After our monthly breakfast ride we rode over to Park Place Mall to watch the 23rd Annual MC Training Competition. IF you have never been to one of these you DO NOT know what you are missing. Some of the agility riding these officers provide are remarkable to say the least. While walking around the venue we run into some old and familiar faces of BKAZIX. There was Tony S., Tom B., Stan T. who was helping with the judging, and John C. one of our founding members. As you can see from the pictures we had officers from as far as San Diego to El Paso and north. Here are a bunch of pictures from the event:
The 19th Annual Southwest Police Motorcycle Training and Competition is being held in Phoenix on April 17th and 18th.
Well the 2013 SW Police M/C Competition is history. This year there were over 115 motorcycles competing from around the southwest area. We had motorcycles from Ventura, San Diego, Chula Vista, Ca. We also saw Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces, N.M. From Arizona was Apache Junction, Marana, U of A PD, TPD, DPS and many more that I can’t remember. There were Kawasakis, Road Kings, Ultra Classics, BMW’s, Honda ST 1300’s, and Victory’s to name a few of the different bikes there.
Norm Hubbard and I were judges for the Blue Knights. We arrived @ 6:00 am on Saturday and finally left @ 3:00 pm. Stan & Patti Thibaut came out to watch for a while as did Mike Martin and Frank LaVia. Stan & Patti couldn’t stay to long since Stan is still recuperating. Norm and I were judging the M/C competition part. This involved the riders going through courses starting with; The Sickle, Off-set Cone Weave, 1800 Decel, Intersection (1), Single 360, Intersection (2), The Harp, Slow Cone Weave, Double 360, and finally the Stop Box. All of this was timed from the moment you started. Most of these runs were done in under 60 seconds. There were several bikes that went down in trying to negotiate these tight turns. These are tight turns and you are trying to have the best time possible.
Officers could also compete in Slow Ride, Pair Riding, and Team Riding. There was one unfortunate event in the Team Riding. Once of the Officers, (not sure where he was from), went down. His bike came down on his leg and the last we heard was he had a broken leg. No word yet what the outcome was.
I posted some pictures under the “Photos” tab for you to look at. Hopefully I will get some more photos, along with a complete list of all the riders, where they were from as well as their final scores. Maybe I will get a video or two of the riders in action.
All of the proceeds from this event went to the “Special Olympics.”
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Motorcycle officers from across the country competed in Jefferson County on Sunday as part of the Top Gun Motor Officers Competition.
The riders went through a difficult course and showed the crowd their skills.
For those who are going to ride to Las Vegas we will meet @ the Chevron Station, Exit 236 on I-10 @ 7:30 a.m. on Thursday 3/31 and returning on Sunday 4/3.
If you will need gas fill-up as soon as you get there.
Kickstands up @ 8:00 a.m. We WILL depart @ 8:00.
If you are planning on going on the ride “Please Post a Comment.”
9090 Alta Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Blue Knights Co. 01 is happy to announce they are hosting the 2010 Colorado State Patrol 75th Anniversary Top Gun Competition September 25, 2010.
The Colorado State Patrol was established in 1935 as a division of the Colorado Department of Highways. The agency was originally known as the Colorado State Highway Courtesy Patrol. It was one of only four law enforcement agencies then existing in the state of Colorado. On September 23, 1935, 44 men selected from a pool of over 7,500 applicants began six-weeks of intensive training at Camp George West, which is located in Golden, Colorado.
On Saturday, September 25, 2010 the Colorado State Patrol will hold an Open House, located at the Academy, from 10am – 4pm, which will include a Police Motorcycle Skills Competition. The Colorado State Patrol has invited the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club- Colorado Chapter 1, to bring their experience hosting the Top Gun Cops Motor Officers’ Competition over the last 21 years.
Competitors and spectators alike are encouraged to attend on Saturday, September 25, 2010. The event’s course will be unique to previous events hosted by the Blue Knights.
Unfortunately registration is closed for this year.
No Tom Cruise at this event. It was motorcycle officers from across the Denver Metro area competing against one another.
This video is the promo for the Blue Knights top Gun Challenge 2010. It was filmed by the Z.E.R.O. Colorado unit. It is the Super Bowl Of Police Motorcycle Obstacle Courses for Police officers to complete in a Fast safe manner without dropping the Bike and knocking over the fewest cones possible in a series of eliminations. The fastest officer with the lowest cones knocked over WINS! There will be another video A LOT better and A BUNCH of Pictures COMING SOON if you would like them we will direct you to the link to get them.
We wish to thank the Blue Knights and all who were there to help us with this Event to be made possible!! charities
I recently received this video from a friend. It is of the 2009 Police M/C competition.
I thought you might like to see it.
Here are the individual winners (so to speak) of the SPMTC (Southern Police Motorcycle Training Competition) event Sat 04/24/10; of course – ALL of the participants are winners…some were just a LITTLE faster!
KAWASAKI Class: MATT SLAUGHTER, MESA PD average time 60.2 sec
BMW Class: ANDREW DREXLER, ALBUQUERQUE PD average time 58.4 sec
HONDA Class: QUINN REDEKER, VENTURA PD average time 54.3
HARLEY-DAVIDSON Class: DUAINE COWLEY, LAS VEGAS PD average time 60.9
Class wise – HONDA 1st, BMW 2nd, KAWASAKI 3rd, and HARLEY-DAVIDSON 4th
Don’t have any TEAM competition results; maybe Stan can get them.
Although a TAD slower than the FOREIGN bikes – HARLEY is still the most comfortable machine – in my opinion – to spend 8-10 enforcement/patrol hours a day on! However – my enforcement/patrol was primarily higher speed FREEWAY (no slower speed surface streets/intersections) riding. And – I’m just an old (seriously) school traditional American made, American look, style, & sound motor officer of years long gone! Glad to see LVPD still believes in the HARLEY product; and boy – those LVPD guys are REALLY good considering the HD size and weight factor! And of course – the FOREIGN bikes can whip HD big time in the quickness and top speed category!