Rider Membership Requirements

 Rider members must hold membership in good standing with The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion.

  • Members must be a legally registered motorcycle owner or be the legally registered owner's spouse within the state of registration
  • All motorcycle 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
  • American Legion, SAL,  and Auxiliaries members may join any hosted chapter of the American Legion Riders
  • ALR programs allows for continued membership for those members who have given up motorcycle ownership because of age, illness, injury, or other reasons outside of the member's control

Please Join Us...

Come out and be our guest at one of our monthly meetings and see what the Legion Riders are all about. Our meetings are  held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm at The American Legion Post 15, 1700 W. Russell St, Sioux Falls, SD, 57104. We are located west of the South Dakota Military Heritage Alliance building. 



How to Join The Legion

Membership Requirements

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving - you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!

*Because eligibility dates remain open, all active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.

**U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).

American Legion Online Membership Application

American Legion Downloadable Membership Application

Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday at 7pm at The American Legion Post 15.

How to Join The Sons of The American Legion

Membership Requirements

All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of The American Legion, 
and such male descendants of veterans who died in service during World War I or 
since December 7, 1941, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, 
of the National Constitution of The American Legion or who died subsequent to their 
honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for membership in the Sons of The American Legion. 

There shall be no form or class of membership except an active membership. 

* Membership applications can be delivered to an American Legion Post near you. 
There is a good chance that Post will have its own Squadron of the Sons. 
If not, someone at the Post should be able to tell you where to find a Squadron near you. 

If not, contact the S.A.L. National Headquarters for information about finding a nearby Squadron.

**Does not include in-laws

How to Join the American Legion Auxiliary

 Membership Requirements

To join the Auxiliary you must be a woman who...

    ...is eligible for membership in The American Legion
    ...or is the mother, wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, great-grand-daughter, or grandmother of members of The American Legion
    ...or is the mother, wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, great-grand-daughter, or grandmother of deceased veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during the listed war periods
    ...or is a step relative to a qualified or deceased veteran.

    **Note that, as with the SAL, in-law relatives of a Veteran are not eligible for membership.


Other Riding Groups


If you don't meet the requirements to join the American Legion Riders, we encourage you to check into the following Veteran rider associations. 

Patriot Guard Riders or Rolling Thunder.

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