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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!

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.

 

DIAMOND LEVEL SPONSOR

Atomic Data

SAFE.SIMPLE.SMART.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.Brian Zepp, a KQ Personality graciously emcees The Patriot Ride event every year and brings his passion for supporting members of our military with him. 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, Terri Traen, and 6 other well known personalities.

 

American Iron Magazine

 

AIMAmerican 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.

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS

Speed & Strength

 

Speed-And-Strength_Tucker-RockySpeed and Strength motorcycle gear is the fastest growing street brand in America because it provides an aggressive style for riders who want to show off their urban riding style. When you are pushing your skills on your bike, you want to have confidence in your gear to protect you and you get that with Speed & Strength. They leave the loud and bright colors for the other guys. S/S motorcycle gear is built to the highest quality and then tested to destruction to set a higher standard. Speed and Strength is more than just a line of motorcycle apparel. When you wear it, you are part of community of riders who share the love of absolute acceleration. www.ssgear.com.

 

 

UPS

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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.

 

Firstgear

 

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

 

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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.

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

 

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.

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!

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

SPEED’S Performance Plus

SPEEDS Performance Plus

 

SPEED’S Performance Plus travels the country in a mobil 77 ft High Performance Motor Cycle Shop and Dyno Tuning Center. For anyone looking to increase the performance of there motorcycle Speeds’ will install aftermarket products such as blowers, heads, carb kits, fuel injection kit, exhaust products. Then, they can document your gain in Performance on their mobil dyno.

Check out SPEED’s at speedsperformanceplus.com

 

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.

Mustang Seats

 

mustang-logo“Mustang Motorcycle Products is the world leader in the design and construction of aftermarket motorcycle seats.

 

Since 1980, every Mustang seat has been proudly handcrafted in the United States by true craftsmen–all under one roof in their New England facility. Mustang seats are preferred by motorcycle riders who want comfort, quality and style from a company that firmly stands behind their products.

 

Check out Mustang’s entire line of seats for Harley-Davidson®, Indian, Victory, Triumph, BMW, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki models.”

 

 

Vance & Hines

 

VANCEHINESVance and Hines has surpassed industry standards and blown the competition away for more than thirty years. With a focus on quality and innovation, Vance and Hines exhaust are meticulously engineered to perform with power and style and help you get where you’re going in style. They have a full range of exhaust products, from slip-on mufflers to full exhaust systems to baffles. In order to take full advantage of your new Vance & Hines exhaust, you’ll want to make adjusts to your fuel map too and to do that you’ll definitely want to check out the Vance and Hines FP3 Fuelpak.Treat your bike right by buying a Vance and Hines exhaust and Fuelpak today. www.vanceandhines.com

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.

 

 

 

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

Metzeler

 

Metzeler is a German motorcycle tire manufacturer focused on quality and performance. Our mission is to continuously develop products on the cutting edge of technology to meet the needs and expectations of motorcyclists’ needs.

 

At Metzeler our people are enthusiastic motorcycle riders themselves. This means that they know the real needs, the expectations and the request of the riders. Our customers are discerning and opt for the tire for their bike which gives them the best performance, without sacrificing safety and reliability.

 

We keep this in mind when we are working to fulfil the needs of the real motorcyclist. Metzeler has manufactured motorcycle tyres since 1892 and our history goes hand in hand with the history of the motorcycle.

 

From the use of new materials and the development of innovative tread designs, to the introduction of advanced rubber compounds, the German brand is always at the forefront of technical development.

 

www.metzeler.com

Memphis Shades

 

Memphis Shades is the first name in aftermarket motorcycle windshields and fairings. Products are made using patented and proprietary processes and feature gradient colors, aluminum and stainless steel hardware, and no-tool removal. Memphis Shades has the perfect fairing or windshield for your riding style. For more information, please visit www.memphisshades.com

 

Memphis Shades/Style that Works.

National Cycle

 

National Cycle, Inc. is the world leader in windshield manufacturing, with more distribution than any other windshield company in the world. We are the OEM supplier to BMW, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, and Yamaha – companies who share our philosophy of quality design and manufacturing.

 

National Cycle has developed more innovations and holds more patents for the design and production of windshields than any other company in the industry. We listen to our customers and work hard to maintain our leadership position. We are proud that we continue to design, engineer and manufacture our fine products at National Cycle, Inc. U.S.A.

