AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The American Legion Riders Post 21 was founded in 2011 by our first Director the late Harry L. Stine.  The American Legion Riders had an organizational meeting on 12/8/2010 with 14 Charter Members present and our first actual meeting on 1/12/2011 with 20 Members present.  There are 26 original Charter Members and we have grown to be one of the largest group of American Legion Riders. 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:  

  • Rolling Thunder, the annual POW/MIA rally in Washington on Memorial Day weekend.
  • Annual regional rides such as Operation Wounded Warrior, sponsored by Riders in Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, California and other Western states.
  • Local charity events in support of The American Legion and local communities.
  • Raising money for VA hospitals, women and children centers, children and youth centers, schools and other facilities.
  • Sponsoring or participating in motorcycle runs to benefit numerous charities.
  • Local memorial ceremonies and community parades.
  • The American Legion Legacy Run, an annual cross-country fundraising ride from National Headquarters in Indianapolis to the national convention city.
  • Riding to honor fallen military men and women, and to protect the sanctity of their funerals from those who would dishonor their memory.
  • Escorting military units to departure airfields and airports for combat tours overseas, and welcoming them home upon their return.

All American Legion Rider groups must be a program supported by a Post or Department of The American Legion and shall uphold the declared principles of The American Legion as well as conform to and abide by the regulations and decisions of the Department, Post or other duly constituted Department governing body.

The following guidelines are recommended for The ALR program of The American Legion:

  1. All members of The American Legion Riders shall be current members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion
  2. Each ALR member shall establish and maintain membership by owning, individually or through marriage, a motorcycle licensed and insured as required by state law
  3. ALR programs may allow for continued membership for those members who have given up motorcycle ownership because of age, illness, injury, or other reasons outside the member's control
  4. All ALR members shall strive to maintain the image of The American Legion, at all times upholding The American Legion name and emblem, which symbolizes the integrity and principles of this great organization
  5. All The ALR groups shall avoid the perception of being a "motorcycle club" or biker club"
  6. The only recognized The American Legion Rider logo is that which is copyrighted and sold through The American Legion National Emblem sales
  7. All Members will obey the motorcycle laws of their state
  8. No use of rockers with the ALR patch because touching the patch violates trademark laws of the ALR patch
  9. Sponsoring organization (Post and Department) will review liability insurance coverage to ensure that adequate coverage is available to cover the organization to include coverage for any specific special riding events.

American Legion Rider groups shall abide by The American Legion Constitution and By-laws as well as the established Post and Department directives.