The 9th Annual Patriot Ride!
The 9th Annual Patriot is going to be held on June 14th at Lions Park in Ham Lake, MN.
The purpose of the ride is to recognize the contributions and sacrifices that members of the military and their families make to ensure the freedomís we enjoy.
While the day is organized around a motorcycle ride it has turned into a community event that draws many non-riders to Lions Park the day of the ride. In the morning before the ride departs people visit vendor booths, eat a wide variety of food, enjoy live entertainment, take in the morning program and watch the bikes roll in.
At noon more than 3,000 motorcycles depart from the park and make a 50 mile ride through the countryside. It is quite a sight to see. Along the way many, many people come out and show their support from alongside the road.
The ride then returns to Lions Park later in the afternoon. Once again people visit vendor booths, eat a wide variety of food, enjoy live entertainment and even have a beer. The highlight of the afternoon is the recognition program. A keynote speaker always drives home the importance of the military members, their families and all the people who support them. An everyday soldier tells their story about what it means to serve.
The families of people who have lost a loved one as a result of their military service are a prime focus of the recognition program. Sharing the day with them is a heart-wrenching and heart-warming experience all at the same time.
The Patriot Ride is a very fulfilling day for everyone who participates. Join us this year and you will be very happy you did.
Oh not to forget. This is a charity fundraiser. The event will raise more than $100,000 and all the proceeds will be donated to the worthy causes we support.
We will be posting event details to this site as they become available ... please check back soon.
New Photos and Video
- Our Photo Page contains hundreds of full size photos taken at the 2011, 2012 and 2013 rides.
- Our Video Page contains several video's taken at the 2010 through 2013 rides that give you a good feel for what to expect next year. Of course, this doesnt compare to being a part of the action!
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