Sunday, January 12, 2014
It's Not For Everyone
The Challenge that is Hoka Hey is not for everyone. If you don’t like to be frustrated and you are easily discouraged then the Hoka Hey Challenge may not be for you. However, if you feel a need to challenge yourself or you want to push your known limits then Hoka Hey was made for you. The main focus of The Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge is to bring awareness of the Native American Indian and the struggles they live through every day of every year. We do this by directing riders through many of the American Indian Reservations in the United States as well as some of the nation’s most spectacular roadways. Some of the reservations are doing well financially, others are not and these are our focus. The philosophy adopted by Hoka Hey is to ride with integrity, honesty and respect. Not only respect for other riders but respect for this Nation and its citizens.
Our goal, as hard as it is, is to enlighten our Challengers on several levels. First and foremost is to not take what you have for granted and second, a call to action to share what you have with those who have not. The Native Americans DO NOT want us to take care of them or provide for their every need, but they do ask for a chance and a glimmer of hope that they can use to provide for themselves. It is this that we want to offer, but to do that we need you. The Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge has combined efforts with the Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce to implement a number of initiatives. To provide scholarships to deserving students who wish to improve their standing in the community as well as provide security for small business loans that will be used to improve the economic foundation of the Reservation. Our intent is to also fund a documentary on the Pine Ridge Reservation condition. To help fund these initiatives your tax deductible contribution can be provided to The Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce by going to www.pineridgechamber.com.Step out of your comfort zone and test yourself; put yourself into a position that may result in failure. Even if you fail you will have accomplished something very few will ever understand let alone try. However, I think you may be pleasantly surprised at your ability to meet and possibly exceed this Challenge. Is it easy? No. Is it something everyone can do? No. Is it something you can do? Only you can answer that.