Red Knights Chapter 47

Red Knights Chapter 47 We are firefighters active and retired, career and volunteer who love riding almost as much as fighting fires.
1982 History of the Red Knights 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 all grousing about the fact that law enforcement people had a motorcycle club known as the Blue Knights but there was no club for firefighters. After this tire kicking session, owner Randy Wilson suggest...ed 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 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 17th, 1982, Fire Chief Jack Pierce allowed a small group of motorcycle enthusiasts to meet in Northboro Fire Headquarters to lay the ground work for the formation of a motorcycle club. On October 19th, 1982, firefighters Colin Mackey, Bob Bourassa, Ed Wright, Roger Wentzell, Dave Hamilton, Bob Goulet, David Hunt, Jon Tripp, Don Parker, Norm Beausoleil 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 the organization was rapidly growing beyond their original expectations. To properly handle this growth they elected a committee to serve as a National Board of Directors. With applications from Ontario and Saskatchewan, Canada, the club became the Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club.

Late season ride.
10/10/2019

Late season ride.

Veteran’s Day Parade
November 2nd

Meet at the McDonald’s 1234 Abbott Rd. Lackawanna, NY 14218
9:15-9:30. KSU 9:45. If anyone has questions just message me.

Thank you for the great pictures of the RKNY47 Annual 9/11 Rode and Memorial.
10/01/2019

Thank you for the great pictures of the RKNY47 Annual 9/11 Rode and Memorial.

Last night the Red Knights presented a check for over $3100 to the Millgrove Fire Department Explorer Post. Thanks to al...
08/20/2019

Last night the Red Knights presented a check for over $3100 to the Millgrove Fire Department Explorer Post. Thanks to all that supported this years Hem’s Angels Run.

08/09/2019

Reminder!!.......Meet Eric at Bowmansville Station 1 @ 4:30 to ride to Fireman’s Day Parade at the Fair. KSU @ 4:45

08/05/2019

Update for firefighters Day parade:

Red Knights will be riding in the Firefighters Day parade @ the Erie County Fair, this Friday August 8th. The fair website says the parade starts at 630pm but Frank thought it started at 6pm, so either way please plan on arriving early enough to get onto the track in time. We will park our bikes on the track in the same spot we have in the past. To access the track, enter the Clark St. gate (the one closest to McKinley Pkwy) and proceed to the track. Must have proper fire department ID for free admission. We will also again be welcomed as guests of West Falls Fire Co and have access to their dugout.

Derek, RKNY21

07/29/2019
Cradle Beach

Red Knights Chapter 47 helped the Blue Knights deliver toys for Christmas in July. 122 total people from all over registered and rode for a great cause.

Blue Knights and Mr. and Mrs. Claus delivering gifts to the campers. 100+ motorcycles roaring in to Cradle Beach! An official escort by NYS Troopers and the police departments of Buffalo, Amherst and Cheektowaga. Thank you to all, it was a very thrilling experience for the kids.

Yesterday a few from Red Knights Chapter 47 participate in a Patriots Guard mission at the Geneseo Airshow. Always an ho...
07/15/2019

Yesterday a few from Red Knights Chapter 47 participate in a Patriots Guard mission at the Geneseo Airshow. Always an honor to stand before those that fought for our freedom.

Red Knights MC 47 stopped by Buffalo Station House. Great place, awesome food cold beer.
07/07/2019

Red Knights MC 47 stopped by Buffalo Station House. Great place, awesome food cold beer.

Good Luck this season to our Pres. Garrett Cleverlsy...happy to be part of the team!
06/27/2019

Good Luck this season to our Pres. Garrett Cleverlsy...happy to be part of the team!

Erie County, NY
06/20/2019

Erie County, NY

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Over 50 bikes, 150 Baskets and hundreds of people again made our Hem’s Angels fundraiser a success. Thanks to all who he...
06/09/2019

Over 50 bikes, 150 Baskets and hundreds of people again made our Hem’s Angels fundraiser a success. Thanks to all who helped, came out and had a great time.

Registration opens for the run at 12pm Millgrove Fire. Stop down for the party at Hilltop starting at 12pm. We have abou...
06/08/2019

Registration opens for the run at 12pm Millgrove Fire. Stop down for the party at Hilltop starting at 12pm. We have about 150 baskets for the raffle plus a 50/50 with guaranteed minimum $500 to the winner. 6th Annual Hems Angel Run.

06/05/2019

Just a heads up I will be sleeping outside tonight as we have over 40 baskets for the hens Angel's run this ....t hj is does not count the multiple people that will be bringing more so if ya dont ride dont drink and dont listen to music at least check out the baskets or go.in the bounce house or sandbox .

It's a blast for EVERYONE!!!!

