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The Red Knights Firefighters Motorcycle Inc. Club is an organization composed exclusively of Firefighters with International Affiliation dedicated to promoting motorcycle

safety and motorcycles.






Local chapters sponsor various activities throughout the riding season, as well as the non-riding season, such as "Poker Runs," dinner rides, tour rides, family and combined chapter picnics, as well as participating in other motorcycle club activities.

Any moneys raised by local chapters usually sees a percentage donated to a hospital burn unit to aid children injured by fire, or aid fellow firefighters who may have suffered the misfortune of being a victim of a fire.

Monthly newsletters are published by local chapters

listing upcoming events, membership lists, announcements, minutes of previous meetings, etc..


Membership is open to ALL firefighters, ACTIVE or RETIRED, who have access to a motorcycle and hold a

current valid motorcycle license.

Spouses, members'

children boy and/or girlfriends are also welcome for , membership as Social Members.

At present, a minimum of seven required to charter a new chapter.

(7) firefighters is

If you are interested in forming a chapter, becoming a member of an existing chapter, or becoming a Member-At-

Large, contact one of the listed officers.

by Charles Clarkson Sr. (revised)

During the summer of 1982 several firefighters were visiting "Randy's Cycle Shop" in Boylston, Massachusetts and the subject of motorcycle clubs came up. Soon they were grousing about the fact that law enforcement people had a motorcycle club known as "Blue Knights" but there was no club for firefighters. After this tire kicking session, shop owner Randy Wilson suggested to Ed Wright, a firefighter from Northboro, MA, that he stop talking about the lack of a club and form one instead.

Recognizing a good idea when he heard one, Ed Wright went home that afternoon and made up some hand printed posters inviting firefighters from the area to meet and determine if there was enough interest to form a motorcycle club. On August 17, 1982, Fire Chief Jack Pierce allowed a small group of motorcycle enthusiasts to meet at Northboro Fire Headquarters to lay the ground work for the formation of a motorcycle club.

On October 19, 1982, firefighters Norm Beausoleil, Bob Bourassa, Bob Goulet, David Hamilton, Dave Hunt, Colin Mackey, Don Parker, Jon Tripp, Roger Wentzell, Ed Wright, and Chief Pierce met again. There was interest in promoting the positive image of motorcycling while enjoying the camaraderie of other firefighters. It was decided then that this group would be known as the Red Knights Motorcycle Club.

News of this new club spread like a grass fire. In July of 1983 a chapter was formed in Connecticut. In October of that year a second Massachusetts chapter was formed. Soon applications came in from such distant places as Nevada and Louisiana. In August of 1983 the founding members realized that the organization was rapidly

growing beyond original expectations.










properly handle this a National Board of

Directors. With Canada, the club Motorcycle Club.

applications became Red

from Ontario and Saskatchewan, Knights International Firefighters

In 1984 the first club convention was held in Boylston, MA. Each year since that time a convention has been held for all RED KNIGHTS. Convention sites are listed on the back.

The 10th Anniversary of the RED KNIGHTS was celebrated at the convention in Worcester, MA on the third weekend of August 1992.

As a result of the seed that was planted at Randy's in Boylston in 1982, there are now nearly 200 Red Knights Chapters throughout the United States and Canada, and abroad and there are several applications for charters pending.

Red Knights chapters are located in:

(updated 8/04)

Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New Zealand, No. Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, So. Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

For areas that do not have enough firefighters to form a chapter, we have the Member-At-Large membership.

For more information about the most EXCITING MOTORCYCLE CLUB Contact:

Executive Secretary:

Bill "Popeye" Snodgrass 1677 Jackson Road Columbus, OH U.S.A. 43223 614-271-8577 secretary@redknightsmc.com

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