Hodaka Days Update and Travel Info 05-05-22

05 May 2022 12:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

PLANNING ON COMING FOR THE FIRST TIME? AIRPORTS NEAR ATHENA:

Pendleton, OR (PDT), about 20 miles from Athena, service by Boutique Air, some rental cars available.

Walla Walla, WA (ALW), 25 mile from Athena, with service by Alaska/Horizon, some rental cars available. Pasco, WA (PSC), about 65 miles from Athena, with service by Alaska/Horizon, United shuttle, Dela, several car rental agencies. 

Portland, OR (PDX), closest MAJOR airport, about 4.5 hours drive to Athena, via spectacular scenery of the Columbia River Gorge.

Need transport for your bike to Athena?  As in previous years, Hodaka Club member  Dan Killian is offering bike transport out to or back from Hodaka Days. He can do pick-ups and deliveries along the route, out and back on I-80, swinging north or south of that route some.

Pick up and or delivery on the route out or back is also possible. Whole bikes, project bikes, parts, etc. can be hauled in his open pick up and open trailer. Contact him at: thrownchain@yahoo.com  for details.

NEED A HOTEL?  There are still a few rooms left at the special Hodaka Days discount at the Red Lion Hotel in Pendelton.  Reservations must be made by calling the local Pendleton number 542-276-6111 to receive the discount.  Do not try to make your reservations through the central Red Lion reservation system.

WANT TO CAMP AT THE EVENT?  Camping is available at the Athena City Park, which has a swimming pool and showers which will be available for campers.

For RVs, parking is available just across a footbridge from the park. There are a limited number of electrical and water hookups for RVs; no waste water hookups are available.

There is a small RV park in Athena and several full-service RV parks within reasonable driving distance.

Mountain View RV Park - 1375 SE 3rd, Pendleton, OR 97801 (approx. 20 miles from Athena) Exit 210 off I-84 (next to Red Lion) 541-276-1041, 866-302-3311 www.nwfamilyrvresorts.com     

Centerville RV Park - 213 W. Sherman, Athena, OR 97813 (Near the old PABATCO building) 541- 566-9246   

Wildhorse Resort & Casino - 72777 Highway 331, Pendleton, OR 97801 (Approx. 18 miles from Athena - right next to I-84 just east of Pendleton) 800-654-9453

Trails West RV Park - 1420 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (approx. 12 miles from Athena) Phone: 509-301-2400 509-200-9796

BAD ROCK SIGNUP:  After several weeks of being open exclusively to Hodaka Club members, registration for the 2022 Bad Rock reunion ride is now open to the public.

Pass the word to your friends, neighbors, and fellow dirt bike enthusiasts. The link to the signup is: http://hodakaclub.org/event-4759626 , and, if you're a Hodaka Club member and haven't signed up already,  do it now. The number of riders is limited.

 HODAKA DAYS BIKE SHOW:  Bring your cherry, original Ace 90… or your weird and wonderful custom Hodaka chopper… or your 50,000-mile road rider (that still runs!)… or your pristine, lovingly restored, museum worthy Super Rat… or your cool, belt-drive Hodaka-powered mini-bike… or your Mil Spec Combat Wombat to share with your fellow Hodakaphiles!

Our most celebrated and knowledgeable creator of special, one of a kind Hodakas, Lee Fabry, has stepped up to take leadership of the Saturday bike show.  You have likely witnessed his talent for details in his professional bike builds and impressive show entries. After dominating the show for years with his amazing creations, Lee will be contributing his discerning eye deep technical knowledge to the displays that Joyce Dunning and Dale Dvorak have orchestrated since 2013. We hope he will be able to bring some of his “builds” for display and inspiration.  If he has time/space - to bring his custom bikes -they will not be entered into bike show competition, but will be available for inspiration

Service Seminar - Two Stroke Basics and Troubleshooting by  Eric Jensen

As Eric himself tells it, “At 18 years of age, with a $600 investment, I had a crate of Hodakas (two bikes), a parts kit, a business permit from the city, and a hole in the pit of my stomach” as he became a Hodaka dealer! This was the beginning of a career devoted to motorcycles, riding (multiple Baja 500/1000 and other desert wins, capped with three ISDT medals on Pentons!), operating Super Cycle in SoCal, and along the way, designing and producing a  veritable bevy of special, high performance Hodaka parts, including a large aluminum square barrel cylinder, radial-fin head to match, and his own pistons, along with the usual porting, hop-up, pipes, suspension and engine services for every brand he sold.

 Friday afternoon will provide an opportunity to enjoy an open discussion under the trees in Athena Park with one of the most creative, engaging Hodaka legends.

 

So… June 23-26, 2022… be in Athena or miss all the fun!







 

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