Going Fast While Going Green - the 2011 World Human Powered Speed Challenge

Cyclists will vie to break the world’s speed record of 82.8MPH.

Rye, NY, September 14, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The 11th annual World Human Powered Speed Challenge (WHPSC) will be held in Battle Mountain, Nevada, the week of September 12th, 2011.

“The object of this competition is to showcase the World’s Fastest Human propelled by his or her own power,” said Al Krause, Race Director of WHPSC (www.whpsc.org). “We are hoping to set another world record this year.”

The competition is once again sponsored by HYDRIVE Energy Drinks, the makers of a full line of hydrating, better-for-you energy beverages.

Champion cyclist Sam Whittingham holds the world speed record for a human traveling without motorized assistance on a flat surface. In 2009 he powered his bike to a maximum top speed of 82.8 miles per hour across the 5 mile course. That exceeds the legal speed limit for a car in all 50 states (the event gets a special exemption so none of the contestants gets a ticket). Whittingham’s unique speed bike was featured in a TV spot for HYDRIVE which ran during the 2011 Tour De France.

This event is the subject of the documentary film “Human Power” which covers the 2009 WHPSC event.

The WHPSC is organized by the International Human Powered Vehicle Association www.ihpva.org , a non-profit membership based organization. The IHPVA sanctions and promotes World Records promoting innovation in the design and development of human-powered vehicles on land, air and water.

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Charly-Ann Oddo