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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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