Welcome to the American Legion Riders
ALR District 9 (aka "The Rolling 9s") is the motorcycle-riding arm of American Legion District 9 (Contra Costa County) and Post 161 (Antioch). It's a place where Legionnaires can share not only their common interests in the military, but also their interest in riding. Read on for more information on how you too could ride with the coveted American Legion Riders eagle on your vest!
The American Legion Riders (ALR) is a national organization, closely affiliated with the American Legion, that emerged in the 1990s, and today has thousands of chapters across the country. If you’ve spent any time around biker or Veterans events, chances are you’ve seen an ALR vest on someone. Today, ALR chapters have performed charitable work, and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, for children’s hospitals, schools, Veterans’ homes, severely wounded service members, and college scholarships. Through the annual national Legacy Run, Legion Riders support the Legacy Scholarship fund, providing scholarships to children of service members killed since September 11, 2001. In addition, the ALR conducts community events and rides to bring greater awareness to Veterans’ needs and to motorcycle safety.
ALR District 9 represents Contra Costa County’s own chapter of the American Legion Riders. Housed in the historic American Legion Hall on 6th Street in downtown Antioch, the Rolling 9s is not a “motorcycle club,” but rather a Veterans service organization made up of motorcycle riders. Currently, we’re searching for new members from the motorcycle-riding community, and for more business supporters in the Contra Costa region.
Biker-friendly Business Owners & Managers— we need your support! Let your customers know about the American Legion Riders (membership criteria are listed below). Monetary donations are also welcome and are tax-deductible. Your financial support will help support Veterans and Active Duty Military in need.
Membership in the District 9 Riders is simple. To join us, a rider must:
Own a motorcycle capable of freeway speeds (any make);
Be a member of the American Legion, the Sons of the American Legion, or the Legion Auxiliary (that is, you must be a military veteran, or have a spouse, parent, or grandparent who had eligible military service);
Demonstrate safe riding skills on a group ride with us, and be voted in by the membership;
Pay a small initiation fee and annual dues.
Successful completion of the above earns a rider the right to wear the American Legion Riders District 9 patch on the back of their riding vest or jacket. Patches are presented to the new member at the next monthly meeting. Interested riders are welcome to attend a District 9 meeting, held monthly at 7:00pm at 403 West 6th Street on the first Wednesday of each month.
For more information, check back here for additional membership instructions, come to a District 9 meeting, or talk to a current member.