The 36th annual Michigan Human Powered Vehicle Rally will be May 16-17,
2020, at the Waterford Hills sports car racing track in Clarkston, the location
The oldest such event in North America is open to riders of all human
powered vehicles – recumbents, streamliners, regular bicycles, tandems
There are classes for streamlined, unstreamlined cycles, tandems, women,
youth and tricycles. The rally is conducted using Human Powered Race
America rules (go to www.recumbents.com, then under “recumbent racing,”
click on “Human Powered Race America,” then on “racing rules.” Note:
HPRA rules require all vehicles to have a mirroror mirrors enabling rear vision to
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.
Prize money will be awarded to top finishers in each class.
Free camping available at track Friday and Saturday nights, with indoor
Even if you don’t want to compete, come and see some unusual
and very fast cycles.
SATURDAY, May 16
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, 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.
Dinner at local restaurants. Track will be open in evening for riding.
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. Concession
stand expected to be open.
Questions: Contact Mike Eliasohn (email@example.com,
269-281-0797) or Mike Mowett (firstname.lastname@example.org, 586-863-3902)
Information to come on registration, entry fees and places to stay
if you don’t want to camp at track.