Friday, January 23, 2015

Upcoming events

Upcoming events
I thought that I would identify the dates for the large events in 2015 where velomobiles would or could be at the forefront.  This includes announcements or potential records could be broken.  You may want to keep an eye on the news around the time of these events.   


SPEZI 2015 April 25th and 26th
The Spezialradmesse - Spezi was launched by Haasies in Germersheim  This internationally unique exhibition for the Spezialradbranche recorded for years rising exhibitor and visitor numbers. The event has more than 100 exhibitors from over ten countries participated. They presented a wide variety muscle-powered travel on one, two, three or four wheels. About 10,000 particiapnt from all over the world come every year to Spezi. The supporting program of the exhibition includes interesting lectures and practical demonstrations and large test course for visitors. Info:

Cycle Vision June 20th and 21st
On the weekend of June 20th and 21st 2015 there will be a real Cycle Vision again. Two days long of recumbent races. Even for those who do not participate in the races, this weekend has a lot to offer. There is a bike tour through the beautiful Venray surroundings, there will be interesting lectures, also a market with great (bike) stuff and obviously a test track where you can try many different types of recumbents. The event takes place at the Raceway Venray, a 800-meter oval race track.           

World Human Powered Vehicle Association  Championship August 21st to 23rd
In 2015 the WHPVA World Championship organized by HPV Belgium will take place in Maasmechelen, Belgium on August 21st to 23rd with 4 events on the program 200 m sprint, 1000m sprint, 1 hour Race, 100km race.

International HPV event in Paris (No official name yet) September 26th and 27th
The event organized by the France HPV association will have:
- land races along the Seine (at least two speed races and a criterium)
- water races on the Seine (sprint, slalom, acceleration, long range distance)
- flight demonstrations or races (a race will require at least 4 HP Aircrafts) next to Paris
- a commercial and non commercial exhibition showing the audience all kinds of HPV (recumbents, velomobiles, trikes, foldables, cargo bikes, probably solar bikes, water bikes, university work etc.)
Exact location to be chosen in order to get as much audience as possible.

Velomobile Seminar October 30th and November 1st
The seminar will take place at the House of Culture be in Dornbirn. Austria on the weekend of Fri 30.10. to Sun, 01.11.2015.  The Velomobile Seminar is an international event where experts present papers related to velomobile technology and issues affecting velomobiles.

North America

2015 HPRA Florida Challenge Feb 7th and 8th
The event features Human Powered Vehicle Races including 2 full days of racing (crit course & velodrome) with multiple events each day (200M Sprint to 50 lap). The event will take place at Brian Piccolo Park, Cooper City FL, Feb 7/8, 2015

Sebring 100 mile century 12 or 24-hour competition February 15th to 17th
This event held at the renowned Sebring racetrack in Florida is a premier distance event for bikes, trikes and HPV.  The 24hr event is also a qualification for RAAM.                    

HPC and  LCVMG 2015, May 23rd to 28th
This year the Human Power Challenge  (HPC) and the Left Coast Velomobile Gathering (LCVMG) will be a joint event
in and around Portland, OR.  The HPC will take place May 23rd and 24th and feature several events:
Individual Time Trial
1/16 Mile Drag Race
Auto Cross Agility Course
200 Meter Sprint
Mass Start Road Race
Short Track
(Velomobiles race in the Super Stock Type 3 category)

The LCVMG will start on Monday, May 25th and extend through Thursday the 28th velos will take a tour of the Willamette Valley. I

World Human Powered Speed Championships (Battle Mountain) September 14th to 19th
The annual event is the place where the top speed racers in the world try to set new world records will take place the week of September 14th to 19th on Sr-305 in Battle Mountain, Nevada

Race Across America  Starts June 16th
One can hope we will see velomobiles participating in this event.
RAAM Solo Start - Tuesday, June, 16, 2015
RAW Solo & Team Start - Tuesday, June 16, 2015
RAAM Team Start - Saturday, June, 20, 2015

Other Races
More racing for bents that may allow velomobiles


Australian Pedal Prix
The Australian Pedal Prix – The Australian HPV Super Series is probably the race series with the highest participation of velomobiles in the world.  There is a good article on Wikipedia on the history and rules for this very successful series
2015 List of Events
6 Hour
2 - 3 May
Street Circuit, Loxton
6 Hour
13 - 14 June
Victoria Park, Adelaide
6 Hour
25 - 26 July
Victoria Park, Adelaide
6 Hour
8 - 9 August
Busselton, WA
24 Hour
19 – 20 September
Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge

Please note that other similar series principally organized for schools are also taking place in other regions of Australia.
I created a public calendar for these events and if I get notifications, I will add to the calendar.

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