Cordillera Motorcycle Association fuels dreams for Eagle County kids

EDWARDS — A line of motorcycles, loud and glistening, roars up to the front doors of local elementary schools. Along with leathers, the riders wear grins so big that they could be riding through the pearly gates.

The Cordillera Motorcycle Association puts its money where its motorcycles are by funding the nonprofit CMA Legacy Society.

Each year, members raise money. Then they ride up to local elementary schools and give away backpacks filled with school supplies. The roar of motorcycles makes this particular scene a very photogenic affair, but the group also quietly funds breakfast programs, snacks, books and eyeglasses, as well as Colorado Mountain College scholarships. Since 2004, the foundation has raised and given away more than $2 million.

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