If you are a current or retired regulation enforcement officer who likes to consider the chopper out for a spin, you may obtain camaraderie with the Allegiance Law Enforcement Bike Club.
The group was established in 2012 by Tommy Johnson, a New York Port Authority law enforcement officer. He heads up both the North Jersey and national chapters.
Two yrs back, a South Jersey chapter was shaped. Its president is Ken Ferm, a Barnegat Township resident.
“I joined the North Jersey group in 2015, but then wanted to sort a chapter in South Jersey when I moved to Barnegat,” reported Ferm, a federal corrections officer at Fort Dix. “Right now, we have 13 associates. There is also a chapter in New York and in Arkansas.”
Ferm claimed when the weather is wonderful on weekends, the group may hit the road for a couple of several hours.
“One of our favored trips is up to Bear Mountain in New York, suitable around the navy academy at West Position,” he stated. “That is a pretty scenic ride. We stayed energetic for the duration of the pandemic, but the only factor is for a whilst we could not go into any eating places, so we’d maybe go to a Wawa or an additional advantage retail outlet, acquire lunch and consume outdoors in a park.”
But Ferm mentioned there is much additional to the group than rides, noting ALEMC is strongly dedicated to charitable brings about and serving to those in the community who are significantly less privileged. For case in point, Ferm just lately dropped off additional than a fifty percent ton of canned products and non-perishable food stuff items for the food items pantry located at Starve Poverty Global. The humanitarian team lately relocated to the previous Pinewood Estate Fire Co. setting up on Route 72 in Barnegat.
“We’d like to do some thing at minimum as soon as a calendar year,” explained Ferm.
Or as it says on the website, “We request to convey collectively adult men whose frequent curiosity is bike driving, selling excellent fellowship, and encouraging membership in the Allegiance LEMC. We add to the neighborhood and its charitable passions by giving to those people in need by way of charity situations and group services things to do. Our associates endorse motorbike safety and the advancement of motorcycling, all even though marketing a constructive self-graphic and spreading good will.”
The web site also notes the group sponsors fundraising functions these kinds of as motorcycle runs, bicycle washes, revenue or merchandise and products and services, breakfasts/lunch/dinners, recycling drives and far more.
“Donations gathered at these gatherings will be dispersed to other charities, private foundations, accounts recognized for tragedy stricken family members, and families or folks where by medical and/or therapeutic wants have arisen,” the web-site says.
Ferm mentioned ALEMC also teams up with other motorcycle golf equipment for these events as the Toy Run, held usually in Oct.
Any individual intrigued in becoming a member of can electronic mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org or take a look at allegianclemc.org. —E.E.