C1000 Race For A Cure
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Thanks to everyone who helped make last year's run another great success! See the posting Here for details on this year's run to Indy and back!
General Membership Meeting
Our next scheduled meeting will be Fri Aug 7, 5:30 pm at Susquehanna Valley Harley-Davidson. NOTE: This is a change from the normal venue. Those interested in membership may start the process by attending a meeting.
Katye's Helping Hands
Fall Foliage Run
Thanks to everyone who made this year's run a great success! Watch for details of next year's run, to be posted soon!
Operation SOS Update
Join us Saturday 8/8/2015 for the 8th Annual Operation SOS Ride. This year's ride will be great as always! Click Here to pre-register online
Welcome to the Guardian Knights MC web site. Formerly known as the PA Disciples of Justice, the Guardian Knights MC Inc. was formed in September of 2008 to better serve their membership and their communities. We are a non-profit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of PA and recognized as a 501(c)3 charitable organization by the IRS.
We are a Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club formed to promote interaction and support in the law enforcement community and support and improve our communities through projects and activities as a group.We hope you find this site informative and useful.
The Collin 1000 Iron Butt Run
Announcing the 2015 C1000
Race for a Cure to Indy and Back!
This year's run will be to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis IN and back. The dates are July 30, 31, 2015, so mark you calendars now. We will operate this run very much like last year's, incorporating a few lessons learned from last year for what we hope is improvement for all riders. It's never to late to start getting sponsors for this year's run. Last year we were able to raise over $10,000 for THON. This year we hope to match or beat that goal. Download your flyer and sponorship form Here. Pre-registration is required for the run, and we ask all participants to raise a minimum of $50 for the cause.
For more specific information on the run and how to sign up, CLICK HERE
All Proceeds Benefit THON / 4 Diamonds Fund in their ongoing battle against pediatric cancer.
Because Collin is able to receive his ongoing treatment and checkups locally we wanted to know what the current needs were. In speaking with Collin's family regarding this year's event, and going forward, we asked how the money raised would best be used. They indicated that one of their most important helps thoughout this journey has been Penn State's THON organization who have provided treatment at no cost, as well as facilities and research for pediatric cancer. It is their wish that they could pay it forward by supporting THON, who will see that other deserving families get the support that they have and are receiving. For that reason, the proceeds from this year's Collin 1000 Run, and going forward, will be donated to THON in Collin's name to help them continue the work that has meant so much to Collin and so many families like his. You can find out more about THON at http://thon.org.
Are you willing to help?
We are looking for sponsors for this event. You can give a flat amount (no amount is too big or too small) or you can pledge an amount per mile (i.e. 1 penny /mile = $10, 10 cents a mile = $100). All riders are asked to find a minimum of $50 in sponsorship for the run. There is no registration fee.
Thanks to all who made the 2014 run another success. We have raised over $10,000 to go the THON in Collin's name. We completed the 1100+ mile journey in 21 hrs. and 30 min. with 33 bikes.
Thanks to all who made this run a success
Here's a video slide show of the 2012 run created by "Big John"
Please help if you can. Any amount is appreciated. You can mail checks payable to The Guardian Knights MC, Inc. (note Collin 1000 in memo section) to our address on the bottom of the page, drop off a donation at Susquehanna Valley H-D, or click the donate button and give a gift online. All donations given to the Collin 1000 will be donated to THON in Collin's name.
Saturday Aug 8, The 8th Annual Operation SOS Ride
Operation SOS Ride Sat. August 8, 2015
We will hold our 8th Annual Operation SOS Ride on Saturday, August 8, 2015. Registration/Check-in will begin at 8 AM at Susquehanna Valley Harley-Davidson. The Ride leaves promptly at 10 AM. Come out and support Operation SOS as we support deployed Pa National Guard and Reserve troops. All proceeds benefit Operation SOS. The Cost of this year's event will be $25 - bike/rider and $15 - passenger Click Here for online registration!
Riders will be treated to a pancake breakfast again this year, courtesy of the Black Sheep HRFC, from 8 until 9:30. At 10 am we will ride a scenic route through Dauphin, Cumberland and Perrry counties, ending back at Susquehanna Valley Harley-Davidson for our post ride celebration (ride length about 80 miles). Upon Return to SVHD enjoy lunch and music TBA.
There will also be raffle and door prizes throughout the afternoon. Come out and spend the day and show your support for our troops!
Pre-Registration for the ride is encouraged, but not required. By pre-registering, you enable us to better anticipate the food, traffic control and other needs.
Operation SOS has been able to make life better for hundreds of our PA National Guard and Reserve troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Tthis is our primary funding vehicle for the project. Even if you cannot participate with us on August 8, please consider making donation to the cause. These citizen soldiers leave their jobs, families and friends when called on, to put themselves in harms way. The least the rest of us can do is make sure that they know we have not forgotten and appreciate them in some tangible way. ALL funds donated and raised go directly to supporting these troops. The costs of organizing the event are covered by the Guardian Knights.
The Guardian Knights and other supporters met to package and ship care packages filled with cookies and other homemade treats as well as toiletries and hygiene items. This was by far our largest single shipment to date. 327 boxes went out to PA National Guard soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and other places in the middle east. We are already starting to receive feedback from some recipients of packages and they are of course a big hit. Operation SOS (Support Our Soldiers) is an ongoing project of the GKMC, begun to specifically support PANG soldiers who are deployed overseas. It would be impossible to continue this program without the support of the community and one of our sponsors Susquehanna Valley Harley-Davidson. This year's Operation SOS Ride/Event will be held on Saturday 8/8/2015. Please set the date aside and plan to come out and help us continue to support our local troops while they are in harm's way.
Here are some of the messages that we have received so far regarding this shipment.
Dear Guardian Knights-
We just recently received the large quantity of care packages from yourorganization and I cannot express enough gratitude for the outpouring of support.
The items within these packages are extremely useful and provided aneeded morale boost.I have attached some pictures of our recent operationsin Regional Command South. Again thank you very much for your support of ourunit and the many others deployed throughout the world.
I just received one of your packages and I'm writing to say thank you very much! Some how it came right on time and it happened to contain everything I needed, again thank you very much! It is much appreciated. When reading your letter that came with the package I seen the address for this site and wanted to visit to say thank you and make a request. I would like if possible to receive some running shoes for here size 10. They would help me to keep exercising to stay in shape and keep my mind clear. Once again I cant thank you enough for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers, it is greatly appreciated from all of us here! 2/C/4/9IN
C Co 4/9 IN 4-2 SBCT (We were pleased to be able to fill this request as well)
I just recieved the packages from the Guardian Knights. I would like to thank
you from all of us here at FOB Shindand
Thank You again
SSgt D. Martin
Operation SOS The Guardian Knights MC has mounted a campaign to provide needed/wanted items to our PA troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Named Operation SOS (support our soldiers), the Campaign kicked off in 2008 and includes collecting donations at various local events throughout the riding season and culminating in our Operation SOS ride in August of each year. You can view photos/videos of our past rides on our Gallery page. Operation SOS has been able to provide support to hundreds of PA National Guard and Reserve Troops over the past several years
To date nearly $16,000 has been raised and spent to assist in this cause. We are currently servicing over 100 individual soldiers and marines and are looking forward to continuing to do so for as long as necessary.
All proceeds are used to purchase and ship requested items and letters to our troops on the ground. Our mission is to provide a touch of home to these home-town troops while they are away from us and their families. Operation SOS is an ongoing project of the Guardian Knights MC and will continue as long as there is community support and PA Troops in harms way.
Check out the video of some of the SOS packages being distributed in Iraq. This is what it's really all about!