Who we are?
The American Legion Riders (ALR) was formed in fall of 1993 in Garden City, MI as a means to provide an atmosphere whereas Post, Auxiliary and S. A. L. members, who share an enthusiasm for motorcycles, to come together in a family oriented environment.
Our objective is to support the aims and purposes of the American Legion, through service to our Community, State and Nation. These include:
- Sponsoring or participating in local Charity events.
- Raising money for such organizations as local VA Hospitals, Battered Women and Children’s Center, Varied Children and Youth programs, a School for Blind Children, Veterans Relief, Needy families and many, many others.
- Sponsoring or participating in motorcycle “Runs” to benefit numerous charities, including charities for underprivileged children and medical research, just to name a few.
- Participation in memorial ceremonies and community parades.
The American Legion Riders of Minnesota has slowly formed chapters in the intervening years. The First Chapter was formed at Louis Lequier American Legion Post 122 in Deer River, MN. In 2010, through the work of various members, the Minnesota American Legion Riders were formed. The intent was to join all state chapters to support the primary fundraising activity the American Legion Riders have been tasked with.
What we do?
A lot. From parades to providing escorts. Raising money for charity to giving out scholarships. Helping out with out the American Legion Family in their fundraisers and activities.
Ultimately it is about helping Veterans, their families, and our communities.