It Was A Great Success!
A little wet early in the day, but the rain did not dampen the event or the enthusiasm of those who particiapted.
The ride included over 1500 motorcycles and a full day of entertainment. Most importantly was the time spent to thank those who have served, those who gave all for our freedom, and their families.
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Check out photos of the pre-ride, ride, and after-ride activities.
When & Where Was It?
June 14, 2014 at Lions Park in Ham Lake, MN.
It's About Honor, Dignity & Respect. The purpose of the event is to recognize the contributions and sacrifices that members of the military and their families make to ensure the freedomís we enjoy.
It's More Than Just A Ride:
While the day is organized around a motorcycle ride it has turned into a community event that draws many non-riders to Lions Park the day of the ride. In the morning before the ride departs people visit vendor booths, eat a wide variety of food, enjoy live entertainment, take in the morning program and watch the bikes roll in.
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Many Activities Throughout The Day!
At noon more than 3,000 motorcycles depart from the park and make a 50 mile ride through the countryside. It is quite a sight to see. Along the way many, many people come out and show their support from alongside the road.
Join us: Speakers-Food-Raffle-Parachute Jumps-Live Music-Bike Show-93XGirl Bike Wash and More!
Everyone Is Invited! (Riders, Non-Riders, Families)
The ride then returns to Lions Park later in the afternoon. Once again people visit vendor booths, eat a wide variety of food, enjoy live entertainment and even have a beer. The highlight of the afternoon is the recognition program. A keynote speaker always drives home the importance of the military members, their families and all the people who support them. An everyday soldier tells their story about what it means to serve.
The families of people who have lost a loved one as a result of their military service are a prime focus of the recognition program. Sharing the day with them is a heart-wrenching and heart-warming experience all at the same time.
The Patriot Ride is a very fulfilling day for everyone who participates. Join us this year and you will be very happy you did.
Oh not to forget. This is a charity fundraiser. The event will raise more than $100,000 and all the proceeds will be donated to the worthy causes we support.