The American Legion Riders of Cicero Post 787 was established on March 12, 2008. ALR is a National organization, which is part of the American Legion Family. There are strict guidelines for membership. You need to be a member of an American Legion post as a Legion member, Auxiliary member or Sons of American Legion (SAL) and you must own a motorcycle or be the spouse of a member in good standing in the above mention Legion affiliates. The ALR is governed by the By-laws established by the National American Legion Riders, which coincide with the American Legion guidelines. It is a group of motorcycle riders that meet the requirements for membership. Meetings are organized and are run by a Board of Officers. Currently we have 77 members. We also have support members who do not ride a motorcycle.
ALR Post 787 has accomplished many things over the last five years. Participating in charity rides and community centered rides such as, Children's Miracle Network, Vietnam Wall Escort, Watch Fire at State Fair grounds, Thunder in the Forge, Wounded Warrior, Rolling Thunder, 9-1-1 Foundation Ride, Ride for the Cure, Thousand Island River Run just to mention a few. One in particular was the Gregory J. Harris Military Courtesy Room in which they raised $23,000.00 for the MCR, with over 100 bikes participating! They also participate in local parades in Cicero and Syracuse areas, the Veteran's Day Parade, Memorial Day
Parades. They have been instrumental in supporting other groups like the Tragedy Assistance Program for Soldiers (T.A.P.S.), Patriot Guard Riders benefits, Blue Star Mothers benefits, Homes for Heroes building program just to snapshot a few of the Riders endeavors.
Meetings are held on the second (2nd) Tuesday of each month, at 1830 pm sharp at the Cicero American Legion post on Legionnaires Dr just off Rte 31 (behind the Cicero Post Office). If you would like further information, please contact President Fred Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave him a message at the Legion (699-0786). You can also contact ALR Membership Chairmen, Mr. Bruce Dauer at (315) 699-8272. Applications are available at the Legion also. You can also go to the Legion website http://alr787.com/ and applications are on the site here.
Maureen McNamara, Past Secretary
American Legion Riders 787