2011 Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge

This post was written by Wendy on August 9, 2011
Posted Under: Uncategorized

If you have heard folks talking about the Hoka Hey Challenge and want more information, here is a brief description of motorcycle history in the making.

On August 5th, 2011, the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge™ will present the world’s greatest long distance endurance motorcycle event.  This year’s event will begin in Phoenix, Arizona and travel through all forty-eight contiguous States and Canada to Nova Scotia.  The route will travel 10,000+ miles and will require passion and determination to complete.  The Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge is open to riders of all Harley-Davidson® motorcycles.

These brave-hearted souls were permitted to start from any checkpoint or end at any checkpoint and still earn a place on the Hoka Hey roster along with a Challenge coin and number. However, riders cannot win prizes unless the entire route is traveled within the rules of HHMC 2011 – but – by becoming a Hoka Hey Challenger; their name will be immortalized.

Important to remember, this is not a race but a challenge of endurance, navigation and wit. Riders must drive safely, respect other participants and obey all laws in both the US and Canada. AND the riders must sleep out of doors each night, with a lean-to or tent permitted.

No contact with their family, friends and/or sponsor except at designated checkpoints; but cellular transmissions are permitted in between. If the rider has a breakdown, no roadside assistance is permitted from anyone. The motorcycle may be transported for repairs, BUT must be returned to point of breakdown before rider can continue the challenge.

Forget the GPS or any other navigational electronic device, riders are to use the maps supplied between checkpoints, keep all gas receipts and provide access to the approved tracking device installed on their motorcycle prior to the event.

This is a true challenge of rider and machine, braving the elements, and seeing North America up close and personal from Mesa, Arizona to Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia – all within an 18 day time limit.

It’s 10,000+ miles and  $500K in prizes & awards for the top 25 finishers.

This is serious riding for serious riders, so as the first finishers arrive in Cape Breton Island and you have a chance, go shake a few hands and congratulate those riders on a job well done.

For more information visit the official website at: http://www.hokaheychallenge.com

You can track the riders progress on the interactive map as their journey brings them closer to Cape Breton Island.

 

Basically only V-Twin Harley-Davidson motorcycles are permitted; limited to a 6.2 gallon fuel tank with NO auxiliary tanks or cans permitted. Entry fee is $1,000 with all travel expenses and additional costs the responsibility of the rider (or sponsor if they have one).

Riders must report to designated checkpoints and if the rider has a breakdown; no maintenance or repairs can be performed by friends, family or sponsors

 

 

Reader Comments

Great detail and explanation of this incredible event. This has been a once in a lifetime opportunity for Cape Breton Island and the Cape Breton Harley Owners Group. Hosting the finish line and the closing ceremony has been incredible, the stories from the road will never be forgotten.

Andy Tonet
Director-Chapter 9044
Cape Breton Harley Owners Group.

#1 
Written By Andy Tonet on September 19th, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

Thanks Andy; you are absolutely right! This was incredible publicity for Cape Breton and Nova Scotia and such a wonderful opportunity to meet riders from all across North America. Nice to see the last finisher at Gord’s Ride 4 the Cure this past weekend.

#2 
Written By Wendy on September 20th, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

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