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shelgame 04-07-22 07:32 PM

'22 Michigan Human Powered Vehicle Rally
The 37th annual Michigan Human Powered Vehicle Rally will be May 21-22, 2022, at the Waterford Hills sports car racing track in Clarkston, Michigan - the location since 1986.

The oldest such event in North America is open to riders of all human powered vehicles – recumbents, streamliners, regular bicycles, tandems and handcycles. There are classes for streamlined, unstreamlined cycles, tandems, women, youth and tricycles.

The rally is conducted using Human Powered Race America rules (go to, then under “recumbent racing,” click on “Human Powered Race America,” then on “racing rules.” Note: HPRA rules require all vehicles to have a mirror or mirrors enabling rear vision to both sides.

The track, on the grounds of the Oakland County Sportsmen’s Club, is 1.4 miles around, with nine turns and one hill. Sunday races use a shorter course without the hill.

Entry fees: $25 for one day, $40 for two days. College and high school teams registering in advance, $35 for first vehicle and rider; $10 for each additional vehicle or rider. Spectators free. (As of early-February, registration/payment will be at the rally; no online advance registration is planned, but that may change.)

Any entry fee money left after payment by organizers of track rental fee, insurance and expenses will be awarded as prize money to top finishers in each class.

Free camping available at track Friday and Saturday nights, with indoor showers.

Even if you don’t want to compete, come and see some unusual and very fast cycles.

Tentative schedule:
8 a.m. – Registration and technical inspection starts.
9:30 – One-hour time trial (streamliner, streetliner, tricycle classes).
11 – One-hour time trial (stock, junior, women, tandem classes).
Noon – lunch, tentative: concession stand at track will be open.
12:15 p.m. – Hot laps on short loop, all classes, ride as many laps as you want; your fastest lap counts, electronic timing.
1:30-2:30 – Hill climb/coast down. Race up the hill from a standing start, then when you get to the top, start coasting. Coast as far as you can go, then mark your stopping point with chalk (provided). Separate scores/points for time up the hill and distance coasted.
After 2:30 – Tricycle race (no hill) and urban transportation contest.
Evening– eat at area restaurants or possible take-out pizza at trackside pavilion.

8:30-9:30 a.m. – Flying start 200-foot sprints (all classes).
10 – Short course (no hill) road race (faired classes), about 12 miles.
11 – Short course (no hill) road race (unfaired classes), about 9 miles.
Awards ceremony after last race, expected by 12:30 p.m.

Tentative: Concession stand expected to be open.

shelgame 05-06-22 06:35 AM

Thanks to Dennis Grelk, online registration for the Michigan HPV Rally is now available.

Competitors: Go to for the link to register online in advance, thus saving time when you arrive. Entry fee will still be paid at the rally.

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