Patriot Ride Header


2017 Patriot Ride Sponsors

Our sincere thanks to everyone who makes this event possible!

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

You can download the details here including costs, benefits, and contact information.  We look forward to you coming on board!



Dennis Kirk is the Powersports Industry’s largest retailer of aftermarket parts, accessories and apparel to the Motorcycle, ATV, and Snowmobile markets. With more than 160,000 products in stock, same day shipping and the best service in the industry they are an unmatched resource for Powersports enthusiasts.


In 2006, Dennis Kirk being a strong supporter of the US military decided to create a fundraising ride with the objective of using the money to provide recognition and financial support to deployed soldiers and their families. Dennis Kirk and its’ vendors have provided much of the organizational and logistical support for the event and have contributed a great deal in the way of time and money to this very worthy cause.


Why? Because it is the right thing to do!




LYNX FBO (formerly Key Air) has opened their facility to the Patriot Ride for the 3rd year.  This outstanding (and very large) venue has provided the ride event to grow year over year.


Located at the North end of the Anoka County Airport, LYNX FBO offers a convenient and efficient alternative to the other major airports in the area. Whether you are flying for business or pleasure, this new state-of-the-art facility, with full-service FBO, delivers the perfect flying conditions for you in and out of the Twin Cities region.


Twin Cities Harley-Davidson, in conjunction with Harley-Davidson USA, have donated to the Patriot Ride, free of charge, the 2017 Harley-Davidson Road Glide FLTRX raffle bike. Due to their generosity, 100% of raffle ticket sales this year will go to the Patriot Ride’s worthy causes. Purchase a raffle ticket now!

Twin Cities Harley-Davidson

1441 85TH AVENUE NE | BLAINE, MN 55449

Black 2017 Harley Davidson Road Glide


3700 w Juneau Ave | Milwaukee, WI 53208


Atomic Data



Whatever the size of your business, however complex your IT needs, Atomic Data can identify, design, implement, and manage your technology solutions. We’re flexible, proven partners with products and services you can trust – so you feel safe.


With roots deep in data center technology, we’ve always combined proven infrastructure with unrivaled, local 24x7x365 support and monitoring. Atomic Data’s early investments in what’s now called ‘the cloud’ enable businesses of all sizes and verticals to leverage the power of the latest technology.


Newgate School


Newgate is a nonprofit automotive technical school located in the Twin Cities. They offer auto body and auto mechanics training for unemployed or under-employed adults. Newgate School is dedicated to helping low-income young adults succeed in their quest for self-sufficiency. Students pay no tuition or fees. What they get from showing up and working hard is priceless: vocational skills, a work ethic and the personal confidence needed to succeed in a career. Newgate graduates become certified as auto technicians within 18 months. Then it’s off to work in jobs that start between $25,000 and $30,000. Newgate has an exceptional job placement rate. You’ll find Newgate graduates in the auto industry throughout the Twin Cities.


As part of their training, students refurbish donated cars and vans for Newgate’s “Wheels for Women” transportation assistance program. These vehicles are provided at no cost to promising single working moms to help them to help them get to and from their workplace.


Everyone at Newgate share the pride of our graduates who are now supporting their families, doing well in their work, paying taxes and contributing to our community. Newgate School’s daily operations are funded by the resale of donated cars, many of which are restored or repaired by students as part of their career training.


Vehicle donations are the single source of funds for our life-changing operations. Newgate School, changing lives and the community one car, one student at a time!


You can learn more about Newgate and how to donate your vehicle at:




Transport Distribution Services, Inc.



TDS partners with its clients to deliver comprehensive, strategic logistics solutions that lower freight costs and improve operational efficiency across the entire company. Since 2005 TDS has been a major financial contributor to the MMAF and has had 100% volunteer attendance each year for the annual Say Thanks Day event.



