The Handcycle Challenge
During the week of 12 to 19 of September 2016, cyclists from around the world gathered on State Route 305 outside of Battle Mountain, Nevada in a quest to break the human-powered land speed record. This is organised by the International Human Powered Vehicle Association (IHPVA), and was the 17th consecutive year of competition at this site, home of one of the straightest, flattest and smoothest roads in the world.
The 4,619ft (1,408m) altitude course provides an acceleration zone of five miles leading to a 200 meter speed trap. The highway was repaved in 2009 and special consideration to ensure utmost smoothness was given by the Nevada Department of Transportation.