Ron Friend

Jun 092024

On Saturday the 8th we had our monthly breakfast ride.  This month we went to K&G’s on Grant.  In attendance were Alan & Susa, Robi & Bear, Stephen, Terry, and yours truly.  After breakfast Stephen, Terry and I headed over Gates Pass.  We went out Kinney road left on Irvington and when the headed east again I stayed on Irvington to head to I-10 and west.  They were heading back toward Vail and that’s not where I need to go.

Here is a picture from breakfast:

May 112024

On Saturday May 11th the Chapter members met for breakfast at the Old Time Café on Prince Street.  This month we had a good turnout with eleven members and family attending breakfast.  Those in attendance were: Richard W., Steve E., Terry, Alan S & Susan W., Brad & Marcia A., Ken Mc., Steve M., AND Bill C., made a visit after his surgery, and of course yours truly.  Lots of banter going back and forth while we all enjoyed a great breakfast @ Old Time Café.  After breakfast four bikes and 5 riders took a little ride over Gates Pass and from there everyone split up and went their way home.  Here are a few pictures from todays ride.


May 042024

On Saturday May 4th, family, friends, and fellow LEO’s met at Team IV Substation on Golf Links Rd. to honor Stan Thibaut and Mike Proctor with a ride to Wisdoms in Tumacacori. After a short ride briefing and a few war stories from friends and family we took a leisurely ride down Houghton Road to Sahuarita Road to Sonoita Highway. Onto 82 we went past the old red school house where we turned off to stay on back roads we made our way to Wisdoms Café. There were seven bikes, one Slingshot, and three cages Here are some more pictures of the ride and lunch, enjoy.

Apr 142024

On Saturday April 13th Chapter AZIX had our monthly breakfast ride.  This month we went to KG’s Restaurant on Grant Rd.  In attendance was Alan & Susan, Alan’s grandfather, Steve, Ken, Dale, and yours truly.  Here are a few pictures of breakfast.

Mar 092024

On Saturday March 9th Blue Knights AZ IX had our monthly breakfast ride.  This month we traveled to the Happy Rooster on Sarnoff Rd.  In attendance were Steve, Alan & Susan, Ken,  Bill,
John & Garnetta, Terry, myself and our NEWEST Member Dale.  



Feb 062024

On Friday February 2nd members of the Blue Knight’s from the SWC and other Chapter’s from around the country and Canada descended upon the Hampton Inn in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

As the bikers starting arriving I took pictures of them and their bikes.  Here are a few pictures of them arriving and hanging around the lobby and pool area.:

While we were standing around someone mentioned about going down to the London Bridge.  I told them that it was walking distance so off we went.  You can go here to read more about the London Bridge and how it came to be in Lake Havasu City:

After returning from the London Bridge and members and family had dinner at their favorite locations we all met back at the hotel to sit back, relax, and mingle with fellow Knights.  During the evening Albert (Diablo) and Theresa Soto, from CA X, invited everyone to their house Saturday, late afternoon for a cookout.

On Saturday morning after breakfast everyone met in the parking lot around 10:30 for the ride to Topock66 Restaurant on the shores of the Colorado River and Historic Route 66.  If you would like to read more about the Topock66 you can go to:   Here are a few pictures of the afternoon activities:

After returning from an afternoon lunch everyone got ready to attend Albert and Theresa’s cookout at their house.  After a short break for everyone back at the hotel, people went on their own to the Soto’s home.  Here are pictures of the evening activities:

  This last picture is of our Host and Hostess for the evening Albert and Theresa Soto.  
After a wonderful afternoon at the Soto house everyone headed back to the Hampton Inn at their own pace.  ON the last evening of our trip everyone got together in the restaurant and outside lounge area for some last chatting and our last 50/50 for the trip.  How fitting could it have been but the last winner of our 50/50 went to Theresa Soto.  Hear are photos of our last evening together:

 TO ALL: that’s it for the 2024 Winter Gathering in Lake Havasu City.  If you are interested in copies of any of these photos you are more than welcome to contact me at (520) 940-0564 of email me at  


Oct 172021

Hi All,

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.


Our stops included seven DPS Memorials in the area with services presided by DPS Chaplains at each Memorial.

Other stops included the Tucson Police and Tucson Fire Departments Memorials where DPS Chaplains presided over services for the fallen for those respective agencies.

At the conclusion of the day, all three ride groups met for a final service and BBQ @ Tucson Harley.

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.

Aug 182021

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


RoN Friend

Aug 162021

It is with heavy hear that I have to announce that our longtime member Bill Daily passed away this week after complications for surgery.  Bill and his wife were just in Prescott for the joint WC/SW Conference in early July.  Unfortunately at this time I do not have any more information to provide.

RoN Friend