KSTP5 Eyewitness News


Dave Dahl, Chief Meteorologist for KSTP 5 Eyewitness News, is proud to be part of this year’s Patriot Ride.  Watch for Dave Dahl’s forecast on KSTP 5 Eyewitness News at 10.  Every night, he finds the “Bright Spot” in the forecast so you know the best day to get out and ride.









Twin Cities Harley-Davidson


Twin Cities Harley-Davidson is Owned and Operated by Dale Rhoads, part of Defcon Powersports, and they offer the Twin Cities area a huge selection of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, clothing and accessories.


Their philosophy is simple. Offer the absolute best selection of Harley-Davidson® products and services, while ensuring that their well trained family of employees always exceeds the customers’ expectations.


Stop by Twin Cities Harley-Davidson® Blaine today and check out their service and selection for yourself!


Twin Cities Harley-Davidson® Blaine is conveniently located just north of County Road 10, on Highway 65, in Blaine.



The After Midnight Group


Cowboy Jack’s in Bloomington, a major sponsor of the Patriot Ride, is hosting a kickoff promotional party for the “Dennis Kirk Patriot Ride”. Cowboy Jack’s is just one of the many bar / restaurants in the metro area, owned by The After Midnight Group.


They own 9 Cowboy Jack’s Locations plus The Joint, Cabooze, Sally’s Saloon and Mama G’s. All the establishments are “Biker Friendly”! Also, they operate at motorcycle shop called Rumble Industries.





kqKQRS has partnered with The Patriot Ride since 2007. They go above and beyond to help promote the event and get the word out each year. Most of their contribution is unidentifiable by the public but their efforts are a very important part to the success of The Patriot Ride.   KQRS is the Twin Cities most popular radio station. Known for both their classic rock format and the hugely successful KQ morning show that features host Tom Barnard and other well known personalities.

American Iron Magazine


American Iron Magazine is a Stamford, Connecticut based American motorcycle magazine specializing in the coverage of American-made motorcycles including Harley-Davidson, Indian (motorcycle), Victory and EBR (Erik Buell Racing) motorcycles. American Iron Magazine[1] (or AIM) contains columns by Editor-in-Chief Buzz Kanter, Editor Chris Maida, and female motorcyclists Cris Sommer Simmons, as well as standard tech articles by featured writers Donny Peterson. Typical articles include how-to stories on motorcycle repairs and maintenance, classic bikes, custom builds, motorcycle reviews, motorcycle product/accessory reviews, events, the Hog Helpline for tech questions, and recommendations on routes for motorcycle enthusiasts.

Tee It Up For The Troops


Tee It Up for the Troops believes in engaging and inspiring communities across the United States to do great things on behalf of the military men and women who have served and sacrificed so much for our freedoms. Tee It Up for the Troops combines golf events with an inspirational ceremony, instilling a sense of pride, honor, respect and appreciation for all those who have served and given so greatly.


We “Honor, Respect, Remember and Support” military veterans and their families through charitable support powered by our leadership, coordination and execution of local golf tournaments. This effort enables us to serve as a national foundation that facilitates physical, psychological and emotional support with individuals and organizations, through grants of money, equipment, time and talent.





Founded in 1907 as a messenger company in the United States, UPS has grown into a $42.6 billion corporation by clearly focusing on the goal of enabling commerce around the globe. Today UPS is a global company with one of the most recognized and admired brands in the world. We have become the world’s largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. Every day, we manage the flow of goods, funds, and information in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. From moving cargo containers across the ocean to expediting customs paperwork at international ports to simply delivering a small package to a local neighborhood, we synchronize commerce for our eight million customers each day.




FirstGear1Firstgear is the recognized leader in adventure riding apparel and equipment.

For over 20 years Firstgear technologies and innovation have influenced how riders perceive their sport. Industry leading gear that is often imitated seldom equaled and never surpassed. Firstgear crafts its apparel for the rider. Any weather, any condition – any time. That’s our credo. 

