Our American Legion Riders (ALR) Chapter had its start in Oct 2009 by four friends who wanted to incorporate their love of riding motorcycles with their desire to support local Veterans of Coffee County. Darryl "Pudgie" Edwards, Michael "Bootlegger" Walden, Melvin "Ghost" Ott and Bob "DoughBoy" Bennett, known to us as the "Founding Four", laid the groundwork for a Chapter today of 60+ members. The 78 Legion Riders were awarded their Charter on July 10, 2010. The Riders are members of the American Legion who are also motorcycle enthusiasts. They can be found participating in parades, motorcycling events, and supporting the communities in which they live, work, and play. Members of the ALR come from the Legion, the Legion Auxiliary, and the Sons of the American Legion.
Today you can see Post 78 Riders throughout Middle Tennessee serving their community and its Veterans...all from the back of their "steel horses".