Blessing of the Bikes set for West Dennis Beach on Sunday

DENNIS – The Cape Cod & Islands Chapter of the Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club will hold its 41st Annual Blessing of the Bikes Sunday at West Dennis Beach.

The on-site Blessing will occur at 12 p.m. Bikes must plan on being there, registered & parked by 11:45 a.m.

The minimum suggested participation donation is $5.00, with proceeds going to the Blue Knights to be used for charitable purposes.

In past years, up to 1,500 motorcycles traveled from every state in New England to be a part of the Blessing, with an estimated 2,000-2,250 people in attendance.

The Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club was formed in the Spring of 1974 in Bangor, Maine, with the MA VI Chapter being formed at the start of 1976.

There are presently over 20,400 members in 637 Chapters located in 25 Countries around the world.

The Blue Knights have donated over $16.5 million in cash, goods & services have been donated to more than 1,700 charities, including Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS – Assisting surviving family members of Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty), Cystic Fibrosis, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), Make-A-Wish, Toys For Tots and many other worthy local charities.