If you haven’t experienced Firstgear yet, we hope you’ll join us – and for those who’ve ridden with us before, thanks. We’ll see you out there.


Helmet House


Helmet House, Inc. is one of the industry’s leading powersports distributors and manufacturers. Headquartered in Calabasas Hills, CA with an eastern distribution point in Southaven, MS, Helmet House was founded in 1969.


Helmet House has brought over 45 years of success to the powersports industry and is the exclusive United States distributor to the powersports industry of SHOEI helmets, Fieldsheer and Pokerun apparel and riding gear as well as Mobile Warming heated apparel. Helmet House is also the manufacturer and marketer of Tour Master and Cortech motorcycle apparel and riding gear and is the leading distributor of the best-selling motorcycle helmet in the United States for the past 15-plus years—HJC.


Helmet House currently has apparel and gear distribution throughout the United States, Canada, Latin and South America, Australia, Japan and South Africa.

Fire UP Video

Where Have Our Screens Been Lately
From a frozen lake to a 105 degree day with the President, we’ve been there and done that. We have produced the largest single-deployment of 49 Jumbotrons across the US on a Black Friday event for Best Buy. We have also rented to the largest farm, air, motorcycle, and snowmobile shows in the world. Plus we are pretty sure we are the only outdoor screen company to take our mobile Jumbotrons on the frozen lakes of the North. Are you looking for a way to engage your audience and ignite your crowd? Start thinking big! We are in the business of helping organizations share their product, or event, on a mobile LED Jumbotron big screen.


Creative Concepts


Creative Concepts provides a broad range of production and media services for wide variety of events. Here we roll up our sleeves and work with you to implement your event strategies, specific goals, and key timelines for your project.
We dedicate ourselves to be a trend forward production company specializing in contemporary motifs coupled together with the right mix of set designs, fabrics, decor and theatrical lighting. We create environments that will showcase your brand and are an extension of your ideas.
Creative Concepts is a full service, turnkey production services provider.


Safety Signs Minnesota



At Safety Signs we have built our company around one simple philosophy; “safer roads saves lives”.This is the guiding principle of our company and our people. We have spent the past 20 years providing traffic control equipment and services to help keep roads, work zones and pedestrians in Minnesota safe.


Please don’t hesitate to contact us regarding traffic and construction signs,  ADA compliant pedestrian access routes, security barriers and more.


Whether you represent a city, municipality, a contractor or designer, you’ll find products, services and answers to your most important questions regarding traffic control and work zone issues.



Kuryakyn has been leading the design and manufacturing of aftermarket parts and accessories for the motorcycle industry for the past 27 years. Our ideas are products of expressive minds that realize a motorcycle isn’t simply a means of transportation, but rather a representation of a person’s very identity. we are dedicated to producing innovative parts and accessories that keep us miles ahead.

1500 ESPN Twin Cities.


1500ESPN-logo-longA radio station icon for years, 1500 ESPN offers a variety of programming including Sports, Garage Logic and much more.


1500 ESPN Twin Cities is community minded and supports many local causes.  The Patriot Ride is proud to have 1500 ESPN as a sponsor for this year’s event.





Cobra is the leading aftermarket cruiser product manufacturer, offering a full line of performance parts and accessories. It continues to lead with innovative products such as its Fi2000 digital fuel management system and its latest exhausts such as the Speedsters with its PowerPort, and the new PowerPro 2-into-1. These latest exhausts also come with the industry’s only limited Lifetime Warranty. As Cobra closes in on its third decade the company continues a tradition of offering high quality exhausts and accessories, providing a rich pallet from which a rider can create his very own, highly personalized cruiser.


It takes more than raw materials and some equipment to turn steel into high quality exhaust systems and accessories. There is passion, innovation, talent, and an inspired work force that collaborates to make the best products possible for your motorcycle. Here at Cobra, we’re dedicated to making the best exhaust systems and accessories for your V-Twin Cruiser, no matter where it was made. What matters to us is that these products are made by us right here in the United States. No off-shore, made in some far-away country products from us.


