There are parts of the Hoka Hey Challenge that will leave you with sights, events and memories of moments in time that you will look back on fondly for the rest of your life—but to get there you must ride through the hail storm, the dust storm, the blistering heat in the middle of the desert, and the bitter cold of snow fall; sometimes all four in a single day. While riding the Challenge you will be amazed, irritated, excited, humbled, astonished, exasperated, motivated, inflicted upon, overjoyed, annoyed and impressed—each of these emotions will present themselves in equal measure each and every day. Muscles and bones you never knew you had will ache and burn. There will be many times you will be so tired and sore that dropping your bike when you stop at an intersection will be a real possibility and most likely will happen.
The Hoka Hey Challenge is not for the meek. It is not for the person who “thinks” of themselves as adventurous. It is not for the casual rider—in fact the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge is not for the vast majority of licensed motorcyclists. It caters to a very small piece of the riding community. The Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge may call your name… if you can talk yourself out of it I suggest you do. If you cannot talk yourself out of it, if it becomes an obsession, if you have ridden thousands of miles in a few days and look forward to doing it again, if you are truly the type of person who has a gut-wrenching need to push yourself beyond your known limits, then the Challenge is designed specifically for you. Regardless, the Challenge will do everything it can to break you and make you regret your decision to enter this unique realm. The question is, “Who is stronger? You, or the Challenge.” Let the journey begin; Icimani-Hoka Hey 2016.