Emerald Coast Challenge


Officer Jared Sieg, Ocala Florida Police Department

2013 Emerald Coast Challenge Top Gun

Our Sponsors


Special Thanks to Steve Maksymyk of Maksymak’s Performance and Driveshaft Shop

1.       Poster (Click Here)

2.       Press Release (Click Here)

3.       April 2013 Competition

4.       2013 Video


2.       Dates:

1.       April 10th is a practice day

2.       April 11th and 12th are competition days

3.       Location:

1.       Boardwalk, 1450 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL


4.       Lodging:

Best Western Fort Walton Beach For attendees and guests at the Emerald Coast Challenge the hotel rates will be: $117.00 for non-beachfront or 159.30 for beachfront + 11% tax. Included in the rate are the complimentary free beach chairs and umbrella and breakfast.  They will extend this rate starting April 9th right through April 12th. If any of the guests in this group want to extend their stay a few days on either end. They will honor the discounted rate for them.  The guests will receive some goody bags at check-in. When you book your room let the front desk agents know you are part of the 2014 Emerald Coast Motorcycle Challenge.  The phone number is (850) 243-9444, www.bestwesternfwb.com call or click on the link for further information Please book prior to 9 March 2014 to assure room availability

5.        Cost:

1.       $45.00 per person entered

2.       All profits will go to the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center http://www.eccac.org/

6.       Categories:

1.       Motor Officer – Motor Officers will receive a certificate for 24 hours of training provided by a certified Northwestern Police Motor Instructor. Awards for this category will be in memory of Sgt Ray Griffith, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (Ret), End of Watch March 9th, of 2014.

2.       Civilian Expert

3.       Civilian Advanced

7.       How To Register

1.       Download and print the Registration form (Click Here)

2.       Mail completed registration with payment to:

      • Emerald Coast Motorcycle Challenge

C/O Emerald Coast Blue Knights

PO Box 842

Shalimar Fl 32579


8.       Rules (Click Here)

9.       Courses: Cone PatternsCone Pattern Update These are potential patterns. The course will be decided prior to the competition. They will be set up prior to the competition during the practice.

10.    Event Schedule Below:



Thursday :

8:00 am - Registration and Practice

9:00 am - Riders Meeting (Not mandatory but highly advised)


Daylight - Registration and Practice

7:30 am - MANDATORY Riders Meeting

8:00 am - Welcome Intro, Sheriff Ashley, Julie Hurst, Prayer, and National Anthem

8:15 am - Precision Competition starting with Advanced, followed by Expert /Motor Officers

11:00 am - Lunch Break and Training Seminar

12:00 pm - Timed Competition starting with Advanced, followed by Expert /Motor Officers

Practice for Saturday’s competition:

 (Immediately following last competitor cones will be taken down and Saturday’s patterns will be set up for practice)

6:30 pm Pizza Dinner at Heritage Cycles Fort Walton Beach on Beal Parkway for Participants, Sponsors and workers


Daylight - Practice

7:30 am - MANDATORY Riders Meeting

8:00 am - Precision Competition starting with Advanced, followed by Expert /Motor Officers

12:00 pm - Lunch Break and Training Seminar

1:00 pm - Timed Competition starting with Advanced, followed by Expert /Motor Officers

Slow Ride Competition - (Begins immediately after riding competition)

TOP GUN SHOWDOWN:  Top 3 Civilian Expert riders versus Top 3 Motor Officer riders

Bike Games – Last Man Standing

Award Ceremony 

 **** Also on Saturday April 12th, there will be a non-traditional Poker Run In memory of Deputy Skip York, killed in the Line of Duty April 25th, 2009,  for Spectators, Competitors and public at large. Poker Hands go on sale at the opening of the event. This is hosted by Blue Knights Chapter XXV with the proceeds going to the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center. Poker Hands are on sale for $10 and $5 for a passenger click here for poster

If you have any questions contact Fred Lithgow at: lithgowf@sheriff-okaloosa.org or call 850 259 0082