The Blue Knights motorcycle club is planning its next charity ride, and has started selling tickets to anyone who wants to support the cause or join the ride.
The ride will be on Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. until about 2:30 p.m.
“We’ll start at Sports Cycles, on Hwy 74, in Rockingham,” said Philip Bledsoe, President of Chapter 2o. “We’re going to ride 100 miles that day, and all the money we raise will be donated to Cordova School.”
Registration will begin at 10 a.m., and riders will depart at 11 a.m.
“This will be the fourth charity ride held by our chapter, which includes Anson and Moore counties as well,” said Bledsoe.
“If we aren’t raising money to help law enforcement officers and their families, we want to look for organizations in our community to help.”
Blue Knights is an international law enforcement motorcycle club made up of active or retired law enforcement officials who enjoy riding motorcycles, and who often hold rides in support of fellow officers and to raise funds for community organizations.
Bill Monroe, Blue Knights member, and pastor of Cordova Baptist Church, suggested that the group do a ride for Cordova School because his wife works there, and he knows the school and students are in need of aid.
“We’re very happy and grateful that the Blue Knights are doing the ride,” said Bonnilee Rhodes, Cordova Principal. “We have to purchase 35 new computers, and that’s what we’re going to put the funds toward.”
Tickets are $15, or $20 for doubles, and can be purchased the day of the event or in advance. To purchase tickets in advance, or for more information, call Philip Bledsoe at 910-206-0448.
“You don’t have to be a member of the club, or a member of law enforcement, to join the ride,” said Bledsoe. “Anybody who wants to join us to ride for a good cause is welcome. We want everybody with a bike to mark their calendars to come out and show their support for this school, and these kids.”
Staff writer Kelli Easterling can be reached at (910) 997-3111 ext. 18, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org