World Human Powered Speed Challenge
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The 2003 World Human Powered Speed Challenge pits man, technology, and sheer determination against the unrelenting forces of air resistance and friction to determine the absolute boundaries of man powered speed for a 200 meter distance. The marriage of maximum athletic power and high level aerodynamic and engineering result in shockingly fast speeds. 

In 2002, Sam Whittingham broke the speed record for the third year in a row by going 81 MPH!

Do you want to race at Battle Mountain? Though runs on the SR 305 are prioritized for recognized speed champions, anybody with a fast bike can try out for the event. In addition to the speed runs, there will be some fun races on Friday.

In September of 2003 racers will gather on SR305 outside of Battle Mountain, Nevada to race on one of the straightest, flattest, and smoothest surfaces in the world. The 4,619ft (1,408m) altitude road allows riders an acceleration zone of over 4 miles, enabling them  to reach their maximum velocity.

The WHPSC is not only an opportunity to set an IHPVA sanctioned world record for speed, it also represents the World's Fastest Human propelled by his own power. 

Event Coordinator: Carole Leone
Telephone: (805) 466-4111 evenings and weekends (PDT)
Fax: (866) 643-7102

Though the WHPSC is largely an invitational event for logistics reasons, spectators and especially volunteers are welcome to attend. 

2003 Battle Mountain Event Scheduling, Rules, and racing info - open to all!
Spectator Info
2002 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2001 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2000 Worlds fastest bicycle competition
More Information about Battle Mountain, Nevada
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A special thanks to the volunteers, without whom this event would not be possible: 
Carole Leone, Tom Amick, Ron Anderson, Barney Bauer, Warren Beauchamp, Chris Broome, Bill Cook, Ray Elledge, Jason Erickson, Ryan Fowler, Bill Gaines, David Gissen, Paul Gracey, Jeff Hunn, Al Krause, Alice Krause, Dave Larrington, Larry Lem, George Leone, Marisa Nelson, Bill Patterson, Nate Saicheck, Brad Teubner, Scott Wilson, Jonathan Woolrich, Garrie Hill. 

  • Thanks to Mike Scott of for providing a computer with internet access and a USB port to use all week at the hotel.

  • Special Thanks to Performance Computing of Winnemucca, Nevada for providing a laptop computer and internet account for Jeff Hunn to use to send us the updates!

  • Thanks again to Shar Peterson of Battle Mountain for allowing Jeff Hunn to use her computer to upload all the results, as well as helping with countless details. 

  • Thanks to all the volunteers from the Battle Mountain area including the Police and Highway departments.

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

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