The World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada, starts today, and here is a set of carefully selected videos that shows the atmosphere, the emotions, the location, the technical perfection of the fastest bicycles to date, and of course, the breathtaking speed a human body can achieve by its own power.

The good thing is that the best racing teams usually have excellent filmmakers around, so the videos are often of high quality. That fact promotes the world of recumbents significantly. However, there is no video from the 2016 record run in which Todd Reichert set the world record of 144,17 km/h (89.4 mph)

You can get more info about the event on the official webpage of the International Human Powered Vehicle Association.