The Blue Knights® International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club,
is a non-profit fraternal organization consisting of active and retired
law enforcement officers who enjoy riding motorcycles. In the Spring of
1974, several law enforcement officers* from the Bangor, Maine (USA)
area met and formed a small, local motorcycle club. Soon, Blue Knight
chapters were being formed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and
beyond. With the addition of Canada, and later Australia, the Blue
Knights became an international organization.
*Our Founding Fathers are:
Joel Rudom, Bill Robinson, Doug Miner, Ed Gallant, Mike Hall, Chuck
Gesner, Wayne Labree, Chuck Shuman.
Our charitable organization has contributed over $16.5 million dollars toward various charities throughout the world. We have 637 chapters with over 20,400 members, within 25 countries and we are growing each day.
"As a Blue Knight, I pledge to act with honor and pride to promote motorcycling and motorcycle safety by being an example of the safe use, operation and enjoyment of motorcycles. I will work at all times to improve the relationship between the motorcycling law enforcement community and the general public. The fraternal spirit will always guide me in relating to other Blue Knights."
According to the By-Laws, our purposes and goals are to:
It is difficult stating what makes the Blue Knights® so special. Perhaps the following will help explain the kinds of feelings that flow when a bunch of motorcycle-riding police officers get together.
Being a Blue Knight is all this and much, much more.
Many Blue Knights work long and hard to raise money for various charities. Especially near to our hearts is helping children. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Toys for Tots, D.A.R.E., and Concerns of Police Survivors are some examples of our favorites.
As of May 2013 the Blue Knights have donated to numerous charities and have contributed time and monetary and gift donations in the amount exceeding $16.5 Million (USD).
We're the good guys!
The Blue Knights is a family fraternity. Spouses and children often accompany our members to the various rides and functions. When traveling, local members can provide assistance, directions and sometimes a place to stay. We are truly a family.
Among the Blue Knight members,
"There are no strangers, only friends you haven't met."
You may wish to read our History of The Blue Knights®