Tomera, Executive Director, Lander County Convention & Tourism Authority, 470 Broad Street, Battle Mountain, NV. 89820 or contact Al & Alice Krause at firstname.lastname@example.org