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.
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.
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:
All members of The American Legion Riders shall be current
members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The
Each ALR member shall establish and maintain membership by
owning, individually or through marriage, a motorcycle licensed and
insured as required by state law
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
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
All The ALR groups shall avoid the perception of being a "motorcycle club" or biker club"
The only recognized The American Legion Rider logo is that which is
copyrighted and sold through The American Legion National Emblem sales
All Members will obey the motorcycle laws of their state
No use of rockers with the ALR patch because touching the patch violates trademark laws of the ALR patch
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
American Legion Rider groups shall abide by The American Legion
Constitution and By-laws as well as the established Post and Department
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
World War I April 6, 1917toNov. 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, 1950toJan. 31,1955
Vietnam War Feb. 28, 1961toMay 7, 1975
Lebanon/Grenada Aug. 24, 1982toJuly 31, 1984
Panama Dec. 20, 1989toJan. 31, 1990
Desert Shield/Storm/War on Terror Aug. 2, 1990todate of cessation
Additional questions may be directed to our Western Region representative on the ALR National Advisory Committee, John Moffitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.