The Rally

The annual Tougher Than Hell Weekend hosts a car show and motorcycle rally to help raise funds to provide food and water to hurting children on the island of LaGonave, Haiti.

The Backstory

Tougher Than Hell Motorcycle Rally 2007

The Tougher than Hell Motorcycle Rally is more than just another motorcycle rally. It’s an annual event that has become one of the top rallies of its kind in the country. Now in it’s 15th year, the Rally has grown to become a weekend-long event attracting thousands of bike enthusiasts with world-class entertainment, a thrilling ride, and a worthwhile cause. And it’s the CAUSE that has driven the success of the Tougher than Hell Motorcycle Rally. Every year, the event raises awareness and much-needed funds that go to provide food, water, and medical supplies to La Gonâve, Haiti, an impoverished island off the coast of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince.

The Ride

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The Schedule

Summer 2015

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The Mission

Tougher Than Hell has two causes

Feeding children and drilling water wells in La Gonâve, Haiti and providing assistance to the Tulsa community and surrounding areas through the Guts Distribution Center.

The Story

The CAUSE for the Rally came during a visit to the island back in 2002, when Pastor Bill Scheer of Guts Church was confronted with the overwhelming poverty he saw. He recalls, “Why did we decide to help the people of La Gonâve? It’s simple. Because I saw the need… children with hair yellowed by malnutrition, many of them sick from drinking dirty water, no shoes, eyes filled with hopelessness. I knew we had to help.”

Since then, proceeds from the Rally have funded the purchase and operation of a drilling truck that has drilled close to 100 fresh water wells on the island. Each well provides fresh drinking water to 1000 people. The Rally has also funded the construction of a medical clinic, a school, and several feeding stations that each feed over 1000 children every day.

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In recent years, the CAUSE of the Rally has hit closer to home. In 2011, the Guts Distribution Center opened, with the simple goal of “helping people win.” Every week at Friday Groceries, hundreds of Tulsa-area families receive free groceries, as well as other necessities like shoes, clothing, and school supplies. And the Distribution Center continues to expand its services to people in need, with services like free haircuts, medical checkups, and dental care.

On Saturday, June 14th, 2014, the 14th Tougher than Hell Motorcycle Rally will host Lonestar, another in a long list of top bands that includes REO Speedwagon, Charlie Daniels, Jonny Lang, and Bad Company former lead singer Brian Howe. Proceeds will fund continued humanitarian efforts in La Gonâve, Haiti as well as in and around the Tulsa community.





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