26th annual Salute to American Veterans Rally

Returns to Cripple Creek

August 17 - 19, 2018


Thank you  ALL  for your support of this spectacular event!

We are in the process of updating the site for 2018 - stay tuned

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"Cripple Creek Becomes Sacred Ground"   story by Tim Anderson

"When Veteran's Day just isn't enough"   story by Lisa Price Waltman

Check out the 2017 Event Accolades & Testimonials



Patriot Guard at the '07 eventWelcome to the official
Salute to American Veterans
Rally & Festival© web site.

Our goal is to provide visitors with information & entertainment honoring this spectacular yearly event.


The mission of the Salute to American Veterans Rally Committee and our annual event can be summed up in five simple but meaningful words:


DUTY: We personally feel that planning and executing this annual event is our duty. While many of us, myself included, have never served our Great Nation in the Armed Forces, this is our way to give back. While the debt of gratitude that we owe to every United States Veteran - both living and passed on, can NEVER be repaid, this gathering is one small effort to show how much we appreciate your sacrifices to our Nation, and our freedom. This is our mission.

HONOR: To honor the memories of every fallen Veteran from the revolutionary War to the present day. To Honor ALL living Veterans. To honor all Active Duty Military Members. To Honor our Flag - the symbol of our nation, and to Honor our Country, the greatest in the world. This is our mission.

CAMARADERIE: To create a time and a place for Veterans to gather together and share the experiences and feelings that only Veterans can understand. Also, to create a venue in which patriotic Americans can convey their appreciation, support and respect to Living Veterans and to the families of the fallen. This is our mission.

RESPECT: To show respect to our Flag, Our Country, to each other and most importantly to those who protect what is dear to us. This is our mission.

FREEDOM: Freedom is the life-blood of America. For many, the Motorcycle is the embodiment of Freedom, giving the rider the ability to go where they want, when they want with few restrictions. Like an Eagle flying Free, the feeling is without compromise. Freedom is a precious gift to be cherished, honored, relished and respected. The gift of freedom is one that most will never enjoy, as they are forbidden by tyrants and dictators who hate freedom and despise those who have it. The Gift of freedom comes with a very high price: It is paid for with the blood of Hundreds of Thousands of United States Veterans, and with the tears and anguish of their families. So precious is the gift of freedom that taking it for granted is unthinkable, outrageous, and nearly a sin. So we gather here, to honor, remember and respect those who pay the price for OUR FREEDOM, but also, to CELEBRATE that freedom. Celebrating our freedom: This is our mission.

God Bless America.


Vets Rally: Documentary Clip


a 3 minute excerpt from "The Journey Home" DVD

2015 Vets Rally video


Veterans Rally Video

Watch this awesome 9 minute video which will give you a taste of what the Vets Rally is all about.

"The INTRODUCTION" - by Danny Barton


I have attended and shot my camera at the last eight "Salute to American Veterans" motorcycle rallies. I am drawn to the event naturally as I am a biker and a veteran.

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Challenge Coins

Check out these Challenge Coins we've received.

challenge coins

Memorial Highway


We always look forward to the yearly Veteran's ride to Cripple Creek, Co.  This past Tuesday a sign has been installed west of Cave of the Winds entrance reading "Spc. Rob Lee Nichols Memorial Highway."

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Veterans Rally Receives Honors video


KRDO TV's "Red Friday Hero" Award recognizes Colorado's "Salute to American Veterans Rally" as an outstanding show of support and healing.

A brief glimpse of the 2013 Vets Rally video



Highway 67 between Divide and Cripple Creek is now the "POW~MIA MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" Thanks to all those who had a hand in making this happen!

Hero Biker Build

CHBB frame-200

Combat Hero Bike Build at the 2017 Rally

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digital edition

Read the 2017 Rally program "digital edition" online!

Want to advertise in the Official Souvenir Rally Program?
Get all the info →here
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US Military Command joins VIP's In support of the Rally


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10th Special Forces Group to be honored at 2017 Rally


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2017 Vets Rally & Combat Hero Bike Build Team Up


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POW/MIA Recognition Ride


Colorado’s largest procession of motorcycles celebrates 30 YEARS!

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Vietnam Traveling Wall


Sponsors step up to bring the “WALL” back to Cripple Creek.
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CVMA Vets Poker Run


Colorado Honor Bell

The COLORADO HONOR BELL to appear at 2017 Veterans Rally

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Native Americans Salute Veterans


United States ARMY Veteran Raul Figueroa and the Northern Wind Native American Dancers will perform Saturday at the Rally. See this spectacular tribute at the intersection of 2nd st. & Bennett Avenue at 12:45, 1:45 & 2:45


POW/MIA Recognition Ride Rolling Strong for 30 Years!


When motorcyclists ride away from Woodland Park High School and onto US Highway 24 on August 19, 2017, they‘ll be continuing a journey began 30 years ago with the blast of drag pipes, a bit of attitude, and a heartfelt mission in mind.
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Official 2017 Merchandise


Hurry! last chance to get your 2017 shirts, pins, patches and the first challenge coin ever offered.

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"This event is hands-down the most impressive show of support for Active Duty Military, Veteran's and POW-MIA I have ever been a part of. Please go out and show your support and have a great time. Whether you've served or not, whether you ride or not, you will be overwhelmed by the outpouring of support at this event!"

Ed Wise - USAF Ret.

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2017 Vets Rally video

Vets Rally promo


limited edition Challenge Coin


This awesome coin commemorates the 30th anniversary of the POW/MIA Recognition Ride

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Silent Auction Benefits Memorial project


Those who attend this year’s rally in Cripple Creek will have the opportunity to bid on some great donated items with proceeds benefitting the Eric V. Dickson Memorial project in Woodland Park.

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Veterans Rally Featured In New Documentary Film


Once again, the Salute to American Veterans Rally brings international exposure to the tiny mountain town of Cripple Creek, Colorado.

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“The Salute to American Veterans Rally is a veritable explosion of good old-fashioned patriotism! The Rally attendees welcomed every veteran of every war with equal enthusiasm and support.

If you aren’t proud to be an American when you arrive, you will be when you leave!”

– Joseph L. Galloway co-author: “We Were Soldiers Once... and Young” and nationally syndicated military columnist

2016 Vets Rally in review

photo: TheGazette

Like so many times before, the cool crisp mountain air along Colorado highway 67 had a slight bite to it. Not the nasty kind of bite, but the kind that reminds you you’re alive and riding a motorcycle on one of the prettiest rides in Colorado.

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