The 2022 Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge™, set to kick off on June 26th 2022, will be the start of another 10,000 mile test of endurance, patience, and skill. The 2022 Challenge will begin and end in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
The theme of this year's ride is "Remember". The Lakota word for remember is KIKSUYA which implies that we all have an inherent and ancient memory of community and compassion, respect, harmony, peace and friendship.
To remember in this way is to better appreciate that history is not just a collection of facts, but rather a collection of experiences. KIKSUYA enables us to go beyond simply acknowledging or recalling historic events and dates. Instead, it demands that we consider unique social and cultural predicaments and understand how our forebears felt, thought, and acted. It connects us with the past and helps us better understand how that past has shaped the present.
Similarly, the Challenge route is not just a collection of roads that will take you to the finish line... It is a chance to immerse yourself in landmarks, towns and memorials. It is that "golden thread" that will encourage you to honor the lives lost in the name of westward expansion and remember the price they paid for the life we live today.
Such empathy can be a powerful tool for action and Hoka Hey is that call to action!For 2022 Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge has adopted the Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce as their non-profit organization to support. The Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce (PRACC) is a 501c3 organization with the mission of bringing people together to make the Pine Ridge area a better place in which to live, work and raise a family.
If you haven’t already selected a charity to work with during this year’s ride, we encourage you to consider the Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce. Ours has been a long standing partnership which has benefited the youth of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the form of college scholarships. All money raised by 2022 Hoka Hey Challengers will go to support the Chamber’s scholarship program and will be awarded as five individual scholarships for the 2023/2024 school year.
We have reached capacity for new riders in 2022 but returning riders are still welcome to apply. Please submit your application and entry fee by the 26th of March in order to avoid additional charges.
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