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The Road Dawgs® were originated in June 1995. The initial intent of the group was to form a list of
police officers that could call each other rather than ride alone. It took approximately 14 months to come
up with a name that would not be offensive or in any way align itself with deviant behavior, demonic
animals or off the wall beliefs. The color combination of the rockers and patch would also have to be
light in nature and not resemble the colors of an outlaw motorcycle group
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The Road Dawgs®  Motorcycle Club is made up entirely of full and part time police officers, active and
retired. We are a club that has no affiliation with any other motorcycle club in the country. We are a
group of motorcycle enthusiasts who are not going to bring attention or disrespect to law enforcement or
the club. Any member who violates the Articles or By-Laws, as established, or causes undue or negative
attention to law enforcement or the club will have their membership terminated. The primary goal of the
Road Dawgs® is to promote riding and friendship among the law enforcement community. Unlike other
clubs, there is no requirement to own a Harley Davidson motorcycle to join, however, cafe style racers
and “crotch rockets” do not meet club standards.
The Vermont Chapter of the Road Dawgs Motorcycle Club was formed by five
Vermont State Troopers form the Rutland area.  Some of the them include troopers
Tom Jacques, Dan Begiebing, Dave Stanton and Dave Sutton formed the club in
2001.  These five members are our founders so our home will always remain in
Rutland.  The club earned its charter in 2002 and we now have members state wide.
questions, comments, or suggestions
eleinoff@dps.state.vt.us