Strawberry Shortcake ride
Blue Knight NY VI members gathered today for our annual shortcake ride. This ride was put together by Larry W and he did not disappoint. Larry started us out from Latham working our way through back roads stopping off at the Amity Reformed Church hall in Rexford for some great strawberry shortcake and ice cream. A little food and plenty of laughs. A good time was had by all. Afterwards we headed out for some more riding up north on some twisty back roads in Saratoga County ending up in Saratoga Lake. Way to go Larry, good job with this ride. Feeling blessed to be surrounded by great people who enjoy coming out for some good times on the bikes.
Ride for Mike
Today NY VI participated in a fundraiser ride sponsored by Callahan Industries named Ride with Mike benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. Could not ask for a better weather. A 50 mile ride through Rensselaer County escorted by Rensselaer County Sheriff's Office. Finished off with a little BBQ food at The Joe. Another ride with great people in the books. This is what it's all about.
Ride to Americade
It was a great day today as NY chapters VI, XIV & XVIII got together and rode up to Americade in Lake George NY. The weather was perfect. The Brotherhood & Sisterhood was awesome. We pulled in with over 20 bikes. Met up with other chapters. A good time had by all.
Brooks House of BBQ Ride
Hanging today with my Blue Knight Band of Brothers along with my good friend Lou B from FL XVI. We headed out for lunch to Brooks House of BBQ in Oneonta NY. 219 solid miles in the books with amazing valley views. Excellent food with great guys. A good time had by all.
Town of Nassau Memorial Day Parade
Today we participated in the Town of Nassau Memorial Day Parade. What a pleasure to have been a part of this event. With the support of my Blue Knight Brothers, Sister & Guest we had a good time. This is what it's all about - sharing the camaraderie while giving back to the community.
A great day for a ride with fellow Blue knight Brothers. Hit some back roads up to Lake George and continued north to Ticonderoga for lunch at The Hot Biscuit Diner. Finished it off with a ride for ice cream at The Hillbilly Fun Park in the Adirondacks. A solid 152 mile ride. Good food, plenty of laughs with great people. Living The Dream.
Got together with a few NY VI Brothers for a week day ride. Past and present Treasurers were on hand as you can never have enough cash with you 😂. Had lunch in Manchester VT. Almost 150 miles ridden, plenty of laughs, good food and a good time had by all. Brotherhood, that's what it's all about.
"Welcome Spring" Ride
Well, old man winter finally gave us in the Northeast a break and we took full advantage of it. Members and guests of NY VI got together for our first chapter ride of the 2018 season. A total of 9 bikes participated in the ride which covered Saratoga County, Washington County and Western VT. Good time was had by all with plenty of laughs and discussion of things we hope to accomplish this year. This is what its all about Blue Knights getting together to enjoy each others company. LTD - Living The Dream.
Honor Flight at Albany International Airport
This morning we started our day nice and early just before sunrise. The weather was a bit crispy hovering around 35 degrees (hey its spring in upstate NY) but it did not stop us from our mission. NY VI members and family participated in the Honor Flight out of Albany NY airport. It is a humbling experience to see the smiles on the faces of these awesome veterans who have given so much to our country. God bless them and Thank You for your service.
End of Season (?) Ride
Saturday October 28th was most likely our last chapter ride of this year (weather permitting) so we made the best of it. We started from Rotterdam and headed down ST-30. A quick stop in Grand Gorge then continued south alongside Pepacton Reservoir arriving at the end of ST-30 (where are we). We had lunch at the circle diner in Hancock NY. Good food and nice friendly people. Finally pointed the bikes north. The furthest riders marked over 300 miles. This area of NY is beautiful with open land and high peak mountains in the far distance. We'll be back. Great time with my Blue Knight brothers and that's what it's all about.
Toys for Tots
Today we participated in the annual Toys for Tot's ride sponsored by Brunswick Harley-Davidson. We could not have asked for better weather, 72 degrees in late October. Our chapter rolled in with 16 bikes and most of them were two up. In all, over 600 bikes gathered to support this great cause. As we rode through numerous communities young and old were out there waving and enjoying the view of so many bikes. It is a blessing when bikers can come together and impact a community in such a positive way. This is what its all about, Blue Knight Brothers and Sisters getting together and having a great time for a good cause.
40th Anniversary Celebration
On October 14th NY VI celebrated it's 40th Anniversary. We were blessed with perfect weather for our outdoor event. The turnout was excellent with outside guests from our Tri-State NY Rep and NY XXIII. Five of our members with over 30 years ranging from 38 years to 31 years were recognized and awarded plaques. A six member with over 22 years was also recognized. The food was hearty and beverages were a continuous flow. We popped open a bottle of Booker uncut bourbon especially made for us Blue Knights and toasted to our past, present and our future. The stories and laughter's were unstoppable. It was a good time had by all who attended. NY VI is alive and well and we are looking forward to the next decade. In the meantime our fraternal camaraderie and the love of motorcycles will bind us toward the journey of memories.