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1/23/2016 to 1/23/2016     HPRA Winter Party Update
Location: Gordon's House 116 S. Detroit St. Buchanan MI 49107

2/20/2016 to 2/21/2016     2016 HPRA FLORIDA CHALLENGE Update
Location: Piccolo Park, Cooper City, Florida

Vite Bikes and Catrike Present

FEBRUARY 20/21, 2016

Human Powered Vehicle Races

Brian Piccolo Park, 
9501 Sheridan St
Cooper City, FL
Feb 20/21, 2016

- 2 full days of racing (crit course & velodrome)
- Multiple events each day (200M Sprint to 50 lap)
- Race as many events as you want
- Win cash and prizes!

The first HPRA race of the 2016 season takes place in sunny South Florida! Two full days of racing to get more bang for your buck.

- Wide variety of bikes from diamond frame to lowracer recumbent.
- Riders vary from lightning fast to, well not quite that fast, all are welcome.
- Road racers come challenge yourself against some of the fastest bent racers.

Prizes and the opportunity to see an excellent variety of human powered machines and their engines. The race weekend is one week after the UMCA Sebring 12/24 hour race.

Entry fees:

Sat - $20 per class
Sun - $20 per class
Both days - $30 per class
*Single day/multiple classes - $15 for each additional class
*Both days/multiple classes - $10 for each additional class

Cash prizes for the Saturday events awarded at the Saturday night post-race dinner and get together. Must be in attendance to win.
The actual amounts will depend on the amount of participation in each class (minimum of 3 riders for first place prize money), but the intended amounts are as follows:

1st - $25 
2nd - $15 
3rd - $5

Classes: streamliner, superstreet, superstock, stock, trike, women, multi-rider.

Rough race class groupings/organizations:
Unfaired - stock (and possible women’s and superstock depending on participation numbers)
Faired - streamliner, superstreet, (and possible superstock depending on participation numbers)
Trike - trike, women's, junior and multi-rider

Tentative Saturday Road Course Schedule: 08:30 - 15:45

08:30 - 09:30 - registration/inspection/practice
09:30 - 11:00 – Rock n Roll 1 Mile TT
11:00 - 11:30 - 20 min race faired
11:30 - 12:00 - 20 min race stock
12:00 - 13:00 - Lunch
13:00 - 13:30 - 20 min race trike
13:30 - 15:00 - 200M sprint
15:00 - 15:15 - Last Man Out faired
15:15 - 15:30 - Last Man Out stock
15:30 - 15:45 - Last Man Out trike

Tentative Sunday Velodrome Schedule: 08:30 - 15:00

8:30 – 09:30 - registration/inspection/practice
09:30 -11:00 - 200m sprint - 1.5 hrs
11:00 - 12:00 - Lunch
12:00 - 13:15 - 50 lap – faired/stock
13:15 – 13:45 - 20 lap - trike
13:45 – 14:30 - 1k sprints (if time allows)

14:30-15:00 – Sunday event awards ceremony

The schedule may be adjusted as required to remain on time. Co-operation of the racers in heeding the instructions of the Starter will be appreciated.

We are always looking for event sponsors- If you would like to display your tent or product please consider contributing to the cash prizes or other cycling related prizes for the racers. For information please contact Jacquie Schlitter at

For those interested, a 6:30 PM dinner on Saturday night has been arranged. The Saturday event awards ceremony will be held during this get together. 
Guests are Welcome- We just need a head count by a couple of days before the event. Restaurant to be announced.

4/24/2016 to 4/24/2016     Dawn Farm Ride for Recovery Update
Location: Dawn Farm, 6633 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197

The Ride for Recovery is a family fun and fitness event and fundraiser for Dawn Farm. There will be bike rides from 10 to 100K, 5K/10K runs/walks, breakfast snacks and a "Recovery Celebration" hot lunch. Routes are along scenic, country roads and through a local Metro park, with five rest stops and SAG support. Roads will be closed for the 5K/10K events. The Ride is supported by Team MANA and endorsed annually by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports (2016 endorsement in application.) Funds raised will support Dawn Farm's effective, compassionate and hope-filled care for members of our community who struggle with alcohol/other drug problems.  

COST/REGISTRATION:  Registration fee is $25.00 until April 1, 2016 and $35.00 after April 1. The registration fee for guests that will not be participating in a bike ride or run/walk, but will be participating in activities and the Recovery Celebration lunch, is $5.00 per guest. 

Address: 6633 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197.

Contact person: Megan Rodgers, Dawn Farm Development Director. 
Phone: 734-485-8725.  
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