International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Inc.
The Blue Knights was started in 1974 by Ed Gallant, a police officer with the Bangor, Maine Police Department. Ed had an idea to form a motorcycle club for people in law enforcement. Together with seven or eight other cops, the idea became a reality. After a story about the club ran in the local paper, the United Press International and Road Rider Magazine also ran stories. Shortly thereafter, inquiries from all over began to pour in. The first chapter outside Maine was in Brockton, MA and the idea spread to Canada and Moncton, N.B. became the first chapter outside the United States.
The first Blue Knights International Convention was held in 1975 at Squaw Mountain, Maine. Since that time, the convention has been held all over the United States and Canada. The 2014 Blue Knights International Convention will be held in Pillerseetal, Austria June 22-27, 2014.
Today the Blue Knights has grown to include 11 Conferences with 637 Chapters and 20,410 Members within 25 countries. The Blue Knights and it's members, to date, have donated over 16.5 million dollars to various charities.
The Mason Dixon Conference is comprised of the states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. At the present time, our conference is home to 77 chapters and 2822 members, making us now the second largest conference within the Blue Knight organization.
Thank you for visiting our website. If you are interested in joining the Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club Inc., please feel free to contact any of the listed officers within the Conference or the State Representative of the state wherein you reside. Further information can be obtained by visiting the International website at www.blueknights.org.