New England Human Powered Vehicle Rally
July 14, 2018, Portland, Maine
Now in its 14th year, the New England Human Powered Vehicle Rally and Swap, is a celebration of the fun and excitement of moving around by pedal power! Previous Rallies have featured a wide variety of recumbents, velomobiles (enclosed recumbent cycles), electric assisted bicycles, homebuilt and store-bought versions of each of these, and more.
When: On Saturday, July 14, 2018, from 9 AM-2 PM
Where: Rain or shine at Fort Allen Park, Portland, ME
Cost: The event is free, with a recommended donation of $25 to help with venue cost and insurance. Please RSVP by email , phone or text (207 423-7360) ahead of time so we can be sure ahead of time that there will be adequate attendance.
Human Powered Vehicle Swap: If you have a recumbent, velomobile or other human powered vehicle you'd like to sell, or are looking to purchase one, this is an opportunity to get a new bike, or sell your old one!
Schedule: Saturday, July 14, 2018
9:00-12:00: Ride, with stop to purchase lunch
12:00-2:00: Afternoon Expo (show and tell)
Expo portions of the event consists of show and tell presentations and the chance to interact one-on-one with the owners. Test rides may be had at the discretion of the owners.
The Expo sessions will offer newbies and old hands alike the opportunity to experience the diversity of human powered vehicles. This is the perfect chance to interact with owners, ask them questions about their ride and check out the machines first hand. All sorts of rigs are expected; everything from fully enclosed velomobiles to load carrying machines to electric assisted cycles.
Wildfire HPV will be there with a variety of recumbent bikes, trikes and a velomobile or two.
The ride will be approximately 20 miles at a moderate pace through the beautifully scenic Portland area.
There are no restrictions on the types of human powered vehicles that may participate in the rally – except that they must have at least partially human powered drive mechanisms and must be roadworthy to participate in the on-road ride.
Free camping available - please PM for details.
FMI call Ethan at (207) 423-7360 or PM via the contact page on this website
Below are some images from previous rallies: