Our Past Rides

2014

August 16th 2014, Dawn to Dusk 500 for Autism

Dawn to Dusk 500 for Autism All routes ending at the Heroes Haven home of Hoagy’s Heroes Inc., Glen Dale, WV August 16, 2014 7AM – 7PM There will be a number of starting points throughout the US. All rides to end on August 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM

June 20th - 21st 2014, 10 year Anniversary RTE

10 year Anniversary RTE All routes ending at the Heroes Haven home of Hoagy’s Heroes Inc., Glen Dale, WV June 20-21, 2014 There will be a number of starting points throughout the US, Mexico and possibly Canada.. IBA Routes will be preauthorized from these starting points. All rides to end on June 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM

May 15th - 17th 2014, 2nd Annual Lone Star Six Shooter

2nd Annual Lone Star Six Shooter Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area May 15-17, 2014 Featuring 6 different ride choices (5 are IBA preauthorized) 2000 miles < 48 hours ... 2000 miles < 36 hours 1500 miles < 36 hours ... 1500 miles < 24 hours 1000 miles < 24 hours and an introductory 500 miles in 12 hours All rides to end on May 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM

2013

August 17, 2013: Dawn to Dusk 500 miles

August 17, 2013: Dawn to Dusk 500 miles (7AM to 7PM) Ride Begins and ends at the Heroes’ Haven 315 4th Street, Glen Dale, WV Home of Hoagy’s Heroes, Inc. Long Distance Charity Riders All pledges collected (100%) benefit the FBR Foundation. The FBR Foundation’s mission is to increase awareness, education and programming for those with, or working with persons who have behavioral or mental health diagnoses, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).

2012

June 23rd, 2012 - 2012 SaddleSore 1000 - In-State Georgia Record Attempt

May 24th - 27th, 2012 -Hoagy's Heroes 2nd Anual Reunion - in Arkansas

April 28th, 2012 - Fund Raiser Ride for Joanne Westerman

August 18th 2012 Waffle House Grand Tour by THERALLEY.US

2011

July 19th, 2011- Death Valley Gold 1000 Xtreme Attempt

This ride was and always will be The Ultimate Test of Strength and Endurance. 1000 Miles in Death Valley! This is an I.B.A. Xtreme! Ride. This ride was cut short due to early accident. Even the most experienced riders, must use extreme caution.

 

June 25th, 2011 - 2011 SaddleSore 1000 - In-State Maryland Record

Maryland In-State Record Achieved!
The Maryland 1000 ride is being organized by Charles Reese, aka TinPony, and friends, and will be an attempt to break the record for the most number of bikes participating in an In-State Saddle Sore ride. The current record stands at 409 bikes riding in a single "in state" ride. The ride will be an IBA sanctioned event. This ride is open to ALL riders and ALL types of motorcycles!! The ride is being organized to benefit the Hoagy’s Heroes Long Distance Charity Riders. Be a Hoagy’s Hero and help children throughout the country. Riders participating in this event will not only get an opportunity for some great riding but also the opportunity to do a good deed.

 

May 28th, 2011 - Hoagy's Heroes Reunion - Ride to Eat, Ride to Greet

It was decided that we needed to have some fun and that a large get to together of all riders, past, present and future would be the way to go. With that in mind Bob Tobitt has spent a couple of months collating and mapping as many Hoagy's Heroes riders as he could get a hold of in order to find a place central for everyone. After much number crunching and push pin mapping (NOT!) the center spot landed fairly and squarely right at the heart of the "Tail of the Dragon". How lucky are we? The Meet and Greet will be held over the memorial weekend and specifically on the evening of Saturday the 28th, in Cleveland, Tennessee (Not to be confused with the 'other' Cleveland). Cleveland, TN is a short hop from the Dragon and many other spectacular rides including the Blue Ridge Parkway. So that we can all have fun and not worry about drinking and riding Bob has booked a hotel with a restaurant and bar on site. If you would please RSVP via email so we have an idea of how many people will be showing up and to get your name on the mailing list that Bob has created as to keep you up to date with any changes, Bob would greatly appreciate it. ******Thank You Bob, for taking the Time to put this together. 

2010

August 10th 2010 DEATH VALLEY GOLD

September 16th - 18th, 2010 - Back to Back Saddle World Record Attempt

Hoagy's Heroes, Inc. will be yet again trying to beat the World Record of the most riders to finish an IBA Back to Back SaddleSore, this is 2,000+ Miles in 48 hours or less. This year's Back to Back SaddleSore will begin and end at the Carmichael's Irish Pub (aka Hoagy's Garage). Hoagy's Heroes, Inc. will provide a dinner party at the Carmichael's Irish Pub after the ride (BYOB), bring a guest or guests for only $20.00 per person.

