American Legion Riders

Originally chartered 2010 with 14 members by the Department of Tennessee, The Post 2 Riders group 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 normally meet monthly at at the Post 2 Pavilion during the months of March through October. The Riders participate in a multitude of community activities, hold monthly “Fun Runs” in the local area as well as an annual “Fun Run” out of the area for a few days. It’s a family friendly and service orientated group.

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.

Membership in the 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.