American Legion Post 48     731 N. Clinton Rd, Grand Ledge, MI 48837     ALRpost48@Gmail.com

American Legion Riders Post 48 is raffling off a 1977 Harley Davidson Motorcycle custom built by Bridge Street Cycle. Tickets are $20 per a ticket and 1,000 tickets were printed. In the event that less than 750 tickets are sold, the raffle will revert to a 50/50 raffle. Winners are responsible for all taxes, license, plus fees.

American Legion Riders

Post 48 Grand Ledge, MI

Grand Ledge History

Grand Ledge


National History 

In Garden City, Mich., 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.

Dare and Kaledas wrote a letter to Michigan Department Adjutant Hubert Hess, sharing their idea. Hess replied that he liked the concept and wanted to pursue it. Later, he gave Kaledas and Dare instructions for managing the program at the post level. He also explained how they could be approved to use the American Legion emblem, and how to gain Membership's support and recognition. At a regular meeting, Post 396 members passed a resolution for a new program to be known as the "American Legion Riders."

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.