World Human Powered Speed Challenge
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The 2006 World Human Powered Speed Challenge is the 7th consecutive year of this prestigious event. This competition pits man, technology, and sheer determination against the seemingly insurmountable forces of air resistance and friction to determine the absolute boundaries of man powered speed over a 200-meter distance. The use of high-level aerodynamics and maximum athletic power results in shockingly fast speeds. 

Current WHPSC Records:
In 2002, Sam Whittingham broke the world speed record for the third year in a row by going 81.00 MPH!
In 2005, Damjan Zabovnik broke the European speed record by going 72.9 MPH facing backwards!
In 2005, Lisa Vetterlein set a new Women's world speed record, with a speed of 66.58 MPH.

Do you want to race at Battle Mountain? Though runs on the SR 305 are prioritized for recognized speed champions, anybody with a fast bike can try out for the event. 

In October of 2006 racers will gather on SR305 outside of Battle Mountain, Nevada to race on one of the straightest, flattest, and smoothest surfaces in the world. The 4,619ft (1,408m) altitude road allows riders an acceleration zone of over 4 miles, enabling them  to reach their maximum velocity.

The WHPSC is not only an opportunity to set an IHPVA sanctioned world record for speed, it also represents the World's Fastest Human propelled by their own power

Beginning of the 200 meter traps on Nevada SR 305

This year the WHPSC is an HPVA event.
Pre-Event Coordinators / Race Directors: Al and Alice Krause 
Contact: email or (707) 443-8261 (10:00AM to 10:10PM PST)

Please consult the 
WHPSC web forum with any questions

Spectators and especially volunteers are welcome to attend. 

2006 Battle Mountain Event Scheduling, Rules, and racing info
Spectator Info
- open to all!
T-shirts are available with the logo to the right. Cool!

Previous WHPSC events
2005 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2004 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2003 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2002 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2001 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2000 Worlds fastest bicycle competition

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Please visit the WHPSC web forum for discussion and answers to any questions.

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