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The American Legion Riders are members of the American Legion who are also motorcycle enthusiasts. They can be found participating in parades, 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 were formed:

  • To participate in parades and other ceremonies that are in keeping with the Aims and Purposes of the American Legion
  • To promote motorcycle safety programs
  • To provide a social atmosphere for American Legion members who share the same interest
  • To use our Association to promote and support programs of the American Legion

The American Legion Riders is not a M/C, and does not practice M/C rules or regulations. The American Legion Riders is family-oriented, just as its parent organization: the American Legion.


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ALR Christmas Party News - Monday, January 05, 2009

The 1st annual Riders State Christmas Party was held on Dec 20th at the Rochester American Legion Post 7. It was a huge success and a great time had by all. “Through the generosity of our members we raised $1800.00 dollars for the Legacy Scholarship Fund”. Joyce Murnane said.  “What makes this such a success is that the amount raised was $200.00 dollars shy of what the Chapters in the entire state of the American Legion Family raised last year, Murnane added “With the help of all, the goal this year is to raise $5,000 dollars for the Scholarship. We think we can do it and are excited to meet the challenge!”


Riders Christmas Party - Monday, January 5, 2009

 Kevin Murnane added that the ALR chapter from Lebanon N.H. had asked members to raise funds during the party for a family struggling to make ends meet. “Not only was the family suffering financially, but recently the family’s young child had lost a foot in a tragic accident.” Pulling together, within an hour, $795.00 dollars was raised. “This is just a small example of what the ALR can do,” Kevin said. “We need everyone’s help during the up coming year to help Veterans and their families. If we work together we can accomplish a great deal. A very special thanks goes out to Rolling Thunder who attended the party to show support and celebrate the holidays with us. The American Legion Riders wishes you all a safe and happy holiday season. Stay tuned for future events. We look forward to seeing the Legion Family at some of these future activities.”


Our History - Monday, September 15, 2008

The American Legion Riders

In the fall of 1993 Chuck (Tramp) Dare shared a dream with then Post Commander (Polka) Bill Kaledas at the American Legion Post 396 in Garden City, Michigan. The idea came about to start a motorcycle association that would operate within the American Legion. The idea was to provide an atmosphere whereas Post, Auxiliary and S.A.L. members, who shared an enthusiasm for motorcycles, could come together. It was meant to be a family oriented group.

Not knowing how to start this group up, and stay within the scope of the American Legion, a letter was written to then Department Adjutant Hubert Hess. In his November 19th, 1993 reply he stated that it "Sounds like a great idea". In this letter, and follow-up phone conversations, he gave us instructions on how to manage this program at our Post. He also provided us information on how to get approval for the use of the American Legion Emblem. We then sought to get this program recognized through our Post Membership. The idea was brought up at our Post meeting to have our Post sponsor the group to be known as the "American Legion Riders". It was passed by our members and thus became the birth of the first American Legion Riders group.

We started with just a small group. Within a few months we grew to nineteen members. We worked on developing a set of by-laws to help us to provide structure to our group. We designed an emblem for the American Legion Riders. This emblem, contained within its design, the emblem of the American Legion. Working closely with our Department Adjutant we were able to gain approval, by the national headquarters of the American Legion, to have our emblem manufactured for our group. This emblem is worn today by Legion Rider groups throughout the country and is available to it's members through and State chapters.



Welcome Riders - Monday, September 15, 2008
 Welcome American Legion Riders! And welcome to the new Riders chapter at R.A. Mitchell Post 51.  

*Turkey Shoot*

Friday & Saturday
7:00 PM in the Canteen


Friday & Saturday
8:30 PM in the Canteen

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