We are excited to announce our
17th Annual Lori Piestewa Navajo Hopi Honor Run, dates are May 23-26, 2019

Get ready riders, volunteers and military families, we have begun to plan our annual ride with over 800 miles. The route begins in Window Rock and we will continue to Ganado, Beshbito, Keams Canyon, Hopi Veterans Memorial Center, Bird Springs, Leupp, Flagstaff, Tuba City, Gap, Page, Kayenta, Mexican Water, Beclabito, Four Corners Monument, Towaoc, Shiprock Chapter, Nenanzhad Chapter, Tohatchi Chapter, and concludes at Window Rock Veterans Memorial Park with a Round Up Reception.

Safety meeting and pre-registration will be on May 22nd at Smokey’s BBQ in Gallup, NM


The Navajo Hopi Honor Riders Annual Run first took place in 2003 to honor Spec. Lori Piestewa, the first female Native American to be killed in combat. Since then often referred to as the “Ride For Lori”, the annual run has added at least 15 more Navajo Gold Star families that have lost a loved one in the U.S. involved military conflicts.

In May of every year, the Navajo Hopi Honor Riders host a four-day ride, covering more than 800 miles, with dozens of Blue and Gold Star families of Native military personnel who were either killed in combat or who are overseas in dangerous wars and witnessed by thousands of community members during this unforgettable event. Many heartfelt receptions and ceremonies honoring the families and individuals are planned.  Typically, more than 300 motorcycle riders, many of them Veterans themselves, participate in this annual ride to honor our military personnel, and is the signature event of NHHR.

Lodging during the Annual Run 2019

Here are the host hotels during the four day run, each rider is responsible for cost of lodging and reservations.
Print Hotel List for 2019:  NHHRhotel_2019

Drug Free

Safety is the most important factor during the run, impaired riding will not be tolerated. If you are impaired, you will be asked to ‘not ride’ for that day or the duration of the Annual Run. Get plenty of rest during the ride. Water will be provided and some locations will provide food but not guaranteed, so bring your own snacks.

Route for 17th Annual Lori Piestewa Navajo Hopi Honor Run

Arrive Pre-registration / Safety meeting May 22, 2019
6:00pm Smokey’s Restaurant, Gallup, NM ($5.00 Pulled pork sandwiches discount)
Arrive Roll out DAY 1- May 23, 2019
7:30am Registration in Window Rock, AZ
8:30am Depart Window Rock
9:10am 10:10am Ganado Chapter House for program – Isabel Shondee
10:45am 11:45am Beshbitoh Gold Star Mother Veterans Restitution Site
12:15pm 12:45pm Keams Canyon gas stop
1:30pm 2:30pm Hopi Veterans Memorial
3:30pm 4:00pm Bird Springs Chapter- Judy Nezz
4:30pm 5:00pm Leupp (gas stop)
6:00pm Final stop of the day Piestewa Home- Percy Piestewa
Arrive Roll out DAY 2- May 24, 2019
7:00am 8:00am Breakfast at the Piestewa home
9:30am 11:30am Tuba City Veterans
12:00pm 12:45pm The Gap Chapter (gas stop)
1:45pm 3:30pm Page (lunch & gas stop)
5:00pm Kayenta, Arizona Final stop for the Day- TBD
Arrive Roll out DAY 3- May 25, 2019
8:00am 9:00am Breakfast
10:30am 12:30pm Mexican Water Chapter – Leslie Laselute
1:30pm 3:00pm Beclabito Chapter- David L. Tom
3:30pm 4:30pm Four Corners Momument- Parks and Recreation
5:30pm Towac, CO
Arrive Roll out DAY 4- May 26, 2019
7:00am 8:00am Breakfast on your own
9:00am 10:00am Shiprock Chapter
10:30am 11:30am Nenanzhad Chapter- Jeanette & Clifford Yazzie
12:30pm 2:00pm Tohatchi Chapter
2:30pm 4:00pm Window Rock Veterans Memorial Park

 

 

Special thanks to our 16th Annual Navajo Hopi Honor Run Sponsors 2018!