New Hampshire Man Making Cross-Country Trip in 35-MPH ROKON for Charity
When you think of quintessential American motorcycle producers, Harley-Davidson or Indian might come to mind, but there is another. It is called ROKON, and it isn’t your typical cruiser. It’s a rugged-but-lightweight, two-wheel drive bike, and one man is taking one across country for a great cause. Randy Tefft has just embarked on a great journey. This morning he left Portsmouth, New Hampshire, taking on a cross country journey that is scheduled to end July 25, in Malibu, California. This would be a daunting task in any bike, but riding on a ROKON presents even more challenges. RELATED: Check out the 2014 Motoped Survival Bike
ROKON Rangers, as they are called, are built just up the street from where Tefft is starting his journey. The Ranger only tops out at 35 miles per hours, which is why the 3496-mile journey is scheduled to take 25 days. Since the Ranger is a lightweight bike, space is at a premium, so we hope he plans on using motels and saving space for water and fuel.
The cross-country venture is all to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, which offers support for wounded veterans. Not only will Tefft be taking donations during the journey, but he will also be auctioning his bike off at his favorite pit stop: the Rock Store in Cornell, California.
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If you want to support this journey and a great cause, go to the WWP’s fundraising site, and make sure to check up on Tefft’s progress on his "ROKON Across America" Facebook page. We learned about this incredible cross-country trip from our friends over at BestRide.
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