Post 177 American Legion Riders
American Legion Riders, Post 177, Fairfax, VA
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A number of great events are planned for American Legion Riders over Memorial Day Weekend. American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, VA will again serve as your host Post, and as your hub for many activities throughout the Memorial Day Weekend.
We will also host some special and honored guests, and a number of Gold Star families will ride with us throughout the weekend.
On Sunday, the morning of Rolling Thunder, the ALR will depart Post 177 early, and link up with another major group of riders called "The Ride of the Patriots", approximately 5 miles from the Post.
Our ALR will be able to ride as an organized body within this group of approximately 4,000 motorcycles, and we'll have a full police escort to a good location in the Pentagon North Parking lot.
We will be able to expose many more thousands of riders and onlookers to the American Legion Riders!
Our goal is to ride as an organized and respectful body, representing the American Legion.
Here is the plan for 2017:
Since 2012, our inaugural year, over 1500 American Legion Riders have joined to ride together as an organized body to the Annual Rolling Thunder demonstration in Washington DC. We anticipate many hundreds more in 2017!
ALR members fully support the mission of Rolling Thunder Inc: to publicize POW-MIA issues, to protect future Veterans, and to help American Veterans from all wars.
Memorial Day Weekend 2017 (May 26-28) is the date for Rolling Thunder Weekend, and for many patriotic and veteran-themed events throughout the Washington DC area.
ALR members gather from across the Nation in Washington DC to participate in events throughout the weekend and to share in the camaraderie of the American Legion Riders. Our weekend culminates in gathering as an organized group at Fairfax Virginia Post 177 on Sunday morning, 28 May, to proudly ride together as American Legion Riders to demonstrate our unity and patriotism in support of the Rolling Thunder demonstration.
- Friday, May 26:
- Saturday May 27:
- Sunday May 28:
Pentagon Parking Lot Comments
It's the focus of questions every year. There are no guarantees. We think that joining The Ride of the Patriots will enable us to get much better lineup locations within the Pentagon North Parking.
We'll do our best to get into North Parking, but wherever we wind up, we'll stay together. Plan for the worst situation. Bring your own water and snacks. Bring something for shade, if you are imaginative. For the past few years, the weather has been wonderful! And a year before, 90s! Sometimes, the better prepared you are, the less you need it!
The goal is to ride proudly as American Legion Riders.
REGISTRATION is OPEN. Click the link above or below.
Camping options are still being explored and more info will be made available when known on the www.ALRRollingThunder.com website. We are looking for everything from primitive camping options to full RV parking.
COMMAND & SIGNAL:
Observe parking lot control volunteers and measures on Sunday morning. We have use of the Paul VI High School parking lot (next to Post 177) as well as the Post lot.
Check out what is going on all weekend at an American Legion Post near where you are staying. The host American Legion Post, Post 177 in Fairfax will have the Legion Emblem Sales in the building on Friday and Saturday, plus an Open House all day Saturday with a barbecue, vendors, and seamstress available.