BROOKLYN, NY. — September 19 2014 — Brandon Hochman, a Los Angeles native, woke up to discover his custom motorcycle stolen on 08/29/14 while waiting in Brooklyn for some service before returning to the West Coast. Hochman had already completed 3600 miles heading East, and was looking forward to the ride home to complete the Ride4Humanity's 7200 mile pledge across America and back. Hochman, determined to complete this years pledge cross country and back, has been waiting it out in New York in the hope his motorcycle will be recovered reached out to the industry and friends for a ride. Indian Motorcycle stepped up. “We got word what happened to Brandon, and as pet lovers and fans of motorcycling adventure, we knew we could help out,” says Indian Motorcycle Marketing Manager Julie Elepano. “We wish Brandon a safe journey, and thank him for his mission to help keep owners and their pets together.”First his dog and now his custom motorcycle. Hochman the inventor of PETaPOTTY, founder of SKYBARK and winner of the Ride4Haiti, lost his dog in 2010, while throwing NYC's largest dog party in the penthouse of the Hotel Pennsylvania during Westminster, where Hochman rented out all three ballrooms to showcase his "dog club".
His NYC SKYBARK event had over 750 people with dogs in hand and strutting his red carpet. The next morning he received the heart-breaking call from his girlfriend in Los Angeles who said that "his dog was missing". Hochman’s mission soon after is to ride cross-country to spread awareness for this cause, and rides to benefit Best Friends Animal Society "Adopt, Spey, Neuter and Micro Chip your Dog" So that nobody has to be heartbroken the way he has. This will be Mr. Hochman Third time crossing the states on the Ride4Humanity and he couldn't be any happier then to team up with such a brand as Indian Motorcycles. For more information - ride4humanity.com, Facebook.com/ride4, http://bestfriends.org/home.aspx. Donations towards the charity can be made directly via: https://secure.bestfriends.org/page/outreach/view/personalFR/ride4humanity