On Sunday Jude and I rode down to the Annual 4th Ave. St. Fair. Here are a few pictures we took:
On Saturday November 13 we had our first breakfast ride in months since COVID. We met at the Happy Rooster on Sarnoff Rd. Eight members and friends of the Blue Knights met and enjoyed a wonderful breakfast along with some friendly banter amongst ourselves. Those who made the ride were T., Ken, Steve, Chris, “Rev”, Alan, Susan and Ron.
On Saturday 10/30 Rev, Ken, and yours truly participated in the final leg of the SALEF/Halloween ride in Tucson. Riders were encouraged to dress up in Halloween Costumes. There were over 200 entries in todays ride. The ride started at the Marana PD, then Flightline Grill Pinal Airpark, Pima County Sheriff’s Office Sandario Rd., Richie’s Café Ryan Airfield, Bianchi’s Café, and ending @ Tucson Harley Davidson for entertainment and lunch. The ride was about 90 miles in length. The Rev even won a gallon of Captain Morgan in the silent auction bid. Below are some pictures of today’s ride.
A few of us got together yesterday and rode with the Arizona Fallen Heroes Memorial Rides, honoring those first responders fallen in the metro Tucson area. This group is one of three rides that came together at one location. These included TPD, DPS, Blue Knights (Terry A, Robert P, and yours truly), American Legion Riders, as well as many other concerned individuals.
The final 2021 rides for Arizona Fallen Heroes Memorial Rides will be in the Phoenix area November 6th. All money made on these nine rides will benefit the 100 CLUB. It’s not too late to register for the Phoenix rides at AZFHMR.ORG. Also join us on Facebook at TPD Rides for info on our TPD memorial rides, one of which is coming up October 28th for Officers Barry Headricks and Jim Smith.
Remember, we have the easy part.
Well after a LONG hiatus with COVID, etc., BKAZIX restarted our monthly breakfast rides. This month we went to Sunny Daze on Campbell. And to start the new riding season off we were met @ Sunny Daze with the Life Squad. Apparently a patron had an issue and had to be taken to the hospital. But enough of that.
So the members who made the ride were: Robi, Alan & Susan, Jim, Terry, Steve, Scott, and yours truly. We had a great breakfast and some good conversation was had after this long break. Here are a few pictures along with a few of the bikes. Alan and Susan are riding 2021 BMW’s. SWEET rides.
On Tuesday September 7, 2021, 7 riders met @ Viv’s for breakfast and a follow up ride to Mt. Lemmon in honor of the sacrifice Ofc. Robert Cummins made on 9/7/1936. Those in attendance were: Carl Lewis TPD (Retired), Dennis Merritt TPD (Retired), Dwight Darling, Chris Diaz AZ DPS (Retired), Brett Hassler, Steve Empey, and yours truly Ron Friend DHS (Retired). Here are a few pictures of the ride:
It is with heavy heart that I announce the passing of Bill Daily recently after a short illness. Condolences to his wife Jackie and family.
I was recently with Bill & his wife Jackie for the WC/SW Conference in Prescott, Arizona July 7 – 11. After returning home he mentioned to Jackie that he was having issues with his lower abdomen area. He saw a doctor and ultimately went in for surgery only to pass away. Bill has been a Blue Knights Family since 2005. He was retired from the Arizona DPS.
Cards can be sent to the Daily residence. If you do not have their address cards can be sent to our Chapter address which I will then forward:
Blue Knights AZ 9
C/O Bill Daily Family
P.O. Box 90944
Tucson, Az. 85742-0944