In the Spring of 1974, several law enforcement
officers* from the Bangor, Maine (USA) area met and and formed a small, local
motorcycle club. The rest, as they say, is history.
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
As of January 1, 2007, we have 586 chapters and almost 20,000 members in 28 countries.
According to the By-Laws, our purposes and goals are to:
1. Provide for the mutual assistance, enjoyment,
entertainment, education, physical, mental and social benefit of its
members and the general public.
2. To promote and advance the sport of motorcycling and the safety of motorcycling.
3. To serve the interests of motorcycle owners and users.
4. To promote by example and any other acceptable means, safe use, operation and enjoyment of motorcycles.
5. To develop a fraternal spirit between law enforcement personnel and the general public.
Many Blue Knights work long and hard to raise money for various charities. Especially near to our hearts is helping children. Make-a-Wish Foundation, Toys for Tots, D.A.R.E., and Concerns of Police Survivors are some examples of our favorites.
As of 31 December 2006 Blue Knights have donated to numerous charities; contributing time in the amount of 156,993 man hours (@ $20 per hour), goods with an estimated value of $524,401.37 and $4,879,272.30 in cash for a total of $ 8,543,533.60 (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 travelling, 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."