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WHPSC 2012 will be at Battle Mountain the week of September 10-15 2012.

During the week of September 12th through September 17th 2011, cyclists from around the world will gather on SR305 outside of Battle Mountain, Nevada for the 11th consecutive year of racing on what is arguably the straightest, flattest, and smoothest road surface 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 before being timed over a 200 meter distance. The section of the road used for this event was newly refinished in 2009, with a smooth surface specially prepared for human powered cycle racing by the Nevada Department of Transportation.


WHPSC 2011 is sponsored by HyDrive

Current WHPSC Records:
In 2009, Sam Whittingham broke the his own record again for a human powered speed of 82.819 MPH!
In 2010, Barbara Buatois broke her own record, with a human powered speed of 75.69 MPH.

In 2009, Greg Westlake set a new arms only world speed record of 43.673 MPH.

The WHPSC is the setting for the record of "World's Fastest Human propelled by their own power", and all records set are sanctioned by the IHPVA.

Pre-Event Coordinators / Race Directors: Al and Alice Krause:  Email or (707) 443-8261 (10:00AM to 10:10PM PST)

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. 

More Information
Battle Mountain Event Scheduling, Rules, and racing info - open to all!
Site Information - road elevation and slope data
Spectators and especially volunteers are welcome to attend. 
More Information about Battle Mountain, Nevada  and BMCOC


Beginning of the 200 meter traps on Nevada SR 305


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

Previous WHPSC events
2010 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2009 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2008 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2007 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2006 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2005 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2004 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2003 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2002 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2001 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
2000 Worlds fastest bicycle competition


Battle Mountain Poster by C.Michael Lewis

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