In 1993, Chuck "Tramp" Dare and Bill "Polka" Kaledas, commander of American Legion Post 396, shared an idea
to start a motorcycle enthusiasts association within the organization. The two longtime riders wanted an environment where Legion
family members could come together to share a common love for motorcycles.
Joined by 19 other founding members from their post, Dare and Kaledas were flooded with requests for information about their
organization. They agreed to establish a central source for the Riders to ensure that chapters formed not as motorcycle clubs or
gangs, but as Legionnaires and Auxiliary and SAL members joining to ride as Legion family. Pat Babcock, an SAL member from Michigan,
created a Web site with sample by-laws and instructions for forming new chapters. AmericanLegionRiders.net remains the primary source
of information and assistance for new chapters.
Features on this website include:
- Short Bio's on the men and women who are our Officers for the chapter.'Officer's Bio'
- Some of the following items could be of use to you or others.
- Events that are hosted for the community and surrounding areas.
- Multiple ways to contact us for information about membership
for both the Legionaries or the Riders, help through our Veterans Service Officer, Mark Sward.
- Ride with us through our Photo Gallery:
- You will be able to see the rides that we and the
friends of Riders 263 take through out the years and the causes and persons
that we support by going on these rides by riding we help change veterans and everyday persons lives we feel for the
better and will always do what we can for the those in in need to the best of our ability.
- The Patriot Guard Riders is a sister organization that escorts the fallen warriors of the armed services who return
home for their finial resting place. Their services and support of the families in their hour of need is given free for
the respect of the men and women of our armed services who have gave all for God and Country.
- Gustafson-Thompson Post 263 events and happing's within the community of Escalon, CA
- Photo Gallery and Slideshow
- Find out about upcoming rides and the weather for that day.
- Read the privacy statement and know that we here at American
Legion Rides 263 will and do take your request for no spam emails
and no unauthorized selling of any information about you to third
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