Bikers set to hit the road for 8th annual 'Patriot Ride'

9:24 AM, Jun 14, 2013   |    comments
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HAM LAKE, Minn. -- More than 3,000 motorcycle riders will hit the road on Saturday, June 15 in the 8th Annual Patriot Ride sponsored by Dennis Kirk and presented by the Minnesota Patriot Guard.

The motorcycle ride starts and ends in Ham Lake, MN. Funds raised will benefit the Minnesota Patriot Guard and Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund.

MMAF is a statewide fundraising initiative by the citizens of Minnesota for Minnesota military personnel and their families. MMAF is a non-partisan, volunteer-run, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation formed to raise money to provide cash grants as a "thank you" to all Minnesota military personnel who have served in a combat zone since September 2001.

MMAF has awarded nearly 14,650 grants to Minnesota service members, totaling more than $9 million since its inception seven years ago.

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