Project Speed Denise

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In 2016 Denise Korenek (Mueller) was successful at setting the first ever Women’s paced bicycle land speed record of 147.7mph and September 14-17, 2018, Denise will attempt to break the overall (men’s) record of 167mph…

What is the Paced Bicycle Land Speed Record?

Bicycle records set when the cyclist drafts (rides) behind a motor vehicle to minimize wind resistance. The vehicle is usually modified slightly by adding a tail fairing (an exterior structure) to keep the wind off the cyclist who is riding behind it.

This type of record was invented by Charles “Mile-a-Minute Murphy” who drafted a train to set a 60 mph record at end of the 19th century. In order to accomplish this feat, a mile of plywood sheets was attached to the railroad ties ensuring that Charles would have a smooth surface riding behind the train.

In 1938, Alfred Letourneur reached 91mph at a velodrome in France riding behind a motorbike.

In 1985, Denise’s coach and 3 time Olympian, John Howard, set the record at 152 mph riding behind a dragster car at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

In three separate centuries, less than a dozen people have set a bicycle land speed record.

Please help support Denise and her effort to reach this goal!

You can also check out her Facebook page to keep updated on her progress at www.Facebook.com/FIreCycle
Or Check out her website at www.TheProjectSpeed.com  

Here is Denise's record run in 2016 at 147mph

Here is her team from 2016
Here is her 2018 vehicle:

Here is Denise with her Coach John Howard and Pace Car Driver Shea Holbrook from 2016 (same team as 2018):
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for a $100 donation, your name will be put on the actual pace vehicle and a Facebook live video will show your name on the vehicle while we are at the Salt Flats!
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