The Veterans of Foreign Wars riding group is a motorcycle group made up of VFW and VFW Auxiliary members in good standing. We are a group within the VFW that enjoys the pastime of motorcycles, and we are officially a part of the VFW.
We are a family oriented group. We are pro military. Distinction of class, nationality, or gender will not be recognized nor tolerated by our organization. Our members act in good faith with other members and uphold the traditions of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Our members come from all walks of life, and have served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States in times of conflicts or their family members. We ride all types of motorcycles, both foreign and/or domestic.
A great organization starts with great leaders.
Ed HendricksonVice Preseident
Rob PedersenSergeant at Arms
William "Shep" ShepherdState Representative
Fill out an application
Download an application, fill it out, and attend a meeting.
Attend a meeting
Our meetings are held the first Thursday of the month. We rotate locations between VFW Post 3160 Ocean View, VFW Post 4809 Norfolk, VFW Post 392 Virginia Beach, and VFW Post 3219 Pheobus. We offer a zoom call for those not in the Hampton Roads area.
Get a sponsor
Contact us about sponsor information.
Upcoming Events at a glance
See our full google calendar here
VFW Riders Dinner at Post 3219
VFW Riders are cooking dinner at VFW Post 3219. Helpers needed! Please show up around 1700. Just want to eat? Dinner starts at 1800.
Poker Run Committee Meeting
If you would like to help with our upcoming Poker Run event, come out an hour before our monthly meeting to discuss and plan this event. Contact Ronnie Steele for more information. Poker Run is planned for May 1st.
VFW Riders Virginia Monthly Meeting
We will be meeting at VFW 3219 at 1900. Zoom information is sent via email the week of the meeting.
VFW Riders 637 Hopewell Ride for Bobbie Jo
More information coming soon. Watch your email for details.
7th Annual 4 Seasons Poker Run
Come help support the VFW Riders Virginia. Cost includes lunch provided by Mission BBQ at the end of the run. Musical Guest Sons of the Beach! Cash prizes for best hand and as always there will be items for raffle/auction. All proceeds support the VFW Vander Clute fund, which supports Veterans and their Families. Download flier for more information.
Charity Ride - Staunton VA
Registration starts at 1100, Kick Stands Up at 1200.
$20 per Rider/Bike, $10 per passenger, includes 50/50 raffle ticket. Free coffee and pastries before the ride. Food will be available for purchase after the ride. Starts and Ends at VFW Post 2216 Frontier Drive, Staunton VA.
Rain Date May 16. For more information contact
Scott A. Martin
Commander, VFW Post 2216
Don't miss out on the most fun you will have all year!
Cruise the Caribbean with the VFW Riders Virginia and the American Legion Riders! October 22-29, 2021 we will be taking a group on a cruise ship for a crazy fun time on the High Seas Rally! We have a large group attending this eyear, but we want you to join us. The largest group will win many perks and prizes. Mention riding group "VFW RIDERS VIRGINIA/AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS" when completing your reservation. Learn more!
Ride for Halfpint
High Seas Rally 2019
Ride with VFW Riders 637
Poppy Making Project
Fundraiser for an Auxilary Member
Thank you for visiting our list of the most Frequently Asked Questions. Below you'll find answers to the questions we receive most often. If you can't find an answer to your question, feel free to contact us.
Are you a motorcycle club?
No! We are a motorcycle riding group.
Do I have to be a member of the VFW?
Yes. You must be a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member in good standing at a post within Virginia. You can not belong to a post in Arizona and be a VFW Rider Virginia member.
Are you only located in Hampton Roads area of Virginia?
No, we have members across the entire state of Virginia.
Where do you hold your meetings.
We rotate our meetings between 4 VFW posts (392, 3219, 3160 & 4809) in the Hampton Roads area. Our meetings are also on Zoom so our members around the state can attend.
Do I have to own a motorcycle to be a VFW Rider.
To be a rider, you must own or be the spouse of a member who owns a motorcycle. If you do not own a motorcycle, you can be a VFW Rider Virginia Supporter.
if I am a VFW Rider Virginia Supporter, can I be elected to President?
No, supporters can not hold an office in the VFW Rider Virginia.
Is it mandatory that I attend all meetings and events.
No, we are a volunteer organization. We would like members to attend as many events as possible. Only the officers have guidelines on how many meetings they can miss.
Will the VFW Riders give me my vest?
No, you can however purchase a VFW Rider's patch from the treasurer and sew it on your own vest once you are accepted as a member.
I own a trike. Can I be a VFW Rider member?
Yes, we have numerous members on 3 wheels.
Do I have to have a motorcycle license to be a VFW Rider?
Yes, you must have the correct endorsement for the bike you ride. Your license must either have a M, M2 or M3.
Thank you for your interest in the VFW Riders Virginia. If you would like to join us, or have any questions please send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Based out of Hampton Road, with members throughout Virginia