Hillsborough Township Mayor Frank DelCore, along with the other Township Committee members, applauded a motorcycle rider who set out on a difficult task to raise money for a charity foundation that is important to him.
Jeff Wyatt, a Hillsborough resident, participated and successfully completed the 2018 Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge for JAR of Hope-Team Jamesy in July 2018.
JAR of Hope was founded in 2013 by James Raffone in honor of his son, Jamesy, and is devoted to bringing awareness and raising funds for ongoing research about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The Hoka Hey Challenge tests the physical endurance and mental fortitude of motorcycle riders in a 10 day cross country ride without the use of any electronic devices. Riders must sleep next to their motorcycles regardless of weather.
Jeff Wyatt rode 10,453 miles in 11.5 days, finished 5th out of 113 riders and raised $28,750 for JAR of Hope.
Wyatt plans on riding his motorcycle on an even longer trip to raise more money for the organization in the near future.