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  • 21 Mar 2024 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Registration is now open to club members for:

    Bad Rock Reunion Trail Ride 2024 Weston, Oregon Date: 28 Jun 2024 9:00 AM PDT


    Welcome to Bad Rock 2024.

    All makes of "vintage"* - twin shock, air cooled, drum brake - bikes welcome!

    This is your chance to ride through some of the back country and actual trails used during the original Bad Rock ISDT qualifiers of the 1970's.  This is where Hodaka motorcycles were designed, developed and put to the ultimate test.

    The event takes off from the intersection of Broad and High Street in the historic town of Weston, Oregon, approximately four miles east of Athena. 

    It's about a 50-mile course, designed to be an easy ride for someone who has not been riding regularly or who wants to protect their investment in some of those hard to find Hodaka parts.  The club will provide a trailer at several points along the route to transport bikes with mechanical problems or bikes of riders who, for whatever reason, just don't wish to finish the course.

    The course does include several sections where the route uses county roads.   Special arrangements have been made with the local authorities to allow trail bikes to use these sections during the event.   Other than county roads, all the off road sections are on private property and will not require an ORV permit.  However, all bikes must be equipped with a working silencer and spark arrestor.

    This event is an AMA sanctioned recreational event.  You do not need to be an AMA member to participate.  However, without the help of the AMA, we could not afford to put on events like this and we encourage you to consider joining.  Their web site is www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

    You need to pre-register.  This ride is limited to 150 entries and will be open to all makes of vintage (twin shock, drum brake, air cooled) bikes. Sorry, due to insurance restrictions, no passengers allowed.

    Fee is $25 for Hodaka Club members and $30 for non-members and must be paid via PayPal at time of registration or we must receive payment within two weeks of signup if you request an invoice.

    *Kids may ride "modern" bikes providing they are 14 years or younger, riding bikes 100cc or smaller, and accompanied by an adult on a qualifying vintage bike.  The ride coordinator may make additional exceptions to the "vintage" rule for ISDT/ISDE veterans and legends.

    More information and online registration: Bad Rock Reunion Trail Ride 2024

    Best regards,
    Hodaka Club

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  • 24 Jan 2024 1:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As in several prior years, we've made arrangement for a group rate at the Red Lion Hotel in Pendleton. And as in the last several years, we're competing for accommodations with folks going the big "Jackalope Jamboree" music festival. So, demand for rooms is high.

    Our group rates are $121 for single king and $136 for double queens. Make sure you are talking to someone at the hotel and not the corporate reservation desk. You should be able to just tell them you want the special Hodaka Days rate. There's no promo code or anything like that. If for some reason they have problems, ask to talk to Cheryl.

    The phone number is: (541) 276-6111

    There are a limited number of rooms and the last date to make reservations at this rate is June 13th.

    The pool should be open by June, - it was when I was there in September, but the restaurant and lounge may not be open by summer.

    Follow the latest Hodaka Days news at https://hodakaclub.org/Hodaka_Days_News/

  • 24 Jan 2024 1:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For those of you still wondering...

    Hodaka Days is ALWAYS Thursday - Sunday of the last FULL weekend in June.  In other words, the Sunday of Hodaka Days always falls on the last Sunday in June.

    So, Hodaka Days 2024 is scheduled for June 27 - 30 back in Athena and Weston Oregon.

    Please note that, as usual, we are still in the process of getting "formal approval" from local municipalities, land owners, and other misc. parties at this time.

    Follow the latest Hodaka Days news at https://hodakaclub.org/Hodaka_Days_News/

  • 06 Jul 2023 3:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Lost: Blue Starter brand jacket with AMA logo on the front.  Lost Sunday at Diamond Eye track or outside Athena Public Works shop. (Found!)

    Found:  New blue, black, and gray Pittsburgh brand screwdriver - phillips #2.  Found Saturday night in the park near the Hodaka Club pop ups. (Owner identified)

    New: 07/13/23

    #3 Found: "Ken's Stateline Tractor" baseball cap.  Found in the Hodaka Club pop-ups Sunday.

    If you can help any of these items find their way back home,  please contact gfloren@easystreet.net.

  • 06 Jul 2023 3:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Athena chapter of the American Legion has asked us to pass along their thanks to all those that attended their Saturday morning pancake breakfast.  It was a big success again this year and the money raised will be used to purchase new flags to line Athena's main street during holiday celebrations.

    They plan to feed us all next year again, so bring your Hodaka and bring your appetite.

  • 15 Jun 2023 10:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We’re trying to put together some photos and an article  for VMX magazine on the Rickman Hodakas and we’d like to get pictures and backgrounds on several examples for the article.

    If you have a nice example of one of these bikes, bring it to Hodaka Days and we’ll some get magazine quality photos and just maybe you’ll see your bike in a future VMX article.

    If you do bring your Rickman Hodaka to Hodaka Days, lookup Jerry Carter or me at Hodaka Days so we can be sure to include it in the photo shoot.


  • 10 Jun 2023 10:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hodaka Days is less than two weeks away and we still need volunteers to staff some critical positions.

    In addition to the sincere gratitude of the planning committee and having the satisfaction of helping your fellow Hodaka enthusiasts, your can earn points toward your Hodaka Days Iron Man patch.

    Below is a list of the activities we need help with.  If you can help with any of these or have any questions, please send an email to volunteer@hodakadays.org.

    Thank you.  See you in Athena.





