World Human Powered Speed Challenge
 

Join us for the IHPVA World Human Powered Speed Challenge!

During the week of September 12th through September 17th 2016, 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 86.65 mph (139.21 kph).

This will be the 17th 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.

IHPVA Speed Records set at the 2015 WHPSC:
1) Todd Reichert of the Canadian AeroVelo team has reset the top speed record to an amazing 86.65MPH!
2) Ellen Van Vugt of the Dutch Elan team has set the women's multi-track record at 54.45 MPH
3) Florian Kowalik of the USA GeeBee team has set the Junior Mens 15 to 17 (16) multi-track record at 57.92 MPH
4) Liz McTernan of the British University of Plymouth team has set the Womens arm powered record at 24.72 MPH
5) Cecilia Kowalik of the American GeeBee team has set the Womens Junior 12 to 14 (13) top speed record at 30.88 MPH
6) Genevieve Kowalik of the American GeeBee team has set the Womens Junior 11 and under (10) top speed record at 37.29 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).


Riders and their machines, 2015

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

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

Previous WHPSC events
2015 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
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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