Sons of the American Legion

Who Are The American Legion Riders?

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 Auxiliary, and the Sons of the American Legion.

The American Legion Riders promotes motorcycle safety programs for beginners, as well as for seasoned riders.  We provide a social atmosphere for American Legion members who share the same interest.  We also support programs, events, and projects of the American Legion.

The American Legion Riders Association 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.


The membership of the American Legion Riders nationally, is a very diverse group, so are the programs that we are involved in. By allowing each American Legion Rider Chapter to give their members the ability to manage their program at the Post level, the program has been allowed to grow. Today there exist Legion Rider programs in several states, and many more starting. The types of things that these groups are doing are far too many to mention on this page, but here are a few examples:

  • Participation in the annual POW/MIA Rally held each Memorial weekend in Washington D.C. known as “Rolling Thunder”.
  • Sponsoring or participating in local Charity events.
  • Raising money for such organizations as local VA Hospitals, Battered Women and Children’s Center, Varied Children and Youth programs, a School for Blind Children, Veterans Relief, Needy families and many, many others.
  • Sponsoring or participating in motorcycle “Runs” to benefit numerous charities, including charities for underprivileged children and medical research, just to name a few.
  • Participation in memorial ceremonies and community parades.

The recognition by local communities has marked the program as a true success. The American Legion Riders Group in Michigan was even honored by the Local City Council, when they drafted a resolution Declaring the American Legion Riders as a valuable asset to the community. Motorcyclist can be a very dedicated group of people. When you combine this with the fact that they are legionnaires, you create a win/win situation.