A second motorcycle rider has been killed in the Hoka Hey motorcycle challenge. Alaska State Troopers reported Kenneth Greene of Ocala, Florida was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle, drove onto the shoulder and crashed. It was reported he was not wearing a helmet. Greene had been at the 107 mile Glenn Highway, near Caribou Creek, Alaska when the accident happened.
Earlier in the Hoka Hey Challenge another motorcyclist died when he fell asleep in Wyoming while riding his motorcycle.
Hoka Hey means it’s a good day to die.
The Hoka Hey Challenge is a 7000 plus miles motorcycle run that starts in Key West Florida and ends in the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. It is a ride that challenges even the hard core motorcycle riders as they are pushed to their limits to win the grand prize of $500 000.00 in Alaskan Gold.
The Hoka Hey only allows 1000 participants, each paying $ 1000.00 to enter the race. It has been reported that some contestants dropped out after hearing rumors of race rules being changed at the last minute and that the race is a scam.
Claims were made that only Harley-Davidsons were supposed to be used but other motorcycles were registered. Motorcycles were not to be equipped with GPS but many riders have them. There was supposed to be police escorts to launch the race but there was not (reportedly). A reality TV show was supposed to be shot but it is reported by some that no TV crews have been seen. And some riders have reported that some road signs were removed by participants to confuse other competitors.
Well it will be interesting to see what happens now and in Sturgis, SD where the prize is to be awarded to the winner during the infamous Sturgis Bike Rally. At that time we will learn what one million in Alaska Gold really means. If you want to follow the posts on Facebook here is the link http://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=169060858080&share_id=170408160888&comments=1
I hope it comes out that its on the up and up. It sounds like an amazing journey.
I’ll be heading to Sturgis SD from Los Angeles, California, for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally so it will be interesting to see what happens. I will be at the legendary Buffalo Chip with BAM, Free Breakdown and Legal Assistance for Motorcycles. BAM will also be set up in two places on Main St in Sturgis. Making the rounds will be motorcycle attorneys Russ Brown, Chuck Koro and Jim Romag.
Come by one of the BAM booths and say howdy!