Picturesque group ride on July 8 precedes the Patriot Ride on July 9 to benefit Minnesota’s military members, veterans and their families
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – June 10, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, is proud to sponsor the American Iron River Ride, a motorcycle group ride from Lacrosse, Wis., to St. Paul, Minn., that precedes the Patriot Ride to benefit Minnesota’s military members, veterans and their families.
The American Iron Magazine River Ride, a free event organized by American Iron Magazine and open to all brands of motorcycle, takes place July 8. Riders are asked to gather at the historic Riverside Park in Lacrosse, Wis., at 10 a.m. for the ride that commences at 12 p.m. The route will take participants on a picturesque trip following the Mississippi River northward along Highway 61 to Indian Motorcycle of the Twin Cities, where a free reception and party will be held that afternoon and evening.
The following day, July 9, riders are invited to join a group ride that departs from Indian Motorcycle of the Twin Cities at 9 a.m. and leads to the Patriot Ride’s staging area at the Anoka County Airport in Blaine, Minn. There, the group will have VIP reserved parking and be positioned in a special place on the Patriot Ride. All riders on July 9 must be pre-registered for the Patriot Ride. Riders can register at thePatriotRide.org.
At least one of the motorcycles taking part in a coinciding custom and classic motorcycle show judged by Donnie Smith will be photographed and featured in the pages of American Iron Magazine.
“I want to thank Indian Motorcycle for helping to create this opportunity for motorcyclists to ride alongside the editors of American Iron while benefitting Minnesota’s military service members, veterans and families,” says Buzz Kanter, Publisher of American Iron Magazine. “This is yet another great effort by the motorcycle community to showcase its love and support for our Armed Forces.”
“Indian Motorcycle’s support of our Armed Forces dates back to the earliest days of the brand,” says Reid Wilson, Director of Marketing for Indian Motorcycle. “The American Iron Magazine River Ride teaming with Minnesota’s Patriot Ride is just one way we can continue to assist our past and present military members and their loved ones.”
ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE
Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.
ABOUT POLARIS INDUSTRIES
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader with annual 2015 sales of $4.7 billion. Polaris fuels the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts with our RANGER®, RZR® and POLARIS GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; our SPORTSMAN® and POLARIS ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; VICTORY® and INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; SLINGSHOT® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, SWITCHBACK® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories sold under multiple recognizable brands, and has a growing presence globally in adjacent markets with products including military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. www.polaris.com