American Legion Riders

The Post 2 American Legion Riders (ALR) were chartered in 2010 by the Department of Tennessee with 14 members. Any member of Post 2, (including Auxiliary and SAL members) who own a motorcycle  are eligible to become a member of the Post 2 ALR.

The Riders group is very active, both in the Post and in the community.   In addition to holding monthly “fun runs”, ALR members participate in many events across east Tennessee raising funds for a variety of community charities.  They serve as escorts for the Gold Star Family Members at the Mountain Man Memorial March, serve on flag lines and provide funeral escorts with the Patriot Guard Riders.

Each year the ALR members  provide lunch to over 350 motorcyclists who are participating in the annual cross country ride “Run for the Wall” to Washington D.C. during their lunch layover in Knoxville at the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial.  The Riders also host an annual fundraising Memorial ride each August.

For more information on the Post 2 Riders, visit our Facebook page or contact ALR President Dan Chipman, 865-719-1207 or chipmanvttmn@gmail.com.  The Riders meet on the third Thursday of each month at Knoxville Harley Davidson, located at 5810 Clinton Hwy, beginning at 6:30pm.

Any member of Post 2, who owns a motorcycle including SAL and Auxiliary members in good standing are eligible to become a member of the Post 2 ALR.


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.

Members of the ALR come from the Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Sons of the American Legion.

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

The purpose of the American Legion Riders includes: To participate in parades and other ceremonies that is 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 the programs of the American Legion through service to our Community, State and Nation

Legion Riders founded the national movement called “Patriot Guard”ww.patriotguard.org) that honors and protects the sanctity of military funerals and memorial services.

Legion Riders have formed special motorcycle Honor Guards and ceremonial teams highlighting the special bonds formed in military service and the motorcycling community.

Click on http://www.legion.org for online details.