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Human Powered Vehicle Challenge

Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) Competition Group

2015 HPVC West

Hosted by the Santa Clara Valley ASME Section

San Jose, CA

April 24 - 26, 2015

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Registration (CLOSED)

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION through December 24, 2014:
Team/Vehicle $150; Participant - ASME Member $20; 
Participant - Non-ASME Member $40; Banquet Only Ticket $20

ADVANCE REGISTRATION through Feb 24 2015 EXTENDED TO FEB 27
Team/Vehicle $175; Participant - ASME Member $25; 
Participant - Non-ASME Member $45; Banquet Only Ticket $25

LATE REGISTRATION Ends March 24, 2015:
 No Late Vehicle Registration; Participant - ASME Member $30; 
Participant - Non-ASME Member $50; Banquet Only Ticket $30

Design Report and Innovation Report Due: March 24, 2015 
Ride Log Due:  April 24, 2015 at On-Site Check-In

Link to Registration Site:  

Event Schedule (Tentative)

Times subject to change with number of teams

Friday April 24, 2015 at Santa Clara University, Williman Room in Benson Center

9:00 - 18:00 Team Presentations and On-Site Check-In

  • Each team will be provided with a time for their presentation prior to the event.
  • The presentation will consist of both Innovation and Design presentations taking no longer than 12 minutes with 3 minutes for judges questions
  • In the event that you exceed the time allotted time you will be cut off

Saturday April 25, 2015 at Hellyer Velodrome

9:30 - 12:20 Static Judging and Performance Safety Test

  • All teams will have vehicles present at the static judging area before 9:30
  • Any teams missing from the static judging area at 9:30 will be omitted from the Sprint event
  • Vehicles may be worked on inside the static judging area

12:30 - 13:00 Sprint Riders Meeting

  • All riders must be present at the riders meeting
  • Teams missing from riders meeting will be omitted from the sprint event

13:00 - 16:00 Women's Sprint Event

16:00 - 19:00 Men's Sprint Event

Sunday April 26, 2015 at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

8:30 - 9:00 Endurance Riders Meeting

  • All riders must be present at riders meeting
  • Teams missing from riders meeting will be omitted from the endurance event

9:00 - 9:45 Endurance Course Open Practice

10:00 - 12:30 2.5 hour Endurance Event

  • The endurance event will start at 10:00 regardless of the number of teams present at the start line
  • If you are unable to make the start time you may start at a later time

14:30 - 16:30 Awards Banquet at the fairgrounds

 Instructions

Submission of Design Report and Innovation Report

Please help facilitate a smooth organization process by following these simple guidelines:

  1. Email your submissions as PDF attachments to HPVC@ASME.ORG
  2. The subject of your email and the name of your attached file should include: your school words "East" or "West", depending on which event you are attending, and description of the document, such as "Design Report" or "Innovation Report"

For example: Big Tech College East Design Report…..Team Rosters and Team Leaders Please take a moment to provide us with your Team Roster.

Submission of Team Roster

When you are somewhat certain of your team's attendance, please send us your roster. Please specify who the Team Leader is (you may have more than one). If We Need to Call You We would like to be able to contact you if need-be, so please include at least two phone contact if possible.

  Course Maps for 2015

Course maps are available to download here:

Download pdf file

Travel and Accommodations

Participants are responsible for arranging and funding their own travel and lodging. Please be sure to arrange for your trips in advance - the event begins ON TIME.

  Travel

Directions to Santa Clara University: 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053

From San Jose International Airport: (3.3 miles, 7 minutes)

Get on I-880 S and take The Alameda/CA-82 exit toward Santa Clara. Turn right onto The Alameda/CA-82, then left onto The Alameda. Continue onto El Camino Real. University will be on the left.

If participants do not have access to a vehicle they can take a taxi from the airport or take the #10 bus to the Santa Clara Caltrain station that is conveniently located across the street from campus. Bus runs every 15 minutes 6AM-11PM.

From San Francisco International Airport: (33.8 miles, 40 minutes)

Get on 101 S and take the De La Cruz Blvd exit after about 30 miles. Merge onto W. Trimble Rd. Continue onto De La Cruz Blvd. Continue onto Lewis St. Turn left on Lafayette St. Take 3rd left onto Benton St. Turn Right onto El Camino Real. University will be on the right.

If participants do not have access to a vehicle they can take a taxi to campus. It is not recommended to take public transit because of the multiple bus changes that it requires.

  Location and Directions

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

344 Tully Rd, San Jose, CA 95111

Driving Directions Here

Parking Info Here

Hellyer Velodrome

995 Hellyer Ave, San Jose, CA 95111

Directions Here

Parking available at the Velodrome for free after paying park entrance fee.

Additional Parking Options

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  Accommodations

Here is a list of local hotels by distance from the event venue.

Candlewood Suites Silicon Valley/San Jose ~$173
481 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 241-9305
http://tinyurl.com/p89vuwd

Sterling Motel‎
2234 The Alameda
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 249-7600

St Francis Motel‎
2222 The Alameda
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 296-4330

Santa Clara Inn‎
2188 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 248-8300
santaclarainnsanjose.com

Valley Inn San Jose‎
2155 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 241-8500
valleyinnsanjose.com‎

Best Western Airport Plaza‎
2118 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 243-2400
http://tinyurl.com/q4kr35v

The Mission Inn Santa Clara‎ ~$90
859 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 244-2840
themissioninnsantaclara.com‎

Ramada Limited Santa Clara‎ ~$150
1655 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 244-8313
ramadasantaclara.com‎

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Clara‎ ~$170
1700 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 554-9200
santaclarahie.com‎

Super 8 San Jose Airport/Convention Ctr ~$100
1860 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 293-9361
super8.com‎

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