American Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded service members and scholarships. Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in The American Legion Legacy Run to annually raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept. 11, 2001
Members must hold membership in and be in good standing with The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion.
Members must be legally registered motorcycle owners or be the legally registered owner's spouse within the state of registration.
All 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.
True to the Legion's grassroots tradition, each chapter manages its programs at the post level, where the best ideas are born. The Riders are part of many projects and events, including:
Rolling Thunder, the annual POW/MIA rally in Washington on Memorial Day weekend.
Annual regional rides such as Operation Wounded Warrior, sponsored by Riders in Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, California and other Western states.
Local charity events in support of The American Legion and local communities.
Raising money for VA hospitals, women and children centers, children and youth centers, schools and other facilities.
Sponsoring or participating in motorcycle runs to benefit numerous charities.
Local memorial ceremonies and community parades.
The American Legion Legacy Run, an annual cross-country fundraising ride from National Headquarters in Indianapolis to the national convention city.
Riding to honor fallen military men and women, and to protect the sanctity of their funerals from those who would dishonor their memory.
Escorting military units to departure airfields and airports for combat tours overseas, and welcoming them home upon their return.
About Post 555 Riders
The “Triple Nickel” Riders were established in 2016 with six Charter members in 2016 that has now has grown to twenty five in 2019.
The unit is active in fundraising for both local charities as well as American Legion National charity programs.
The Triple Nickel Riders are active most weekends participating either in Post 555 Rides or other organization’s rides for a good cause or just for fun.
The major annual events the Triple Nickel riders focus on are the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Ride, Memorial Day week “Run for the Wall” to Washington D.C. and the “Matthew Blount Charity Ride” in honor of the Post’s name sake, Matthew Blount.
Contact Doug McDaniel, Riders Director at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional Information.
Mail application to: American Legion
Triple Nickel Riders
Matthew Blount Post 555
50 Racquet Club Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124