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5/28/2016 to 5/28/2016     Annual HPV Velodrome Fun Day Update
Location: Hellyer Velodrome, San Jose, CA
Description:

Annual Fun Day for HPVs at this Northern California Velodrome.  Racing starts arround 1 and ends around 5 (start time subject to change).  Open to all recumbents, trikes and uprights (no fixies or mountain bikes please).   200 meters, lap races, 1/2 hour races.   The racing is fast but the emphasis is on fun!   Special race each for juniors, women, newcomers, e-bikes and over 65.  E-bikes permitted in 200 meters and a 10-lap race only.   New:  $200 prize from William (Wild Bill) Martin for any e-bike faster than his in a 10 lap race (pedaled bikes with electric assist only; no scooters or motorcycles).   ENTRY FORMS AND MORE INFORMATION AT:  hpvfunday.wordpress.com.

 
6/18/2016 to 6/19/2016     Michigan Human Powered Vehicle Rally Update
Location: Waterford Hills Raceway
Description:

Join us for the 32nd annual event.  Camping allowed overnight.  

The rally will be at the Waterford Hills sports car racing track on the Oakland County Sportsmen's Club grounds in Clarkston, near Pontiac - the location since 1986.The oldest such event in North America is open to riders of all types of human powered vehicles. Classes for streamlined, unstreamlined cycles, tandems, women, youth and tricycles. Rally conducted using Human Powered Race America rules. 

The track is 1.4 miles around, with nine turns and one hill. Sunday races use a shorter course without the hill.

The Michigan HPV Rally is continuing, but the Michigan HPV Association is going out of business (see article below).  So to help empty the MHPVA treasury, the entry fee is only $10 for the weekend (both days), per entrant, even for those racing more than one vehicle. Register in advance by going to http://register.bostonandpop.com or at the rally.  Spectators free. Prize money will be awarded to top finishers in each class. Again, to help empty the MHPVA treasury, prize money is being boosted this year.
Schedule of events (tentative, subject to change):
SATURDAY, June 18
Registration and technical inspection starts at 8 a.m.
One-hour time trial (streamliner, streetliner classes) - 9:30-10:30 a.m
One-hour time trial (stock, junior, women, tandem) - 11 a.m.-noon
Lunch
Hill climb/coast down (all classes) - 1:30-2:30 p.m.
LeMans start road races (or other event, depending on consensus of competitors)  - 3 p.m.
Urban transportation contest - in afternoon.
6 p.m. (approximate) – Eat at local restaurants.
SUNDAY
200-foot sprints, flying start (all classes) - 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Tricycle race - 10 a.m.
Road race 1 (faster vehicles, 20 laps, 12 miles, no hill) - 10:30 a.m.
Road race 2 (slower vehicles, 15 laps, 9 miles, no hill) - 11 a.m.
Awards ceremony by 1 p.m. (hopefully).
Location: Oakland County Sportsmen's Club: 4770 Waterford Road, Clarkston,MI 48346. For a map of the track: www.waterfordhills.com/downloads/facilitymap.pdf or www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/179549320/ 
For additional information, contact: Mike Mowett, 313-574-0340 or mowett@aol.com, or Mike Eliasohn, 269-281-0797 or mikethebike2325@comcast.net.
TO GET TO THE RALLY:From I-75, get off at exit 91. Take M-15 south to Dixie Hwy. (US-24). Turn left, continuing south about 1 mile and turn left onto Waterford Road, then proceed to track.If coming from the west, take U.S. 23 north (or south) to M-59 (Highland Road). Go east on M-59 to Airport Road, then left (north) to US-24. Turn left, then immediately right onto Waterford Road. Go about a half-mile to track.

More information at http://mhpva.blogspot.com

 
7/23/2016 to 7/24/2016     Northbrook and Kenosha velodrome HPRA racing weekend Update
Location: Northbrook, IL and Kenosha, WI
Description:

Details soon...

 
9/12/2016 to 9/19/2016     World Human Powered Speed Challenge (WHPSC) Update
Location: Battle Mountain, Nevada
Description:

Annual competition to determine the world's fastest human powered machines!  see www.recumbents.com/wisil/whpsc2015/speedchallenge.htm for more details.

 
9/17/2016 to 9/18/2016     Hawkeye Downs HPRA Races Update
Location: Hawkeye Downs Raceway, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Description:
Two days of HPRA Racing on a big Half-Mile oval, the largest track on the HPRA circuit. Great venue for streamliners, and all human powered bikes.
Hosted by Dennis Grelk. More details here: http://midwesthpv.blogspot.com/
Hawkeye Downs Speedway, 4400 6th Street SW,Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
 
Saturday, September 17th, 2016
8:00 am - Track opens
8:00-12:00 HPRA race registration
12:30 pm - Trike/velomobile races, Inner horseshoe
1:30 pm - All faired classes 25 Lap race, 1/2 mile oval.
2:30 pm - All unfaired classes 1 hour race, 1/2 mile oval.
4:00 pm - All classes 1 lap flying TT, 1/2 mile oval
 
We usually go out to Perkin's resturaunt Saturday night to talk and eat after the races.
 
Sunday, September 28th, 2016
7:30 am - track opens/registration for stragglers
8:00 am - All faired classes 1 hour race, 1/2 mile oval
9:30 am - All unfaired classes, Outer horseshoe lap race
10:30 am - All classes 3/4 mile standing start drag race, 1/4 mile oval, 1/2mile oval.
12:00 pm - Awards/all events finished by 12:00
 
Event Fees/Awards
$20 per day or $35 for the weekend
Cash prizes.
 
Rules
HPRA rules apply see link here: http://www.recumbents.com/hpra/rulesand.htm
Uprights are welcome, aerobars and wheel discs are perfectly legal, but remember you will need two mirrors(safety, etc).
Spectating is free and encouraged.
Test rides may be available.
 
10/30/2016     Overdrive Race & Relay Update
Location: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Description:
The second annual Overdrive Race & Relay Series, a running and riding race day held at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (previously known as Mosport) in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada (east of Toronto). This event will feature a set of off- and on-road rides and runs on and around the track - single event and duathlon style.
 
This road circuit has hosted every professional driving series - Formula 1, Nascar Trucks, Indy Cars, IMSA and a host of other incredible racing events. Some of the world’s most famous race car drivers have raced this circuit since 1961. Gilles Villeneuve, Jacques Villeneuve, Ron Fellows, Bill Brack, Paul Tracy, Alex Tagliani, Horst Kroll, Scott Goodyear and Moe Carter.
 
This year, a new race has been added to the program - a recumbent road race on the track, the Low Rider 50! It will be first, at 8am and run for 50 minutes - as many laps as you can get in. The course is challenging with a rolling terrain and the recumbent race will be timed just like the others. There will be things happening throughout the day, riders get lunch, there will be music, booths etc.
 
This race is open to any and all recumbents - bikes, trikes, handcycles, velomobiles, all are welcome. Registration is now open and the current entry fee is available until April when the price goes up.
 
Check out the website for more information and a link to the registration site here: http://www.overdriveraceandrelayseries.com/
 

 

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