Founded in 1993, a couple legionnaires and longtime motorcycle enthusiasts wanted an environment where Legion family members could come together to share a common love for motorcycles, and thus the American Legion Riders was born. The organization is not represented as a motorcycle club or gang but rather as Legionnaires, Auxiliary and SAL members joining to ride as the Legion family.
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, veterans homes, severely wounded servicemembers and scholarships. Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in The American Legion Legacy Run to annually 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 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 of Operation Comfort Warriors (OCW), supporting our wounded servicemembers across the nation.
All members of The American Legion Riders shall be current members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion. So if this is of interest to you and you are not yet a member of one of the family entities and you qualify, then lets get with it an join.