The American Legion Legacy Run to Cincinnati, August 21-25, 2016

American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett of Georgia will lead the 11th annual American Legion Legacy Run from the organization’s national headquarters in Indianapolis to the 98th American Legion National Convention in Cincinnati in August 2016.

The Legacy Run will begin  in Indianapolis with a gathering of riders on Saturday, Aug. 20, for safety training and dinner hosted by the Indiana American Legion Post 64.  Sponsored by USAA®, The American Legion Legacy Run is one of the largest multistate, multiday cross-country motorcycle events held in the United States. More than 500 motorcyclists and passengers are expected to participate in the five-day event.

On the morning of Aug. 21,  Commander Barnett will accompany the Riders through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Ohio on the way to the site of the National Convention in Cincinnati.  They will arrive at lunchtime on Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Yeager-Benson Memorial American Legion Post 199 in Harrison, Ohio.

Legacy Run Information

Important Dates for 2016:

  • Aug 20: Assembly and final registration at Post 64, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Aug 21-25: The American Legion Legacy Run. 1,264 miles through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Ohio.
  • Aug 25: 1 p.m. arrival at Post 199, Harrison, Ohio.
  • Aug 25-28: Riders events, meals and runs hosted by Ohio ALR chapters and Post 199.
  • Aug 28: Riders lead off The American Legion National Convention Parade.
  • Aug 28-Sept. 1: The 98th annual American Legion National Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio.

The event kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 20 at American Legion Post 64, 601 S. Holt Road, Indianapolis. The Legacy Run registration and safety training events will start at 11 a.m. and end at 5:15 p.m. All times subject to change.

At 5:30 p.m. National Commander Dale Barnett will address the Legacy Run participants and conduct an Operation Comfort Warriors presentation on stage.

Special evening event at 6:30 p.m.: The Kickoff of The American Legion Legacy Run. Be among the first to see a preview of Harley and the Davidsons by the Discovery Channel, and smile as you ride across the movie premier carpet!

Ride Plan Aug. 20-Aug. 25:

  • Aug 20: Assembly and final registration at Post 64, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Aug 21: 7:30 a.m. departure from Indianapolis (Post 64) thru Evansville, IN thru Hopkinsville, KY to Oak Grove, KY (Post 233).
  • Aug 22: Ft Campbell, KY thru Jackson, TN (Post 90) thru Corinth, MS (Post 6) to Tupelo, MS (Post 49).
  • Aug 23: Tupelo, MS thru Red Bay, AL thru Huntsville, AL to Dalton, GA (Post 112).
  • Aug 24: Dalton, GA thru Chattanooga, TN (Post 95) thru Donelson, TN (Post 88) thru Madison, TN to Bowling Green, KY (Post 23).
  • Aug 25: Bowling Green, KY thru Louisville, KY to Harrison, OH (Post 199) End of Run.
  • Aug 25: 4:00 p.m. at Post 199. All Riders After-Action Review (AAR) of the 2016 Legacy Run.

Return to this page often for updated information about routes, activities, hotels and lodging information, and other information. 

American Legion Legacy Run 2016 Group Assignments

2016 Legacy Run Group Assignments By Name
2016 Legacy Run Group Assignments By Group