What a wild idea and what fucking a ride.
You only have to travel the entire 10K if you are competing for prizes & awards. The rest of us can join in for a mile or a few thousand.
Ha Ha @me.
A Facebook page tracking at least most of the arrivals is here.
August 27 Update: More finishers in the 2011 Hoka Hey Challenge!!
Named finishers are:
5 – Karl Netherland
16 – Marc Story
50 – Robert Crawford
55 – Michael McGuire
175 – Frank Kelly
264 – Terry Meyer
341 – Robert Carlo
600 – Shaun VanBeber
601 – Michael Fox
604 – James Huffman
639 – Scott Jenkins
654 – James Howatson
668 – Thomas Kinsey
682 – Brent Witters
683 – Dennis Kelly
703 – William Barclay
605 – Mark James
649 – Kelly Withers
676 – Stan Kistler
677 – Debra Langley
685 – Wendy Battles
The 2011 ride started August 5th in Arizona. It may take them a couple days to finish the ride, ya think??
Check the website above for 2011 details plus a great interactive map for tracking the progress and lots of pics & stories from the 2010 run.
I’ll tell ya…..my butt hurts and my kidneys are taking a beating just thinking about it.
Ride safe and have fun guys. Wish I was there.
Hoka Hey is Lakhota and tho a lot of folks say it means the infamous “It’s a good day to die” my friend says it means more along the lines of “Let’s go”. It is said to have been the phrase Crazy Horse used as the Lakhota rode into battle.
So saddle up your chopper & Hoka Hey.
If you are riding or you will meet up with these riders message me at twitter @zenDr or leave a comment here.
And thanks @lasvegasharley for pointing me in the right direction. Again.
September 17th: The 2011 Hoka Hey Challenge is officially declared over!!
I join the Hoka Hey folks in saying congratulations to Aristotle and all of the 2011 Hoka Hey Challenge finishers & participants. They should all be very proud of their accomplishments.
October 9, 2011:
The 2011 Hoka Hey Challenge posted their awards and recognitions today for “World’s Top Riders competing in a 14,000 mile cross country event. The course took them through 48 states and 2 Canadian Provinces and ended in Cape Breton, Canada. ” Amazing!!!
Beyond the challenge of this race, “This year, the Hoka Hey went high tech and utilized GPS tracking devices to monitor the riders to insure compliance with the prescribed route of navigation. All finishers complied with the route but the top riders had to submit to polygraph exams for further scrutiny into their compliance of the many rules. ”
What a tough tough race. Read the remainder at the link above.
Make your plans now for the 2012 Hoka Hey. Ride hard and have fun.
- Local Rider Competes in Cross-Country Motorcycle Endurance Challenge (prweb.com)
- Iron Butt Supreme – Hoka Hey Winner Takes Home $250,000 Top Prize (motorcycleinsurance.com)