Racer, 63, dies in Hoka Hey Challenge

Updated: July 5, 2010, 8:38 PM ET
Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A second participant in a cross-country Harley-Davidson race has died -- this time in a crash on an Alaska highway.

Alaska State Troopers say 63-year-old Kenneth J. Greene of Ocala, Fla., died after wrecking his motorcycle Sunday afternoon on the Glenn Highway near the Matanuska Glacier.

Troopers say Greene had been participating in the Hoka Hey Challenge, an 8,300-mile motorcycle race starting in Key West, Fla., and ending in Homer, Alaska.

The race was marred with several accidents. Another participant died in Wyoming after he evidently fell asleep while riding.

The event officially ended late Saturday. Jim Redcloud, a participant and race organizer, says 231 people finished the race by that deadline and others continue to arrive.


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