The American Legion Riders (ALR) are well known for their charitable works with children’s hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded service members and scholarships. Local Chapter #148 Colonial Beach is no exception. They are actively involved in Veteran’s Day services, Memorial Day services, and the Wreaths Across America programs, and more. It was, therefore, no surprise to the Colonial Beach Bike Fest Committee when the ALR requested to be part of the Bike Fest event by sponsoring and conducting a Wounded Vet Appreciation Ride to the Colonial Beach Bike Fest. Each year, ALR #148 organizes this emotional and powerful event. The group rides to MCB Quantico and escorts the wounded warriors back to Colonial Beach for recognition at the Kick-Off Ceremony and for participation in the Bike Fest activities.