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Chapter 1298
Ulster County
West Park, New York



Meetings

Meetings are the 2nd Monday of the month at the Lake Katrine Post at 7:30PM


Events



July 5, 2020
Ulster County Chapter 1298
Independence Weekend Fun Run Sunday
Sign Up: None
Where: Highland McDonalds, Bridgeview Plaza
Route 9W.
When: Sun. 7/5. KU @ 1100
Price: Free
Run: An informal Patriotic ride and lunch stop. The 1782 Continental Army Can- tonment (New Windsor) is a planned stop in honor of Independence Day. Lunch stop at Clemson Bros. Brewery (Middletown). Join or detach the ride as you like.



Saturday May 30, 2020 - Canceled because of Covid 19
Ulster County Chapter 1298
Spring Poker Run and Barbecue
Riders/Bikers:
The weather is warming, and that means it's time for the Legion Riders Spring Poker Run. You've been waiting all winter for this! We are hoping the Wuhan Virus concerns will abate by then.
A scenic group ride through southern Ulster County, led by experienced LR Road Captains.
Who: American Legion Riders Chapter 1298 (sponsor). All bikes and riders welcome.
What: Spring Poker Run and Barbecue
When: Saturday 5/30/20; sign-up 9-10:45am KU at 11:00. Rain date Sun. 5/31
Where: Start at Woodstock Harley Davidson, Rt. 28 Kingston; 4 stops, finishing at Post 1748 Lake Katrine.
Why: Benefit Hudson Valley Center for Veteran Reintegration.



Sunday October 13, 2019
Ulster County Chapter 1298
Fall Poker Run and Barbecue
Riders/Bikers:
Please join us for our Legion Riders Fall Poker Run. A scenic group ride, escorted by County Sheriff Patrol through the western and northern hills. Foliage should be great!
Who: American Legion Riders Post 1298 (sponsor). All bikes and riders welcome.
When: Sun. 10/13/2019; sign-up 9-10:45am KU at 11:00.
Where: Start at Woodstock Harley Davidson, Rt. 28 Kingston; 4 stops over 90 miles, finishing at Post 1748 Lake Katrine.
Why: Benefit The Veterans Wooden Boat Workshop
Prizes, Run Pins (first 100), Food, DJ



Sunday September 29, 2019
Ulster County Chapter 1298
Fun Run to the New England Motocycle Museum
American Legion Riders are doing a Fun Run to the New England Motocycle Museum is next Sunday, 9/29. We are meeting at the Quickchek on Washington Ave at 10:00 AM



Wednesday August 21, 2019
Ulster County Chapter 1298
Viet Nam Travelling Wall
You're invited to escort the Viet Nam Travelling Wall on Wednesday, 8/21/19. Our start point will be at the Hamilton Fire House on Masion St. (Rt. 385) in Coxsackie. A breakfast will be served @ 8:00 AM and KSU @ 9:30 AM. The Escort will travel through the Towns, Hamlets & Villages throughout Greene County and terminate at Dutchman's Landing at the end of Main St. in Catskill. The Escort will be approximately 2 1/2 hrs. The Protectors L.E.M.C. are making all the arrangements for this Ride and will provide all direction and announcements.



Sunday July 14, 2019
THE ULSTER COUNTY LEGION RIDERS IS HOSTING A BENEFIT RUN TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE FAMILIES.
EVERYONE HAS HEARD ABOUT THE HORRIFIC CRASH THAT TOOK 7 MEMBERS OF THE JARHEADS MC AND INJURED SEVERAL OTHERS.
SUNDAY, JULY 14 AT MCDONALDS IN HIGHLAND.
REGISTRATION 9AM TO 11AM
K/U 11:30
$20 BIKER $10 PASSENGER
REFRESHMENTS, DJ, 50/50
PLEASE COME OUT TO SUPPORT THIS WORTHY CAUSE



Sunday May 19, 2019
Ulster County Chapter 1298
ANNUAL SPRING "POKER RUN"
Run Pins to the first 100 registrants
All Motorcycles are Welcome!
Prizes for card hands; raffle prizes; 50/50. Free Barbecue, music; cash bar
(Proceeds go to Wreaths Across America)
Sign Up: 9:00-10:45 am; KU 11:00 am
Where: Woodstock Harley Davidson, 949 NY-28, Kingston, NY.
Price: $25 Rider, $40 w/passenger; $20 Veteran or Active Duty w/ID.
Run: 90 mi. ride thru southern Ulster County; 3 stops; Ends at Am.Leg. Post 1219, Spring-town Rd. Tillson, NY.



Sunday October 14, 2018
Annual Fall "Poker Run"
Sign Up: 9:00-10:45 am; KU 11:00 am
Where: Woodstock Harley Davidson, 949 NY-28, Kingston, NY
Price: $25 Rider, $40 w/passenger; $20 Veteran or Active Duty w/ID.
Run: 100 mi. ride in the Catskill Mountains; 4 stops; Ends at A.L. Post 1748, Old Stage Rd. Lake Katrine, NY.
All Motorcycles are Welcome!
Prizes for card hands; raffles prizes; 50/50. Free Barbecue, music; cash bar Proceeds go to the Legion Riders Emergency Fund
Run Pins to the first 200 registrants



Sunday October 5, 2018
Warrior Weekend
Once again Kingston American Legion Post 150 will host a "Warrior Weekend". Wounded vets from Washington DC hospitals, will be given a weekend of rest and relaxation in Ulster County.
The PGR is requested to stand a flagline at their arrival, and escort the motorcade to a local Hotel in Kingston. The escort will include NYS Police and local Leo & fire personnel
Location: Rhinecliff train station on River Rd. In Rhinecliff NY
Time: Staging will be 4:30 pm KSU approx 5:15 pm
All NON PGR bikes will stage at the DOT lot. On the east side of Kingston/Rhinecliff Bridge. (Route 199).
Please bring a clean 3x5 flag for flagline, and dress appropriately for October weather conditions. Food and drink will be provided to all at a reception for the soldiers, following the completion of the mission.
Lead Ride captain: Al Bruno, RC region 6, (845)-399-7288, Patriotavb@yahoo.com



Thursday August 11, 2018
AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS - ULSTER COUNTY CHAPTER 1298
Fun Run
We are having a Fun Run on Saturday 8/11 to the Helm in Greenwood Lake, NY
We are meeting at Stewarts in Rosendale at 9:30 AM and KU at 10:00 AM
This is a run that we have done in the past and it is always a good time.



