The Low XII Riders Central Maine Chapter of the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association (primarily Bangor and the surrounding area)  welcomes you to our website. We’re a group of Master Masons who’ve banded together to more fully enjoy our hobby of motorcycle riding while emphasizing the tenets and principles of Freemasonry.

Marvin Tarbox Ride 2021

When: Sun, June 6, 2021 8:00a.m. – 1:30p.m.

Where: Starting at Seasons, 427 Main St, Bangor

Come support the Low XII and the Marvin Tarbox Scholarship Fund. Registration starts at 8:00 AM with KSU at 10:00. We are looking at a leisurely ride thru Central Maine allowing time for much needed fellowship and Brotherhood.  This will be an awesome ride covering some beautiful country. Starting in Bangor, stopping in Unity for a break, and then on to Newport. About a 2 1/2 hour trip.

Thanks for your support as always.

Welcome to Spring

While we are still facing challenging times during this pandemic, there is a light at the end of this tunnel. While some Widows Sons charitable rides are being canceled for the early start of our season, many events are gearing up to be successful events as they have been in the past. The Northern Invasion, North Woods Rendezvous, The Widows Cup, and even our own Marvin Tarbox Memorial Ride to name a few.

We still have Covid-19 protocol to follow while enjoying our riding season, but once we pick our feet up, that never seems to be an issue. This can still be one of many riding seasons to remember, and things should get better as we go, but let’s do it smart. Remember, we are Masons, and are the examples of the Fraternity. Please respect others opinions and precautions, and enjoy time with our Brothers and Sisters, while we do what we love, in masonry and in motion.


    Big D

Marvin Tarbox Ride 2020

I am sure by now we have all had a chance to hear about the steps being taken to reopen Maine gradually. Specifically the amount of people allowed to be in a group.In conversations with the other officers as well as the State President, we are having to take some measures we were all hoping we wouldn’t have to, but suspected we would.

The Marvin Tarbox ride for 2020 is canceled. As much as this ride means to the Low XII it can not happen under the guidelines set forth by the State of Maine. We will still be giving the scholarship to EMCC because we have reserves for just such an event. This is a little worse than a rainy day, but now we can all realize how important having a surplus in this account is.
The Ride for the Brotherhood is also canceled, again it is not possible to have it within State mandated guidelines. This will also mean that the 3 day “Main Event” planned for July 31- Aug 2nd is canceled as well. All chapters will still be giving $300.00 dollars towards the brotherhood ride, there will just be no actual ride this year.

There is some good news. On suggestion from VP Ramsey I reached out to the DJ that was  paid to play at the 3 day event and moved them to the Christmas Party on Dec 12th. So we only lost $100.00 on the 3 day event cancellation for reserving the campground and that is it.

There will still be plenty of smaller rides that we in the LOW XII will be planning for our chapter so I hope everyone will take advantage of them. I think it is important that we lean on each other and look out for each other.

I look forward to riding with you soon.

Stay safe brothers, better days will be coming.


We see before us unprecedented actions to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus. These actions involve social distancing, staying home when possible, and limiting exposure to instances that may spread the virus.

There are many people that are particularly vulnerable to this virus. The elderly and people with chronic illnesses are to use extra caution. The Low XII Chapter (Central Maine) of the Widows Sons is here to assist in any way we can. Be it grocery delivery, wellness checks, or other assistance, we are here.

As Freemasons we took an oath to aid and assist our fellow man and we take that oath very seriously. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please contact one of the officers listed below. We will do our best to accommodate all requests in a timely manner.

Gerald Knight

President: Gerald Knight (Gmaine99@gmail.com)

Vice President: Richard Ramsey (aramsey2@roadrunner.com)

Secretary: Brandon Croan (brandonwcroan@gmail.com)

Treasurer: Ed King (edwking@gmail.com)

Maine Veterans’ Home

Join us for the third annual Chili/Chowder Cook-off 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 at Bangor Mason Center. Admission is $5 and proceeds benefit Maine Veterans’ Homes – Bangor residents.

Also note that District 6 visits the Veterans home every Monday at 9:30AM. Each week it’s a different Lodge but some of us try to make it every week. If you are interested in playing cribbage or just talking to some of these men and women who served our country with honor please feel free to stop by. Hopefully I’ll see you there. Kernel