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 charitable organization has contributed over $18.3 million dollars toward various charities throughout the world since statistics were kept.
Our organization is comprised of 18,800+ active, and retired law enforcement officers and we strive to promote our organization as being a family fraternity. Spouses and children often accompany our members to the various rides and functions.
Members can ride a bike of their choosing, and are not mandated to riding an American made motorcycle (ie. Harley Davidson).
We do not have a probationary period for members, or prospects, and women are equal in our organization not only as members, but in leadership positions locally and internationally within the Blue Knights.
* Our Founding Fathers are: Joel Rudom, Bill Robinson, Doug Miner, Ed Gallant, Mike Hall, Chuck Gesner, Wayne Labree, Chuck Shuman.
“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.”
Blue Knight Museum Tribute
Since coming to New Hampshire and opening the museum, we have met many members of the Blue Knights. The first was a retired Motor Officer from the Concord New Hampshire Police Department. He was a man whom I will never forget and whose picture, vest and story will be displayed proudly.
The Blue Knights are not just a group of riders who share common history; they are men and women who continue to contribute to society without notoriety. We are excited this year to be creating an exhibit that will proudly display Blue Knight Motorcycles, history and clothing used by this dedicated group of motorcyclists.