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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
 
Note: There is a $1.50 per person, per day fee to enter Piccolo Park.
 
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

 
2/28/2015     MHPVA Annual Winter Meeting Update
Location: Western Michigan University Engineering Building, Kalamazoo
Description:

 

The annual meeting of the Michigan Human Powered Vehicle Association will be Saturday, Feb. 28, in Room D-115 (tentatively) in the College of Engineering building, 4601 Campus Drive, on the Western Michigan University Parkview Campus in Kalamazoo.
"Mingling and talking HPVs" starts at 12:15 p.m., with the meeting beginning at 1 and hopefully ending no later than 4.
We will start with show-and-tell, so if you have something pedal-powered and interesting, please bring it. Following will be discussion of the Michigan HPV Rally and other events and then election of officers and board members.
Non-members welcome. For more information, go to http://mhpva.blogspot.com.

Contact:  Mike Mowett (mowett@aol.com) or Paul.Pancella@wmich.edu

Driving directions from I-94

  • At exit  74, turn north on U.S. 131, go 2.8 miles, then follow the directions listed below for U.S. 131.

Driving directions from U.S. 131

  • At exit  36A, turn east onto Stadium Dr.
  • Turn right at first light, which is Drake Rd.
  • Continue on Drake Rd. through the next light (at Parkview Ave.) into the WMU Parkview Campus. You will now be on campus Drive. 

For a map to the meeting site, and a meeting flyer, click here.

The College of Engineering and Applies Sciences (CEAS) shares this campus with a Business Technology and Research park. It is the largest building on the campus. A  large parking structure and parking lot are adjacent to it.  Parking permits aren't required to park in the structure on Saturdays.

Anyone with vehicles or other heavy items to show should unload at the main entrance at the front of the building.  All doors to the building should be open.

 
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

 
5/16/2015 to 5/16/2015     ANNUAL VELODROME FUN DAY Update
Location: Hellyer Park Velodrome, San Jose, CA
Description:

The Umpteenth annual HPV Fun Day.   More details to come.  Contact Carole Leone at leonesgc@gmail.com

 
6/13/2015 to 6/14/2015     31st annual Michigan HPV Rally Update
Location: Waterford Hills sports car racing track, Clarkston
Description:

The 31st annual event conducted by the Michigan Human Powered Vehicle Assocation takes place on the 1.4 mile Waterford Hills track, which has nine turns and one hill.  HPRA rules apply.  Fee of up to $40 (tentative) to race both days.  Spectators free!  Prizes based on categories (streamliner, superstreet, stock, tandem, women, tricycles, juniors). Riders of all types of bikes welcome. Spectators free.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

SATURDAY (9 am - 4 pm)

  • One Hour time trial - Streamliners
  • One Hour time trial - Everyone
  • Hill Climb / Coast-Down
  • Kilometer Time Trial
  • Dinner - either cookout at track or travel to local restaurants

SUNDAY (9 am - noon)

  • Flying Start 200-foot sprints
  • Short Lap races (no hill)
  • Trike Race


Contact: mike mowett (mowett@aol.com) 586-863-3902
Address: 4770 Waterford Rd, Clarkston, MI, 48346
Free camping allowed overnight.  Shower and restrooms available at track.

 
6/20/2015     Indianapolis - Tour de Cure Charity Ride Update
Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Description:

Fun event open to recumbents and regular bicycles at the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Riders do laps around the 2.5 mile speedway riding as far as they want.  New this past year was a 25-mile time trial and 100-mile Race event professionally timed.  More than 1000 riders take part in the main event raising money to fund diabetes research.  A minimum of $200 fund-raising or personal donation is required to register in the event.  The speedway is a fast, wide and flat surface.  The sund can be hot as there is little to no shade at the speedway.  There can be packs of riders crowding the speedway, but overally you have an opportunity to set a personal best.  Some ride routes can take you off the speedway into the surrounding area, then back to the speedway. 

 
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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