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8/19/2017 to 8/20/2017     Manchester Medley HPRA race Update
Location: North Manchester, Indiana, USA
Description:

 Manchester Medley HPRA Race Weekend

August 19-20, 2017

North Manchester, Indiana

 

Join us for the 12th annual Northern Indiana HPRA race weekend. Races on both days will be held on a wide .35-mile 2-lane paved drive around the local high school. Smooth pavement and fairly wide corners make this a good course for all HPRA classes (although challenging for streamliners). Below is the tentative schedule of events.

 

HPRA classes and rules apply (see http://www.recumbents.com/hpra/, helmets & mirrors mandatory). Regular entry fee is $10/day or $15 for both days; special fee for first-time HPRA racers is $1/day! Prize money given for first/second/third place winners in each class (Stock, Streetliner, Streamliner, Junior, Women, Trike, and Tandem). If there are 4 or more female trikers, there will be a separate Women’s Trike category.

 

Tentative schedule of events

Saturday, August 19:

8-9:30 a.m.   Registration, Tech Inspection, Warmup

9:45 a.m.       Flying-start individual 1-lap time trial (approx. .35-mile)

10:45  a.m.    30-min. race for Streetliner & Streamliner classes

11:30 a.m.     30-min. race for Stock, Women, Trike, Junior, & Multirider classes

12:15 p.m.     Lunch Break

1:15 p.m.       20-mile race for Streetliner & Streamliner classes

2:30 p.m.       15-mile race for Stock, Women, Junior, & Multirider classes

4:00 p.m.       20-lap short course Trike race

6:30 p.m.       Supper at local restaurant

 

Sunday, August 20:

8-9:00 a.m.   Registration, Tech Inspection, Warmup

9:15 a.m.       20-lap short course Trike race (same course run in reverse)

10:00 a.m.     20-mile race for Streetliner & Streamliner classes

11:00 a.m.     15-mile race for Stock, Women, Junior, & Multirider classes

12:45? p.m.  Lunch/awards at Pizza Hut

 

North Manchester is about 30 miles west of Fort Wayne, at the intersection of State Roads 13 and 114. Racing will be at Manchester Jr/Sr High School, 1102 North Market Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.

 

Local lodging: Fruit Basket Inn (Bed & Breakfast), 116 W. Main Street, N. Manchester, (260) 982-2443

Chain hotels/motels available in Wabash (20 mins. S), Huntington (25 mins. SE), and Warsaw (25 mins. N)

 

Questions? Contact Jeff Hunn, race director

email jeff.hunn@hotmail.com

cell 260-578-1939

 
9/11/2017 to 9/16/2017     2017 World Human Powered Speed Challenge Update
Location: Battle Mountain, NV
Description:

The annual world's fastest bicycles and tricylces competition on Highway 305 outside of Battle Mountain, Nevada. Current world records set last year are

  •  The overall speed record at 89.59 MPH (144.17 KPH), by Dr. Todd Reichert of Team Aerovelo.
  • The Junior (Age 17 years) 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 Peircy of the University of Plymouth team.
  • The Mens Multitrack (Trike) record at 73.95 MPH (119.01 KPH) by Gareth Hanks of Team Tri-Sled.

http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/whpsc2016/speedchallenge.htm

or

http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/whpsc2017/speedchallenge.htm

Note: teams are expected to arrive by Sunday evening September 10, 2017 to attend the Racers meeting.

This event sanctioned by the IHPVA International Human Powered Vehicle Association, the authority for over 40 years for human powered vehicle speed records.

 
9/16/2017 to 9/17/2017     Iowa HPRA races Update
Location: Hawkeye Downs Raceway, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Description:

http://midwesthpv.blogspot.com/

Schedule of events:

Saturday September 16th, 2017
9:00am track opens
9:00-12:00 HPRA race registration
12:30 Trike/velomobile races, Inner horseshoe
1:30 All faired classes 25 Lap race, 1/2 mile oval
2:30 All unfaired classes 1 hour race, 1/2 mile oval.
4:00 All classes 1 lap flying TT, 1/2 mile oval
We usually gather at a TBD resturaunt Saturday night to BS and eat after the races.
 

Sunday September 17th

8:00 track opens/registration for stragglers
9:00 All unfaired classes, Outer horseshoe lap race
10:30 All faired classes 1 hour race, 1/2 mile oval
12:00 All classes 3/4 mile standing start drag race, 1/4 mile oval, 1/2mile oval.
1:00 Awards/all events finished by 1:00

Event Fees/Awards
$20 per day or $35 for the weekend
Pre-register here link will be here around August, pay at the event to save time at sign in! 
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, eh).

 
10/2/2017     Kickstand Classic Update
Location: Bartlett, Illinois
Description:

Standard bicycle race that allows recumbents. electronic timing.  Warren Beauchamp won it overall last year on his homebuilt recumbent.  http://www.kickstandclassic.org/  2nd annual 

From website:  Participants will race on a car-free, loop course and are grouped into waves with people who bike at similar speeds. See how fast you can ride for this 10, 14.5 or 19-mile race. You choose the distance. Each participant is electronically chip timed for accuracy.

 
10/29/2017     Overdrive2 2017 Update
Location: Bowmanville, On, Canada
Description:

"Low Rider 50"  Recumbent/Trikes/Handcycles/Velo mobiles allowed  no electric - Start 8:00am -  Riders gather on front straight by 7:50am. No warm up lap. Most laps in or closest to 50min

At the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Grand Prix Circuit

 

 

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