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Built for Speed

 

A team of Cal Poly engineering students has headed to Nevada, where they think a bicycle they designed can top a record-breaking speed of 61 mph.

Cal Poly’s Human-Powered Vehicle Club has been around since 1978, but this is the first time they’ve strived to break the American collegiate record of 61.3 mph. They will attempt to break that mark, set by UC Berkeley, at the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada, which lasts through the week.

Learn more about the human-powered vehicle and the team in this video. 

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