the 2015 Gathering at a stop in Kennebunkport

the 2015 Gathering at a stop in Kennebunkport

Now in its 13th 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 22, 2017, from 8 AM-5 PM

Where: Rain or shine at Rogers Pond, 49 Water Street, Kennebunk, ME 04005

Cost: $15 for For exhibitors and sellers, ride participants and those planning to camp. The event is free to spectators and buyers.

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 22, 2017

8:00-11:00: Morning Expo(show and tell)

11:00-2:00: Ride, with stop to purchase lunch

2:00 – 5:00: Afternoon Expo

Expo portions of the event are free to spectators and 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 our new Pedal Electric hybrid called the PEBL, as well as a variety of recumbent bikes, trikes and a velomobile or two.

The ride will be approximately 30 miles at a moderate pace through the beautifully scenic coastal Kennebunk 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:

Merrill Gay's photos from the '05 Rally in N. Hatfield, MA

Merrill Gay's photos from the '06 Rally at the Pioneer Valley Cohousing in Amherst, MA.