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Passing of Gary Lee Blomberg

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We are extremely shocked and saddened of hearing the news that Gary has left this earth.  Gary was one of the nicest people that you could meet.  Always quick with a smile, a joke or a story.  Was a friend to many.

Our sincere condolences goes out to Cookie, Gary’s family and to all that had the pleasure of knowing him.  You will be missed Cooter!

Results from the 2020 Spring Flood Run Raffle

What an interesting spring. Due to Covid-19, the Spring Flood Run was cancelled.
The raffle for the 2020 Indian FTR 1200 was still on though. The State of Minnesota allowed us to move the date of the raffle to May 30th. We held the drawing and the winner was Ryan Sheler.
The day of the actual Flood Run is when we sell the vast majority of the tickets and with it being cancelled, we were really worried that we would even sell 100 tickets. Well we are extremely proud of the community because we crushed that.
IARG MN is extremely happy to announce that we sold 387 tickets and raised $7,740.00 and 100% of this amount is being donated to the charity that this group’s membership picked – Soldier’s 6.
The Polaris Foundation donated the 2020 Indian FTR 1200 and IARG MN covered all of the ticket printing costs which means that there is no overhead allowing all of the proceeds to go to Soldier’s 6.
We would like to thank organizations:
* The Polaris Foundation and Indian Motorcycle for donating the motorcycle
* The Flood Run for all of the support and promotion of this raffle
* Simply Street Bikes for being a location for people to purchase tickets
* Indian Motorcycle of Lakeville (Motoprimo) for both being a location for people to purchase tickets and also allowing us to hold the drawing in your fantastic facility.
* To each and everyone who purchased tickets knowing that the money would be going to a great charity in Soldier’s 6
We will be holding another raffle in this fall in conjunction with the 2020 Fall Flood Run. We will be raffling off another 2020 Indian FTR 1200. Can’t wait to see everyone there!
As a reminder, you can always make a direct donation to Soldier’s 6 by visiting their website – www.soldiers6.com
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2020 Spring Flood Run Raffle Rescheduled

Due to the real world events of Covid-19, the cancelling of the Spring Flood Run, Minnesota and Wisconsin closing bars and restaurants until at least May 4th, the drawing for the Indian FTR that was supposed to happen on April 18th has been rescheduled to May 30th at 1pm.

This drawing will be held at Indian Motorcycle of Lakeville (Motoprimo).

The majority of the tickets are normally sold during the actual flood run. This year that will not happen so your odds look a lot better. Raffle tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at both Simply Street Bikes in Eden Prairie and at Indian Motorcycle of Lakeville.

This 2020 Indian FTR was graciously donated by Polaris and 100% of the proceeds goes directly to the Minnesota based charity Soldier’s 6 (www.soldiers6.com). Soldier’s 6 acquires and trains service dogs for Veterans, Police, Fire and EMS personal that desperately need them.

Thank you everyone for your continued support and we can’t wait to get riding again once the world calms down.

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2020 Spring Flood Run Raffle

Winter is over and it is time to clean up those bikes and get out to support the community again.  The 2020 Spring Flood Run is coming up fast and we would like for you to have all the up to date information as to what we are doing this year to help out.

Each spring and fall, IARGMN now has the privilege of choosing which charity the proceeds from the Flood Run Raffle are donated to.  For the year of 2020 (both spring and fall Flood Runs), we have chosen Soldier’s 6.  Soldier’s 6 acquires, fosters, trains and then donates service dogs to veterans, police, EMT, and firefighters that are in need of them.  Soldier’s 6 is a local Minnesota 501c3 charity.  For more information about Soldier’s 6, simply click the image below.

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For the Spring Flood Run, The Polaris Foundation dug deep and provided a Motorcycle unlike any other!  This spring we are proud to announce that we are raffling off a 2020 Indian FTR 1200!

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Raffle Tickets are only $20/ea and only a maximum of 2,000 will be sold.  The drawing will be held on April 18, 2020 at 7pm at The Beach Bar.

Tickets are available at the following locations:

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16640 Kenrick Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
Phone: 952.465.0500

Results from the 2019 Fall Flood Run Raffle

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A happy Dian Mullis’s raffle ticket number 599 was drawn as the winner of the 2019 Indian FTR 1200.

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IARGMN is proud to announce that the raffle raised $5,800.00 and 100% of that will go directly to Soldier’s 6Soldier’s 6 is a Minnesota 501c3 charity that provides service dogs to military, police and fire personnel that are in need of one.  Each dog costs between $9,000-$12,000 to raise and train.  Because of this donation, Soldier’s 6 is able to provide another service dog to a deserving individual.

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IARGMN would like to thank Indian Motorcycle for donating this 2019 FTR 1200.  Extremely generous of Indian Motorcycle to do this.  We would also like to thank Bison Thunder Motorcycle  for transporting this beauty of a machine to and from The Beach Bar the day of the Flood Run and for also completing all of the paperwork necessary for Dian to take possession of this motorcycle.

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Finally, we would like to thank both Dana Anderson and Karen Umphress for their dedication and hard work and continuing effort in keeping The Flood Run the premiere charity run in the Midwest!

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Fall Flood Run Tickets Now Available

The raffle tickets for the 2019 Fall Flood Run are now available at the following locations.  Please check back often as more locations will be added once they are available!

