The American Legion Riders (ALR) is a dynamic national program administered by the departments and posts in each of the 50 states as well as in several locations overseas. The American Legion Riders was first established as a local post pro-gram in 1993 as Post 396, Garden City, Michigan, and has grown to over 1,300 local "chapters" of the ALR worldwide in 2012.
The Riders' total membership has grown by fifteen to twenty percent annually from 2002 to 2012, bringing many new Legion, Auxiliary, and SAL members into the organization that renew their memberships year after year.
The 2012 current national member-ship is roughly 106,000 Riders, all of whom are members of The American Legion, Auxiliary, and SAL. Riders promote the honorable mature of military service, providing honor guards and flag lines to scores of military funerals each year.
The ALR is not a motorcycle club, but rather an association of like-minded Legion Family members who enjoy family activities and the opportunity to advance the aims and goals of The American Legion though the sport of motorcycling.
The Riders attract active duty members as well as veterans from all war eras. Riders raise and donate hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to countless national, state, and local programs and charities for veterans, military families and local communities.
Members must hold membership in and be in good standing with The American Legion, Auxiliary of SAL.
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.
Contact the Rider Director at:
Todd Larkin: 208.850.6952