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Join us for the IHPVA World Human Powered Speed Challenge!

During the week of September 14th through September 19th 2015, cyclists from around the world will gather on State Route 305 outside of Battle Mountain, Nevada in a quest to break the human-powered land speed record. The record currently stands at 83.13 mph (133.78 kph).

This will be the 16th consecutive year of competition at this site, home of one of the straightest, flattest and smoothest roads in the world. The 4,619ft (1,408m) altitude course provides an acceleration zone of 5 miles leading to a 200 meter speed trap. The highway was repaved in 2009 and special consideration for this particular section of road to ensure utmost smoothness for the WHPSC was given by the Nevada Department of Transportation.


 

Recent IHPVA Speed Records at the WHPSC:
In 2014, Gareth Hanks of team TriSled set a new multi-track human powered vehicle (trike) record at 72.94 MPH!
In 2013, Sebastiaan Bowier of Human Power Team Delft broke the world record in the Velox 3 with a speed of 83.13 MPH!
In 2010, Barbara Buatois broke her own record, with a women's human powered speed of 75.69 MPH.

In 2011, Greg Westlake broke his own record with an arm powered world speed record of 45.68 MPH.

All records set are sanctioned by the IHPVA.

Event Coordinators / Race Directors: Al and Alice Krause:  Email or (707) 443-8261 (10:00AM to 10:00PM PST)

The WHPSC is open to all. Entries are limited due to road-closure time constraints. Details are listed in the Start Order Procedures (PDF).

More Information
Course Information - road elevation and slope data
More Information about Battle Mountain, Nevada  
Battle Mountain Tourist Information


Riders and their machines, 2014


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

Previous WHPSC events
2014 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2013 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2012 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2011 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2010 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2009 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2008 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2007 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2006 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
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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