"As a Blue Knight, I pledge to act with honor and pride,
to promote motorcycling and motorcycling 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."
In the Spring of 1974, several law enforcement officers* from the Bangor, Maine (USA) area met and formed a small, local motorcycle club. The rest, as they say, is history. 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.
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.