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The Blue Knights is a fraternal organization of active or retired government Law Enforcement Officers with powers of arrest who share a passion for motorcycle riding. The parent organization, Blue Knights International, was formed in 1974 by eight Law Enforcement Officers from Bangor & Brewer, Maine who rode motorcycles together. In addition to hosting rides and runs for members and their families, the Blue Knights are very active in fund raising to benefit charitable organizations.  In the past thirty-five plus years, the Club has grown into a first class, internationally recognized, world wide organization promoting motorcycle safety, a positive motorcyclist image, and motorcycling as a family recreation.

Blue Knights International is broken down into 11 regions, called Conferences. The Northeast Conference (NEC) is one of these. The NEC covers a geographic area including the States of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island & Vermont in the United States; as well as the Provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario (Eastern), Prince Edward Island & Quebec in Canada. The Conferences are divided into Chapters, of which we have 56. There are approximately 1,492 Blue Knights in the NEC, which accounts for about 8% of the total membership.

Each year the NEC holds two weekend-long "rallies", usually one in May and the other in September. The weekends are hosted by a Chapter and include business meetings, tour rides, banquets, award presentations, dancing, more motorcycle riding, and are always a fun time. In addition to the two scheduled Conference meetings, Chapters hold their own events throughout the year.  The NEC publishes a ride schedule, with rides and events from all Chapters in the NEC, as well as others who have requested to be included in our list.  This is done to help you plan your riding schedule and vacation time.

As a member gets involved in Blue Knights, they soon find that the general bond of being Law Enforcement Officers is cemented by the extra bond provided by our love of motorcycling. There are no membership distinctions as to rank, type of law enforcement department, or type of motorcycle. Our founding fathers were from seven different departments, with their two common bonds being that they were Law Enforcement Officers with powers of arrest and motorcycle enthusiasts.  The same holds true today, and at the end of the day, we are all just Blue Knights, enjoying the fraternal brotherhood that the Club has to offer.

 

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



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