05/31/2019

Everything is lined up and ready for the 6th Hems Angel's run one week from tomorrow on June 8, gonna have a beautiful ride a great party with awesome music a huge basket raffle and and one of the largest 50/50 raffles in our history so dont miss it!!!!

Come out and support our brother Garrett!!!
05/14/2019

Come out and support our brother Garrett!!!

Gonna be the best Hems Angel's Run yet to benefit the Jr. Firefighter program at The Millgrove Fire Dept. Mark your cale...
05/01/2019

Gonna be the best Hems Angel's Run yet to benefit the Jr. Firefighter program at The Millgrove Fire Dept. Mark your calendars and come on out for the run or the family friendly party starting at noon . Watch for further details!!

03/28/2019
03/26/2019

It is with great sadness that Red Knights NY47 announces the passing of member Barb Stanton. Barb was a huge part of the first few Hems Angel's runs and and always an avid supporter of the club. We offer our sincerest condolences to her son and our brother Jake and his family. We take comfort in knowing that her suffering has ended and she is once again riding with her late husband and past club President Al.
Their love of the open road is unparalleled and we will all meet again. See you at the next pit stop and ride free you will be missed.

03/24/2019

Dont forget to get your nomination letters in for the 6th annual Hems Angel's Run on June 8. All explorer and Jr. Firefighter programs are eligible to be the beneficiaries of the proceeds. We will once again have an awesome run and an all day family friendly event at The Hilltop. Live music by More Heat, one if the best basket raffles in the area, door prizes, bounce house for the kiddies and as always some fantastic food and drinks available so mark your calendars and keep an eye out for updates!!!

03/11/2019

Dont forget to get your letters in for consideration to be the winner of the proceeds from this years Hems Angel's run in June. If your explorer or Jr. Firefighter program could use funding send us a letter telling us about your program and what you would do with the money to:
Red Knights 47 PO Box 343 Akron NY 14001 or by email to [email protected]

03/05/2019

2 Great events this Sat Match 9, come out and support a great supporter of ours, Steve Krawczks race team at Crittended FD from 6-9 food,beer, and a sheet of basket raffle tickets all for 10 bucks a head!, then when that ends drive right up the road to see our members James and Melissa at The Hilltop Inn and Grove to get a preview of the music for the 2019 Hems Angel's Run by More Heat. Gonna be a great time

02/20/2019

ATTENTION ALL FIRE DEPTS. Do you have a Junior Firefighter or Explorer Program that could use some funding? Submit a letter to us telling us about your program and what the funds would be used for and YOU could be the recipient of the proceeds from our annual Hems Angel's Memorial Ride. Letters can be mailed to PO box 343 Akron NY 14001 Attn PJ Reiner, or emailed to [email protected]. Submit these letters ASAP Please!!!

02/09/2019

CONGRATULATIONS to honorary members James & Melissa Piedmont on the birth of their newest Red Knight Gabrielle! Welcome to the family little one!

01/29/2019

From Pres. Williams,
Due to the impending snowpocalypse predicted the January meeting will be postponed 1 week to Feb 7 at Bowmansville 7pm start time. Please bring bottle donations for the raffle and dues if u have not paid yet.

01/26/2019

Congrats to honorary members James and Melissa Piedmont on the 5 year anniversary of our home away from home, The Hilltop Inn and Grove! Stop out tonight for the anniversary party, live music, food,drinks and the coolest crowd to hang out with!

Last night RKMC NY 47 had the pleasure of brightening this little guys Christmas by giving him the only present he asked...
12/21/2018

Last night RKMC NY 47 had the pleasure of brightening this little guys Christmas by giving him the only present he asked for this year. Special thanks to Bucks Motorsports on Main St. in Akron for detailing her up like show room new at no cost! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

Looking to sell my bike or trade it for a fishing boat. The bike is worth $4,000 with many extras, low milage and pristi...
10/28/2018

Looking to sell my bike or trade it for a fishing boat. The bike is worth $4,000 with many extras, low milage and pristine condition. Let me know if interested.

09/13/2018

We would like to once again thank everyone who participated in our annual 9/11 event. Special thanks to Dyana Jentsch, Marley Becker, Russ Salvatore, the Chiefs and firefighters from Millgrove, Bowmansville, Twin District and Getzville Fire Depts., The Amherst Chiefs Assn., Mercy Flight, The Lancaster Police Dept., the riders from The Patriot Guard, Hogs and Heros, Blue Knights, H.O.G., The Combat Vets, The Least of Saints, and of course our Brother and Sister Red Knights and Honorary members James and Melissa Piedmont from The Hilltop Inn and Grove.
This event could never be as successful as it is and continue to grow without you. This event will again take place next Sept. 11 and we look forward to standing with you all again to make sure the words "Never Forget " are more than just words. God Bless America!

