Welcome to the Capital Region New York Chapter of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association® website ("NY Originals"). We are combat veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who ride motorcycles as a hobby.
Our mission is to support and defend those who have defended our country and our freedoms. Our focus is to help veteran care facilities provide a warm meal, clothing, shelter, and guidance, or simply to say "Thank You." and "Welcome Home."
Our membership is comprised of Full Members (those with verified combat service ) and Supporter Members ( those who have non-combat military service, and have a sincere dedication to helping veterans ). Our national organization has members from nearly all 50 states plus some still living abroad. Many members continue to serve in our Armed Forces including several currently serving in combat zones.
We sponsor and/or participate in many motorcycle-related charity events each year, and as a non-profit organization, donate to various veteran care facilities and veteran charities.
Commander - Gene "Rifleman" Charboneau
XO - Kevin "Viking" Dougherty
Treasurer - Mike "P-Guy" Broderick
Secretary - Shane "Grizzly" Brino
SGT at Arms - Ed "Chief" Wood
Road Captain - Doug "FARMDAWG" Farmer