Membership Requirements

Eligibility for basic membership in The American Legion Riders shall be as prescribed by the national constitutions of The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Sons of The American Legion.

All members of The American Legion Riders must further demonstrate current individual membership in The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, or the Sons of The American Legion.

Members will not at any time hold membership in more than one chapter of The American Legion Riders.

In addition to sections 1-3 above, members must be the legally registered owner of a motorcycle or be the spouse of the legally registered owner within the state of registration.

All operators must be properly licensed and insured per state laws.

All members will obey the motor vehicle laws in any state in which they are operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger.


"American Legion Riders as a National Program"

FROM RESOLUTION 35 AS VOTED ON BY THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE AMERICAN LEGION ON OCTOBER 17-18, 2007 AND AMENDED BY RESOLUTION 32 BY THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE AMERICAN LEGION ON MAY 4-5, 2011

All American Legion Rider groups must be a program supported by a Post or Department of The American Legion and shall uphold the declared principles of The American Legion as well as conform to and abide by the regulations and decisions of the Department, Post or other duly constituted Department governing body.

The following guidelines are recommended for The ALR program of The American Legion:

  1. All members of The American Legion Riders shall be current members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion
  2. Each ALR member shall establish and maintain membership by owning, individually or through marriage, a motorcycle licensed and insured as required by state law
  3. ALR programs may allow for continued membership for those members who have given up motorcycle ownership because of age, illness, injury, or other reasons outside the member's control
  4. All ALR members shall strive to maintain the image of The American Legion, at all times upholding The American Legion name and emblem, which symbolizes the integrity and principles of this great organization
  5. All The ALR groups shall avoid the perception of being a "motorcycle club" or biker club"
  6. The only recognized The American Legion Rider logo is that which is copyrighted and sold through The American Legion National Emblem sales
  7. All Members will obey the motorcycle laws of their state
  8. No use of rockers with the ALR patch because touching the patch violates trademark laws of the ALR patch
  9. Sponsoring organization (Post and Department) will review liability insurance coverage to ensure that adequate coverage is available to cover the organization to include coverage for any specific special riding events.

American Legion Rider groups shall abide by The American Legion Constitution and By-laws as well as the established Post and Department directives.

The American Legion National Headquarters and the respective Departments shall maintain general oversight of ALR Program as regards to proper use of the name and emblem of The American Legion, ALR and The American Legion Legacy Run, and compliance with the National Constitution and By-Laws of The American Legion.

Bold fields indicate what was amended by Resolution 32, May 4-5, 2011


Eligibility Dates

World War I
April 6, 1917  to  Nov. 11, 1918
World War II
Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946
U.S. Merchant Marines
Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946
Korean War
June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31,1955
               
Vietnam War
Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
       
Lebanon/Grenada
Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984      
Panama
Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 
Desert Shield/Storm/War on Terror
Aug. 2, 1990 to date of cessation



Additional questions may be directed to our Western Region representative on the ALR National Advisory Committee, John Moffitt at prescottbikers@hotmail.com.