World Human Powered Speed Challenge

The race event scheduled for September 13th through September 19th 2020 has been cancelled due to the global pandemic.

Image by Calvin Moes
Image by Calvin Moes


Join us next year for the IHPVA World Human Powered Speed Challenge!

Next year 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 20th 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.


All records set are sanctioned by the IHPVA.

Please see the WHPSC Facebook page for more info and pictures

Please visit the WHPSC web forum for discussion and answers to any questions.

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, 2017

More Information
Course Information - road elevation and slope data
More Information about Battle Mountain, Nevada  
Battle Mountain Tourist Information


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