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 Motorcycle Club became an international organization.
Our Founding Fathers are: Joel Rudom, Bill Robinson, Doug Miner, Ed Gallant, Mike Hall, Chuck Gesner, Wayne Labree and Chuck Shuman. Today, the Blue Knights have 628 chapters within 25 countries. With over 20,000 members, we continue growing each day.
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. Blue Knights support their communities in many ways. Many members 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., the Concerns of Police Survivors and the 100 Club are some examples of our favorites.
As of January 2012, the Blue Knights have donated to numerous charities and have contributed time and monetary and gift donations in the amount exceeding $15.6 Million (USD).
Among the Blue Knight members, "There are no strangers, only friends you haven't met."