Sponsors - The Patriot Ride


This event would not be possible without the support of our Sponsors!



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


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!


Atomic Data


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.




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.









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.



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.



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!



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.



A radio station icon for years, the Newly Branded SKOR NORTH offers a variety of programming including Sports, Garage Logic Podcasts and much more.  If you are into local sports … make sure to check them out!


SKOR NORTH is community minded and supports many local causes.


The Patriot Ride is proud to have SKOR NORTH as a sponsor for this year’s event.











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.




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.

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.


Wendell’s Mint


Wendell’s Mint proudly produces US made challenge coins in Ramsey, MN.  Each coin is custom designed to meet a customer’s specific objectives.  Never a charge for artwork, never a charge for multiple colors, and we guarantee to retain your custom tooling for 5 years.  We are proud to deliver best in class quality at prices competitive with foreign manufactured products..  Wendell’s Mint: American Made. Priced like an import.






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.

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.




Osseo Powersports


Osseo Powersports, conveniently located of HWY 169 in Osseo is your local full-service Powersports and Power Equipment dealer. We carry full line-ups from Honda, Kawasaki, and Echo. From Motorcycle’s, ATV’s, Side by Side’s, Watercraft’s, and Scooter’s to Lawn Mowers, Snow Blowers, Trimmers and more .. we’ve got you covered! We offer two full Service Department’s that work on most brands and carry an assortment of OEM and Aftermarket Parts and Accessories. We also offer test rides on all our machines! Check us out and find your new dealer!





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 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.



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.






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.







Saddlemen is an American company specializing in gel motorcycle seats and motorcycle luggage. Since 1987 it has been our goal to improve the riding experience for our fellow riders.


At Saddlemen we understand the importance of listening to our customers. We also believe in sharing our 30 years of industry and riding experience to help fellow riders make informed decisions about the seats and luggage they might choose for their motorcycle.


Although we believe strongly in our products we also pride ourselves on providing unbiased information based on years of research, scientific study, and our own personal experiences to help you better understand how to increase your enjoyment of riding. We are committed to participating in the community where we feel we can provide authentic value to riders.




Nikola’s Bakery


Nikola’s Foods: A Manufacturing and Baking Company – Since 1996 we have been providing our customers with food manufacturing and our commitment to quality. We started with a biscotti recipe and one thousand dollars. Now we offer a full line of bakery products to food service and retail locations, manufacture certified gluten free, organic, and kosher products, and offer product development, marketing and manufacturing services. We co-pack products for our brand partners and collaborate with our customers on product and brand development providing full service co-packing services.


Nikola’s Foods: We are Entrepreneurs, bakers, chefs, and business professionals. Our team understands your concerns and challenges. We work with start-ups and established companies providing solutions by offering our product lines or developing and manufacturing new product lines for our customers.


Victory Links


Established in 2003, Victory Links Golf Course boasts 18-holes of links style golf. Designed to be as inviting as an executive course and yet challenging enough to host a PGA Tour event.


Covering over 400 acres, players can enjoy the beauty of the Minnesota prairie grasses, tranquil native areas, and numerous wildlife.


VLGC is comprised of an 18-hole championship course, oversized grass tee driving range, and a one of a kind 18-hole bent grass putting course.


VLGC is operated by the non-profit National Sports Center. In addition to golf, guests may enjoy many other activities at the world’s largest amateur athletic complex such as soccer, hockey, cycling, and many more.



The Sunset Grill


We currently are taking reservations for year end parties, grooms dinners, work gatherings, private happy hours, birthdays, patio parties and special occasions. With indoor seating of up to 100, our lower level event area is perfect for all occasions. Seasonally we also offer a full patio in addition to the lower level offers a picturesque lakeside backdrop and additional seating outdoors. We offer a full bar and your choice of an excellent banquet food menu. Please call and reserve your date today! 651-229-4044





Signs Now Blaine


Signs Now Blaine was established in 2007 in Blaine, MN. We are a premium visual marketing company conveniently located east of Highway 65 and north of Highway 10 in the Blaine business park. Signs Now Blaine specializes in vehicle wrap graphics and currently uses the most eco-friendly latex printer in the industry. Signs Now is an industry leader in professional graphic solutions, providing high-quality signs and graphics for a diverse clientele. Whether you want interior or exterior signs, we will provide you with the best graphic solutions to help you stand apart from the competition.


Our Mission


To enhance the value of the businesses we serve.




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.


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.

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