Woodstock American Legion Post 1026, 10 Hillcrest Avenue, Woodstock, NY 12498, 845-679-8401
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Woodstock American Legion Post 1026

10 Hillcrest Ave
Woodstock, NY 12498
(845) 679-8401

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The Legion Riders will have the Support our Troops Ride on May 22nd. We will be registering at McDonalds in Highland between 8:00am and 11:00am and starting off between 11:15 and 11:30. The first stop is at the Tilson Legion, Second at the Ashokan Reservoir, Third at the 
Woodstock Legion, they should arrive between 1300 and 1330). A fourth stop was added to the Saugerties Legion then ending at the Lake Katrine Legion for music, food and prizes.


True to the Legion's grassroots tradition, each chapter manages its programs at the post level, where the best ideas are born. The Riders are part of many projects and events, including:

  • Rolling Thunder, the annual POW/MIA rally in Washington on Memorial Day weekend.
  • Annual regional rides such as Operation Wounded Warrior, sponsored by Riders in Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, California and other Western states.
  • Local charity events in support of The American Legion and local communities.
  • Raising money for VA hospitals, women and children centers, children and youth centers, schools and other facilities.
  • Sponsoring or participating in motorcycle runs to benefit numerous charities.
  • Local memorial ceremonies and community parades.
  • The American Legion Legacy Run, an annual cross-country fundraising ride from National Headquarters in Indianapolis to the national convention city.
  • Riding to honor fallen military men and women, and to protect the sanctity of their funerals from those who would dishonor their memory.
  • Escorting military units to departure airfields and airports for combat tours overseas, and welcoming them home upon their return.

Q. When and where was ALR started?

A. ALR started at Post 396 in Garden City, Mich., in the fall of 1993. Chuck “Tramp” Dare and post commander Bill“Polka Bill” Kaledas had an idea to start an association of motorcycle enthusiasts within the Legion. The two Legionnaires – both longtime riders – wanted to create an environment where members of the Legion family could come together to share a common love for motorcycles. The Department of Michigan agreed with the concept and provided the two riders and 19 other founding members instructions on how to manage the program at the post level. The members of Post 396 soon adopted a resolution for a new program called the “American Legion Riders..”

Q. How do I start a chapter at my post? 

A. The process is easy. No charter paperwork is necessary, but a chapter must be supported by a post or department, in accordance with Resolution 35. There is no national chapter.
The following steps are suggested:

  • Get the approval of the sponsoring post or department.
  • Contact your department headquarters or department ALR liaison to see if another state chapter is nearby. If so, inform that chapter of your intention to start your own and get information on how that chapter is set up. That group will likely want to assist. Click here to see ALR contacts in your state.
  • Set up a meeting to discuss how your program will run, and develop a constitution and bylaws for approval by post leadership.
  • At later meetings, elect chapter officers per your approved constitution and report your chapter to department headquarters.

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