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Our Favorite 2017 Twin Cities Metro Motorcycle Rides, Runs, & Rallies

Written by David Glassman

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!

June

6/10/2017

AMBER Alert Run - Saint Paul Park

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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.

Check out their Facebook Event Page for more information! 

Location: Park Place Sports Bar
200 Broadway Avenue
Saint Paul Park, MN 55071

6/11/2017

2nd Annual Rock and Ride Benefit - Newport

Rock and Ride Benefit 2017 - Opinion Brewing Company - Newport, MN - 6/11/2017

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.

Check out their Facebook Event Page for more information! 

Location: Opinion Brewing Company
374 21st Street
Newport, MN 55055

6/24/2017

MN Mentoring Ride 2017 Hope for Kids - Stillwater

MN Mentoring Ride 2017- Alcapulco Restaurante - Stillwater, MN - 6/24/2017

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/.

Check out their Facebook Event Page for more information! 

Host: Parenting With Purpose
Location: 
Acapulco Mexican Restaurant-Stillwater
1240 West Frontage Road Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone Number: (612) 750-4313 - Lisa Brass
Email: lisa@parentingwithpurpose.org

July

7/8-9/2017

Hawgs for Dogs - Blaine

Hawgs for Dogs 2017 - Twin Cities Harley-Davidson - Blaine, MN - 7/8-9/2017

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.

Check out their Facebook Event Page for more information! 

Location: Twin Cities Harley-Davidson 
1441 85th Avenue Northeast 

Blaine, MN 55449 

Phone Number:
(818) 822-6573 - Steve Cohan 

Email:
Stevehawg@aol.com

7/8/2017

 
12th Annual The Patriot Ride - Blaine

Patriot Ride 2017 - Anoka County Airport - Blaine, MN - 7/8/2017Held 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
  • Speakers
  • 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.

Check out their Facebook Event Page for more information! 

Location: Key Air Anoka County Airport Hangar 
9877 North Airport Road Northeast

Blaine, MN 55449

Email:
INFO@THEPATRIOTRIDE.ORG

7/15/2017

Cruisin' for St. Jude’s - White Bear Lake

Cruisin for St. Jude 2017 - Village Sports Bar - White Bear Lake, MN - 7/15/2017

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!

Check out their Facebook Event Page for more information! 

Host: Epsilon Sigma Alpha 
Location:
 
Village Sports Bar 
3600 Hoffman Road 

White Bear Lake, MN 55110 

Phone Number:
(651) 335-1168 - Kelly Check 

Email:
kellizmnesa@gmail.com

7/16/2017

2017 Minnesota Ride for Kids® - White Bear Lake - Sponsored by Tousley Motorsports

Ride for Kids 2017 Sponsored by Tousley Motorsports - Jimmy's Conference and Catering - Vadnais Heights, MN - 7/16/2017

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!

Check out their Facebook Event Page for more information! 

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
 

August

9/19-20/2017

MS River Road Run - 31st Annual Ride - Lakeville

Mississippi River Road Run 2017 - Leo's South - Lakeville, MN - 8/19-20/2017

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.

Check out their Facebook Event Page for more information! 

Location: Leo’s South 
16375 Kenrick Avenue 

Lakeville, MN 55044 

Phone Number:
(320) 558-4393 
Email:
msrivrdrun2013@gmail.com

No matter where you live or what you ride, be sure to check out these great Minnesota motorcycle rides, runs, and rallies!

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David Glassman

David Glassman

David Glassman is President of Tousley Motorsports.

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