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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.


Image of the American Legion Riders logo with a Harley Davidson motorcycle.


Members of the ALR come from The American Legion, the The American Legion Auxilliary, and the 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 and 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 an M/C (Motorcycle Club), 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.


History of the American Legion Riders

In 1993 two members of Garden City, Michigan American Legion Post 396 shared an idea that would bond motorcycle enthusiasts in the Legion from the idea of Chuck Dare and post commander Bill Kaledas, the American Legion Riders was born. Joined by 19 other founding members the group soon found itself inundated with requests for information about the new group. As a source of information a website was set-up. That website,, continues to be a source of information worldwide.


American Legion Riders Today

The American Legion Riders program has grown to over 600 chapters in the United States and overseas. Although a comparatively new group, several sub-groups have formed. In Iowa an honor guard called the Five Star Freedom Riders was formed. In Mulvane, Kansas home to a misguided religious hate cult which uses the deaths of military members to further their anti-American causes, riders reacted and formed the Patriot Guard to show honor to the veterans and respect to their families. More recently National Commander Paul Morin called for the activation of the Pony Express, a group of riders that will pick up donations for the Scholarship Fund and transport them to the National Convention.

Chapter 137 of the American Legion Riders was formed to unite members within Post 137. Going on rides and enjoying the comradeship of fellow riders is one purpose. Our main purpose is to ride in parades, participate in Legion programs, to serve the community and serve veterans.


Some of What We Do

Post 137 Riders welcoming home Sgt. Josh Gifford at Jacksonville International Airport

Welcome reception for Sgt. Gifford

Sgt. Gifford, back home safe

More photos of the Legion Riders as well as other Post programs and events can be seen in our Photo Gallery section.


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