World Human Powered Speed Challenge 2001
Racer Info What's New? Spectators Event Pictures Event Results

Battle Mountain, Nevada - October 1st through 6th, 2001

Race Reports and Event Results

The 2001 World Human Powered Speed Challenge, formerly known as the Worlds Fastest Bicycle Competition, has for the second year in a row pit man, technology, and sheer determination against the unrelenting forces of air resistance and friction to determine the absolute boundaries of man powered speed for a 200 meter distance. Against a lineup of the fastest bikes and riders in the world, Sam Whittingham has broken the record for the second year in a row by going 80.55 MPH. That's almost 8 MPH faster than last years record! 

The World Human Powered Speed Challenge is not only an opportunity to set an IHPVA sanctioned world record for speed, it also represents the World's Fastest Human propelled by his own power in the most efficient vehicles ever designed. The marriage of maximum athletic power and high level aerodynamic and engineering result in shockingly fast speeds.

This year's World Human Powered Speed Challenge has ignited an even greater interest in the record by new teams of top cyclists and builders seeking this prestigious World's Fastest Human title. The course was improved this year by moving the timing traps 1/4 mile from their current location, on this extremely straight, flat 4,619ft/1,408m altitude road. This move optimized the course and made it easier to manage the road blocks. 


The Speed Challenge Course, Highway 305 outside of Battle Mountain. 

Though this was an invitational event for logistics reasons, spectators and especially volunteers were welcome to attend. 

 2001 Speed Challenge Team Profiles:

Easy Racer Team Blue Yonder Team Matt Weaver Varna Team Bearacuda Team

The Cheetah team,  White Hawk team of Germany and the winner of the 2001 .decimach Challenge, Warren Beauchamp, declined their invitations to the event for various reasons.

Spectator Info and race location 
The fastest man on Earth story on Now.com
2000 Worlds fastest bicycle competition

Contact race organizer Sean Costin for more information.

 

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