Hodaka Days

Hodaka Days ParadeEach year during the last weekend in June, we hold Hodaka Days in Athena, Oregon.

This years event will be June 22-25, 2017. If you plan on attending and camping, plan on getting there on Wednesday the 22nd or even earlier. The Swap Meet starts on Friday as usual (Bring your Hodaka rollers and parts!!) and there'll be tent camping in Athena City Park with an all-night security patrol again.

It is the annual gathering of Hodaka Club Members as well as other fans of Hodakas and vintage motorcycles. The City opens up its park for free tent camping, and inexpensive swimming.

To start things off, there's a vintage bike Poker Run on Thursday several miles out on paved back roads. Back in town at the Athena City Park there's a Hodaka parts Swap Meet with Vendor booths, prize drawings and silent auctions. Register and join the club and get great SWAG!

The Famous Bad Rock Trail Ride is on Friday! Awesome ride.

Saturday, the annual Hodaka Days parade takes place through all 5 blocks of Downtown Athena.

Then there's the eye opening Bike Show in Athena City Park, plus an Awards Banquet, Auction and BBQ that evening!

Bike Show

A Hodaka Vintage Trials competition is also on Saturday.

The AMA sanctioned Hodaka Scrambles Race takes place at the Diamond-Eye Manufacturing track on Sunday.

There is also a free health check by the Lions Club, a VFW pancake breakfast and a breast cancer awareness walk, so really there's something for everyone at Hodaka Days!!

The past couple of years, Peter Starr, famed Hollywood director and producer of the original "Bad Rock" film has attended, bringing along some of his remastered video for a Movie night at the Longbranch Saloon in Weston, a few miles from Athena. Peter has recently confirmed he'll be at Hodaka Days again this year!!

Former factory Honda racer Tommy Croft just loves the Badrock Ride!!  He and AMA Hall of Famer Preston Petty have attended Hodaka Days as well as former Bultaco factory rider Ron Pomeroy who usually flags the Sunday Scrambles race. Rick "Super Hunky" Sieman, former editor of Dirt Bike magazine has been threatening to show up for years, and we've seen VMX magazine editor Ken Smith author of the Hodaka Book there also, as well as 500cc AMA Motocross World Champion "Bad" Brad Lackey, so you just never know who's going to show up!!

This is really an event that brings back the simple pleasures we all enjoyed when these bikes were originally sold back in the 70's! Just picture a small county fair atmosphere and good fellowship with really good folks, all tied together around a castor oil fueled, expansion chambered Hodaka festival!

More information is available on our Events tab or visit the official Hodaka Days web site: www.hodakadays.org. Please check out our 'Volunteers Needed' page for Hodaka Days, or contact Ervin Robison (e.robison@live.com) if you would like to volunteer to help with any of the events at Hodaka Days!!

 "Happy Hodaka Days!" ~ Jimmy Pomeroy


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