This is a motorcycle ride to honor the life and sacrifice of United States Army Ranger and Rosemount, MN resident, CPL Ben Kopp.
The mission of the BKMR is to honor the service and sacrifice of ALL our veterans. Funds raised will be given to local charities that support our veterans and their families.
Special ride and parking privileges will be given to Gold Star Families.
A motorcycle is not necessary to participate. We have added the dinner event on Friday night where a silent auction and raffle drawings will be held.
We are honored to have Jeff Dexter as our guest speaker on Friday night. Jeff will also provide blessing for the dinner and for the bikes prior to leaving on Saturday morning.
Jeff Dexter has served with the Minnesota National Guard for fourteen years. He has deployed three times; twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. Jeff has served as a Chaplain Assistant , provided security to a Chaplain in a combat zone, has been a youth ministry worker for sixteen years, has been to four continents, seventeen countries, climbed two 14,000 foot mountains in Colorado, run seventeen full marathons and twenty eight half marathons. He grew up in St. Paul and resides here in the twin cities. Jeff will share his experiences overseas, as well as his personal story of how the Minnesota Military Family Foundation was there to help in his own time of need.
This event is open to the public.