As soon as winter breaks and riders get their motorcycles ready for spring, many of them storm the internet to find Minnesota’s best motorcycle rallies, runs, and rides. Some may choose to make the trek to the Sturgis motorcycle rally but, for those who may be looking to ride nearby or for a cause, something more local is probably higher on your list.
If that sounds like you, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite MN motorcycle rides in the Twin Cities metro area.
Make sure to mark your calendar and come visit us on July 16th at the 2017 Minnesota Ride for Kids®. We would love to chat with you!
The 15th annual Amber Alert Run will meet at Park Place Sports Bar. There will be door prizes, a silent auction, and car show held, RAIN OR SHINE. The motorcycle run fee is $20.00 per person. Registration is from 8:00 am to 11:00 am with kickstands up at 11:00 am. All proceeds benefit the AMBER Alert Network.
Location: Park Place Sports Bar
200 Broadway Avenue
Saint Paul Park, MN 55071
The 2nd Annual Rock and Ride Benefit will start at 11:00 am and the after party will include live music (from Crooked Dice and other special guests), food, and drinks on the patio is from 2:00-6:00 pm. There will also be cash lottery giveaways and even more freebies!
The wristband for the benefit will cost $10 per rider and there will be a suggested $10 donation for other attendees. All of the event’s proceeds will be going towards music education for kids through the 501c3 non-profit organization, Discover Music.
Location: Opinion Brewing Company
374 21st Street
Newport, MN 55055
The MN Mentoring Ride starts with check-in/breakfast at 9:00 am at Acapulco Restaurant in Stillwater. Riders leave at 10:30 am for a beautiful, 2.5 hour countryside ride with one rest stop.
It will cost $25 per bike and includes breakfast, snacks at the rest stop, and a meal after the ride. Pre-register online before June 15th and receive a complimentary event t-shirt.
Following the ride, their CELEBRATION EVENT will be from 12:30-2:30 pm at the Rice Lake Center in Hugo. Bring your friends and family! Suggested donation to attend the Celebration Event will be $5/person or $20/family.
The Celebration Event will include delicious food, as well as great music, giveaways, games, and family fun. Come meet the kids from our program!
Can't attend but want to make a donation, please visit http://mnmentoringride.org/.
Host: Parenting With Purpose
Location: Acapulco Mexican Restaurant-Stillwater
1240 West Frontage Road Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone Number: (612) 750-4313 - Lisa Brass
The 28th annual ride helps provide guide dogs to the blind and visually impaired at-no-charge to the person in need. The two-day ride costs $35 per person and leaves from the Twin Cities Harley-Davidson. The first leg of the trip includes riding to the Hotel Marshfield in Marshfield, Wisconsin. The ride starts early on a Saturday morning, with gas and poker stops, and after the day’s ride (approximately 200 miles), the entire group assembles for a banquet, drinks, raffles, trophies, and other awesome prizes. For room reservations, you will have to book with the Hotel Marshfield at (715) 387-2700.
In the morning, breakfast is provided, a tally is made to find out who made the most on the poker stops, and then riders make another 200 mile ride together back home. All proceeds benefit Guide Dogs of America.
Location: Twin Cities Harley-Davidson
1441 85th Avenue Northeast
Blaine, MN 55449
Phone Number: (818) 822-6573 - Steve Cohan
Held at Key Air (Anoka County Airport - North Entrance), the 50 mile ride starts and ends at Key Air. The ride launches at 12:00 pm and the on-airport activities continue throughout the ride. These activities will include food, drinks, vendors, raffle ticket sales, and more as everyone prepares for the return of the thousands of riders.
Registration is from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. The ride fee is $25.00 for the rider or $35.00 with a passenger if pre-registered, the rider fees will increase to $35.00 for the rider or $45.00 with a passenger if paid on the day of the ride.
Last year, this all day event was attended by approximately 4,000 people as they enjoyed:
- Food & drinks
- Live music
- A bike show
- A bike raffle
- Helicopter rides
- The 93X XGirls
- And a beer garden.
All types, makes, and models are welcome, as well as non-riders. The ride will support the Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund and the Minnesota Patriot Guard.
Location: Key Air Anoka County Airport Hangar
9877 North Airport Road Northeast
Blaine, MN 55449
Cruisin’ for St. Jude’s is a motorcycle charity ride benefiting the St. Jude Research Hospital. The charity ride will run from Village Sports Bar to CJ’s Bar and Restaurant - to the Floppy Crappie to Route 65 Pub - back to The Village Bar. Enjoy food, beverages, door prizes, games, silent auctions, and more!
It’s an all-day event for the whole family!
Host: Epsilon Sigma Alpha
Location: Village Sports Bar
3600 Hoffman Road
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone Number: (651) 335-1168 - Kelly Check
Enjoy a fun ride, food, and entertainment!
Cheer on the stars of the show, local children fighting brain tumors, and fundraise to earn incentives like T-shirts, jackets, and more! You will also get a chance to win a new Honda motorcycle and other great prizes while meeting with other enthusiasts for a great cause.
Come join the fun with any make or model of street legal motorcycle or just enjoy the day with family and friends!
By raising funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, you’ll give kids battling the deadliest form of childhood cancer a brighter future. Register today!
Registration: 8:30 to 10 am
Kickstands Up: 10:30 am
Host: Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
Location: Jimmy's Conference and Catering
3565 Labore Road
Vadnais Heights, MN 55110
This year’s ride will take you to the northern woods of Wisconsin. You will be starting at Leo's South in Lakeville, Minnesota and traveling up through the beautiful roads of America’s Dairyland to your final destination at the Flat Creek Inn in Hayward, Wisconsin!
Motorcycle swag, dinner, and a discounted lunch are included with your registration. The MS River Road Run is requiring each participant to commit to raising at least $100 in donations.
Since 1986, the MS River Road Run has raised over $2 million to help move the world closer to a world free of Multiple Sclerosis.
Location: Leo’s South
16375 Kenrick Avenue
Lakeville, MN 55044
Phone Number: (320) 558-4393
No matter where you live or what you ride, be sure to check out these great Minnesota motorcycle rides, runs, and rallies!