American Legion Riders
American Legion Riders ride for Veterans and for their families; we ride for our POW/MIAs, for our children and our Flag. For us, it's more than just a ride; it's a ride for Freedom.
In 2007, the American Legion National Executive Committee passed Resolution 35, making the ALR a national program, and we are proud that one of our Post members was on the National Ad-Hoc Committee that helped pave the way. In 2011, the NEC passed Resolution 32, clarifying certain parts of the guidelines to eliminate some confusing language.
Resolution 35 created a lot of confusion and controversy outside of our Department that does not apply to Legion Riders in Nevada. During the 2008 Department Convention, the Department reiterated its position that the ALR remain a Post program with no oversight above the Post level.
Because many people visit Nevada, they bring with them their beliefs of what is the "correct" way of doing things. Just because a neighboring state does something, that does not mean that we can, or should, do the same thing, and any programs that affect the Department directly, needs the approval of the Department. For the foreseeable future, it will be business as usual for Legion Riders in Nevada.
American Legion Riders continue to serve America as motorcycle riding members of the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Sons of the American Legion.
American Legion Riders are motorcycle riders who enjoy socializing on two-wheels while supporting the Aims and Purposes of the American Legion. We are Legionnaires, Auxiliary, or Sons of the American Legion members in good standing within our organizations; you do not have to be a member of Post 149 to participate in our Post activities. Of course, we prefer that you join our Post family, but you are welcome nonetheless.
- 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.
There are no additional dues, nor any separate meetings to attend to be an American Legion Rider in Paradise Post 149. If you wish to purchase ALR patches for your vest, please contact the Post Adjutant, as standardized patches are kept on hand. To join, all you need is a motorcycle or trike and a desire to help your fellow citizen as an American Legionnaire. Care to join us?
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.
- Promote motorcycle safety programs and to provide a social atmosphere for American Legion members who share similar interest.
- Use our Association to promote and support programs of the American Legion.
American Legion Riders are not a motorcycle club, and do not practice motorcycle club rules or regulations. We are family-oriented, just as is our parent organization: the American Legion.
American Legion Riders welcome all riders, regardless of brand or style of motorcycle you ride. However, to participate in some rides, you will need a motorcycle capable of highway speeds. Most states require a motorcycle that is 350cc and larger to ride on freeways and Interstate highways.
With the wind in their faces
and bugs in their teeth,
they ride their mighty steeds
to help comrades in need.
They are called
American Legion Riders.
American Legion Post 149
April 4, 2009