NEWS | Oct. 8, 2013

Green Knights come to Charleston

By 2nd Lt. Alexandra Trobe Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

"That rumbling sound you hear when a group of bikes come together is not noise. It is the harmony of a brotherhood coming together for a purpose and a cause."

To members of the Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club, Chapter 37 this brotherhood represents a broad range of Department of Defense riders active in the Joint Base Charleston area to include active duty, reserve, DoD civilians, retirees and their dependents who ride all styles of bikes.

The GKMMC is one of the three largest public service motorcycle organizations in the U.S. alongside with the Blue Knights representing policemen and the Red Knights representing the fire service members.

The annual Knights of the Round Table Tournament is a motorcycle challenge between these three motorcycle groups and is hosted by the GKMMC 37 this year at Short Stay Naval Recreation Area, Moncks Corner, S.C. on Oct. 17-20.

Competitions between knights includes best costume, blacksmith challenge, farthest traveler, the joust, a slow race, a timed race, and obstacle, roadkill, and best knight. The totals will be tallied to determine which motorcycle club will win the coveted knight's scepter and host next year's competition. The GKMMC are the reigning champions and will be looking to defend their title.

Chapter 37 of the GKMMC is actively involved in the JB Charleston area assisting with motorcycle safety classes, awareness and events providing motorcycle mentorship for all DoD riders.

Members of any of the knights' organizations are welcome to compete, registration will be held on-site. However, all are welcome to enjoy the event and check out these great organizations. The GKMMC 37 attends local and overnight rides enabling riders to continue to grow as motorcyclists by sharing the road with fellow riders they can relate to and share a common interest with.

For more information about the GKMMC or the KRT event please contact Patrick "PapaMac" McMillin at 843-560-6521.