ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE! RIDE THE HOKA HEY FOR FREE!
Hot Springs, SD (MMD Newsire) May 29, 2014 -- That's right - FREE! The Medicine Show Land Trust - promoters of the toughest motorcycle ride on Earth, are waiving each rider's ($1,000) entry fee for the 2014 Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge(TM)! "It is our way to sincerely thank all the Challengers of past events and to welcome all of those who will continue to support the 'New' Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge(TM) into the future." said Director of Operations, Beth Durham. "We invite anyone that has ever heard our Warrior's Call to accept the challenge and participate. Become part of our Hoka Hey family."
By waiving the entry fee, organizers give participants a ONE TIME opportunity to take the ride of a lifetime AT NO COST - leaving some extra cash in the riders' pockets to help pay for the fuel that they'll burn during this incredible 7,500 mile journey through two beautiful Countries.
Billed as "Unfinished Business", this year's Challenge will honor our foundational beginning when, on July 20, we host the same start and finish destinations as our inauguralHoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge(TM). Our riders (a.k.a. YOU) will leave from the southernmost point of the United States in Key West, Florida. Traveling a new route, you'll cover a multitude of diverse grounds while in the saddle; experiencing America in a way few riders ever will. You will wind your way through some of the most remote and isolated two lane roads known to man, into a spectacularly beautiful Canada and on to the often dreamt about "Last Frontier" of Alaska. There you will continue to ride through stunning scenery to one of our favorite finish lines thus far in Homer, Alaska. After reaching the final destination, the City of Homer is hosting our party on August 2 to recognize and congratulate the riders that have completed their "Unfinished Business"!
After the conclusion of the 2014 event, the Medicine Show Land Trust, will proudly hand over the reins of the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge(TM) to the newly formed, board-run, rider operated LLC during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (date to be announced). Organizers promise that the integrity of the event will be upheld to its "Super Bowl" of Motorcycle Challenges standards and that we will continue to respect and support our rider's needs. The new Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge(TM) organization will align itself with like-minded individuals and non-profits to ensure that all of our future events, challenges and promotions will assist in raising financial aid and advocacy for our foundational causes. Guaranteeing that the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge(TM) continues to grow and to carry out its mission is paramount. Our intent is to be the baddest motorcycle challenge known to man and to leave a positive impact on mankind. "We look forward to introducing riders to the new management and to the campaigns, events and developments of the new Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge(TM). But first, we wanted to pay respect to the founders who had the vision to start this life changing platform and to celebrate the riders across America who continue to help make that dream a reality. The best way we could think to do this was to let everyone ride for free!!" said Durham.
Event organizers invite you to please except this year's Challenge as a token of our gratitude. Tell your friends and family that you have to answer the Warrior's Call and we'll see you in Key West on July 20, 2014! Hoka Hey!
For more information about the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge(TM) and to register for this year's event, please visit www.hokaheychallenge.com or call 605-890-0386.
TAOS, N.M. -- Motorcyclists and movie fanatics from as far away as Canada have made the pilgrimage to northern New Mexico to celebrate Dennis Hopper and his iconic counterculture film "Easy Rider."
They are gathering Saturday in the dusty, adobe encircled plaza in the community of Ranchos de Taos, 4 miles south of Taos, to kick off what town officials hope will be an annual event -- Dennis Hopper Day -- with a rally and ride through some of the places made famous in the film. READ ON
COLUMBUS, Ga., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A record 15 motorcycle riders will join Columbus businessperson Scott Ressmeyer this year for the sixth "Scott's Ride for Miracles" to benefit Children's Miracle Network (CMN) at Midtown Medical Center. Once again, Ressmeyer and the riders will travel to the 48 contiguous states in 21 days, raising awareness of the outstanding work of Children's Miracle Network hospitals and raising funds for the Children's Hospital at Midtown Medical Center in Columbus, Ga. Today, Ressmeyer and 15 friends leave Midtown Medical Center for the trip. They will returnto an enthusiastic crowd in Uptown Columbus.
Joining Ressmeyer, who is from Fortson, Ga., will be Rick Stinson, Brian Brock, Kevin Simms, James Leatherwood and Billy Edmundson, all of Columbus, Ga.; James Cole, Brad Hansen, David McNeil and Steve Tennant, from Midland, Ga.; Mike Jolley, Hamilton, Ga.; Mike Langford and Ken Tidwell from Cataula, Ga.; Gary McDowell, Manchester, Ga.; Mike Cunningham, Opelika, Ala.; and Ronnie Wilson,Salem, Ala.
In addition to taking time off work and funding all personal expenses associated with the ride including hotels, meals and gasoline, each of Scott's Miracle Riders is committed to raising at least $2,500 to participate in the nearly 9,000-mile trek across the United States.
The Miracle Riders plan to visit patients at several CMN hospitals along the way. They also will contribute to a blog to journal their experiences and will send daily videos of their travels. These will be posted to the website www.rideformiracles.com, where visitors may track their travels in real time, post messages of support and encouragement, and donate to CMN at Midtown Medical Center.
To date, Scott's Ride for Miracles has raised more than $650,000 to purchase equipment for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Children's Hospital at Midtown Medical Center. The ultimate goal is to raise $1 million over the course of the Ride.
The presenting sponsor for Scott's Ride for Miracles is Chattahoochee/Big Swamp Harley-Davidson. Other sponsors include Country's Barbecue, Neonatology Associates, TSYS, Aflac, Mercedes-Benz of Columbus, Uptown Columbus, Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Columbus Tape and Video.
Contact: Jessica Word