Each year during the last full weekend in June, the Hodaka Club holds Hodaka Days in Athena, Oregon, the ancestral home of PABATCO, the Hodaka parent company.
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It's the annual gathering of Hodaka Club Members as well as other fans of Hodakas and vintage motorcycles!! The city of Athena, Oregon opens up its park for several Hodaka Days events, and most years, for inexpensive swimming. The Athena City Park swimming pool and showers are usually open for Hodaka Days, which is always held the last weekend in June.
Hodaka Days historically has had various events over the course of the long weekend. To start things off, there's a vintage bike Poker Run "TT ride" on Thursday several miles out on paved back roads. During the Bad Rock ride on Friday, back in town through Saturday in the Athena City Park there's the Hodaka used parts Swap Meet going on with Vendor booths, raffle sales, friendly ladies at the registration table and silent auctions for vintage motorcycle stuff.
Just set up your Easy-Ups and tables in your chosen spot in the Athena City Park. There's no fee and plenty of room to sell your Hodaka bikes and parts and any other vintage motorcycle stuff and other wares you might have for sale!! There's also free tent camping in Athena City Park with an all-night security patrol.
If you register for Hodaka Days at the event, you'll get an event schedule and if you join the Hodaka Club while you're there, you'll get some great SWAG from our sponsors like stickers, key chains, pens, free magazines, banners and other stuff!
To sign up for the Bad Rock ride, there will be an announcement on this website providing a way to sign up for Club Members first, and if there's any spots left, then non-Club members can sign up, another good reason to join the Hodaka Club!
The Famous Bad Rock Trail Ride is on Friday during Hodaka Days! Awesome ride.
Saturday, the annual Hodaka Days parade takes place through all 5 blocks of Downtown Athena and back!!
Then there's the eye opening Bike Show in Athena City Park on Saturday, plus an Awards Banquet, Auction and BBQ that night!
An Observed Trials competition usually takes place at the Grain Elevator on Friday and a scrambles racing event or playday is held at the Diamond-Eye Manufacturing track on Sunday.
There is also a VFW Pancake Breakfast and other events, 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.
Former professional factory Honda racer Tommy Croft, who also raced professionally for Hodaka just loves the Badrock Ride!! Tommy and AMA Hall of Famer Preston Petty have attended Hodaka Days as well as former Bultaco factory rider Ron Pomeroy as well as 500cc AMA Motocross World Champion "Bad" Brad Lackey!! Rick "Super Hunky" Sieman, former editor of Dirt Bike magazine and editor of the Hodaka Club quarterly newsletter, "The Resonator Revisited" has been threatening to show up for years. (Maybe THIS year!!) We've also seen VMX magazine editor Ken Smith author of the Hodaka Book there too!
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 2-stroke fueled, expansion chambered Hodaka festival! Loads of FUN!!
More information will be available on the Events page, and make sure to follow the Hodaka Days News page which can be found on the Top Menu.