Thursday, October 9, 2014

Daytona Biketoberfest

The Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge tipi will be setup at Destination Daytona for Biketoberfect from the 16th to the 19th of October.  We need all available Hoka Hey Challengers to stop by if you are in the area.  We will be gathering potential Challengers for the 2016 Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge.  I will sneak in a bit of information here (without giving away too much) and tell you to get your name in quickly for the 2016 Challenge.  Due to some newly implemented policy changes for the 2016 Challenge if you do not get your name in early you may be left out.

We will also publicize our 2015 Memorial Ride.  What is the Memorial Ride you ask?  Well, I’m glad you asked.  This ride is a Memorial in Honor of our fallen Challengers.  Hoka Hey Challengers and other invited guests will assemble at the Geographic Center of the US in Lebanon, Kansas for a departure on the morning of the 31st of July 2015 for a ride to Sturgis, SD.  On the 1st of August we will be paraded down Main St of Sturgis with Police escort.  Upon our arrival and trek through town we will all gather at the Indian Motorcycle Dealership in Sturgis which is owned by our own Chris Johnson (Hoka Hey Rider #75) for a welcoming party.
This is a ride you will not want to miss and in fact your absence would be conspicuous.  More information will be provided over the next few months.  Hope to see you in Daytona and certainly hope to see you in Lebanon for a great ride to Sturgis in honor of our brothers.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

We've Come a Long Way

We’ve come a long way.  For the past many decades the main stream media has painted a bleak picture of the biker.  An innumerable number of articles, movies and books have been published providing a narrative of someone’s understanding of the riding community; many times the author of the narrative has never ridden or rides only on perfect days.  But it is not often that main stream media gets it right.  In fact, history tells us, the infamous picture from Hollister, SD was a hoax, but that single picture alone spawned a plethora of negative beliefs and connotations. 
Yes, we are different.  We are prone to be outspoken when we have something to say and we do not often back down when met with an obstacle.  We are a small percentage of the riding community; we are Hoka Hey.  We ride for the enjoyment and the excitement, but these are not the only reasons we ride.  We ride for a purpose that most will never understand.  We see the oppressed and we work against the oppressor.  We see a wrong and we work to correct it.  We build our lives around Honor, Integrity, Compassion and Respect.  We come from different walks of life but we band together as a single force; we are Hoka Hey.