Patriot Guard Riders Pennsylvania
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Ride Captains

H ow can I get more involved?  As a volunteer organization, we are always looking for people to fill leadership positions.  If you have an interest, please contact the Senior Ride Captain in your area.  If the SRC position is vacant in your region, contact the Assistant State Captain.  Upon approval, the first promotion is to Ride Captain in Training (RCIT).  You would be paired with an experienced Ride Captain until you have the experience to become a full RC.  Becoming a Ride Captain can also be a stepping stone to higher regional and statewide leadership positions if you desire.

Ride Captain Directory

State Captain

Timothy Smith

PGRPA.SC@GMAIL.COM

Assistant State Captain West

Aaron Zeff

PGRPA.ASC.WEST@GMAIL.COM

Assistant State Captain East

Gerry Pawlowski

PGRPA.ASC.EAST@GMAIL.COM

Region Map

Ride Captains West

Region 1:

Erie, Crawford, Venango, Forest, & Warren Counties.

Senior Ride Captain

  • Richard Thomas

  • IN MEMORIAM 23 July 1949 – 10 Sept 2018 Celebration Of Life Richard “Rick Shovelhead” Thomas Sr US Navy Vietnam Era Veteran PGRPA SRC Region 1 10 November 2018 Corry,PA The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of Richard “Rick Shovelhead” Thomas Sr To Stand In Honor for Rick’s Celebration Life. Richard […]

Ride Captains

  • Mike Skrekla

  • IN MEMORIAM   5 December 1950- 25 December 2016 http://www.elkinfh.com/obits/obituary.php?id=629852 Mike Skrekla North East, PA 31 December 2016 The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of Mike Skrekla,to Stand In Silent Honor as all of us celebrate his life.Michael J. Skrekla, age 66, of North East, died on Sunday 25 December 2016 […]

  • Thomas Smith

  • IN MEMORIAM September 11, 1940 – 3 April 2020   It is with an extremely heavy heart that I pass along the sad news of Mr Thomas “Tom” Smith passing on 3 April 2020.  Tom was a Patriot Guard Riders of Pennsylvania Ride Captain for Region 1 comprising Erie/Warren/Crawford/Venango/Forrest counties in North Western Pennsylvania.  Tom […]

  • Email:
    easyrider@westpa.net

Ride Captains East

Region 3:

Tioga, Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Union, Snyder, Northumberland, Montour, & Columbia Counties

Senior Ride Captain

Ride Captains

Region 2:

Mckean, Potter, Elk, Cameron Counties.

Senior Ride Captain

Ride Captains

  • Jeremy “Barnyard” Barnard

  • Jeremy “Barnyard” Barnard is a Ride Captain for Region 2. Why I joined the Patriot Guard Riders: My family served.  I didn’t.  This is my way of giving back. I’m a retired 25 year volunteer firefighter, and biker.  This is a great way to combine my love of Country and Motorcycles.

Region 4:

Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne, Luzerne, Lackawanna, & Pike Counties.

Senior Ride Captain

Ride Captains

Region 7

Clinton, Clearfield, Centre, Mifflin, Juniata Counties

Senior Ride Captain

Ride Captains

Region 5:

Schuylkill, Carbon, Monroe, Berks, Lehigh, & North Ampton Counties.

Senior Ride Captain

Ride Captains

Region 9:

Blair, Bedford, Somerset, Huntingdon, & Fulton Counties.

Senior Ride Captain

Ride Captains

Region 6:

Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware & Philadelphia Counties

Senior Ride Captain

  • Thomas “Moose” Simon

  • In memory of  Thomas “Moose” Simon, 68, of Philadelphia, who passed away on March 6, 2018. Moose rode with the Patriot Guard as a Senior Ride Captain and was our key man in the Philadelphia region. He was the former Director and Ride Captain of H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group, Bucks County Chapter). Moose was a […]

Ride Captains

Region 10:

Clarion, Armstrong, Indiana, & Jefferson Counties.

Senior Ride Captain

  • Timothy “Timmaye!!!” Smith

  • Timothy “Timmaye” is the State Captain and President of the BoD for the Patriot Guard Riders PA, and Senior Ride Captain for Region 10. Why I joined the Patriot Guard Riders: In October of 2008, one of my troops died on Active Duty. Staff Sergeant Johnathan Smith, passed away while TDY of a medical condition. […]

  • PHONE:
    (724) 4-PATRIOT (724) 472-8746
  • Email:
    pgrpa.sc@gmail.com

Ride Captains

Region 8:

Franklin, Cumberland, Perry, Dauphin, Lebanon, Adams, York, & Lancaster Counties

Senior Ride Captain

  • Steve Vassar

  • Steve Vassar is a Member at Large of the Board of Directors.  He is also the Senior Ride Captain for Region 8. Why I joined the Patriot Guard Riders: I joined the PGR around May 2006. One year later I became the 2nd Ride Captain for the Region 8 area. About a year later I […]

  • Email:
    Unionff428@aol.com

Ride Captains

Region 11:

Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Mercer & Lawrence Counties

Senior Ride Captain

Ride Captains

  • Dave Filipek

  • Dave Filipek is a Ride Captain for Region 11.

  • Randy Toomey

  • Randy is the Ride Captain for Region 11. Why I joined the Patriot Guard Riders: Hello, My name is Rannette (Randy) Toomey. I am a mother of two, a grandmother of three, and a great grandmother of two. I am a retired bus operator, instructor, CDL examiner with the Port Authority of Allegheny County. How […]

  • Email:
    randi2me@aol.com

Region 12:

Washington, Westmoreland, Green, & Fayette Counties

Senior Ride Captain

Ride Captains

  • Aaron Zeff

  • Aaron Zeff is on the Board of Directors as Secretary Treasurer.   Aaron is also the Assistant State Captain West and a Ride Captain Region 12.

  • Email:
    pgrpa.asc.west@gmail.com
  • Ken Thompson

  • Ken Thompson is a Ride Captain for Region 12.