2014 Mauna Kea 400 GPS Rally

Aloha Riders for a challenge.
Rock Island Rider GPS Mauna Kea 400 up date;
Entry Fee $40.oo
GPS Rally Headquarters @  Big Island Power Sports Hilo, near the wharf for shipped in Motorcycle’s….call Wayne Blyth @ 808-937-6365… for details.
Friday afternoon the 23rd, there will be a riders information meeting @ Steve Lau’s house in Hilo’s Upper Wiakia Uka.
This Rally will officially start @ 1:00 Am Saturday morning…ending at 3:00 Pm Sunday afternoon.
You have a 39 hr time frame to travel 400 mi in, you can start in the dark @ 1:00 Am Saturday morning or if you want start anytime Saturday morning, its up to the teams strategy to go to as many high points spots possible having many options to choose from on the GPS map we will provide.
Entry forms and down load GPS maps (in the making) will be available ……..when we get them set in Pohaku.Rock Island Rider Mauna kea 400 GPS Dual Sport Rally
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Aloha! everyday and extreme off road Dual Sport riders…
Rock Island Rider’s Memorial Day weekend GPS Mauna Kea 400 up date; 1/23/14
Talking Dual Sport 400 Rally event story today with Wayne Blyth the human walking computer that never crashes to get some chompin’ at the bit ride info, as he is the one compiling the routs, time and mileage for the GPS map for you adventurous riders to download. Wayne said the new Garmin 78 is the hot setup to use but cell phone units will work as well.
Ride team of two or more, only one GPS unit will be needed, if all in team have a GPS to navigate by, all the better.
Hilo will be the official start and finish both days for the two day event starting Memorial Day weekend Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th and on Sunday 25th will be an all day Benchracing BBQ Banquet, where we can all get together to laugh and benchrace our fun adventures, and watch your team’s GoPro video’s of the ride on a big screen….plan ahead for this as being one of the many cool highlights of this unprecedented 1st Annual Mauna Kea 400 GPS Dual Sport ride.
Keep in mind this two day GPS Rally circumventing the BIG Island and it’s tributary roads will go from sea level to 13,000 ft elev. a few times? (tentative) riders will encounter every kind of weather and terrain the Big Island can/will throw at you. 
This is not an easy piece of cake Rally ride as you may think, sitting there on the couch, arm curling long necks, with you hand deep in the Maui potato chip bag.
I recommend you riders laying out a simple GPS ride in your area so you can team practice now! getting familiar with your GPS for quick glances to stay on track…think Dakar Rally road map reading skills.
Be back pack riding gear ready for; hot/cold weather, rain, fog, dust, mud, lava rocks, and snow? again, this is not a “hum a tune pick your nose” Rally.
The Vist Cruise holo holo Tarmac only riders will need a hardened lava butt and riding hand callouses to complete the 400 miles for bragin’ rights.
For those riders on the Big Island Hilo side go to Big Island Power Sports and talk to Justin Lau for riding gear, tires and bullet proof parts to get you through 400 Big Isle miles.
Also on Hilo side is my long time rider friend Al Britto @ Suzuki Cycle Sports for a smokin’ deal on a dual sport ride, riding gear and parts.
Kona side is Barry Satterfield @ Kiser Motorcycles Kona for a huge selection of riding gear, parts and a great deal on a ride ready Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki or KTM dual sport unit, Barry rides off road, he knows what works best.
Oahu riders go to Montgomery Motorcycles and talk story with experienced Mauna Kea 200 rider Wayne Rhoden for the best Suzuki DR dual sport machine to do the job.
Joe Edsmon’s @ Ohau Tiki Motorcycles also sells Dual Sport Beta motorcycles, Joe has ridden numerous Mauna Kea 200’s and 3 Big Island Lava Butt 400 Dual Sport rides, he knows first hand what it takes to complete 400 miles.
Then there’s Jason Herod @ Hawaiian Adventure Rentals in Kona, for you riders that don’t want to ship your motorcycle, Jason’s a cool brother he will pick you up at the Kona airport if needed and tune you in to what’s happening, he may do the ride also, team up with him.
On Maui call Chris Rice Out Puder @ Maui Moto Adventures he may be able to work something out for you for this Rally ride. he may do the ride also, team up with him.
Support your local motorcycle dealer who ever it may be, tell’em Gasser sent you, and the’ll go the extra mile for ya, so we all can continue to ride Faster than the crash! with the right stuff.
 GPS Mauna Kea 400
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RIR mourns the loss of “Big John” Perreira

John Lawrence Perreira
November 11, 1944 – July 5, 2013

Big John Perreira

Hawaii-Tribune Herald obit, July 15 2013:

John Lawrence Perreira, 68, of Honokaa died July 5 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Haina, he was a retired assistant superintendent for the Hawaii Electric Light Company, a cattle rancher and a member of the Rock Island Riders ATV Club. Private services held. Survived by wife, Juliet Marie Perreira of Honokaa; daughter, Johnalyn (Wesley) Margheim of Colorado; son, Jonathan (Katie Carvalho) Perreira of Ninole; brothers, Manuel (Pat) Perreira of California and Dan (Dora) Perreira of Waimea; brothers-in-law, Richard (Joan) Toledo, Jr. and Roger (Elizabeth) Toledo, both of Hilo; three grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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2013 MK200 Cancelled

The Rock Island Riders regretfully announce that the 2013 Mauna Kea 200 event is cancelled.

Things were not coming together as planned to allow us to present an adequate course this year.  Details will follow later.

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Steve Teixeira services set

Steve passed away recently from cancer. Services will be on November 10 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Hilo Hospice. A reception will follow at the home of Keoki Texeira in Hawaiian Acres.

Steve will be sorely missed by the Rock Island Riders.


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BIDSA Lava Butt Ride 2012

Our sister club, the Big Island Dual Sport Association, is planning an epic 415 mile, two day dual sport ride on Thankgiving weekend November 23 and 24 2012. For more information go to: http://mk200.com/bidsa/?p=960

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Ribbons are down!

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2012 Mauna Kea 200 Results

2012 MK 200 Race Results

Overall A Class

1 4A Joe Edsman 3
2 4C Jason Hepa 15
3 1B Stan Riner 15
4 7A Ryan Gouveia 20
5 5B Chad Nakashima 21

Team A Class

1 Tiki Cycles 160

201-300 A Class

1 3A Kyle Smith 34
2 3C Slade Saffery 50
3 2A Aaron McKnight 116

301-Open A Class

1 1C Ben Kimura 26
2 2B Scott Takara 45
3 3B Craig Bauer 679

Vet 40-49 A Class

1 1A Alika Adric 37

Masters 50+ A Class

1 5C Jerry Miller 34
2 5A Anthony Ortiz 50

Overall B Class

1 18A Dave Nawahine 2
2 20A Keaka Ching 18
3 20C Jack Ching 21

0-200 cc B Class

1 18B Nick Soma 38

201-300 cc B Class

1 19C Michael Omija 64
2 19B Russ Goforth 1048
3 22B Scott Kawakami 2802

301-Open cc B Class

1 18C Kim Nakashima 43

Vet 40-49 B Class

1 24C Gary Scott Simmons 51

Masters 50+ B Class

1 24A Thomas Odem 138
2 23A Steve Frontauria 2107

Womens B Class

1 23C Lehua Lau 670


1 30 Jack Kron 0
2 32 Cory Hajek 15

Download Awards List Here

Download Scores Here

Download Times Here

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