“Masons First”

Members of the Masonic fraternity in the Bangor/Central Maine area who enjoy riding motorcycles have formed a local chapter of the international Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association. Their goal is to enjoy the close comradeship of Freemasonry while sharing their biking hobby, in the process raising funds for charitable endeavors and enjoying the ‘breeze between the knees’.

Because the Widows Sons MRA only accepts Master Masons as members, we know that we have a deep bond of Brotherhood, far beyond what other motorcycle groups might have. We are not a ‘club’ in the sense of the word used in the motorcycle world and we don’t wear ‘colors’. Our vests are referred to as ‘regalia’ and we’re a ‘chapter’ of a world-wide organization. We are not 1%ers and consistently are aware that the Masonic tenets of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth should govern all our actions.

We have monthly business meetings where we plan rides, talk about fund-raising events and opportunities, and share If you’re interested in knowing more, get in touch with any member. Our annual dues are a nominal $40 (which includes the fee for riding in our annual Marvin Tarbox Memorial Ride). Prior to being accepted as a member, you must go on a Chapter ride with us (we want to be sure you’re a safe and courteous rider!), and be voted on by the membership. There is a $275 one-time membership fee which includes your patch set and first-year’s dues.

We’re a friendly and welcoming group and any Master Mason would be proud to be a member amongst us. You can read more about the things we do on this site – and if you have questions, reach out to us: we’d love to chat with you.