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May 16th - May 18th


Starting and Ending
Temple, TX


There will be five (5) available IBA certifiable rides held May 16 through May 18, 2013.

These rides are as follows:

SS 2000 Gold -- 2,000 miles in 36 hours or less KSU 6:00 AM Thursday, May 16, 2013

SS 2000 Regular -- 2,000 miles in 48 hours or less KSU 6:00 AM Thursday, May 16, 2013

BBG 1500 Gold -- 1,500 miles in 24 hours or less KSU 6:00 AM Friday, May 17, 2013

BBG 1500 Regular -- 1,500 miles in 36 hours or less KSU 6:00 AM Friday, May 17, 2013

SS 1000 -- 1,000 miles in 24 hours or less KSU 7:00 AM, Friday, May 17, 2013

500 mile Introductory Ride (not IBA certified) -- 500 miles in 12 hours or less KSU 6:00 AM Saturday, May 18, 2013

The 2,000 mile rides will consist of two (2) 1,000 mile loops: one clockwise and the other counterclockwise.

The 1,500 mile rides will consist of a single 1,000 mile loop followed by the 500 mile route.

Due to the special relationship between Hoagy’s Heroes and the IBA we have obtained special permission to limit the number of required (Mandatory) receipt stops for all rides.

Riders may ride alone or in small groups.

These rides will be offer a great shake-down for the more experienced riders heading into the 2013 rally season and a chance to fine tune your rides before it really counts!

The fee to ride is $30.00 if pre-registered and $35.00 if registering that day. This fee includes a Hoagy's Heroes patch, HH certificate and rocker. If you want any additional HH certifications and rockers, there will be an additional fee of $7.00 per ride. Example: Registering for SS 2000 Gold -- could also qualify for all runs. Each IBA certification requested is $37.00 full package and $28.00 for certificate only. Pre-registration is available for the ride registration only. If you pre-register and are not able to be there, refunds (less PayPal fees) will be refunded up to April 18, 2012.

2013 Lone Star Six Shooter

This is a charity event. You must have at least one donation to ride. 100% of all donations collected will go to charities designated by Hoagy's Heroes Inc. These charities have included A Special Wish Foundation and Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund. For each $100 collected, you will be eligible for one chance in the HH prize drawing. All prizes are given away at a prize party at the end of the year. Check out the prize page to see prizes given in the past.


500 Mile Map



2000-2000 Gold (2 Laps)
Mile Map


Here is the new TX Flyer with all changes, please help us get the word out

500 Mile Directions



1000 Mile Directions





Any Questions please call Hoagy at:
Home 304-810-0177 - Cell 304-639-1863

(email) hoagy@hoagysheroes.org

Hotel Information:

Days Inn Temple - Temple

1104 N General Bruce Dr, Temple, TX, 76504 United States1-855-238-1590‎

You Must Make Your Own Reservations!

Doubles: 59.95 + Tax = 67.75/ per night

Singles:  56.95 + Tax = 64.36/ per night


August 17, 2013 beginning at 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Start and end point will be home of the Heroes Haven, 315 4th Street, Glen Dale, WV 26038.
Stay tuned for further updates!



Our Mission Statement...


What a Face!

"How often do you get to do something in life that you love and at the same time go for a world's record while raising monies for worthwhile charities."

Robert "Hoagy" Carmichael

(June 2004)

"It is the mission of Hoagy's Heroes, Inc. to organize and operate exclusively to sponsor motorcycle events for the purpose of raising money for the benefit of selected charitable causes.  Our work is guided by the common desire of our members and supporters to help the afflicted or less fortunate so they may enjoy the generosity of all who care.  It is our goal to promote safe motorcycle riding activities while participating in what we enjoy most ......motorcycle riding."

What we are...

First and foremost, we are bikers with a heart and a love for children.   Since 2003, under the dedicated drive and passion of Robert "Hoagy" Carmichael, we have organized annual long-distance motorcycle rides to raise money for children's charities.   Each year, our goal is to increase the number of riders and try to set a new world's record for the largest number of bikers to participate in a certified Iron Butt Association ride.

Hoagy’s Heroes riders have raised tens-of-thousands of dollars in pledges for A Special Wish Foundation.   Each rider is asked to submit a donation to participate in a ride and is also encouraged to solicit as many sponsors as possible to raise funds for our designated charities.    The number of riders has increased each year and we hope to see this trend continue.

But the really true Heroes are the kids who have been diagnosed as having life-threatening disorders.   They courageously battle these terrible afflictions every single day.   Hoagy's Heroes is committed to raising funds so that others may enjoy the wonderful things many of us take for granted.   We are so proud that over the past 4 years we have helped over thirty kids realize their dreams and special wishes.   The average "special wish" costs approximately $3,000.   Please be sure to take a few moments and visit our Kid’s Page and read their stories.   Then join us on our rides with your pledges and donations so we can make more dreams and special wishes come true.

These rides and granting the children their special wishes would not be possible without the magnificent support of volunteers.   The all-volunteer Hoagy's Heroes staff spends countless hours planning and organizing each ride while dozens of event-day volunteers provide essential support at the beginning and end of each ride.   In the past, these event-day volunteers have included staff of local motorcycle dealerships, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, members of civic organizations, and spouses and friends of many participants in the rides.

Our inaugural ride…

Iron Butt Association Bun-Burner 1500 World Record

June 17-18, 2004.  The ”Hoagy's 1500 Mile Special Wish Run” ride was completed by over sixty bikes and nearly seventy riders and passengers.   Upon completion of the ride, nearly sixty of those riders submitted 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 of 1500 miles in less than 36 hours.   You can learn more about this ride on our History page.

With over 24,000 members, IBA is dedicated to safe, long-distance motorcycle riding.    IBA does not have membership in the traditional sense.   The most notable way to become a member is to complete a certified IBA ride.   For more information about IBA, see http://www.ironbutt.com/about/default.cfm.

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