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World Human Powered Speed Challenge 2013    

28 cyclists from 8 countries will compete this year! Look for daily results and pictures here
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Baring any unforeseen complications you should be able to see live coverage from the post racing wrap-up meetings here.

Find the WHPSC group on Facebook!

The IHPVA also has a Facebook group!

Two new competition classes established    

The IHPVA has established two new competition classes for Junior Riders and Multitrack Vehicles. The purpose of the classes is to recognize prior achievements by younger riders and multi-wheeled vehicles and to promote their activity and development in the future. 

Achievements in both classes will be recognized retroactively back to September 19th, 1980 – the incorporation date of the IHPVA.

The junior classes recognize three age groups – 11 years and under, 12 -14 and 15-17. Multitrack vehicles have three or more contact points with the ground and a minimum track width of 250 mm. This covers the increasingly popular tricycle configuration.

They are subclasses of current classes which include men’s and women's, so a junior female riding a tricycle in a 200m sprint would be classified as 200 Meter Speed Trial- Women’s – Multitrack- Junior 12-14 years, for example.

For full details of these new rules please go to the IHPVA website and click on ‘Rules’ at the top of the page.

Chris Broome

November 2012
WHPSC 2012    

During the week of September 10th through September 15th 2012, cyclists from around the world including Australia, France, Russia, Scotland, USA, Canada, and the Netherlands will gather on SR305 outside of Battle Mountain, Nevada for the 13th consecutive year of racing on what is arguably the straightest, smoothest and most ideal road surface in the world for HPV records.


The 4,619ft (1,408m) altitude road allows riders an acceleration zone of over 4 miles, enabling them to reach their maximum velocity before being timed over a 200 meter distance. The section of the road used for this event was newly refinished in 2009, with a smooth surface specially prepared for human powered cycle racing by Frehner Construction and the Nevada Department of Transportation using a Nevada Department of Tourism Grant from the US government.


Be sure to follow the action daily, check the event website for links, updates, results and photos!


Also visit the USTREAM channel set up for the event, we plan to cover the post run wrap-up meetings twice daily, technology permitting
 


special thanks to Newmont Mining Corporation for their annual support


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World Human Powered Speed Challenge 2011    

The 12th annual World Human Powered Speed Challenge returns to Battle Mountain Nevada September 12-17 2011


Proudly sponsored by Hydrive Energy and brought to you by the IHPVA.


Check the event website for daily updates, results and photos!

 

check here for the Hydrive TV commercial!

 

there is a USTREAM channel set up for the event we hope to cover the post run wrap-up meetings twice daily, technology permitting

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/whpsc

World Human Powered Speed Challenge    

The 11th annual World Human Powered Speed Challenge returns to Battle Mountain Nevada September 13-18 2010

Proudly sponsored by Hydrive Energy and brought to you by the IHPVA.

Check the event website for daily updates, results and photos!

check here for the Hydrive tv commercial!

HPV News on the way    

The next issue of HPV News and the 2010 Membership Roster is in the mail, some of you may have already received them.

WHPSC Poised to Shatter Records    

by Sean Costin 9/05/2009

This Year's edition of Battle Mountain  has been much anticipated as the stretch of pavement has been completely resurfaced with smooth asphalt.  Over the years, cracks in the pavement have been significant enough to blow tires and cause riders to become airborne. If the weather cooperates, new records are anticipated especially after the record setting performances of the Varna Tempest at the Ford Human Powered Challenge.  The Varna sponsored hour record setting duo of Sam Whittingham and Barbara Buatois will be competing. HPV great Fast Freddy Markham will also be making a challenge. The competition is open and all competitors can race on HWY 305. 
 
Complete information for this event is at the event web site.
 
The event will be sponsored in part by Hydrive Energy drinks which is also Sam Whittingham's sponsor
 

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