09/12/2018
Kimmy-Sue

Kimmy-Sue

WNY's 9-11 Memorial Tribute ♡ Many thanks to the Red Knights, the many motorcyclists, Bowmansville Fire and Russells and Russell Salvatore himself for this beautiful memorial ceremony ♡

09/08/2018

Supporting our brother Eagle Riders ..band starts soon c'mon out no admission fee..chinese auction lots of fun!!!

09/07/2018

Eagles ride tomorrow KSU from Bowmansville at 1100 sharp. If you are not riding please meet at the after party at The Eagles on Broadway at Bowen in Depew st 2pm. ALL MEMBERS should attend as The Eagles were a HUGE supporter of the Hemline run.

Cant beat 45% off!!! Go load up and ask for Kayla!!
08/31/2018

Cant beat 45% off!!! Go load up and ask for Kayla!!

45 Mighty years of serving wonderful fans like you. Come celebrate with us on 9/1, with 45% off your check all day long!

08/30/2018

Monthly meeting tonight 7pm at Millgrove.

08/17/2018

Annual Sept. 11 memorial ride and ceremonies will once again take place on Sept. 11. For all riders meet at Millgrove F.D. on Genesee St. In Millgrove st 530. KSU @ 600 Sharp. Anyone wishing to attend the ceremony at Russell's Park on Transit Rd. Lancaster meet at 630 at the park. ALL ARE WELCOME TO RIDE AND ATTEND. Questions can contact Pres. PJ Reiner @ 716-908-9649 call or text

doing this ride tomorrow leaving at 12:30 from my house if you want to ride along message me i will send my address
07/08/2018
Williamsville to American Grille

doing this ride tomorrow leaving at 12:30 from my house if you want to ride along message me i will send my address

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Tonight we had the honor of presenting the explorer post from Doyle Hose Co. #2 with the proceeds of this years Hems Ang...
07/06/2018

Tonight we had the honor of presenting the explorer post from Doyle Hose Co. #2 with the proceeds of this years Hems Angel's Run. This dedicated group of youth were the hardest working bunch we have ever had the pleasure of helping. Their leadership, their department and their town should be proud!

06/26/2018

ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS...monthly meeting on Thursday will be at Bowmansville..7pm ride after please attend

06/11/2018
Hem's Angels

The 5th annual Hems Angel's Run is in the books and should prove to be the most successful yet. THANK YOU to everyone who supported the run and a special thanks to Alan Benevento, Buddy Hinds, Kathleen Kozlowski Wild Bill and of course Melissa and James Piedmont. The group from Doyle 2 was absolutely amazing and worked their butts off all day. Also a special Thank You to Michael llasi of cosmic video for his amazing work. See you all next year!
https://vimeo.com/274398229?ref=fb-share&1

On Saturday, June 9th 2018, The Red Knights NY Chapter 47 sponsored the 5th annual "Hem's Angels Ride" across Western New York to benefit The Doyle…

Basket auction is in full swing...music is cranked up..c'mon out to the Hilltop Inn 11389 Genesee st. Millgrove!!!!
06/09/2018

Basket auction is in full swing...music is cranked up..c'mon out to the Hilltop Inn 11389 Genesee st. Millgrove!!!!

06/09/2018

Everything is in place for the 5th Annual Hems Angel's ride tomorrow...weather is partly cloudy and mid 70's, rain to the south and our run heads north, one of the best basket raffles we've ever had, 50/50 sales have been awesome, music and entertainment are lined up and ready to roll, and this year with the bbn once house and sandbox for the kiddies there's no reason why you should not be here with friends family and neighbors! See you all tomorrow !!!

06/02/2018

KSU at 130 PM tomorrow from Tim Hortons at union and Losson for Timmy's Benefit ..if it rains bring the cage! Everyone should attend!!

06/01/2018

We will be leaving Bowmansville sta. 1 @ 1030 am tomorrow to head to Gowanda for Hollywood Happenings all are welcome.

05/27/2018

Reminder ..we are meeting at Altons at transit and Seneca tomorrow at 8 am with ksu at 845 to head to the vfw in east Aurora for the ride to sprague brook park. We will then head to Varysburg hotel for the annual Memorial day festivities. All are welcome and encouraged to ride.

05/23/2018

REMINDER...Hems Angel's Ride meeting 7 PM tonight at The Hilltop. Please make every effort to attend!

Address

P.O. Box 343
Akron, NY
14001

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Chapter 47 is made up of Firefighters and families of the following Fire Companies: Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Association Millgrove Volunteer Fire Department Crittenden Volunteer Fire Company Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department Niagara Falls International Airport Fire Department We are accepting applications for New Active Members and Social Members. If you a interested please message this pace and we will get back to you on how you can join.

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