World Human Powered Speed Challenge

Racing Team and Volunteer Information

Racer Entry Form
To help streamline the signup process, please sign up now. See the site for sign up procedures.

Racing Course 
The Rt. 305 course has a five mile run up with a 200 meter trap followed by 2/3 of a mile deceleration zone to the catch area. See this page for course slope info. There will be qualifying Monday morning followed by race sessions in the evening. There will be morning and evening race sessions thereafter. See Start Order Procedure (PDF) for details. We will attempt to launch an equal number of bikes per session, two to three minutes apart. The order of start will be: Early session: slower bikes group, fastest first to slowest (to lessen the risk of one bike overtaking another). Later session: faster bikes group, fastest first to slowest.

These are the mileage marker signs for the racers. Note that they count down to the end of the 200 m trap, not the start of the trap!

WHPSC Schedule of Events 2017 (PDF)

As the racing happens in the mornings and evenings, all special events will be completed by 4.00 pm so there is time to prepare and travel to the course.

Sunday: Super 8 mandatory meeting all teams and volunteers
Wednesday: IHPVA Board Meeting


This event will run under the IHPVA Competition Rules. Speed records are sanctioned by the IHPVA. Classes are divided by gender (men and women), number or riders (single and multiple), age groups (adults (18 and older), juniors (11 and under, 12-14, 15-17 years old)), and a subclass for multitrack vehicles.

Start Order Procedure (PDF)

Racers and Team Information 2018 (PDF)

Chase Vehicle Rules 2017 (PDF)

Volunteer information 2015 in MS Word format

IHPVA Membership form (PDF)

ABR Membership form 2017 (PDF)

BM Waiver 2017 (PDF)

Prizes: To Be Determined- Donations accepted


Super 8 normally blocks off a bunch of rooms for us.
Joan is the contact for any questions. The # is 775-635-8808. Please make sure reservations are made using the IHPVA name otherwise the blocked off rooms will not be available.  WiFi is included. Make your reservations early...

Super 8 Motel

Address: 825 Super 8 Dr. P. O. Box 307 Battle Mountain, NV, 89820 USA
Phone: 775-635-8808

Other Motels in Battle Mountain:
Big Chief Motel
Battle Mountain Inn
America's Best
Owl Club


The event will be held on stretch of HWY 305 about 14 miles south of Battle Mountain, Nevada., which is located on HWY 80 about 219 miles Northeast of Reno, NV and 301 miles West of Salt Lake City.

Though Battle Mountain has its own airport, the closest commercial airport is in Reno, Nevada. Once there you can rent a car and take a high speed 3 hour trip to Battle Mountain. 

Any daily cancellations due to weather will be available on the Battle Mountain Tourism Authority at 775-635-1112