In Memory of
Harry "Gramps" Keller
May 1905 ~ Dec. 1995
In Memory of
Sept. 1934 ~ Jan. 2013
THE SACRED BONES MOTORCYCLE CLUB WAS FOUNDED BY HARRY "GRAMPS" KELLER AND ESTABLISHED IN PENNSYLVANIA 1947.
Between 1947 and 1954 the club had made a small mark in Pennsylvania and
drew little attention. After WWII, Gramp's had a loved for motorcycles
and riding around the county side. He didn't really take to traditional
clubs which have a lot of politics built in. With due respect to traditional
motorcycle clubs, Sacred Bones MC was found out of our natural individual
inability to conform to traditional riding clubs. Gramp's just wanted
to create a club which anyone could join, no politics, leaders, or
a lot of rules; just show up and ride. He just was one who wanted
to enjoy life, ride free, and yet wanted to create a motorcycle club
unlike any other. A club that required nothing from its membership,
except a desire to ride motorcycles, and have fun. Him a few of his
friends worked for the Government and were part of the DOD that recovered
U.S. Soldier remains from WWII. Thus, he named his group "Sacred Bone".
There wasn't a lot of advertisement back then, and what was the internet
then; much less this type of club really didn't get a lot of recognition.
As the club didn't grow very big, it was just he and a few of his
friends. After about 1954, Gramp's wasn't able to ride much, and the
club slow slipped away, becoming inactive. Gramps passed on the club
to his son (my father) Clyde in 1954. Clyde Was a Marine, Recon, in
the Korena War. Clyde too, loved motorcycles and riding, but didn't
take to groups. Gramps friends were not riding as must any more either.
Clyde didnt' do much with the club. In 1958, Clyde moved to California.
Back in Pennsylvania, Gramp's members previous faded away, and/or
In 1978, I inherited the club; I redesigned the patch, but shortly
after I had joined the military, A few of my friends "military" would
ride and party together, again forming the Sacred Bones, but now we
became the "Sacred Bones Society". Due to my Military commitments,
stationed overseas, and assignment relocations, thus the club became
international. During my 20 years of service, I didn't keep very good
records in those times, so there are members out there I don't have
In 1998, I retired from the military; now not having my military buddies
around, I rode with an established club at first, but once again,
due to the natural individual inability to conform to traditional
motorcycle club ways. I decided to honor my grandfathers legacy, and
re-establish the Sacred Bones Society MC, in California. And yes,
this will be the last patch I will wear.
We are a brotherhood of freedom riders on two wheels, freedom
of choice. We are not a "want to be" "traditional M/C". Because
of our non-political, non-traditional ways, our normal members ride
free of the typical POLITICS that other clubs have built in. On
the other hand; Yes, we do have a structure, and officers, a club
can't really function or exist with out it. Our club and it's normal
membership, has no clubhouse, no monthly dues, no manditory meetings,
and no obligations when you ride or who to ride with! Our members
are supposed to enjoy what riding is all about. Ride with your like
minded individuals, party together, and enjoy life. We come together
because we want to. We are neutral status, and claim no territory.
It has been said,
"The man makes the man … not color of his patch
or the club he belongs to.
Brotherhood should not stop at your clubs patch."
It is my desire to follow my Grandfathers and Fathers Legacy, remebering those who
fought and died for our freedoms.
It is the desire of the Sacred Bones Society MC to provide an environment
in which anyone with a love for being on two wheels can be a part.
For those who have a desire to Leave the drama at home, ride, and
Yet keeping in mind while crossing few areas our rights to the road
have attracted attention from other clubs, it is important know where
you ride. We give respect to all clubs, in hopes that we will gain
the same respect back.
- To support our Military and Veterans;
- Remembering those who Servered and gave their all for our Freedom.
- The freedom our forefathers created for us, to be free, freedom of choice.
- To pursue, promote and protect the interests of motorcyclists.
- To be able to still ride among others, and yet our own freedom.
"Why drive a car and watch nature pass you by, when you can
ride a motorcycle and slice right through the middle of it?"
"Live to Ride and Ride to Live"