Legion Riders

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Legion Riders Raise Money to Support Local Organizations

Legion Riders requires a Legionnaire Membership.   

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 service members, and scholarships. Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in the 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.

Legion Riders Today

Currently, 106,000 American Legion Riders meet in over a thousand chapters in every domestic department and in at least three foreign countries. Riders in Iowa have formed an honor guard called The Five Star Freedom Riders, and Riders in Mulvane, Kan., founded the Patriot Guard to protect the sanctity of military funerals from protesters. 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.

Eligibility Requirements
    • Members must hold membership in and be in good standing with The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary ,or Sons of The American Legion.
    • 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.
Legion Riders

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation, and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.