The Event

The HW3 (How the West Was Won) is a motorcycle endurance rally that is 32 hours in duration. Featuring some of the finest roads and unique and interesting bonus locations in the west, The HW3 promises to be the most fun you can have on two wheels in 2016. The event runs from Friday, August 19th through Sunday, August 21st, 2016.

The HW3 is a “scavenger hunt” type rally. Riders will be sent a bonus pack a week before the rally, with a list of the bonus locations. From that list, the goal is to plan a route to bag as many bonus locations to reach finisher status. Points will be tweaked so that finisher status will be about 1150 miles. Placement in the event is based on points collected above and beyond finisher status. This is primarily a street bike event. There will be bonus options that may be on dirt roads, but nothing that cannot be safely navigated via a street bike.

For 2016 we’ll be running out of Grand Junction, CO, smack dab between the best riding in the Colorado Rockies, and Utah’s National Parks. Epic riding, scenery and bonus locations will abound for this event!


Friday, August 12th:  Rally packs will be sent to riders in digital format via email.
Friday, August 19th:  Rider Check-in, Tech Inspection and ODO check opens at 11:00 AM and closes at 3:00 PM. Dinner Banquet is at 6:00 PM in the Mt. Garfield room, followed by the rider meeting
Saturday, August 20th: The rally starts at 6:00am on Saturday morning. Riders will be at their bikes and ready to line up at 5:30am to be set free by the Rally Master.
Sunday, August 21st: Riders must return to Rally Headquarters by 2:00pm on Sunday to be considered a finisher. Awards banquet is at 6 PM in the Mt. Garfield room.

Rally Headquarters and Lodging

The rally will be headquartered out of Grand Junction, CO. Please visit the lodging page for guest registration information.

Fees and Registration

The 1-Up rider fee is $165, and includes Friday and Sunday banquets and a high quality rally shirt.
The 2-Up rider fee is $225, and includes Friday and Sunday banquets and a high quality rally shirt for both entrants.

To register and view our payment refund policies, please proceed to the Registration Page.