 

www.nationalcycle.com

Motorcycle House
Viking Bags

 

Motorcycle House has been serving riders of all types since 2007. We’re a quick growing company of similar minded riders who want to help make a difference in the Motorcycle Industry. The company was started when we realized that there wasn’t a company that was passionate about riding. We’re passionate about Motorcycles regardless of what Model and Make you ride. Our company goal is to help riders save money and also provide the best customer service possible. We’re tired of big motorcycle retailers that don’t understand the motorcycle lifestyle. We’re committed to bringing the best values and comparable products. We can use our overseas manufacturer connections, and offer necessities like Motorcycle Jackets, Chaps, and Gloves for much better prices without sacrificing our own integrity or quality. We’re always improving and looking to expand, be sure to let us know what we can improve on. There is also a company named Viking Bags which is our sister site. Viking Bags has become the motorcycle luggage authority for bikes of every type. You can see that they are producing top rated motorcycle saddlebags for all type of bikes.

 

www.motorcyclehouse.com      www.vikingbags.com

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.

Strider Bikes

 

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Strider Sports International, Inc. designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes that encourage toddlers to ride, learn, and explore the world on two wheels. Founded by Ryan McFarland in January 2007, Strider Sports is a company full of passionate riders of dirt, mountain, street, and road bikes. The goal of Strider Sports is to simplify a bike to its essence, so that proper size, lightweight and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in young new riders. The company’s efforts continued with a push to develop a “lifestyle” of Strider riding events and competitions, which has evolved to include a Strider World Championship Racing event with toddler participants from around the world competing each year. The patented STRIDER™ No-Pedal Bike is now distributed worldwide.

 

“The essence of riding is balancing on two wheels and leaning through turns. Propulsion can come in many forms, the simplest of which is “striding”.

Avon Tires

 

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For sheer thrills and a sense of freedom, nothing else comes close. It doesn’t matter what you ride, from scooter to supermoto, superbike to cruiser, when you’re on two wheels the open road is a great place to be.

And when the revs are up and your knee’s down, you want to be sure that your tires match the performance of your bike – so choose Avon tires. All our tires are designed specifically for the job, whether that job is commuting around town, ripping around a race track, pounding mountain hairpins, tackling off-road trails, or simply cruising about.

We take great care to get the quality right, too. That means countless hours riding our tires in the way they’ll be used by you; then countless more hours going way beyond the limits of normal use to ensure that not only will our tires perform impeccably in all conditions come rain or shine, but they’ll also go the distance.

And once your bike’s fitted with Avon tires there’s only one thing left to do – go off and enjoy yourself.

Green Bay Packaging

 

greenbayGreen Bay Packaging Inc. is a privately owned, vertically-integrated manufacturer of paperboard packaging with 30 divisions operating in 15 states. The company consists of paperboard mills; corrugated shipping container plants; specialty converting operations; sawmill facility; and timberlands. Our products include linerboard, corrugated containers, pressure sensitive label stock, folding cartons, point –of-purchase displays, and lumber products. Green Bay Packaging has received numerous environmental awards in both technology and application. www.gbp.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.

Bell Helmets

 

Bell exists to inspire and enable the next generation of boundary breakers. It is built from auto racing, motorcycle and bicycle culture. We don’t just make helmets; we make possibilities. Born in a garage. Fueled by grease and will. Guided by pure intent to encourage the world to live, ride, drive and thrive. Hand-in-hand with the world’s best drivers and riders, Bell continues to enable the world’s best to be their best…as it always has. Bell—Established 1954. Proven ever since.

 

What’s important to our customers is what’s important to us. Places to ride and compete, substance over fashion, performance over pose. We seek to celebrate utility, keeping it authentic and sharing the resulting energy. In this way we not only serve the core, but democratically spread the love and expand the sports and activities we ourselves are so passionate about.

 

Anything Bell is designed to fulfill a specific set of needs—without frosting. The Bell aesthetic is uniquely appealing in its purpose-built utility in the same way a race car or fighter jet is designed with every aspect of its function in mind. That they are beautiful in their ultimate aesthetic is secondary. In the end we are creating an essential performance tool. We build it to use it.