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Patriotic Riders is a meetup to unite America-loving motorcycle riders who seek and support rides and events with a patriotic purpose. Many rides will be for our veterans and other charities that support our vets. We also will take rides to museums, reenactments, and other venues and events that share the history and the honor of our great country. The latest events and dates will be posted here so members can make sure they are in the know on the events that express our love for our country, and our thanks for the men and women that have protected us and our freedoms.

If you would like to be a Patriotic Rider, we ask that you first attend a ride or two so you can get to know us, and we can get to know you. After we have done so, if you would like to be an active member you can request to join this meetup. (We don't just add members based on an online click with no in-person riding, because we are looking for riders that actually come out and ride with us, not just numbers for a membership role.) We hope to see you on a future ride!

Upcoming events (5+)

American Legion Riders Centennial Ride

MAMAS KITCHEN

The Patriotic Riders will lead this ride (I will need a good Tailgunner and Blockers). The ride celebrates the American Legion's 100 Year Anniversary, so we will ride 100 miles for their honor. The proceeds from this ride help American Legion Post #375 in Southport that was devastated in our last Hurricane rebuild their Post. You can register ahead of the ride at the link provided in the flyer, or give your money at Post #138 the morning of the ride. We will begin with breakfast at MAMAs Kitchen at 8:00am. Our KSU from MAMAs Kitchen will be 9:00am where we will ride to the Legion Post #138 (about 10 minutes or less). Legion Post #111 Riders will be organizing the ride, but we will lead it. Our ride will be back roads to Mulberry and Lakeland Legion Posts and a stop at a former WWII Airfield (Lodwick) where you will be presented (in front of the WWII Hangers) pictures and a history of Lodwick Airfield. Then we will ride back into Tampa to Legion Post 111, where we will have music and food. This is an important ride to the Veterans of Southport, please come out and support the Legion in their efforts to reconstruct this post. See the full flyer in the pictures section.

Tin Butt ride from Tampa to Everglades and Back!

301 Family Restaurant

$30.00

If you are looking for a personal challenge of a long and epic ride, join us on April 6th for a Tin Butt ride from Tampa to the Everglades and back! The Tin Butt Association certifies rides as a qualifying Tin Butt if they are completed on 2 (or 3) wheels in 12 contiguous hours or less. We will conduct this ride as a group Tin Butt, so the timing and tracking will be completed by the leader, and you do not have to worry about logging or photos to qualify. If you participate on this ride, in its entirety with us, you will have the qualifiers of distance and time accounted for. We will meet at the 301 Family Diner with a KSU of 8 am. (Please arrive early if you plan to eat, and a bit before 8 even if you are not. Arrive with a full tank of gas.) From there, we will take a route that is almost entirely interstate with a gas stop in Sarasota, another in Bonita Springs, and we will stop for lunch at the Miccosukee Restaurant in the Everglades. We will turn around and do that in reverse to return to Brandon, FL within 12 hours. For $30, you can ride with us, and upon completion receive a Tin Butt pin, a certificate of completion, and a Tin Butt motorcycle license plate frame. If you have a passenger, they can also receive a pin and certification for $10 more. (If you need it mailed to you the postage would be added.) Please come along for a Florida Tin Butt. If you do, you will also have enjoyed a full day of riding, during which you will have earned new bragging rights that you met the challenge - and maybe even made a few friends along the way!

Salute to the Troops

Old Townn Harley Davidson

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Florida Tribute To The Troops Ride and Benefit Concert. We will be visiting families of of our FL Fallen Heroes on both Saturday and Sunday again this year. Our purpose is to let them know that we will never forget the sacrifice their loved one and family have made on behalf of our country. Immediately after the ride on Sunday, we will have dinner with Gold Star families from the area and enjoy a program and concert by Country Music recording artist and Tribute To The Troops co-founder, Rockie Lynne! This is a great opportunity to let these people know that we remember and we care! Hope you can join us! Watch Tribute To The Troops Florida Facebook group as times may change: Saturday, April 13th Check-in - 8am Mandatory Safety Briefing - 9am** Kick Stands Up - 9:30am We will have a lunch stop, please bring cash for your choice Ride will start both days at Brandon Tampa Harley Davidson Sunday, April 14th Check-in - 8am Mandatory Safety Briefing - 9am** Kick Stands Up - 9:30am We will have a lunch stop, lunch is included. Ride will end at Crowne Plaza Westshore on Sunday. Dinner, program and concert will start at 5:30pm - NOT INCLUDED, PURCHASE BELOW! **Safety Briefing is mandatory for all Road Guards and Riders. We want everyone to ride and return safely** Lodging If you need a hotel room, we have a block at Crowne Plaza Westshore. Click here to reserve rooms at our discount rate of $115/night: Room Reservations Location: Staging - Brandon Harley Davidson Dates: Saturday, Apr[masked], 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Sunday, Apr[masked], 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Address: 9841 E Adamo Dr., Tampa, FL 33619 Registration Information IS ON FACEBOOK Mike Sheets is in charge of this event, he can answer any questions.

Leesburg Bikefest Ride

301 Family Restaurant

Working the route for this ride. Save the date.

Past events (497)

Bike Week Day Ride

WAWA

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