For God and Country
Who we are.
The American Legion Riders are members of the American Legion who are also motorcycle enthusiasts. They can be found participating in parades, partaking in motorcycling events, and supporting the communities in which they live, work, and play. Members of the ALR come from the Legion, the Legion Auxilliary, and the Sons of the American Legion. The American Legion Riders were formed
- to participate in parades and other ceremonies that are in keeping with the Aims and Purposes of the American Legion.
- to promote motorcycle safety programs and to provide a social atmosphere for American Legion members who share the same interest.
- to use our Association to promote and support programs of the American Legion.
The American Legion Riders is not a M/C, and does not practice M/C rules or regulations. The American Legion Riders is family-oriented, just as is its parent organization: the American Legion.
Today across America many thousands of American Legion Riders get on their bikes to ride for Americanism and Children and Youth programs in virtually every state in the nation, and more are organizing each month. One of the fastest-growing and most highly visible of the many programs offered by The American Legion, The American Legion Riders are a very diverse group, and so are the programs that they support. What do American Legion Riders do? The activities are far too many to mention in this space, but here are a few examples:
- American Legion Riders chapters and districts,
nationally, have become some of the most generous donors
for the American Legion's Legacy Scholarship Fund, commonly
raising as much as $7,500 or more in a single
- Legion Riders participate in the annual POW/MIA Rally
held each Memorial weekend in Washington D.C. known as
- Legion Riders sponsor or participate in local and national charity events in support of the sponsoring American Legion Post.
- Legion Riders ride to raise money for such
organizations as local VA Hospitals, Battered Women and
Children's Center, varied veterans relief organizations,
Operation Wounded Warrior, Heroes to Hometown, needy
families and children during the holidays and many, many
- Legion Riders founded a national movement called
that honors and protects the sanctity of military
funerals and memorial services.
- Legion Riders have formed special motorcycle Honor Guards and ceremonial teams highlighting the special bonds formed in military service and the motorcycling community.
- Legion Riders have also begun to teach motorcycle and driver safety in the community and in schools in cooperation with ABATE and other national motorcycling organizations.
Remember: American Legion Riders are a very dedicated group of Legion Family members. When your Post or district sponsors a new Riders organization, you create a an atmosphere of enthusiasm and growth for your post, district, and Department!