Blue Knights Oregon Chapter II is a motorcycle club located in the central Willamette Valley.
About the Blue Knights
The Blue Knights is a non-profit fraternal organization consisting of active and retired law enforcement men & women who enjoy riding motorcycles.
In the Spring of 1974, several law enforcement officers* from Bangor, Maine (USA) area met and formed a small, local motorcycle club. The rest, as they say, is history. Soon, Blue Knights 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 founding fathers are: Joel Rudom, Bill Robinson, Doug Miner, Ed Gallant, Mike Hall, Chuck Gesner, Wayne Labree, Chuck Shuman
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 the 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.
Working with charities
Many Blue Knights work long and hard to raise money for various charities. Especially near to our hearts is helping children. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Toys for Tots, D.A.R.E., and Concerns of Police Survivors are some examples of our favorites.
The Blue Knights have donated to numerous charities and have contributed time and monetary donations in the amount exceeding $17.5 Million (USD).
We’re the good guys!
The Blue Knights is a family fraternity. Spouses and children often accompany our members to the various rides and functions. When travelling, local members can provide assistance, directions and sometimes a place to stay. We are truly a family.
Among the Blue Knights members,
“There are no strangers, only friends you haven’t met.”
West Coast Conference
The Blue Knights® International Motorcycle Club, is divided into world conferences. The West Coast Conference is made up of five Western Canada Provinces and Territories, ten Western States in the United States of America, Australia and New Zeland. There are forty-eight Blue Knight Chapters in the West Coast Conference with over 1650 members. The Oregon II Chapter falls within the West Coast Conference. We were chartered in March 2003, currently with 23 members.