American Legion Riders

Brooks-Flicks Post 49 Troy, PA

From the road

3rd Annual Rainbow Riders Benefit Ride - July 21st 2019

Despite the forecast for temperatures in the low to mid 90's we still had a nice turnout with 17 bikes and 32 participants. We took a leisurely, and thankfully mostly shaded, ride through Bradford, Lycoming and Tioga counties with one rest stop in Salladasburg and a second in Liberty. Because of the high temperatures we extended the rest stops so that everyone stay refreshed and stay safe. When we arrived at the Rainbow Riders facility we were treated to a wonderful lunch prepared by the staff at Rainbow Riders.

We would like to thank all those who rode with us, First Citizens Community Bank for the water donation and the use of their faclities, to Steve and Jody Chappell for the use of their truck and trailer for an escort vehicle and of course to the Staff at Rainbow Riders for the wondeful lunch that they had waiting for us at the end of our ride.

4th Annual Bradford county Veteran's Memorial Park Benefit Ride - July 7th 2019

We had a nice turnout, with 38 bikes and 60 participants, on what turned out to be a gorgeous day for a ride. We took a 106 mile ride through Bradford, Columbia, Luzerne and Sullivan counties and saw a lot of beautiful countryside. We had several familiar faces from previous rides as well as a lot of new faces with riders from AMVETS, Combat Vets and a few other American Legion Riders Posts. We would like to thank the Bradford county Veteran's Memorial Park Association for the refreshments at registration, the Sons of The American Legion form the Towanda American Legion for the wonderful Chicken Barbecue for lunch at the end of the ride, to Keith and Jeni Putnam for driving the escort vehicle and of course to all those who participated and made this years ride a success.

3rd Annual Bike Ride for the Nurses - June 23rd 2019

A beautiful day for a ride, we couldn't have asked for better weather. We had a total of 37 people register, 23 bikes total, which was a substantially bigger group than we had for last year's ride. We took an approximately 140 mile ride through Bradford, Lycoming and Tioga counties and got to see some nice countryside. Several people commented that they had never ridden the roads that our route took and that it was enjoyable to be somewhere that they had never ridden before. We would like to thank the Voiture 549 of the 40/8 for the lunch that they provided at the end of the ride, to Steve Chappell for driving the chase vehicle with a trailer and to Keith and Jeni Putnam for purchasing coffee and doughnuts for the riders and passengers at registration.

4th Annual Breast Cancer Ride - June 2nd 2019

With rain and thunderstorms predicted for the morning we did not have a nice day for a ride. Because of the inclement weather we extended the registration time until 11:00 which brought in a few more bikes as the rain had passed through the area by that time. As we had extended the registration time we shortened the route so that we could make it back to the Canton American Legion in the timeframe that we had originally planned. Despite the weather everyone seemed to enjoy the ride and were all in good spirits at it's conclusion. Thank you to Anna, Treasha and their helpers for the lunch provided at the end of the ride and to Mike Powers for providing coffee and doughnuts to the riders and passengers at registration.

Rolling Thunder XXXII - May 24th to May 26th 2019

We had a very nice turnout to head down to Rolling Thunder, 10 bikes left from Troy, we met up with the American Legion Riders from Post 996 in Lewisburg and made the trip to Falls Church together. We all had the opportunity to go into Washington, DC to visit Thunder Alley and see the sites. On Sunday we had a group of Beirut Vets join us for the ride to the staging area at the Pentagon which brought our group total to 37 bikes, which is the biggest contingent we have had for Rolling Thunder.

2019 Maple Festival Car & Bike Show - April 28th 2019

Due to the inclement weather, and for safety reasons, we did not have our annual ride to the Maple Festival. Instead of the ride we had coffee and doughnuts available at the Vets Club for anyone that wanted to come out and meet the American Legion Riders.