2014 Hoka Hey. Not A Race Anymore. Just A Challenge With No Entry Fee And No Prizes.

hdtouring11After years of controversy, of complaints and of litigation, the Hoka Hey Challenge (TM) sent a press release informing potential participants to the 2014 edition that “The Medicine Show Land Trust, promoters of the toughest motorcycle ride on Earth, are waiving each rider’s $1,000 entry fee.”

Using the justification of other activities, Jim “Red Cloud” Durham doesn’t appear as the official organizer of this event and gave the responsibility of Director of Operations to his wife Beth Durham. In previous years, prizes ranging from $10,000 to $500,000 were promised to riders who crossed first the finish line, qualifying the event as an illegal race on public roads. Prize money was cancelled during the 2013 edition.

In all its website pages, the Hoka Hey organization repeats over and over that the Challenge is not (no more?) a race. “Our intent is to be the baddest motorcycle challenge known to man and to leave a positive impact on mankind”…

The press release states that after the conclusion of the 2014 event, the “Medicine Show Land Trust” will hand over the reins of the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge to the newly formed, board-run, riders operated Hoka Hey LLC during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally at a date to be announced. This year’s Challenge is limited to riders of American motorcycles and will be a 7,500 mile journey scheduled to start July 20 from Key West, Florida To Homer, Alaska. It will be interesting to see how many riders are still interested to participate in this event. Just very few, I guess, since most riders who want to cross the US on their motorcycle can do it on their own, at their pace, picking their dates, route and destination. No need to hear or to scream the “Hoka Hey Warrior Call” (to follow)

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7 Responses to “2014 Hoka Hey. Not A Race Anymore. Just A Challenge With No Entry Fee And No Prizes.”


  1. 1 Rodent May 30th, 2014 at 8:53 am

    The scam comes to a end.

  2. 2 Ronnie May 30th, 2014 at 8:56 am

    This event is dead. Reason why there is no registration fee because no participation. No rider in Key West? And now the Durhams try to sell an event worth zero? Ha, ha.

  3. 3 Shifter May 30th, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Justice.

  4. 4 P. Hamilton. May 30th, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Sounds like the end…

  5. 5 Woody Jun 2nd, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Like all good steaming piles, the sooner it’s flushed the better.

  6. 6 Hark Jun 30th, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    I will always remember my good freind Chuck Lynn who lost his life on the first Hoka Hey in Wyoming.

  7. 7 P bradley Aug 22nd, 2014 at 12:42 am

    I would like to see it happen again make it a fund raiser for the right reasons. Helping some of the Indian nation people with making life a little better. I have done some reading about it, there is alot of people who don’t like it. But to see the way people who finish it seem to have a glow about how great it was.

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