Again, congratulations to all participants of the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge. No doubt that it has been an up lifting experience for many, if not all. Still many, participants. family, friends and observers have charged since before the start in Key West that this event was a scam and that the winner may never be named, so the prize of $500,000 never given away.
All the Web is buzzing with allegations and unanswered questions. I summarize below all those I have found on different websites, blogs and social networks. Add your own questions, if any, in comments below my post. You never know. Maybe Jim Durham or his representatives will answer at least to some. It takes nothing away from the participants to ask these questions. And the list is long…
How many participants paid the $1000 fee to participate to the Challenge? Why did you said in a meeting before the start that you lied to the participants to have as many as possible in Key West to participate to the Challenge? List these lies that you know have made to the participants, and also to sponsors and charities if any?
Why participants didn’t receive GPS tracking chips as promised? Name the charities that you stated will benefit from the Challenge? How much each of them is going to receive from the organization? Name the sponsors of the Challenge, the type of help and/or the amount of money they contributed? Name all the beneficiaries corporation, associations, individuals of the money contributed by participants and sponsors? Where are the proceeds kept? In which form (cash, bank accounts?)
Did you deceive people about your true family lineage to give an American Native spirit to the event? Name the producer that you stated was filming from start to finish a reality show about the Challenge? Who drew the maps given to the participants at the start, then at each checkpoint? Did anyone from the organization physically check proofed all the directions and maps given to the participants? Were some directions given wrong on purpose? Why did you state that participants would be drug tested and would receive a polygraph at arrival knowing that there is no such services provided and available in Homer, Alaska? What were the drugs authorized and forbidden? How are you able to check that participants followed the rules, the routes, didn’t sleep in hotels, etc?
How many participants took the start in Key West? How many people were killed and injured during the Challenge? Did you contact the families of the participants killed and injured? Which ones? When? How many participants did arrive in Homer? State the names of those who were checking all participants at arrival and the order in which they arrived? 2 participants crossed the finishing line at the same time. How do you know who crossed first? Where is the list, ranking, time of arrival of all those who completed the Challenge? Name those who received a drug test and were submitted to a polygraph in Homer? How much time after they passed the finishing line did they receive the tests? Name those who administered the tests and their qualifications? Do you have a list of participants who arrived in Homer and that you disqualified and why?
Why did you state that the winner will be named and will receive the prize money of $500,000 at arrival, then changed your mind? What make you change your mind? Why did you state in a local radio interview that participants who arrived in Homer had to go to their local FBI agency for a polygraph test, when everybody know that the FBI never get involved in a matter which is not a serious crime?
When and where the winner will be announced during Sturgis Bike week? Does the winner need to be present and how does he know in advance he is the winner to get a chance to be present? Do you know the winner? Does the winner already know he is the winner? Do you have the $500,000 available to give to the winner in Sturgis? Why did you announce in your website that Black Hills Harley-Davidson is a sponsor when the dealership officially denies any involvement with the Hoka Hey? Are there other sponsors that you stated as such, other charities that you stated as beneficiaries and that are not? How much money the organization, corporations and entities that you may control directly or indirectly, you personally and others who participated in the organization are going to make. In which manner(s) John White from Crazy Horse Motorcycles was involved with this year Hoka Hey Challenge and the one he states he is organizing for next year. Why, if John White is not involved with this year’s Challenge, is he ready to give refunds to unhappy participants? (credit pictures Michael Amstrong, Homer News)