September 2nd, 2010 - 2010 Tennessee Volunteer 1000 In-State Record

In State Tennessee Record Achieved!!
The Tennessee Volunteer 1000 ride is being organized by Charles Reese (aka tinpony) and friends, and will be a In-State Record attempt at the most Honda Runes in an IBA SaddleSore ride, but you don't need to be riding a Rune to participate in this charity ride. This ride is open to ALL riders and ALL types of motorcycles. This ride is also a In-State Record Attempt for Tennessee, so this ride will be totally in Tennessee. Come join us as we ride across the 3 grand divisions of the great State of Tennessee! We will begin in the East Division in Erwin riding across the Middle Division through Nashville and into the Western Division to Memphis. On the flag these three regions are bound together in an unbroken circle. What a great opportunity to see such a beautiful state TWICE!!!

July 31st, 2010 - The Dawn to Dusk 500

This years Dawn to Dusk 500 will begin and end at Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Greensburg PA and will also venture out to other states to keep this ride fresh. This ride will be 500 miles or greater. This is a great ride for people who are wanting to start out on Long Distance riding and want to start out with an easier ride for their first ride. This ride is also great for people who like to take a nice daytime ride but don't want to do 1000+ mile ride. This ride is very relaxing and great to see some sights and meet new people. We usually have a nice little get together after its over and maybe eat and have a few drinks and talk about the ride. We are working on a starting and finish point for this ride and will keep you up to date as soon as we know anything.

June 26th, 2010 - Buckeye 1000 In-State Record

Ohio- Buckeye 1000 In-State Record Acheived!!
Summary... We Had a Beautiful Ride for our Buckeye 1000 this year. We had a total of 28 Riders start and finish with 26 riders getting I.B.A. Certification. We had a total of $2,454.22 in Pledges and a total miles average for this ride being 1052.

2009

September 10th, 2009 - IBA 50CC Coast to Coast in 50 Hours World Record Attempt

Summary of this ride... 100 CCC: The (2) riders that rode pulled in with time to spare, and could not wait to start back the other way 50 CC: We were having such a good time that we did not want to leave. Our leader ran out of gas, not just once, but twice, out in the desert (He did have extra fuel) since we are talking about fuel, Bobby “Iron wing” Wilson put diesel instead of gas in his bike before we left The liquid sunshine just poured and poured and poured. In Houston, one group got stuck for 1 ½ hours due to an accident. All arrived safely and under time.

September 8th, 2009 - IBA 100CCC Coast to Coast to Coast in 100 Hours

Summary of this ride... 100 CCC: The (2) riders that rode pulled in with time to spare, and could not wait to start back the other way 50 CC: We were having such a good time that we did not want to leave. Our leader ran out of gas, not just once, but twice, out in the desert (He did have extra fuel) since we are talking about fuel, Bobby “Iron wing” Wilson put diesel instead of gas in his bike before we left The liquid sunshine just poured and poured and poured. In Houston, one group got stuck for 1 ½ hours due to an accident. All arrived safely and under time.

August 29th, 2009 - The Dawn to Dusk 500

Summary of this ride... Again, riders from (4) states participated. The run was a great “break-in” run for riders who have never participated in distance riding. The weather forecast was for liquid sunshine, but we only had sprinkles. You Missed a great ride!

August 1st, 2009 - "Dr. Dave's Remedy Run" Fun Run/Party

Summary of this ride... Riders from (4) states Riders From Moundsville, West Virginia to Madison, Virginia swam through the liquid sunshine, except for the last 20 miles when the sun did actually shine! The Schenks’ hospitality was awesome!!!! Those who were not there missed a great party.

June 27th, 2009 - The "Hillbilly 1000" IBA SaddleSore - In-State West Virginia Record!

Summary of this ride... 30 bikes along with 3 passengers participated Scheduled gas stop in southern WV was a bust, as the gas stations that were suppose to be open, were closed. Riders had to drive into Virginia to obtain fuel. One rider blew a rear tire and took a ride in the median strip. All turned out fine with only a few bumps and bruises and a new tire. Brother Bill blew up his 1980 “Trouble Head” and ended up getting trailered home. No liquid sunshine, but there was a great deal of fog during the morning hours. There were several 1st time distance riders and fun was had by all.

May 8th, 2009 - "Fun Run to the Sun" IBA SaddleSore

Riders from (5) states. Just missed a tornado after driving through a ton of liquid sunshine in the middle of the night. Arrived safely and the Kings were very gracious hosts. The ride home was even dry!

2008

September 4, 2008 - World Record Attempt 2000 Miles in Less Than 48 Hours IBA

We had a total of 8 riders and a total of $6,757.93 in pledges.
2 riders got their BunBurner IBA Certification.
5 riders got their BunBurner GOLD IBA Certification.

June 28, 2008 - Keystone 1000 IBA SaddleSore 1000 Miles In State Record Attempt in Less Than 24 HRS.

We had a total of 17 riders with a total of $3,650.00 in pledges.

June 14, 2008 - The Pennsylvania Dawn to Dusk 500

For both "Dawn to Dusk 500" rides this year we had a total of 16 riders and a total of $2,346.33 in pledges.

