2011 Challengers - From the Pacific to the Atlantic

 

Beginning on the 5th of August, the 2011 Hoka Hey Challenge was a great success with the World’s Top Riders competing in a 14,000 mile cross country treck. The course left Mesa, AZ and took them through 48 states and 2 Canadian Provinces to end in Sydney, NS. This year's route challenged riders not only in the distance it covered but it demanded that they navigate their way through a technically thrilling course that took a great deal of concentration. Againin 2011, the Challengers were taken through some of the most scenic highways and byways in America and eastern Canada and an unexpected visit by Hurricane Irene made things even more interesting!

 

 
 

CONTENDERS:

 

Completed the entire route without deviations, crossed the finish line within the allotted time and underwent a rigorous screening process to determine whether they were eligible to receive prizes.

 

1) #600 Shaun VanBeber, 8/19 @ 2158
2) #16 - Marc Story, 8/20/11 @ 1853
3) #175 - Frank Kelly; 8/20/11 @ 2021
4) #55 - Michael McGuire, 8/20/11 @ 2118
5) #601 - Michael Fox, 8/20/11 @ 2314
6) #682 - Brent Witters, 8/20/11 @ 2316
7) #50 - Robert Crawford, 8/21/11 @ 0205
8) #5 - Bubba Netherland, 8/21/11 @ 0206
9) #654 - James Howaston, 8/21/11 @ 0621
10) #604 - Jimmy Huffman, 8/21/11 @ 0848 

FINISHERS:

 

Completed the entire route without deviations but crossed the finish line after the August 21st deadline.

 

 

12) #683 - Dennis Kelly, 8/21/11 @ 1801
13) #639 - Scott Jenkins, 8/22/11 @ 0139
14) #264 - Terry Meyer, 8/22/11 @ 0427
15) #341 - "Rob" Carlo, 8/22/11 @ 0427
16) #668 - Thomas Kinsey, 8/22/11 @1118
17) #665 - Kelsey Dowell, 8/22/11 @ 1757
18) #375 - Brian McDonnell, 8/22/11 @ 1920
19) #679 - Shaun Fickes, 8/22/11 @ 1920
20) #348 - Mark Hodge, 8/23/11 @ 1318
21) #648 - George Liebel, 8/23/11 @ 1641
22) #265 - Eden Mailoux, 8/23/11 @ 2238
23) #628 - Lawrence Murray, 8/23/11 @ 2238
24) #674 - James Geray, 8/24/11 @ 0023
25) #695 - Debby Pearson, 8/24/11 @ 1621
26) #332 - Heinz Spielvogel, 8/24/11 @1708
27) #71 - Eugene Adee, 8/24/11 @1827
28) #626 - Jeffrey Piscitelli, 8/24/11 @1843
29) #190 - Chris Drake, 8/25/11 @ 1407
30) #616 - Keith Deninno, 8/25/11 @1723
31) #290 - Walter Ledig, 8/25/11 @ 2017
32) #655 - Robert Scott, 8/25/11 @ 2017
33) #699 - Michael Rogers, 8/26/11 @ 1314
34) #91 - David Lutes, 8/26/11 @ 1711
35) #640 - John Ibbitson, 8/26/11 @ 1829
36) #608 - Steve Nowak, 8/26/11 @ 1944
37) #650 - Jane Bixby, 8/27/11 @ 1301
38) #652 - Schatzi Brown, 8/27/11 @ 1301
39) #670 - Tim Menzie, 8/27/11 @ 1301
40) #207 - Bubba Vincent, 8/27/11 @ 2327
40) #319 - Mickey Ezell, 8/27/11 @ 2327
40) #662 - Blackie Barnes, 8/27/11 @ 2327
43) #653 - Ron Warren, 8/28/11 @ 1056
44) #180 - Henry Hillard, Jr., 8/27/11 @ 1109
45) #643 - William Stueber, 8/29/11 @ 0731
46) #253 - Marshall Myers, 8/30/11 @ 0114
47) #636 - Stanley Hoover, 8/30/11 @ 2327
48) #686 - John Miller, 8/31/11 @ 2252
49) #166 - Peter Johnstone, 9/4/11 @ 1820
50) #383 - Junie Rose, 9/4/11 @ 2341
51) #85 - Chuck" Marble, 9/4/11 @ 2341
52) #660 - Aristotle Liceralde 9/17/11 @ 1330

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 in Sydney, NS.

