2023 Ride

Thank you 2023 Christmas in July Ride attendees, sponsors, and community supporters. You helped us raise nearly $17,000 on our 2023 ride! We had over 140 people attend the ride and received raving reviews. We safely lead over 100 vehicles through a 120 mile journey and returned to the North Branch American Legion for great music, food, and fun!

Comments from attendees after the ride

  • “NB Legion rocks their runs. My first time on one and it was awesome. Very well managed on traffic control and everyone stayed in their spot in the line. Very very enjoyable. The people that organized the run are awesome and friendly too.”
  • “It was a great day and a lot of fun, made some new friends and also saw a few friends that I haven’t seen in a long time. Thank you North Branch Legion Riders for a wonderful event!!!”
  • “It was a great ride today!”
  • “Such a great day”
  • “Fun ride yesterday. Thanks!”
  • “I am honored to have been a Road Guard on this extremely well put together ride…hats off to North Branch Post 85 Legion Riders Club.”
  • “Thanks all for your service and God Bless you all for what you do to help others!! So proud to be a part of this run! Thank you for including us..”
  • “What a beautiful day it turned out to be”
  • “Good times!!”
  • It was a great ride! Thank you so much”
  • “Great job! It was a fun ride!”
  • “Day was beautiful, route was great, food was great, friendship was great, music after the ride was great!!”
  • “Great job”
  • “I saw all the bikes from my house going down Elm St. on your way out of town. Pretty impressive!”
  • “One of the best organized and safest rides I’ve been on. Great work. See you next year”
  • “North Branch Legion Riders, Great job to everyone that participated in this wonderful event, it takes a lot of time to plan one of these events and you guys and girls did an outstanding job!!!!! See ya at next event!! Thank you for a great safe day!!!”
  • “Great job everyone and Thank you!!”
  • “A job very well done. Thank you. You kept us all safe on the road.”
  • “Very cool!”
  • “Was a good day. Thanks for getting me on my first group ride in a couple of years. Had a great time.”
  • “Very nice ride. Course was terrific. Thank you so much for an enjoyable day.”

News article about the ride

Minnesota Legion Riders chapter uses July fundraiser to provide holiday season help

Our largest sponsor

Special thanks to East Central Sports for their generous donation of this pit bike won during our 2023 Christmas in July Ride.

Photos from our 2023 ride

Email us for a link to the entire library of photos taken by our very own North Branch American Legion Rider, Jorge Perales.