The eighth annual American Legion Legacy Run 2013 begins Sunday, Aug. 18 at American Legion Post 64, Indianapolis, Indiana, the home city of The American Legion National Headquarters. American Legion Riders, other motorcyclists and passengers from around the country will gather Aug. 17, 2013, for training sessions, safety orientations, final registration and fellowship before departing early in the morning on Sunday, Aug. 18, for the five-day, 1,500-mile journey to the American Legion National Convention in Houston, Texas.
American Legion National Commander James E. Koutz will accompany the Riders and will meet Riders and volunteers at every stop, luncheon, and evening event throughout the 5-day Run.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS. The important dates for the 2013 American Legion Legacy Run activities are:
The Legacy Run will arrive in Houston, Texas, on the afternoon of Aug. 22 for a special reception event to be held at an American Legion Post 554, in League City, Texas just south of Houston. The League City American Legion Riders are offering three days of rides and activities for those staying for National Convention activities. Visit the League City ALR website at http://www.leaguecitylegion554.org/content.php?id=72&number=4.
On Friday, Aug. 23, all riders are invited to ride in an escorted ride leaving League City Post 554 to arrive NLT than 8:45 a.m. at The American Legion Convention Rebuild of the DeGeorge Veterans Center at Union Station, 1418 Preston Street, Houston, Texas. Presented by Rebuilding Together and Heroes at Home, join us to rebuild and revitalize this 100 year-old building to help improve the lives of the veterans living there. Riders will register and work alongside Legion Family in front of television and radio covering the event.
Afterwards, all should plan to attend the National Convention American Legion Riders Meeting to be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Room 381, Level Three, George R. Brown Convention Center. All bikes may marshal at the League City American Legion Post 554, 1650 Highway 3 South, League City Texas for breakfast and a group run to the Rebuilding Together site and free all-day parking in Houston arranged by The American Legion. Passes will be provided for Riders to visit the national convention exhibitor’s area and shop for Rider merchandise at the National Emblem Sales Store.
The American Legion Legacy Run is open to all licensed motorcyclists with machines (motorcycles, scooters, trikes, Spyders, etc.) of 750cc displacement and above. Riders and passengers must be 18 years of age or older and in good enough physical condition for a multiday, multistate motorcycle run. Motorcycles may be inspected at any time by Run officials for overloading, tire wear, electrical systems, unsafe trailers, and braking systems. DOT-approved helmets are mandatory wear at all times during the Legacy Run.