Blue Knights Info

Who Are The Blue Knights?

The Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Inc. was formed in 1974 by a group of eight Law Enforcement Officers from the Bangor & Brewer, Maine area who rode motorcycles together. These LEOs formed the Club as a fraternal and social organization that would be family oriented, improve the image of motorcyclists, promote motorcycle safety, improve the interaction of LEOs and the general public, assist with charitable organizations, and especially to have fun riding their bikes. It didn't matter what particular Law Enforcement agency you worked for or what brand of motorcycle you rode, everyone who was an LEO with powers of arrest was welcome to join. Word of this new club quickly spread, and chapters formed in Massachusetts, New England, throughout the United States, Canada, and eventually around the world. Even with some other Law Enforcement Motorcycle Clubs starting up in recent years, we are by far the largest, considered by many to be "The Good Guys" and without a doubt "The Original", a cut or two above the rest, both easily recognized and widely respected where ever we go.

We now have almost 20,000 members in 11 Conferences in 650 Chapters located in 29 countries around the world! From 1991 to January of 2018 alone the Blue Knights have donated over well over $18.8 million (USD) in gifts, man-hours & cash to over 1,700 charities such as American Cancer Society, Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), Cystic Fibrosis, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), Easter Seals, Make-A-Wish, March of Dimes, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Operation Smile, Ronald McDonald House, Toys For Tots and many other worthy, local organizations.

In addition to various Chapters holding their own events all year long, most of the regional Conferences hold Spring and Fall weekend meetings, which are hosted by Chapters and include food & drink, business meetings, sales booths, raffles, tour rides, banquets, award presentations, dancing, socializing, more motorcycle riding, and a fun time for all. In addition, there is a week long International Convention held every year in July with a LOT more of the same shared by Blue Knights from around the world! Rank has no privileges in the Blue Knights, we're all the same, enjoying each others' friendship and riding experiences and, as the Blue Knights motto says, we Ride With Pride.

There are no strangers in the Blue Knights, only friends who you haven't met.

Membership Qualifications

Briefly, to qualify for membership you must:

  • Be an active or retired (with 15-20 years of service & a Department pension) full or part time Law Enforcement Officer with powers of arrest by statute.

  • Be employed by a governmental agency and receive monetary compensation, or be a retired or disabled former Law Enforcement Officer with a full Department pension.

  • Possess a valid license to operate a motorcycle.

  • Own a motorcycle or plan to purchase one within six months.

Other specific conditions apply, full qualifications are listed on the International Web Site or on the Membership Application. Any Questions? Email Us

Blast From The Past: 2004 Recruitment Video

Join

As you read the descriptions above and throughout this web site, as well as watch the recruitment videos, did it sound like fun to you, something that you might want to be a part of? Riding motorcycles, attending events, meeting other Law Enforcement Officers, sharing interests & making friends.... Well, if it does, then you should join our Chapter and become a part of the the most prestigious, respected motorcycle club in the world - The Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.

This MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION link will download the application from the International web site. The form is in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, which is an Internet and office standard.

To join our Chapter, all's you need to do is to fill out the application, copy your driver's license and any supporting qualification documentation (ID card, retirement papers, etc.) and send a check for your initial yearly Chapter dues of $50 (that includes the $5 HQ Initiation Fee, it's $45 after that) to Blue Knights MA VI, c/o 4 Kayajan Avenue, Buzzards Bay, MA, USA, 02532-5563. Qualifying prospective members are also welcome to show up at our meetings or rides. It's that easy!

In addition to emailing us, LEOs interested in finding out more information on joining a Chapter in their specific area may also check the International web site, as well as call the toll free International Recruitment Line at 1-877-BKI-LEMC (1-877-254-5362). Tell them MA VI sent you!