The American Legion Legacy Run, August 2018

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Are you ready to “Ride for the Kids” again this year? Following is some information on the 2018 Ride that will have you ready to pack your saddlebags!

DATES:  August 19th through August 23rd  

BEFORE THE RIDE: Registration, all rider briefings, and motorcycle safety training on August 18th  

WHERE: This year’s Legacy Run begins our Centennial Ride in the Department of Kansas and ends near Minneapolis, MN, the site of the annual American Legion Convention

THE ROUTE: We will travel through the Departments of Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota – 5 Departments in 5 Days


  • National World War I Museum and Memorial, Kansas City, MO
  • A stop (TBD) at the American Legion Memorial Fountain, Kansas City, MO
  • Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, Independence, MO
  • Travel into Iowa
  • A visit to Polaris and the Indian Motorcycle Factory Customer Appreciation Center
  • Travel across Iowa into Wisconsin
  • From Wisconsin into Minnesota for a visit to The Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, Spam Museum, Hormel Historic Home, Mower County Historical Society and a few surprises!
  • Travel to Ft. Snelling Cemetery and Veterans Home
  • As we approach our final destination, a brief ride through the Eagles Healing Nest in Anoka, MN
  • The Ride ends at Post 102 in Anoka, MN


  • Each day we will both lunch and dinner at an American Legion Post and all Posts except one are 1919-1920 Chartered Posts in honor of our Centennial year
  • This year we are encouraging any American Legion Riders and supporters who cannot attend the Legacy Run to register as a “Supporter” for $20.00. All Supporter registrants will receive a specially minted 2018- 2019 Centennial Legacy Run Pin, patch set and some surprises!


Please stay tuned as we make final preparations to Ride for the Kids!

The 2018 American Legion Legacy Run commemorative T-shirts are now available.
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If you have specific questions or concerns, please feel free to contact The American Legion National Riders Advisory Committee Chairman and Legacy Run Chief Road Captain Bob Sussan either by email ( or telephone (703-328-7691).

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