Department of Colorado:
American Legion Riders
American Legion Riders programs are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children’s hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded servicemembers and scholarships. Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in The American Legion Legacy Run to annually raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept. 11, 2001.
Colorado currently has about 30 rider programs and we are growing quickly. The state ALR membership is estimated to be at about 500 Riders, all of whom are current members of The American Legion Family.
The ALR is not a motorcycle club, but rather an association of like-minded Legion Family members who enjoy family activities and the opportunity to advance the aims and goals of The American Legion.
Riders promote the honorable nature of military service, providing honor guards and flag lines to local military funerals, patriotic parades and other memorial events each year.