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The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Operation Comfort Warriors program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with “comfort items” and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home. The Legion also raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families during times of need and to provide college scholarship opportunities.


The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation’s veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.


New Mexico Department of Transportation

Handlebar Height:  No Restrictions

Eye Protection:  Required unless bike is equipped with windshield (NM Statues 66-7-355 (B))

Lane Splitting:  Not authorized

Maximum Sound Level:  No acoustical criteria

Horns: Required for highway riding (NM Statues 66-3-843)

Motorcycles operating two abreast in same lane:  Not referenced

Muffler:  Required, cut-outs prohibited (NM Statues 66-3-844)

Passenger Age Restriction: None

Passenger Seat:  Required if carrying a passenger (NM Statues 66-7-355 (A))

Passenger Footrest: Required if carrying passenger (NM Statues 66-7-355 (A))

Rider Education:  Available for all eligible applicants; required under age 18

Rider Education Waiver:  Skill & Knowledge Test

Helmet: Only required by law for those under age 18 (NM Statues 66-7-356)

Turn Signals:  Not required



The 11th annual charity motorcycle ride, sponsored by USAA, raised $1,155,363 for The American Legion Legacy Fund.


To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.