Thursday, May 12, 2016

Meet the New Rider: John Maynard #866

John # 866 learned about the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge from his club brother # 104 Mitchell Matzek who together has logged lots of long distance miles. What he liked about it was, not only was it a long distance event but you have to do it in an allotted amount of time and the riders help others. Riding 30 plus years John has been a part of helping other through events his club has done such as  The Rolling Thunder Run  whose mission is to educate, facilitate, and never forget by means of a demonstration for service members that were abandoned after the Vietnam War. Rolling Thunder has also evolved into a display of patriotism and respect for all who defend our country.

He and Mitch have talked at length about packing, sleeping arrangements and how to be efficient when it comes to that aspect of the ride. John will be riding a 2015 Roadglide on the event and with the help of 141Speedcycles in Winchester, Va. feels his steed will be more than ready to take on the rural America he will be riding.  The Body Gallery is a tattoo parlor who has made a cash contribution to help and a commemorative tattoo John can proudly display. John has set up a gofundme account to help raise funds for the PineRidge Area Chamber of Commerce. He and Mitch intend to have a party or bike event to launch his campaign to do what he loves to do and that is HELP OTHERS.


  1. Good luck on your Journey Brother, maybe he roads be dry the weather warm and your bed roll soft. Hope to see ya in the fall and hear about you trip

  2. Best of luck PH, hope you have a safe and amazing journey!