Blue Knights Florida Chapter XVIII
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 the Bangor, Maine
(USA) area met and and formed a small, local
motorcycle club. The rest, as they say, is
Soon, Blue Knight chapters were being formed in
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and beyond.
With the addition of Canada, and later Australia,
the Blue Knights became an international
*Our Founding Fathers are: Joel Rudom, Bill
Robinson, Doug Miner, Ed Gallant, Mike Hall,
Chuck Gesner, Wayne Labree, Chuck Shuman
As of 1 March 2012, we have 600 chapters and
over 20,000 members in 24 countries.
This is our Chapter XVIII from Sarasota/
Manatee Counties, Florida.
Blue Knights Pledge
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, operation 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
Blue Knights International presented
Florida Chapter XVIII Knights Vinnie
Spadaro and Bob Grotz their
twenty-year appreciation certificates.
Vinnie and Bob along with their
spouses, Cathy and Lydia have been
involved in organizing events and rides
for many years.
Congradulations on your dedication to
the Blue Knights