OKAY, SO HOW DOES ALL THIS WORK?
You sign up HERE and go to REVER afterwards on either their website or your preferred app store. Create an account and get familiar with the app, then go to the “challenges” tab and join the Hoody Hoo Throwdown. Waypoints will not be visible until an hour before the event launches. We recommend tracking some rides ahead of time so you are familiar with the app come game day.
From there, look at the timeline on our home page. You need to come early and sign in, get a wristband, and hear the safety brief and any last minute updates. The Challenge will open in Rever 30 minutes before go time, so you can begin planning your route. Then hit as many waypoints as you can, being back at the destination before cutoff time. Most important is that you end, save, and UPLOAD your ride(s) before cutoff time or they won’t be counted. Then we go through the protest period (see the rules for details) and then it’s awards time!
A silent auction will be happening the entire day with several cool items to bid on from Monster Energy, Liberty Sport, CycleGear, and others. 100% of the items are donated and all proceeds for directly to the Veterans Charity Ride.
WHAT ABOUT MY BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND/DOG/PARROT/HAMSTER? CAN THEY RIDE ON THE BACK?
Sure, whatever floats your goat. Humans need to sign the waiver and attend the safety brief. If your passenger wants in on an event shirt and some swag, make sure to get them a 2-up ticket. As far as pets, only service animals are allowed inside the Hogs and Heifers Saloon, but we leave water out front so your pooch can stay hydrated, and the afterparty will rage on the street outside too, so you won’t be left out. And remember it’s a 21+ event.
WHAT's THE WEATHER LIKE?
Yeah, we don’t have any control over that. It’s a rain or shine event so keep your eyes on the weather reports and plan accordingly. If crap weather keeps people away it just makes that $1,000 prize easier to win, but with the heavy winter we’ve been having in 2019 it will hopefully blow itself out early. Hopefully.
Can I Bring A Friend?
Hell yes. They need their own ticket though, and everyone needs to be 21 or older.. Then the only problem that arises is, if you ride together, you are going to end up with the exact same score, and be tied. You may wanna club them over the head when they aren’t looking so you can win (just kidding, never do that). One way to avoid this is to head in different directions at the beginning and meet back in the middle towards the end. Route selection is up to you.
WHAT ABOUT MY CLUB?
Details on this topic coming soon.
WHAT ABOUT MY DUNE BUGGY/TRUCK/CAR?
No, this is a motorcycle event. Sidecars and trikes are welcome, but you need handlebars and less than four wheels.
WHAT IS THE ROUTE?
You won’t know until the event opens. This is so each rider can use their own planning and judgement to earn the most points possible. This is a contest of route planning and strategy. Waypoints will be in and around the Hollister, CA area, with difficult to reach or far away destinations having the most point values. Consequently there is no route: you need to design your own.
HOW MANY WAYPOINTS ARE THERE?
Way more than 50. Like we said, this ain’t a poker run.
Is There A Leaderboard?
A leaderboard is available in the app, but it doesn’t update until someone ends their ride in the REVER app and uploads it. We recommend you periodically save your ride to REVER and start a new one so you know it’s updating. If you do it all in one shot and fail to get it uploaded until after the Throwdown ends, you might end up with a score of zero. We also recommend ending and uploading a ride if you know you’re going to leave cell phone service. This will get your ride updated while signal is strong, then simply start a new ride and carry on.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HIT A WAYPOINT BUT THE REVER APP DOESN’T COUNT IT?
There will be a 30minute window after the challenge to protest (see the timeline). If you feel you hit a waypoint but didn’t get awarded the points, the only way to fix it will be showing a judge one of two things during the protest period. One, a screenshot of the push notification saying you were awarded the waypoint, with the time clearly visible. Two, a completed REVER ride, completed before the end of the Throwdown, with the blue tracking line crossing through the waypoint.
Got It? Ok Good.
Early bird registration is on, get in now and save a few.