For more information about the 2019 Fall Flood Run raffle, please check the Flood Run Page listed in this website’s menu or by clicking here.

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Simply Street Bikes
7550 Washington Ave S
Eden Prairie, MN 55434
952.941.0774

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Bison Thunder St. Micheal
5358 Quam Cir NE
St. Micheal, MN 55376
763.244.1101

Bison Thunder St. Paul
2967 Hudson Rd.
Oakdale, MN 55128
651.228.7620

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Linsey’s BBQ and Grill
350 El Dorado Dr
Jordan, MN 55352
952.492.7015

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The Beach Bar
2030 St Croix Trail S
Lake St Croix Beach, MN 55043
Phone: 651.436.5065

Supporting Soldier’s 6

IARGMN is proud to announce that we will be running the raffle for a 2019 Indian FTR 1200!  The FTR 1200 is a new offering for 2019 from Indian Motorcycle and is a fantastic adventure motorcycle!

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This raffle is going to support the Minnesota based 501(c)3 charity Soldier’s 6.

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For more information, check out our raffle page on this website, or click here.

Honoring Phil, a WW2 Veteran

Did we get wet? Yup! Did we die? Nope!

An absolute awesome and humbling day.

A call went out and IARGMN answered!

Meet Phil, a 96 year old WWII veteran. He is from a generation of young men that answered our nations call. Phil used to ride an Indian in his younger days.

Phil had a simple request, he wanted to see and hear some Indians. We tried to help when this was originally scheduled last month but Mother Nature had other plans. Well Mother Nature tried to thwart those plans today but failed.

We rolled in and was he in heaven! Hearing these bikes today made his day! He said his Indian never sounded like these!

We presented him with an IARGMN patch and made him an honorary member! Levi Watkins presented him with an Indian guardian bell for his wheelchair!

Two other veterans came out to see the bikes as well and Levi presented another Indian guardian bell for a veteran’s walker!

Then we were all invited in to meet a couple of more veterans that were not able to come outside.

Our nation is currently losing over 400 WWII veterans a day. We owe them a debt that we will never be able to repay. Honoring them in the way we did today makes me so proud to be a member of this group.

Thank you to everyone who made the journey today and braved the elements.

Thank you to Beth Johnson for coordinating this unique and special opportunity.

And a side note. The National Anthem was played and the two young children stopped what they were doing and stood with their hands over their hearts through the entire song.

2019 Spring Flood Run

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What an absolutely gorgeous day!  April 20, 2019 was the Spring Flood run and a 70° in April brought out thousands of bikes!  Riders were excited to start this years motorcycle season.

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IARG MN is extremely proud to be working with The Polaris Foundation to operate the Spring Flood Run Raffle.  This spring’s raffle prize was a 2019 Thunder Black Indian Scout.  We are very happy to announce that Scott Storlie won this beauty of a bike when we drew the winner on April 20th at 7pm at The Beach Bar.

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The proceeds of this raffle are going to the charity Operation: 23-0 and we are proud to announce that we raised $8,520.00!

Members of IARG MN were also instrumental in helping with volunteer positions at both The Beach Bar and the Nauti Hawg.

Thank you to everyone that attended, bought wristbands, bought raffle tickets, volunteered, and participated in the Spring Flood Run!

Can not wait to see you all for this year’s Fall Flood Run on September 21st!

2019 Spring Flood Run Raffle Tickets Now Available!

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On April 20, 2019, IARGMN, along with The Polaris Foundation and the 2019 Spring Flood Run will be drawing a winner for the Spring Flood Run Raffle.

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This spring we are privileged to give away a 2019 Black Indian Scout with a MSRP of $11,999!

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All of the proceeds from this raffle will be donated to the Minnesota 501c3 charity Operation: 23-0. We are very proud to be able to partner up with Operation: 23-0 for this spring’s raffle. Operation:23-0 is an effort to curb the massive rates of veteran and military suicides through awareness and providing a network of fellow military members to connect with for help and support. Your purchase of these raffle tickets will help in providing opportunities for people to come together in comfortable settings and meet other similarly minded individuals ranging from Vietnam era vets all the way up to OIF/OEF vets.

The raffle drawing will take place at 7pm on April 20, 2019 at:
The Beach Bar
2030 St Croix Trail S
Lake St Croix Beach, MN 55043.

Only 2,000 raffle tickets will be sold and they are only $20 each. You can purchase these raffle tickets at the following locations:

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Bison Thunder Motorcycle
5358 Quam Cir NE
St. Michael, MN 55376

Bison Thunder Motorcycle (St. Paul)
2967 Hudson Rd
Oakdale, MN 55128

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Simply Street Bikes
7550 Washington Ave S
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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RVS Performance
430 1st Ave E
Cambridge, MN 55008

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The Beach Bar
2030 St Croix Tr S
Lake St Croix Beach, MN 55043

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Bob’s Cycle Supply
65 W Viking Drive
St. Paul, MN 55117

Tickets will also be available at IARGMN’s monthly member meeting on Saturday, March 9, 2019, 1030am, being held at Simply Street Bikes.

We will be adding more places of where you can purchase the raffle tickets soon.

Need not be present to win. Winner will be notified via phone call if not present. Winner is responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees.