The Blue Knights® is an organization comprising Law Enforcement Officers from the United States and many areas of the world. It is an organization that started in Bangor, Maine in 1974, when a few friends, all connected with Law Enforcement started riding motorcycles together. From this, the idea of the club was formed and, because they were all connected with Law Enforcement, the name Blue Knights® was chosen. Our organization was grown to more than 635 chapters and 20,490 members in 29 countries.
“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, cooperation 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:
Provide for the mutual assistance, enjoyment, entertainment, education, physical, mental and social benefit of its members and general public.
To promote and advance the sport of motorcycling and the safety of motorcycling.
To serve the interests of motorcycle owners and users.
To promote by example and any other acceptable means, safe use operation and enjoyment of motorcycles.
To develop a fraternal spirit between law enforcement personnel and the general public.
Benefits of Knighthood
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.
Knighthood is: Enjoying the company of different people who share not only the common bond of a career in law enforcement, but also a love of motorcycles. Being able to visit your friends in any of our member countries and be treated like family. Receiving get-well cards from people you’ve never met. (There are no strangers in the Blue Knights, only friends you haven’t met.) riding with the Ladies of the Knights and Little Knights who give that added family touch. Going to handicapped children’s camps, giving the kids rides and seeing the smiles on their faces. Various fund-raising activities for those less fortunate. Being a Blue Knight is all this and much, much more.
As of February 2010 Blue Knights have donated to numerous charities and have contributed time and monetary and gift donations in the amount exceeding $13,0037,303 (USD).