American Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veteran’s homes, severely wounded service members and scholarships. Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in the annual American Legion Legacy Run to raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept. 11, 2001.
Currently, over 110,000 American Legion Riders meet in over 2,000 chapters in every domestic department and in at least three foreign countries. Riders participate in military funerals to honor the fallen and protect the sanctity of military funerals. Riders in all states have escorted military units returning home from combat tours overseas, conducted massive cross-country fundraising events for wounded warriors from all services, and have raised millions of dollars for countless local, state, and national charities. Many Riders, supported by their departments, conduct annual statewide Legacy Runs in direct support of American Legion scholarship programs and in support our wounded service members across the nation.
True to the Legion's grassroots tradition, each chapter manages its programs at the post level, where the best ideas are born. The Riders are part of many projects and events, including:
· Members must hold membership in and be in good standing with The American Legion, American
Legion Auxiliary, or the Sons of The American Legion.
· Members must be legally registered motorcycle owners or be the legally registered owner's spouse
within the state of registration.
· All operators must be properly licensed and insured per state laws.
· All members must obey motor-vehicle laws in the state in which they are operating a motorcycle or
riding as a passenger.
Click on the link below to download the ALR membership application. Please return the completed application to the ALR Director at the post address below.
Click here to download a document detailing the creation of the ALR as told by one of the founding members, Bill Kaledas of Post 396 in Garden City, Michigan.
New Group: American Legion Post 738 in Fairview Park welcomed a new group, the American Legion Riders, to the post family. Among the members in the photo are Larry Lins, Ryan Segedi, Jerry Haumschild, Dave Morley, Matt Lowry, Mike Schenek, Dan Rozar, Diana Ward, and Dave Brown.
ALR is a family oriented, patriotic group of motorcyclists who had their inaugural meeting on March 22. The next gathering will be at 6 p.m. April 27 at the post home, 19311 Lorain Road.