Friday, July 17, 2015
The Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge Memorial Ride is fast approaching. On the 31st of July over 100 riders will depart Red Cloud, Nebraska for a 500 mile group ride to Hot Springs, South Dakota. But, it doesn’t stop there. On the 1st of August many of these same riders and others will participate in an escorted parade down main Street Sturgis to kick off the 75th Anniversary of "Sturgis Bike Week" and that ride will culminate at the Indian Dealership.We have all lost friends and family over the past many years. This is our way of honoring those who gave all while riding the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge. The Challenge is unforgiving and we all know that when we started that long ride, but it did not stop us nor did it stop them. We will ride the Memorial Ride and accept the risk associated with it because we know it is by this effort we pay on a debt we can never repay.
Obviously this ride will not ease the pain felt by family members nor will it fill the void created by their absence, but it is fitting that we make this attempt to honor them the best way we know how and by doing so we will rekindle the friendships lost.Never forget.