Knights On Bikes
The purpose of the Knights on Bikes (KonB) shall be to enjoy camaraderie with our brothers of faith as motorcycle riders.
To offer assistance to any Knight, the Catholic Church, individuals, charities and the communities in which we live
through charitable work and leadership.
To promote the spiritual needs of the Knights of Columbus and to strive to encourage faith, fellowship and service.
Honor Flight Veterans Mission: transport America’s Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices. Departure for this one day trip to Washington, D.C. is from the St. Pete – Clearwater International Airport.
Knights of Columbus Honor Guard & Knights On Bikes were there to
welcome them back home and thank them for their service.
From left to right: SK Joe Orofino, SK Joe Garisto, Deputy VAVS SK John Shevenell,
SK Jeff Nichols and SK Peter Palmieri.
Bomber Girls & Knights on Bikes,
Saturday July 21, 2018
Bay Pines VA Community Living Center
Quaker Steak & Lube Bike Night
73 veterans returned to St. Clearwater Airport on September 12, 2018
on an Honor Flight and are greeted by
Knights of Columbus Honor Guard & Diocese of St. Petersburg Knights on Bikes.
(Pictured l-r) Joe Garisto, Representative Charlie Crist, and Joseph Orofino.
Brother Knights On Bikes - We successfully received the Silver Rose from St. Augustine Diocese (Jimmy Southerland, Buddy Ande) to the St. Petersburg Diocese (Don Chill, Peter Palmieri, Andy Milot) June 23, 2018 at 9PM in Ocala, Florida (Don Garlett's museum property).
Knights On Bikes (and others) met at St. Pete/Clearwater Airport on
October 29, 2018 to welcome home another group of veterans at an Honor Flight
The whole crew at the airport awaiting arrival
of the veterans back from Washington
The veteran in this picture has Pearl Harbor on his cover.
In the background you can see our past Grand Knight.
Left to right - Peter Palmieri Knights on Bikes Diocesan Chairman, Diocese of St Petersburg,
John Shevenell Commander of the Guard,
Joe Garisto Knights on Bikes Diocese of St Petersburg.
VETERANS DAY - 2018
2018-12-08 - Pinellas Park Christmas Parade
2018-12-16 - Toys for Tots
Safety Harbor Christmas Parade
Saturday December 15, 2018
Knights of Columbus
Knights on Bikes
9th Annual Men's Conference, March 2, 2019
Suncoast Catholic Ministries
(L-R): SK John O'Brien, SK Joey Garisto,
Bishop Robert N Lynch,
SK Peter Palmieri, SK Andy Milot &SK Don Chill
Clearwater Quaker Steak & Lube Bike Night March 27, 2019
Knights on Bikes added a Catholic presence to the event.
Light of Christ Church, Clearwater
Saturday April 13, 2019
Classic Car Show
Indoor Flea Market
Grilled Food & Baked Goodies
Youth Car Wash & Bloodmobile
Tootsie Roll Table
Knights on Bikes Table of Information
A Catholic presence by Knights on Bikes
that attended Largo Central Park
Military Court of Honor
on Memorial Day - May 27, 2019.
Wed, Aug 7, 2019
Knights on Bikes meet up for
Wednesday Bike Night
at Quaker Steak & Lube
On July 4, 2019, Members of St. Matthew's church and St. Catherine of Sienachurch
join Knights on Bikes for Bay Pines hospital VA visitation.
Knights on Bikes joined Fr. Lopez Council 5737 and Mary, Queen of the Priests Assembly 3195
for the 47th Annual Pinellas Park Christmas Parade on December 14, 2019
The Knights on Bikes brought our Catholic presence to
the Safety Harbor Parade on December 21, 2019
SK Pete Palmieri's Bike ready for Memorial Day 2020
Biker Gang or Missionaries?
On July 8, 2020, the Knights on Bikes, led by Andy Milot, received the Silver Rose in Sarasota from the Venice Diocese. We then delivered the Silver Rose to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Seffner.
On August 21, 2020, the Knights on Bikes, received the Silver Rose for the Diocese of St. Petersburg. It will be on display at St. Catherine of Siena for a ceremony on August 19, 2021