June 14, 2008 - The Ohio Dawn to Dusk 500

For both "Dawn to Dusk 500" rides this year we had a total of 16 riders and a total of $2,346.33 in pledges.

2007

Hoagy's Heroes 2007 Ride

Riders Pledged $31K For "A Special Wish Foundation, Inc"

2006

"Back-to-Back Saddle Sore" 2006

June 23-24, 2006. Despite thunderstorms, high winds, and flash flooding effecting most of the State of Ohio in the late afternoon and evening of June 22nd, 55 resilient "heroes" arrived to participate in the 2006 Hoagy's Heroes long distance charity ride and in the process raised over $28,000 in pledges for A Special Wish Foundation. The 2006 ride was actually two different rides - a 2,000-mile Iron Butt Association ("IBA") "Back-to-Back Saddle Sore" ride and a 1,000-mile IBA "Saddle Sore" ride - that both started and ended at the Hampton Inn in New Philadelphia, Ohio. The 18 riders and 3 passengers that participated in the "Back-to-Back Saddle Sore" ride departed from New Philadelphia between 12:30 and 2:00 AM on Friday, June 23rd and rode 1,045 miles in five different states (Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, and West Virginia) during the first leg of the scenic route. The second leg of the "Back-to-Back Saddle Sore" route was also the route that was used by the 30 riders and 4 passengers that participated in the "Saddle Sore" ride which departed from New Philadelphia between 12:30 and 2:00 AM on Saturday, June 24th. The Saturday route covered 1,016 miles in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.

At the end of the ride, many of the road-weary "heroes" gathered at Hog Heaven Open Pit BBQ Restaurant to eat, celebrate their accomplishment, listen to a local band, and to exchange road stories before turning in for some much deserved sleep. On Sunday morning, riders, passengers, volunteers, family, and friends gathered for pictures and the distribution of awards before heading home. The following individuals and groups received 2006 Hoagy's Heroes Long Distance Charity Riders awards: Doug Crossett of Katonay, NY.-Traveled the Furthest to participate; Gary Smith of McMurray, PA.-Individual with Most Donations; Y-City HOG Chapter of Zanesville, OH.-Largest Group to participate; Upper Ohio Valley HOG Chapter of Wheeling, WV.-Group with Most Donations; and Renee Bonwell, Cheswick, PA., was recognized as the first ever recipient of the "Rebel Bill" Bonwell Memorial Award. See a special thank you to our 2006 riders from "A Special Wish Foundation, Inc." at 3rd Annual "Iron Butt" Ride for the benefit of A Special Wish Foundation.

2005

Hoagy's Heroes 2005 Ride

June 24, 2005. A group of nearly 120 motorcycles departed from Uniontown, Pennsylvania between 1:30 and 3:30 AM and completed a 1000-mile route in less than 24 hours. This second annual fundraiser, which was founded by Robert "Hoagy" Carmichael of Moundsville, West Virginia, resulted in sponsors' pledges of over $36,000 for charitable organizations. Riders from eight different states, including one that rode his motorcycle from Texas to join the ride, converged on the Holiday Inn in Uniontown to participate in this scenic ride through six different states. After a full day of riding through Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, and Maryland, the group completed the ride at National Road Harley-Davidson in Uniontown. If completing an Iron Butt ride in itself isn't enough, one rider completed it shortly after completing a eight weeks of chemotherapy treatment while two other riders rode on what most would consider to be less-than-desirable types of motorcycles for such a long ride - one on a 250cc Honda Rebel and the other on a 1980 Harley-Davidson Low Rider. Read more about this ride on the A Special Wish Foundation's website at Bikers ride 1000 miles to raise money for Kids.

2004

Hoagy's Heroes 2004 Ride

June 17-18 2004. The "Hoagy's 1500 Mile Special Wish Run" started between 3:00 and 5:00 AM in Saint Clairsville, Ohio and finished less than 36 hours later near the American Motorcyclist Association Headquarters and Museum in Columbus, Ohio. The 2004 ride was completed by over sixty bikes and nearly seventy riders and passengers. Upon completion of the ride, nearly sixty of those riders completed the necessary Iron Butt Association (IBA) paperwork and received Bun Burner certification. That group of riders established a new world record for the most bikes to complete a single IBA Bun Burner ride, which consists of 1500 miles in less than 36 hours. This ride was especially challenging, not only due to the distance covered, but also because of the ever-changing elements throughout the ride. Some riders claimed to have been in and out of their rain gear nearly a dozen times on the first day of the ride. Despite the off and on rain showers (including some hard "downpours") and a major traffic backup due to some road construction, riders thoroughly enjoyed the scenic interstate highways in Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. Although this was the first ride for charity, it resulted in $31,000 in sponsors' pledges to A Special Wish Foundation. The organizers of the rider were very pleased with being able to accomplish both of the goals that they set out to achieve --
setting a new IBA world record and raising thousands of dollars for seriously ill children.