2013 Challengers - Wolakota

 

Wolakota’ - a word is from the Lakota promotes the ideal of living in peace & community and abstaining from greed. To live Wolakota is to live a life of harmony, brotherhood and respect.  Living in accordance with this belief encourages people to step forward and take accountability; to work together to right the wrongs of this world and acknowledge the strengths and wisdom that all cultures hold in common.

 

As members of the Seneca Nation, the owners of Wolf’s Run in Irving, NY understand the principal of Wolakota and they believed that, by hosting the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge, they were helping to unite the nations together.  In 2013 the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge began and ended in the heart of the Seneca Nation at Wolf's Run with Wolf’s Run Transport and Gowanda Harley-Davidson as our hosts once again! 

 

Challengers left Wolf's Run on the 23rd of June, 2013 and traveled into Quebec, Canada headed toward the Arctic Circle!! Approximately, 7,600 miles later they had circled the Great Lakes and ridden along some of the most technically challenging roads the US has to offer before returning to the Seneca Territory where the End of the Road party was the greatest event to date!!

 

 
 

CONTENDERS:

 

Completed the entire route without deviations, crossed the finish line within the allotted time and were eligible for prizes.

 

#50- Robert Crawford

#5 - Karl Netherland

#341 - Rob Carlo

#8 - Dan Buis

FINISHERS:

 

Completed the entire route without deviations and crossed the finish line in style!

 

#348 - Mark Hodge

#628 - Larry Murray

#750 - George Jackman

#736 - Billy Fultz

#332 - Heinz Spielvogel

#190 - Chris Drake

#650 - Jane Bixby

#652 - Schatzi Brown

#788 - Edward Frank

#739 - Frank Zygela

#207 - Milton Vincent

#116 - Jim Herold

#67 - Michael Conner

#618 - Kenneth Aston

#670 - Tim Menzie

#359 - RIP Alexander

#725 - Rich Griffith

#792 - Scott Chrispen

#797 - Chris Parker

#780 - Randy Black

#793 - Jamie Wilson

#83 - Lee Smith

#91 - David Lutes

#342 - Bill Reynolds

#685 - Wendy Battles

#751 - David Elizondo

#323 - Dale Martin

#724 - Arthur Pond

#646 - Tom Schmidt

#789 - Kurt Kvennejorde

#794 - Bob Stegeman

#752 - Matt Klebe

(#755 - Kelly Babbin)

#383 - Junie Rose

#664 - Elvin Angel

#709 - Bradley Mathews

#85 - Chuck Marble

 

ARRIVALS:

 

Riders who for one reason or another, had to go off route. But, regardless of their reasons, these intrepid riders would not be satisfied until they saw the finish line.

 

#168 - Jeff Kohn

#658 - Bob Vincent

#290 - Walter Ledig

#705 - Rocky Mazza

#186 - Greg Shafer

#779 - Steve Briscoe

#782 - Charles Butler

PARTICIPANTS:

 

Riders who started but were unable to finish the ride. Whether they wrecked or ran out of time, money or the inclination to finish, these hard core riders had the fortitude to take the Challenge!

 

#9 - Roger Buis

#164 - Gary Trumper

#199 - Joe Klan

#293 - Dan Smith

#303 - Rick Miller

#319 - Mickey Ezell

#373 - Terry Smith

#610 - David Dubord

#612 - Carla Dubois

#691 - Newton Periera

#705 - Tom Hunter

#718 - Mac McArthur

#719 - Abby VanVlerah

#720 - Jim VanVlerah

#729 - Dennis Elsasser

#731 - Dominick Zappola Jr.

#783 - Paul Tippett

#785 - Matt Wolf

#786 - Taia Hassing

#787 - Samuel Vasquez

#790 Marc Lauzon

#795 Tom Grezeszak

#796 - Bill Russell