About the Riders
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.
“American Legion Riders as a National Program”
RESOLUTION 5, APPROVED BY THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE AMERICAN LEGION ON MAY 5-6, 2021.
All American Legion Rider (ALR) 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 and 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:
- All members of The American Legion Riders shall be current members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion.
- Each ALR member shall establish and maintain membership by owning, individually or through marriage, a motorcycle licensed and insured as required by state law.
- 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.
- All ALR members shall strive to maintain the image of The American Legion, always upholding The American Legion name and emblem, which symbolizes the integrity and principles of this great organization.
- All ALR groups shall avoid the perception of being a “motorcycle club” (MC) or biker club.”
- The only recognized American Legion Rider logo is that which is copyrighted and sold through The American Legion National Emblem sales.
- All Members will obey the motorcycle laws of their state.
- No use of rockers with the ALR patch because touching the emblem violates trademark laws of the ALR logo. Rockers touching the out edge of the patch is acceptable.
- 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 at each level and the established post and department directives, standing rules, etc.
The American Legion National Headquarters and the respective department and post shall maintain general oversight of the ALR Program regarding the proper use of the name and emblem of The American Legion, The American Legion Riders, and The American Legion Legacy Run, and compliance with the National Constitution and By-Laws of The American Legion.
For more information, visit our national site here: https://www.legion.org/riders