 

 

#618 - Kenneth Aston, 8/19/11
#132 - Piotr Jan Kacki, 9/2011
#605 - Mark James, 8/21/11
#649 - Kelly "KC" Withers, 8/21/11
#685 - Wendy Battles, 8/21/11
#676 - Stanley Kistler, 8/22/11
#677 - Debra Langley, 8/22/11
#622 - Douglas Davenport, 8/22/11
#116 - Jim Herold, 8/22/11
#657 - Pedro Salcedo, 8/22/11
#644 - Harold Park, 8/22/11
#691 - Newton Pereira, 8/23/11
#659 - Moe Ducharme, 8/23/11
#672 - Gary Beach, 8/24/11
#148 - Robert Griffin, Jr., 8/24/11
#645 - John Baumann, 8/25/11
#621 - Kenneth Miltimore, 8/26/11
#678 - Bruce Sather, 8/27/11
#619 - Garry Simoneaux, 8/27/11
#658 - Bob Vincent, 9/3/11
#374 - Larry Berland, 9/4/11
#694 - Travis Brian, 9/6/11
#304 - Rod Pashcke, 9/6/11

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!

 

 

#1 - E.B. Chester
#6 - William Parry
#7 - Elijah Whirlwind Horse
#22 - Glenn Hawthorne
#24 - Charles Laws
#27 - Danny Olive
#53 - Grant Grieve
#59 - Mark Hopkins
#62 - Travis Metcalfe
#64 - Judy Wagner
#67 - Michael Conner
#68 - Kleber Miller
#78 - Ralph Styers
#83 - Lee Smith
#92 - David Mauser
#104 - Mitchell Matzek
#109 - Roger McKinnon
#114 - Martin Naaktgeboren
#139 - Alex Hood
#164 - Gary Trumper
#167 - Jeff Kohn
#186 - Gregory Shafer
#189 - Roger Buis
#199 - Joseph Klan
#201 - Robert Vinson
#208 - Russell Flickinger
#216 - William Meyer
#233 - Michael Zemla 
#237 - Richard Markasky
#282 - Curtis Sampsel
#286 - John Walters
#289 - Mark Goff
#293 - Daniel Smith
#303 - Richard Miller
#306 - Gregory Laird
#333 - Whittany Crum
#338 - Dale Strother
#342 - William Reynolds
#351 - Jeff Mosby
#359 - RIP Alexander
#373 - Terry Smith
#384 - Greg Anderson
#467 - Jim Red Cloud
#602 - John LaFranchi
#603 - Robert Belcher
#606 - Mitchell McCall
#607 - Bradford Sabol
#609 - Eric Wasielewski
#610 - Dave DuBord
#611 - William Aviles
#612 - Carla DuBois
#613 - Randall Robinson
#614 - Jack Williams
#615 - George Young
#617 - Larry Gladhart
#620 - Michael Jury
#623 - Jack Irving
#624 - Shawn Phillips
#625 - Amy Morris
#627 - Edgar Kudlich
#629 - Daryl Ruff
#630 - Michael McBain
#631 - Paul Bouros
#632 - Leo English
#633 - Bryan Atnip
#635 - Jeffery Westgard
#637 - Michael Hervey
#638 - David Hartman
#641 - LouAnn Cunningham
#642 - Margaret Parslow
#646 - Thomas Schmidt
#647 - Donny Tapia
#651 - Charles Stapp
#656 - Ronald Alvey
#658 - Bob Vincent
#661 - Laura Leydon
#663 - Jerry Reichardt
#664 - Elvin Angel
#667 - James Young
#669 - Dave Keefe
#671 - James Starnes
#673 - Dale Martin
#675 - Roland Gressett
#680 - Frank Trevino
#681 - Randy Adams
#687 - Raymond Capps
#688 - Matthew Allen
#689 - Dan Gladden
#690 - Darren Green
#693 - Bennett Cowper
#696 - Tim Chounard
#697 - Bruno Pustola
#700 - Randy McCurdy
#725 - Patty Bush
#726 - Kevin Pyles
#727 - Gary Gray
#728 - Zachary White
#729 - Joe Passiglia