American Legion Riders

Originally chartered with 14 members in 2010 by the Department of Tennessee, The Riders charter has grown to over 40 members. American Legion Riders is open to any motorcycle owning member of Post 2, including Sons of the American Legion and Auxiliary members. 

American Legion Riders (ALR) meet monthly at Harley-Davidson of Knoxville until our Post 2 building is completed.  The Riders hold monthly “Fun Runs” in the local area and an annual “Fun Run” out of the area for a few days.

The Riders are also very active in the community. They serve as escorts for the Gold Star Family Members at the Mountain Man Memorial March, serve on flag lines, as well as providing funeral escorts alongside the Patriot Guard Riders. The riders also participate throughout the community by raising funds and/or providing assistance to various charities.

In the annual “Run for the Wall” event to spotlight POW/MIA awareness, our Riders provide lunch to over 350 motorcyclists participating in this cross-country ride to Washington D.C.
We are proud to receive support from the Tennessee Smokies baseball team, and participate in Salute to Community Heroes at TN Smokies Park.
Some members of Post 2 American Legion Riders assisted a local veteran by building this wheelchair ramp to improve the veteran’s accessibility and quality of life.
Each August, the Riders host an annual Fundraising Memorial Ride to honor the memory of all Post 2 members who have transferred to Post Everlasting.
Riders also help coordinate participants in the Veterans Day parade every November. This parade has been organized and ran by American Legion Post 2 for 94 years.

Our monthly meetings are on the Third Thursday of each month at Harley-Davidson of Knoxville, located at 5810 Clinton Highway, Knoxville, TN at 6:30pm.

Membership to ALR is open to all Post 2 Legion, SAL, and Auxiliary members who are in good standing. For more information on Post 2 riders, please contact ALR President Dan Chipman at (865)719-1207 or chipmanvttmn@gmail.com and follow our Facebook page.