The American Legion Riders was established in 1993 as a Post level activity at Garden City American Post 396 in Michigan. The Legion Riders program was established first in Maryland at Edwin Adams Post 293 in Waldorf, Maryland. The program took root and spread to various other Posts across Maryland. In 2007, the National Executive Committee approved Resolution 35 establishing the Legion Riders as a national program to be administered by Departments and Posts.
The American Legion Rider’s program currently exist at Posts that span across at least 48 States with more than 700 members nationally. During the 2017-2018 year, the Riders raised more than $2,527,730.43 for The American Legacy Scholarship nationally while at the local level contributions were valued at more than $75,000 in
contributions or volunteer hours supporting the American Legion. The American Legion Riders have solidified their existence at Post 122 (Owings Mills) and continue to grow in Membership. The Riders at Post 122
have done much to promote various Veterans causes, volunteer with supporting various charity and community efforts, and given countless hours for the betterment of Post 122 and the American Legion as a whole.