World Human Powered Speed Challenge

The World Human Powered Speed Challenge will be held September 8th - 14th, 2019 at Battle Mountain, Nevada for the 20th consecutive year of racing.

SR 305 provides one of the straightest, smoothest and most ideal road surfaces in the world for HPV records. The 4,619ft (1,408m) altitude road provides riders a 5 mile acceleration zone, 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 vehicle racing by the Nevada Department of Transportation, using a Nevada Department of Tourism Grant from the US government.

Be sure to check the results in Excel format every day:

      Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Consolidated (all days).

Please note: The WHPSC is adopting an additional safety requirement for all vehicles:

"A retention means sufficient to hold the rider in the vehicle during a 360 degree roll is required, commencing at WHPSC 2019."

While this is not an official IHPVA rule at this time, it is an additional requirement by the WHPSC.
We also encourage teams to include in their design a roll-bar or similar structure to protect the rider in the event of roll-over.

Nevada Proclamation

World Human Powered Speed Challenge Week
Proclamation by Steve Sisolak, Governor of the State of Nevada

Information, application & entry forms for entrants and teams:

List of Entrants

WHPSC Application

WHPSC Waiver Form

IHPVA Annual Membership Application

ABR 2019 Membership application

ABR Waiver

Racers & Team Information

Chase vehicle Rules

WHPSC Start Order Selection and Determination

WHPSC Schedule

WHPSC Special Events & Meetings Schedule


Completed forms may be mailed until August 15th, 2019 and emailed until September 1st, 2019.

Applications received by July 20th, 2019 will get $25.00 discount.

Mail to WHPSC, 2338 18th St, Eureka, CA 95501


Questions: Phone 707-443-8261  :  Fax 707-444-2579

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