Thursday June 14, 2018
AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS - ULSTER COUNTY CHAPTER 1298
Flag Day Ceremony
We, the American Legion Riders, have again been asked to participate in the flag day ceremony at the Elks lodge on Hurley Ave.
We are meeting at the Quick Check on Washington Ave. at 5:00 PM. Traveling from the Quick Check to the Elks Lodge on Hurley Ave. They are expecting us to be there by 5:30 PM
Please have vests and berets if you have them as we will be honored as Veterans during the ceremony.
Last year the girl scouts gave us free cookies so that is always a plus. LOL



Thursday May 24, 2018
AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS - ULSTER COUNTY CHAPTER 1298
Candlelight Ceremony at the County Office building
We are meeting at the QuickCheck on Washington Ave. at 7:00 PM



Wednesday July 18, 2018
AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS - ULSTER COUNTY CHAPTER 1298
The Vietnam Traveling Wall from Albany to Saugerties
I am changing the time for us to meet and for us to leave Stewarts in Lake Katrine.
Steve would like us to be of assistance in the pin distribution, toll ticket collection and organization of the motorcycles at the New Baltimore Rest area. That being said, I would like us to be KU at no later than 8:30 AM so that we can get to New Baltimore in time to be of assistance.
Please make sure that you bring your road captain vests so that we can be distinguished as helpers when we get there and we can stow them for the ride.
We are wearing Veteran's related shirts or Legion Riders Shirts if we have them. Berets and vests are to be worn and we should look as professional as we can.
This is an honor that we have being chosen to lead this "Once in a Generation" event. Let's do it right.

We are the lead on this event and we are expected to have our road captain vests and participate in the organization at New Baltimore.
Assemble at New York State Thruway, New Baltimore Rest Area (NBRA) (mile marker 127) Trucker Parking Area
Note: bikes coming from the south on I-87N to NBRA will need to go past the NBRA, get off at exit 22 (Selkirk) and re-enter the Thruway southbound, then get off at NBRA (mile post 127)
- Kickstands Up at 10:30 am
- I-87 south, off at exit 19 Kingston
- Traffic Circle to Chandler Drive (I-587)
- I-587 to Broadway eastbound
- Broadway to US-9W north>BR> - US-9W north to Village of Saugerties
- To Cantine Complex in Saugerties
- Total Distance: 52 miles
- Estimated duration: 1.5 hours



Sunday May 20, 2018
AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS - ULSTER COUNTY CHAPTER 1298
14TH ANNUAL SPRING POKER RUN
9am - 11am, KU 11:30am, McDonalds Route 9W, Highland, NY
$25 rider, $40 w/passenger. $20 Active Duty or Veteran w/ ID : 85mi. ride ends at Post #1748 Old Stage rd. Lake Katrine NY.
Prize for best hand, door prizes, food, soda, music, 50/50 & cash bar. Run pins to first 200 registrants
All proceeds go to the VietNam Traveling Wall



Sunday May 21, 2017
AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS - ULSTER COUNTY CHAPTER 1298
13TH ANNUAL SPRING POKER RUN
Registration: 8AM to 11AM at the McDonalds on Rt. 9W in Highland NY
$25.00 per Bike/ $40.00 w/passenger
$20 Veteran/Active Duty/Guard w/id
Free Run pins to the first 200 registrants!
Prizes, Refreshments, DJ Steve/ProSound Entertainment
PROCEEDS TO HELP BENEFIT P.T.S.D. AWARENESS
"Some Scars Can't Be Seen"
Service Dogs for Veterans
Click for Poster
FOR FURTHER INFO: CALL 845-384-6020 OR EMAIL: legionriders1298@hvc.rr.com



SUNDAY OCTOBER 1, 2017
AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS - ULSTER COUNTY CHAPTER 1298
IS HOSTING A "Ride For Cindy "Pinky" Ricci" AND LYME DISEASE AWARENESS
Registration at McDonalds, Rt 9W Highland, NY.
9:30 am - 11:30 am, KSU 11:45 am
Short Scenic Escorted Group Ride
Ending at the American Legion Post #1219 on Springtown Road in Tillson.
Benefit from 2 - 6 pm with Live Music, Catered Food, Door Prizes,
Visit the Ulster County Information Booth
Breakaway Band with Robin Baker and Cash Bar
Tickets: $25 Donation
Available at: American Legion Posts 1748 & 1219 / ALR 1298 Members / Ricci's Barber Shop / P&G's / Guilded Otter / Postage Inn / McGillicuddy's
Or mail check, payable to "American Legion Riders Chapter #1298"
To: ALR #1298, P.O. Box 57, West Park, NY 12493.
Web: legionriders.us e-mail: legionriders1298@hvc.rr.com
Phone: (845) 384-6020
If you cannot attend, donations appreciated.
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American Legion Riders
Chapter 1298
PO Box 57
West Park, NY 12494
eMail: legionriders1298@hvc.rr.com