World Human Powered Speed Challenge
 

Join us for the IHPVA World Human Powered Speed Challenge!

During the week of September 11th through September 16th 2017, 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 89.59 MPH (144.17 KPH).

This will be the 18th 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 2016 WHPSC:

  • The overall speed record at 89.59 MPH (144.17 KPH), by Todd Reichert of Team Aerovelo.

  • The Junior (17) record at 65.93 MPH (106.10 KPH), by Florian Kowalik of Team GeeBee.

  • The Womans Hand-Powered record at 24.85 MPH (39.99 KPH) by Sarah Piercy of the University of Plymouth team.

  • The Mens Multitrack record at 73.95 MPH (119.01 KPH) by Gareth Hanks of team Tri-Sled.

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
2016 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
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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