If you find this site to be informal and disorganized, you should try
coming to one of our meetings (or rides, or races). We never have an
agenda, but 30 or 40 people usually show up, many with projects or new
bikes for Show-N-Tell. Questions are raised about rides or technical
matters, and pretty soon a meeting breaks out.
Among the builders, we have people who build recumbents with finish work rivaling that of professional framebuilders. We also have people who build servicable recumbents by bolting and hose clamping conduit frame extensions and beach chairs to BMX bikes. Most fall somewhere in between. I estimate that nearly 300 recumbents have been built by club members, over the past 18 years.
Weather permitting, Meetings from March to October will be preceeded by a short "Meet and Decide" Ride at 6:00 PM
Each year we hold the Human Powered Ice Vehicle World Championships Races on the frozen surface of a lake in the Twin Cities Area. Check MnHPVA Current events for the dates and location.
The Recumbents Minnesota eMail list and the website have pretty much replaced the old newsletter. This list averages one message per day., and many are of the "I hear it's going to be nice out Sunday, anybody want to ride around Lake Minnetonka?" variety. About 2/3 of the people on the list are also MnHPVA members, so some club business is conducted on the list.
Check it out. You can view some of the old messages, to decide if being on the list would be useful to you.
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