    Still Needed

    Welcome BBQ

    Thurs 6/22

    7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

    Set up buffet table and keep stocked with food, utensils, etc.  Also tear down and cleanup.


    Poker Run

    Thurs 6/22

    2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

    Chase truck / trailer: Follow route and pick up stalled riders.  NOTE: Requires a pickup truck and ramp or trailer.


    Trail Ride

    Fri 6/23

    10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

    Gate keeper:  Man cattle gate. Open for riders and close after they pass through.



    Sat 6/24

    8:15 AM – 11:45 AM

    Observer:  Score trials riders in a specific section.



    Sat 6/24

    8:15 AM – 11:45 AM

    Crowd control:  Monitor spectators and keep them clear of riders and out of trials sections.



    Sat 6/24

    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Barricade setup and tear down:  Transport barricades from city shop and set up on side streets just prior to parade.  Remove and transport to MX track after parade.  NOTE:  Requires pickup or trailer.

    3 – One driver and two runners

    Table transport

    Sat 6/24

    5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

    Transport portable tables from the park to elementary school cafeteria.  NOTE: requires a pickup truck or trailer.

    2 (only one vehicle needed)


    Sun 6/25

    9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Corner flaggers.  Breaks will be provided.  If you have not flagged before, a 20-minute training video is available.



    Sun 6/25

    9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Crowd control:  Keep spectators (with no “pit pass”) out of restricted track area.



  • 03 Jun 2023 2:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    A few things to remember to make sure you get the most out of your time at Hodaka Days

    Review this list to be sure you have everything you need to participate in your favorite events.

    • 1.   Bring your AMA card if you want to compete

    Competition events (trials and MX) are for AMA members only.  You must be an AMA member if you want to participate.  Bring your AMA card with you to present at signup. 

    If you’re not already an AMA member, you can join at their website www.americanmotorcyclist.com.  An annual membership is $49.  A single event membership is $20.

    Although we will have AMA memberships available at signup, we strongly encourage participants to sign up online to avoid long waits at signup.


    • 2.   Have your AMA Event Entry Form filled out and ready to hand to the volunteer at your first recreational event

    Fill out the AMA Event Entry Form and sign one liability waiver. You get the coveted gold wristband and you’re done!

    If you forget, we will have Event Entry Forms available at the Hodaka Club booth, and at the poker run, trail ride, and parade staging area before each of these events

    Once we have your completed AMA Event Entry Form and a signed liability waiver, we’ll give you a gold wristband. Keep the gold wrist band on and you will not be asked to complete paperwork for any of our sanctioned recreational activities again at Hodaka Days.

    The Event Entry Form can be found here.

    • 3.   Renew your AMA and Club memberships ahead of time online

     If you’re going to compete in trials or MX you need to be an AMA member.  Hodaka Club members not only support Hodaka Days and the Hodaka Museum and benefit from great stories and technical information in the club newsletter, they also enjoy reduced entry fees to all the events at Hodaka Days.

     Although both AMA and Hodaka Club memberships will be available at Hodaka Days, we encourage everyone to sign up ahead of time at the AMA and Hodaka Club web sites http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com and www.hodakaclub.org to save time for not only themselves, but also for our volunteers,


    4.   Bring the proper equipment if you want to race MX

     AMA safety rules have changed in the last few years.  If you want to race MX (or even ride practice laps), you’ll need to have the proper equipment.  AMA requires all riders to wear a full-face helmet and face shield or goggles.  If you do not have a full-face helmet equipped with a face shield or a full-face helmet with goggles, you will not be allowed on the track – no exceptions.  Eye glasses do not qualify as “goggles”.

    •  5.   Make sure you have the completed paperwork for any minors that will be participating in any riding events – even as a passenger

     Our insurance requires both parents to sign any waiver for minors.  Please don’t pressure our volunteers to make an exception.  To do so could void our insurance coverage.  We simply can’t do it, unless you have sole custody of the minor.

     If you are bringing a minor and both parents are not able to attend the event, please complete the appropriate minor waiver forms.  The form for all recreational events (poker run and/or the trail ride and/or the parade) can be found here.  Since all of our recreational events fall under a “Road Rally”, the single form can serve as a release for all three events.  The form for the observed trials can be found here, and the form for the MX (whether you will be racing or just want to ride practice laps) can be found here.

    Unless the forms are completed at Hodaka Days in front of an authorized club representative, any completed forms must also be witnessed and notarized to be accepted at the event.  NOTE: Even though there is no specific spot on the competition form for a notary to sign, it must also be notarized.

     In summary:

     1.    Have your AMA card with you, if you are riding trials or racing MX

    2.    Have your event entry form filled out and ready to hand to the volunteer at your first recreational event.

    • 3.    Have your AMA membership and Hodaka club membership renewed ahead of time.
    • 4.    Have a full-face helmet and face shield or goggles, if you are racing MX.
    • 5.    Have the proper paperwork for any minors that will be riding
    • 6.    Have fun!
  • 24 May 2023 12:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Special Hodaka Days reservation rates at the Red Lion Hotel in Pendleton expire in less than one week - 6/1/23.

    The rooms are $121 for a single king or queen and $136 for a double queen + taxes, etc.  Reservations must be made by June 1st.

    The hotel is located at 304 SE Nye Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801 and their phone number is (541) 276-6111 .

    There is a restaurant on site, but it has been closed since the pandemic and may not be open by June. They do have a pool.

    There are a limited number of rooms and the last weekend in June is apparently a busy one in the area.  Book now and be sure to ask for the "Special Hodaka Days" rate.

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