The RETREAD® Motorcycle Club, International, Inc., is a not-for-profit, socially oriented corporation, organized and incorporated under the laws of the State of Kansas, of some 5,000+ members around the world, all of whom share two things: An age of 40 plus (XL+), and a love of motorcycling. In the early days of the club, when there were fewer organizations and clubs, RETREADS® membership climbed as high as 25,000! Today, with the factory sponsored clubs and various organizations and associations all vying for members, our numbers have shrunk, but the spirit and ideals under which the club was founded have not changed. The RETREADS® were founded by George Spidell, a Navy Chief Petty Officer, in El Cajon, California in 1969. Although it is an AMA Chartered Club, RETREADS® are not required to be AMA members.