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   American Legion Riders Post 327 - Norfolk, VA:

Charter Information - Charter Certificate and list of Charter Members (pdf)
We are members of the National American Legion Riders
We are members of American Legion Post #327, Norfolk , VA.

   We can be found riding in parades, participating in motorcycling events, and supporting the Hampton Roads communities in which we live, work, and play.

   Members of the ALR come from:

- The American Legion
- The Legion Auxiliary
- The Sons of the American Legion


   The 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 the same interest.

- Use our Association to promote and support programs of the American Legion through service to our Community, State and Nation.

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

   Brief History of the ALR:

   In the fall of 1993 Chuck (Tramp) Dare shared a dream with the Commander at the American Legion Post 396 in Garden City, Michigan. The idea came about to start a motorcycle association that would operate within the American Legion. The idea was to provide an atmosphere whereas Post, Auxiliary and S.A.L. members, who shared an enthusiasm for motorcycles, could come together. It was meant to be a family oriented group. They started with just a small group. Within a few months we grew to nineteen members.

   They designed an emblem for the American Legion Riders. This emblem, contained within its design, the emblem of the American Legion. This emblem is worn today by Legion Rider groups throughout the country and is available to its members through and State chapters.

   In 1996 they had an article published about the American Legion Riders in the American Legion National publication of the "Dispatch". An article in the American Legion Magazine soon followed up this article. In about 1996 "Tramp" moved to Texas, where he did a great job of promoting the Legion Rider program there. Today, there are groups of American Legion Riders throughout the country.

   Brief History of the ALR 327:

   Post # 327 chapter of the American Legion Riders began its planning stages in late 2007. By January 2008 the chapter was formed with support from American Legion Post 327 and 15 Riders became charter members of the chapter. The chapter continues to grow with each monthly meeting and event we see more and more members joining. Read more ALR 327 History

   Who benefits from forming and joining an American Legion Riders Group?

   All Legionnaires who enjoy motorcycles do and/or promoting and participating in community events do!

   Just because one person wears a leather motorcycle jacket and another wears a golf shirt and slacks, we know that we can work together to promote the aims and purposes of the American Legion. We have done it, and everyone involved was able to see the benefit. The American Legion Riders was never intended to be a "Motorcycle Club". As stated, it is to be able to work with the Local Post to assist in promoting the American Legion.

   The program was designed to have people work together and enjoy themselves. It may be a group of Riders working on a fundraiser for a local charity, it may be just a warm summer evening ride together or maybe just sitting at the Post sharing stories. It's all about members working together and playing together - it is there for them to enjoy. All Legionnaires who enjoy motorcycles do and/or promoting and participating in community events do!

   Want to Join ALR 327?

   Print out and complete the ALR327 Membership Application and bring it to any ALR function or monthly meeting or complete sign and email a scanned copy to ALR327 Membership.


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