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IHPVA'S WORLD HUMAN POWERED SPEED CHALLENGE

Held in Battle Mountain, NV, home of one of the straightest, flattest and smoothest roads in the world

Mid September, 2019

During the second week of September, 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 86.65 mph (139.21 kmph).

We compete in...

ASME'S HPVC WEST

(American Society of Mechanical Engineer's Human Powered Vehicle Competition West)

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DESIGN

Design is always critical when building a bike for speed. This year, we will be looking to revamp an old bike or create an entirely new one with an integrated frame and fairing and get 60+ mph.

About the Competition

SPEED

The competition is to get as fast as you can over the course of a week on the flattest road out there. This race tests the speed and aerodynamics of the bike as you move into the higher speed range.

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March 23-25, 2018 @ Fairplex, Pomona, CA

ASME's international Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the application of sound engineering design principles in the development of sustainable and practical transportation alternatives.In the HPVC, students work in teams to design and build efficient, highly engineered vehicles for everyday use—from commuting to work, to carrying goods to market.

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE SPEED

To learn more check out...
Their website: http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/whpsc2017/speedchallenge.htm

and: IHPVA: http://www.ihpva.org/

 

THE COMPETITION CONSISTS OF 4 CATEGORIES

To learn more check out...
Their website: https://community.asme.org/hpvc/w/wiki/6687.about-hpvc.aspx

and: https://www.asme.org/events/competitions/human-powered-vehicle-challenge-(hpvc)
E-Fest Website: http://efests.asme.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASMEHPVC/

 

DESIGN

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The first segment of the competition regards everything the team has been doing for the school year and condensing it into a 30 page design report detailing each component of the bike. This is usually turned in a month before the competition.

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INNOVATION

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This second segment also regards what the team does before the competition, but in terms of a innovative technology, manufacturing method or bike design. An innovation report is written up with a heavy priority on testing and application.

SPEED

[25%]

This portion of the competition is a race to test the speed of your bike by time around a velodrome or against other vehicles in a straight or windy course. This race tests the stability, speed, aerodynamics of the bike along with the strength of the rider.

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ENDURANCE

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This final race is to test the durability, speed and quality of your bike. At least 4 riders (with one female at least) need to ride a course for 2.5 hours and get the most laps possible while navigating obstacles, quick turns, stop signs, grocery pick-ups and more. This race tries to see if your bike is a jack-of-all-trades.