The American Legion Legacy Run to Reno, August 2017

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On behalf of National Commander Charles E. Schmidt, we would like to thank you for your support of The American Legion Legacy Run and The American Legion Legacy Fund.

If you are registering to participate as a rider or passenger, you can look forward to six days of fellowship and fun with old and new friends.   If you will not be riding with us but would like to register in support of the Run, we deeply appreciate it.  All non-riding "Support" registrations of $25 or greater also receive the full registration package with map books and patches, along with our sincere thanks.  Please ask non-riding friends and family to register in support of the Legacy Run and its purpose of providing scholarships for the children of our fallen and disabled veterans.

We anticipate mailing registration packets and commemorative patches in early August.  To pre-order Legacy Run T-shirts, visit http://emblem.legion.org/Legacy-Run/products/282/.  These orders will be shipped to you directly from Emblem Sales. 

Please also check our website at www.legion.org/riders for updated route information and hotel suggestions within the next few weeks.

This year will be a particularly interesting ride as we depart on Saturday, August 12th from historic Fort Dodge, Kansas: http://www.legendsofamerica.com/ks-fortdodge.html. Fort Dodge is the location of the Kansas Soldiers' Home: https://kcva.ks.gov/veteran-homes/fort-dodge-home approximately five miles east of Dodge City, Kansas. The staff and 106 Veteran residents are excited to be the departure point for this year's Legacy Run, and they will be welcoming us with a Hog Roast on the evening of August 11th.

If you opt NOT TO purchase lunches when you register, I would like to ask you to reconsider. We must order these meals in advance and it is imperative that the meals are ordered and paid for in advance of departure. Due to the distance we must cover and the geography of the area, our midday stops cannot be planned for Legion Posts or other large venues that provide food for purchase on-site.  There will be no food available for purchase at our stops, and there will be neither time nor available food outlets for riders to leave the group to find and eat lunch on their own each day. If you do not pre-purchase the lunches, you will be expected to bring your own food each day and safely transport it. If you do not include lunches in your registration but decide would like to add them, please e-mail LegacyRun2017@gmail.com and we will handle this transaction manually.

Whether you are a Veteran Legacy Run Rider/Passenger or a first timer, please take extra care in preparing both yourself and your bike for this ride. Your bike should be thoroughly serviced in advance, with tires in excellent condition/wear. Don't even think about showing up for this ride with marginal tread or old/dry-rotted tires. This year, protective attire and sun protection as well as hydration will be particularly important.

In the unfortunate situation of a break down, our Chase and Recovery Teams will make every effort to assist you to a safe location. However please remember that again, given the distance and geographic area, there may be significant distances between dealerships and repair facilities.  Please also note that the Chase and Recovery Team vehicles may not have the space to transport your trailer, if you are pulling one, with your motorcycle or trike.

Leading up to departure day, we will be sending e-mails on safety points, places of interest on the Ride, activities during the Ride and reminders on thorough preparation for the event.

Thank you and welcome to the 2017 Legacy Run.  We look forward to joining friends old and new on our journey to Reno, Nevada and the 99th annual American Legion National Convention.

Travel Safe,

Bob Sussan
Chief Road Captain / Planner
The American Legion Legacy Run
Bob@Institor.com | 703-328-7691

Verlin Abbot
Chief Road Guard / Planner
The American Legion Legacy Run

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