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1/17/2015     HPRA Winter Party Update
Location: Gordon's House 116 S. Detroit St. Buchanan MI 49107
Description:

 http://bostonandpop.com/party/

 
2/7/2015 to 2/8/2015     2015 Florida Challenge Update
Location: Brian Piccolo Park - 9501 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, Florida
Description:

The first HPRA race of the 2015 season will be hosted by Team Vite Racing and takes place in sunny Florida! Two full days of racing on the criterium course and the velodrome to get more bang for your buck. Prizes, displays and the opportunity to meet other bent enthusiasts and see an excellent variety of human powered machines and their engines. The race weekend is scheduled for February 7-8, one week before Sebring 12/24 hour race and 2 weeks before when the Catrike Rally normally takes place.

This is a fun, family friendly event that includes kids races. You do not have to be an experienced racer to participate or to win but you will get to see some super fast racers in action on a wide variety of bent machines. 

Entry fees:

 Sat - $20 per class
Sun - $20 per class
Both days - $30 per class
Single day/multiple classes - $15 for each additional class
Both days/multiple classes - $20 for each additional class
 
Prizes for each class:
The actual amounts will depend on the amount of participation in each class, but the intended amounts are as follows:
 
1st - $30 
2nd - $20 
3rd - $10 
Classes: streamliner, streetliner, stock (includes superstock), trike, women, junior, multi-rider.
 
Saturday Road Course Schedule:
08:30 - 15:45
08:30 - 09:30 - registration/inspection/practice
09:30 - 11:00 - Rock'n'Roll 1 Mile TT
11:00 - 11:30 - 20 min race faired
11:30 - 12:00 - 20 min race stock
12:00 - 13:00 - Lunch
13:00 - 13:30 - 20 min race trike
13:30 - 15:00 - 200M sprint
15:00 - 15:15 - Last Man Out faired
15:15 - 15:30 - Last Man Out stock
15:30 - 15:45 - Last Man Out trike
 
Sunday Velodrome Schedule:
08:30 - 14:00
8:30 - 9:30 - registration/inspection/practice
9:30 - 11:00 - 200m sprint 
11:00 - 11:30 - 50 lap - faired
11:30 - 12:00 - 50 lap - stock
12:00 - 12:30 - 20 lap - trike
12:30 - 14:00 - 1k sprints (if time allows)
 
14:15 - Award Presentations
 
 
The schedule may be adjusted as required to remain on time.  Co-operation of the racers in  heeding the instructions of the Starter will be appreciated.
 
  • Previous years' race results and pictures can be found here.
  • HPRA rules and regulations can be found here.
  • Link to a satellite image of the park is here.
 
Event sponsors (if you are interested in sponsoring the event contact Jacquie Schlitter at info@vitebikes.com) :
 
 
For those interested, a 6:30 PM dinner on Saturday night has been arranged at Romeu's Cuban Restaurant.
 
Race Dinner & Get-Together
Guests are Welcome
 
Romeu's Cuban Restaurant on Sheridan
6800 Dykes Rd, Southwest Ranches, FL 33331-4663,
(954) 252-9788
 
Start at: Brian Piccolo Park 9501 Sheridan Street Pembroke Pines, FL  33024-8523
 
1. Head west on Sheridan St toward NW 98th Ave - 4.3 mi
2. Continue onto SW 72nd St/Old Sheridan St  Continue to follow SW 72nd St  - 1.1 mi
3. Turn right at NW 160th Ave/Dykes Rd  Destination will be on the right -  0.2 mi
 
Arrive at: Romeu's Cuban Restaurant 6800 Dykes Rd Southwest Ranches, FL  33331-4663
 
Draws for Door Prizes
 
2/14/2015 to 2/15/2015     Sebring 100 mile century 12 or 24-hour event Update
Location: Sebring, Florida
Description:

About:  http://www.bikesebring.org/races.html
Records: http://www.bikesebring.org/records.html
Registration: http://www.bikesebring.org/registration.html

100 mile Century (Saturday morning)
This event includes travel for 3 laps on the famous Sebring Raceway track. Riders will then ride a loop of 89 miles throughout Highlands County. The event is a total of 100 miles. It is considered the equivalent to a marathon for runners and walkers.

Ultra 12 Hour Event (Saturday) This is an Ultra-Marathon Cycling Association sanctioned 12 hour event. Competitors ride as many miles as they can in 12 hours. Event starts at the historic 12 Hours of Sebring Race Track. Awards will be given in gender and age groups for singles, tandem, recumbent and special bikes.  Course begins with 3 laps (3.7 miles each) on the famous Sebring race course. Riders then transition to flat, sometimes rolling roads with a minimum amount of traffic which comprise the long loop (89 miles). This is followed by an 11-mile short loop untill the riders are returned to the race track between 5:30 - 5:45 pm.

Ultra 24 Hour Event (Saturday-Sunday) This is a non-drafting RAAM qualifying event, open to the public. This event starts at the same time and place as our Ultra 12 Hour event, but doesn't end until the next morning!  This course begins with 3 laps (3.7 miles each) on the famous Sebring race course. Riders then transition to flat, sometimes rolling roads with a minimum amount of traffic which comprise the long loop (89 miles). This is followed by an 11-mile short loop that riders will stay on until evening. As darkness sets in, racers will continue on the racetrack course throughout the night. The racetrack course will be illuminated for easy identification of the route. Bicycle lights are recommended for the final 12 hours of the 24-hour race.

TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Friday, February 15, 2013
Registration & Check-In  6:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Registration & Check-In  5:00 am - 6:30 am
Start Time For All Events  6:30 am 
12 Hours Bike Sebring ends   6:30 pm
Awards Ceremony at Gallery of Legends (behind Pit 1)7:30 pm

Sunday, February 17, 2013
24 Hours Bike Sebring RAAM Qualifier ends  6:30 am
Awards Ceremony at Gallery of Legends (behind Pit 1) 7:30 am

 
5/2/2015     Calvin's Challenge 100-mile / 6-hour / 12-hour event Update
Location: Springfield, Ohio
Description:

Annual event
http://www.calvinschallenge.com/

100-mile, 6-hour or 12-hour events.   Riders ride 50-mile loops then 7-mile loop until completion of event.  Drafting permitted. Categories for regular bicyles, recumbents, hand-cylces, fixed-gear, tandems, etc.

Start time 7 am for 6-hour and 12-hour

 
9/14/2015 to 9/19/2015     World Human Powered Speed Challenge (WHPSC) Update
Location: Battle Mountain, Nevada, USA
Description:

The premier speed-bike event in the world, on the fastest 5.5 mile stretch of road in the world.  This will be the 15th year of the WHPSC.  Organizers: Al and Alice Krause.  Host: International Human Powered Vehicle Association (IHPVA).  All the world 200-meter flying start records have been set at this event, including a new world record of 83.13 mph in 2013 by Team Delft.  Event lodging available at the Battle Mountain Super 8 motel, and other motels in town.  Event headquarters has been the Battle Mountain Civic Center with daily meetings and announcements of results held there. 
more info:
http://www.wisil.recumbents.com/wisil/whpsc2014/speedchallenge.htm

 

 

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