American Legion Riders Association of Wisconsin

"Ride Safe and Free - They are Never Forgotten!"


The American Legion Riders Association of Wisconsin was formed and chartered in August 2000. In it's infancy, the group consisted of a half dozen members. Today, the ALRA of Wisconsin consists of many members covering all twelve districts across the state. Our state meetings are held quarterly.

If you are a veteran that may or may not be a member of the American Legion and loves the "freedom of the road" on two wheels (and sometimes even three), then check out our site and contact us. We'd love to have you!

Interested in joining the Riders?

Lots more detail about who we are, how we are organized, bylaws and membership requirements can be found on our About page.

Our current tri-fold informational brochure is a quick study: Legion Riders Who We Are

More questions or ready to join? Find your District contact on our Contact Us page. They will assist you.

Not a member of the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary?
Find your local Post / Squadron / Unit at: Legion, SAL, Aux

What the ALRA of Wisconsin is...

In the fall of 1993, the original American Legion Riders idea was a shared dream of then Post Commander Bill (Polka) Kaledas and Chuck (Tramp) Dare at Post 396 in Garden City, Michigan. The idea was to start a motorcycle association that would operate within the American Legion. It consisted of members of the American Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion who shared an interest in motorcycling. It was meant to be a family oriented group just as its parent organization, The American Legion. The American Legion Riders is not an M/C, and does not practice M/C rules or regulations. Read more about the history of the American Legion Riders here.

Since then, several groups have been formed throughout the country. These American Legion motorcyclist groups all share a common interest...riding. Riding, participating in parades and ceremonies, promoting the mission and image of the American Legion. Also, many of the Wisconsin districts have been instrumental in raising funds for numerous charities, helping to contribute to those in need.

Whether it is working together on Veteran's issues, participating in a local parade as a motorcycle color guard, raising monies for a charity or cruising together on a beautiful fall colored highway, the American Legion Riders program has provided a lot of enjoyment for those members who share a common interest in motorcycling.