Rock On Enterprises, Inc.


Rock On Enterprises, Inc. was formed in 2001 and is centrally located in St. Cloud, Minnesota. We are a Premier aggregate trucking company. Our services range from aluminum end dumps capable of delivering pay loads up to 26 tons, side dumps capable of hauling rubble (rip rap) or any other abrasive commodities to belly dumps & dump trucks for hot mix or road way aggregates. We also have flat beds and drop deck trailers available for local movements. Our fleet of trucks is made up of dedicated owner operators and company drivers with many years of experience in the field. They are waiting, willing and ready to service your needs.


Rock On was formed to serve the aggregate transportation industry with service as its focus. Since its beginning Rock On has hauled over 100,000 loads and continues to provide transportation services everyday. Rock On has arranged the movement of hundreds of thousands of tons of aggregate product through out the state on time and on budget.




Mid-USAMid-USA is a wholesale distributor of custom and high performance parts for V-Twin motorcycles. Established over 28 years ago, Mid-USA has grown into an industry leader with strong dealer support , technical assistance and outstanding customer service. For more information, please visit our website at Mid-USA is honored to be an official sponsor of the 2013 Patriot Ride. WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!






Majestic Oaks Golf Club


majestic_oaksMajestic Oaks Golf Club is one of the Twin Cities? premier golf clubs and special event facilities. Entrust us with the details of your special event while enjoying gorgeous surroundings and fabulous service. Whether we host your next corporate event, golf outing, or the wedding of your dreams, Majestic Oaks Golf Club is your ideal setting. The unsurpassed beauty of our facility and our professional staff’s attention to detail will assure that your special day is both successful and memorable.



Residence Inn Minneapolis St. Paul/Roseville
Courtyard Minneapolis St.Paul/Roseville


The fine folks at Marriott have both sponsored the event and are offering special lodging deals for attendees.  Please join us in thanking them for the support by staying in these quality properties during your stay in the area!


Dunlop Tires


DUNLOPAbout Dunlop: Motorcyclists the world over recognize the name Dunlop® and for good reason. With extensive global resources and a commitment to racing disciplines worldwide, Dunlop draws on a vast and ever-evolving body of design knowledge and hard-won experience to develop innovative motorcycle tire technology. Much of this technology makes its way to our customers, whether they ride on the track, street or simply head out for a weekend off-road adventure. Additionally, Dunlop maintains extensive development and manufacturing capabilities in the US focused on developing ground breaking new products for our customers.The Dunlop advantage encompasses many benefits:

Made in America: Dunlop has been building tires in Buffalo, NY, since 1920, and to this day is the only manufacturer to build motorcycle tires in the USA.

Tires Developed in North America: Through our Dunlop Proving Grounds in Huntsville, AL – the only facility of its kind in North America. Dunlop develops tires specifically for the North American Market. No other tire brand is better for your ride than Dunlop.

Allina Health


Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its: 90+ Clinics, 13 Hospitals, 16 Pharmacies and Specialty Medical Services.




Continental Tires


Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2015, the corporation generated preliminary sales of approximately €39.2 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. Continental employs more than 208,000 people in 53 countries.




Hot Leathers

Hot Leathers


We take our leather goods, t-shirts, and motorcycle accessories all over the country. We set up shop at the biggest and best rallies, fairs, and special events in America. Make sure you take a look at our Road Events page to check out where you can see us next. Our wholesale and printing facilities have grown significantly over the past 25 years. We now rate in the top 50 volume screen printers in America and we’re not prepared to stop. Take one look at our products and it will be easy to see why we are the “industry leader in motorcycle apparel and accessories”. You can expect fast, friendly service from Be sure to check back often because there’s always some new products and big savings in our New Arrivals section.

Media Kit:


Download the 2017 Patriot Ride Media Kit

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons