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2018 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!

PRESENTING SPONSOR

 

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!

VENUE SPONSOR

LYNX FBO

 

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.

RAFFLE BIKE SPONSOR

Twin Cities Harley-Davidson

 

New Location: 1355 98TH AVENUE  | BLAINE, MN 55434

 

Twin Cities Harley-Davidson has made available this year’s raffle bike (2018 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special).

 

Twin Cities Harley-Davidson® Blaine is proudly Owned and Operated by Dale Rhoads and Ron Dible. As part of Defcon Powersports we’re not just proud Harley-Davidson® dealers, we’re also riders. We know the freedom and adventure you’ll find with the right motorcycle. We offer the Twin Cities area a huge selection of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, clothing and accessories. Our philosophy is simple. Offer the absolute best selection of Harley-Davidson® products and services, while ensuring that our family of employees always exceeds our customers’ expectations. Stop by Twin Cities Harley-Davidson® Blaine today and check out our service and selection for yourself!

DIAMOND LEVEL SPONSOR

Atomic Data

SAFE.SIMPLE.SMART.

Atomic Data ( www.atomicdata.com ) is an on-demand, always-on, pay-as-you-go expert extension of the enterprise’s IT team and infrastructure, always acting in the client’s and the community’s best interest.

 

 

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS

Transport Distribution Services, Inc.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

KQRS

 

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.

Bassani

 

If you’re an enthusiast who demands the best, we design, test and manufacture the ultimate in high performance exhaust systems. In fact, the name Bassani has been recognized as a leader in specialized exhaust components for more than 40 years. Our performance history dates back to 1969 when we began designing exhaust systems for motorcycles. In the motorcycle industry, Bassani has a well-deserved reputation for offering cutting edge technology to professional racers and street riders alike. We are currently applying our experience to the growing cruiser market. We’ve already designed more than 100 different systems to personalize your Harley Davidson motorcycle. And more on the way!

 

www.bassanipipes.com

Safety Signs Minnesota

 

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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.

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS

CIRO

 

Ciro is always pushing the envelope to create the highest quality motorcycle accessories in the industry. Started in 2014 by Aero Rudd, with a passion to bring innovative new accessories to the motorcycle industry, he and a team of experienced industry professionals created a diverse product line geared towards the Harley Davidson touring models. Ciro constantly strives to create new and exciting products and prides themselves on standing behind each and every part.

 

Ciro offers a wide variety of accessories ranging from performance parts that will get your heart pumping, to rider comfort products that help you to achieve the most enjoyable ride possible. They also present a wide range of lighting accessories that will not only add style to your bike, but more importantly will make sure you are seen on the road.

 

America’s hottest new line will maximize your ride!

 

Visit Ciro3d.com to explore the full line with something in store for every bike.

 

Black Brand

 

Black Brand Motorcycle Clothing is not for everyone. We build riding gear for people who care more about riding and function that what everyone else is wearing. At Black Brand, we don’t care what you ride, just that you do ride—or ride as a passenger. Our focus is building quality, functional riding gear that won’t break the bank, or even your wallet.

 

Black Brand raises the bar for affordable riding gear with things like premium YKK zippers, functional vents, easily removed—and reinstalled—liners, the right amount of pockets to let you carry what you need without making your jacket look like cargo pants and some industry leading designs not seen before, all while offering a six-year manufacturers defect warranty on our jackets, vests and chaps. To top off the quality, Black brand makes a direct donation to Homes for Our Troops for every jacket, vest or chaps sold.

 

www.blackbrandmc.com

 

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.

 

Kuryakyn

 

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

 

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.   www.cobrausa.com

 

Viking Client Services

 

With over more than 40 years in the collections industry, Viking offers a full range of recovery solutions for large, regional and community banks, insurance companies, debt buyers and other financial establishments across the United States.

 

Our Senior Management team averages more than 20 years of experience within the financial industry. Team Managers and Company Trainers average 17 years of experience within the collection industry, and 15 years of employment with Viking.

 

We place significant efforts towards educating our employees by providing superior training for new hires as well as on-going training and instruction for our existing employees.

 

Viking uses state of the art technology designed to enhance the efficiency and integrity of the recovery process. We utilize Dell hardware and Collection Resource System (CRS) software. Our system accommodates off-site auditing capability and quality control for all of our clients.

 

InteGrand Solutions

 

InteGrand has business solution programs designed to optimize productivity by helping customers manage and reduce office expenses, streamline procurement processes, and keep desktop printing costs under control. As a supply expeditor for 200+ manufacturers and 65,000 business and furniture products, InteGrand delivers the supplies its customers need exactly when, where and how they need them. In addition, they also offer print repair services, specialty item ordering coordination, and electronic recycling to ensure hassle-free value from beginning to end.

 

 

 

Briggs

 

Briggs, a prominent Midwest law firm, has a strong history representing organizations and individuals in civil law matters both nationally and globally. The firm’s attorneys serve a wide range of clients, including multinational corporations, business start-ups, commercial enterprises, nonprofits, educational and charitable institutions, utilities, governmental agencies, public bodies and individuals.

 

For more than 135 years, Briggs has been dedicated to providing superior client service and sound legal counsel to virtually every segment of industry. Clients benefit from Briggs’ depth of experience and ability to anticipate the rapidly changing legal needs of businesses, communities, institutions and individuals.

 

Clients continue to recognize Briggs for our client service and successful results. Briggs ranks among The NLJ 500 as one of the nation’s largest firms and has received numerous accolades, including recognition by the publishers of Corporate Counsel Magazine and top clients as a ‘Go-To Law Firm®. The firm and its attorneys also have been selected for publication in The Best Lawyers in America © and highly ranked in Chambers USA.

 

For more information, visit www.briggs.com.

Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS, Inc.)

 

About Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS, Inc.)

 

DSS is a leading software and services company that creates and delivers advanced health information technology (HIT) solutions. For 25 years, healthcare organizations have benefited from our technical and service integration expertise. DSS has extensive experience working with federal, private and public healthcare facilities to modernize their legacy systems and to improve efficiencies for clinical and administrative users through breakthrough technology. For more information about DSS, visit www.dssinc.com.

 

 

Osseo Powersports

 

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Located in Osseo MN, off of 169, Osseo Powersports is there for all your powersport and power equipment needs. We  specialize in the sales, service, and parts of Honda, Toro, and Echo but service all makes of powersports/equipment! Veteran owned and Independently operated we strive to provide a personal experience to all of our customers. Our goal is to build long lasting friendships with those who share the same love for power sports and power equipment that our staff  does. Call or check us out today … 763.315.0200 | www.osseopowersports.com

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS

Mid-USA

 

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 www.mid-usa.com. Mid-USA is honored to be an official sponsor of the 2013 Patriot Ride. WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!

 

 

 

 

 

U-Haul

 

U-Haul is a moving equipment and storage rental company that has been in operation since 1945.

 

Serving do-it-yourself movers and their households with equipment rental, storage, trailer hitches, propane and moving supplies.

 

U-Haul has longstanding partnerships with military and veteran organizations and non-profits.

 

We support and honor all veterans for their service and sacrifice to protect our freedom. We truly believe that without these men and women our country would not be what it is today.

 

Visit U-Haul for all your DIY moving needs!

 

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.

 

Printing Enterprises, Inc

 

For over 30 years Printing Enterprises has provided top quality commercial printing services with unsurpassed customer service.

 

Old world Craftsmanship partnered with today’s leading technology makes for the perfect fit for all your printing needs. In today’s challenging business climate, it makes sense to employ a Gold Quality Award winning printer which is Printing Enterprises.

 

Founded in 1980 and Located in New Brighton Minnesota, PEI has grown to become a premier offset sheet-fed printer in the Twin Cities metro area. Personal attention to every project, timeline and budget is the foundation of our business and we gauge our success on ensuring great results for all of our customers.

 

Malmborgs

 

Malmborg’s Garden Center, established in 1958, was purchased by George Lucht in 1972 after he had worked for the Malmborg’s family for many years. Malmborg’s Garden Center had earned an excellent reputation in the community and George decided to keep the name “Malmborg’s” and add “Geraniums by George” as his own personal touch. George expanded the business in 1976 when he purchased the current growing range in Rogers, MN and developed greenhouses and a retail store on the site.

 

Malmborg’s is truly a family owned and operated business. Today George (CEO) and his son Troy (President) own the company. George’s daughter Keri handles many varied aspects of the business including inventory, planning and customer service. Van Cooley, George’s son-in-law, leads the sales and marketing drive in retail and fundraising. George’s grandchildren are learning more about the business as they spend available time working in the greenhouse and retail stores.

 

 

Dan Reichert, State Farm

 

What does it mean to be unique? Uniqueness is defined as having no equal, being unparalleled in characteristics.  Just like you and your bike. At the Dan Reichert Insurance Agency we are committed to setting a new standard in the insurance and financial industry. Our high standards of service, commitment to our customers, and dedication to helping families manage the risks of everyday life is what sets us apart and makes us so unique.  Please give my local office a call today to quote your motorcycle insurance. Ride On

Snyder’s Lures

 

Our friend Gary Snyder of Snyder’s Lures has generously donated (250) lures as part of the Henry Rifle Giveaway.  You live in the Land of Lakes … check out Snyder’s Lures to make your next fishing trip more productive!

 

 

 

Patriot Assistance Dogs (PADS)

 

Patriot Assistance Dogs fill a specific demonstrated need created by the veteran’s disabilities. The goal of Patriot Assistance Dogs is to place these much needed assets with the veteran and at no charge to the veteran. The dogs used in this program may be donated, rescued or bred for the program.

Supporters

Daytona Helmets

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Daytona Helmets: “Leading The Way In Quality Headgear”

Our product carries forward all of our experience and craftsmanship from the past twenty two years. It’s our goal to provide you with the best quality products at a very competitive price. Using the latest technology and materials available ultimately gives you more for less. We strive to be the very best at what we do and improvements will never end at Daytona Helmets. We have and always will be appreciative of your acknowledgement and patronage. Thank you!

To learn more about Daytona Helmets, visit www.daytonahelmets.com.

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 HotLeathers.com. Be sure to check back often because there’s always some new products and big savings in our New Arrivals section.

Klock Werks

DRIVEN BY VISION. FUELED BY PASSION. LEADING THROUGH INNOVATION.

Who WE are…We exist to glorify God as we supply our customers worldwide with superior quality, innovative, power sports products.

What WE do…We provide our dealers and team members with opportunities in business and life which are profitable, positive and fueled with passion.

How WE will do it…We will exceed our customers’ expectations with a commitment to respect, honesty and teamwork.

www.kustombaggers.com

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