Thanks to the Four Kings law enforcement Motorcycle Club, the June 22-25, 2023 Oklahoma Alliance rally was spectacular. The Four Kings LE/MC flawlessly facilitated a gathering that promoted thoughtfulness, kindness and caring to be at the center point of our meet up. With so many moving parts to produce, the Kings were still able to look for small ways to take care of those who came from a far.
Meeting new people can be difficult and although I am an outgoing personality, some people are surprised to find that I am shy and I have nervous feelings when walking into new social settings. Walking alone, into a clubhouse of a motorcycle club can be a pretty intimidating endeavor. As soon as I walked through the door of the Four Kings Clubhouse, all of those nerves were calmed because of the multiple hugs that were given me. And I wasn't the only one "feeling the love", every person that walked through those doors felt that warm reception. Every person throughout the entire weekend was greeted with that same great southern hospitality.
This year's Alliance meeting, every need was met by the Four Kings. These needs were; quenching the thirst of perched riders, filling the bellies of hungry heroes that ride for reasons greater than themselves, providing creature comforts for those who were in need of rest, provided a motorcycle for yours truly so I could join the ride, opened doors for others to gain access to the Alliance and provided an experience to their own members of how to be of service when it is needed the most.
How did they do it? Planning an event is a very difficult thing to do, with so many moving parts. It's hard to get every element into place, especially when those elements move by design. Not only did the Kings plan the entire event but it was a moving event in more ways than one. It's one thing to plan an event at a location but it is an entirely different animal, when you have dozens upon dozens of motorcycles, cars and people, all moving to new locations. The Logistics required to move a motorcycle club, as they are being joined by other motorcycle clubs, requires skill sets and expertise not many have. This group of men was so well organized, that each rider had a place in their pack and was guided effortlessly through two days of riding without incident.
The Alliance is all about union, bringing people together is the top priority. In times like these, in a world full of chaos and confusion, we need the Alliance now more than ever. In a world of division and separation, the Alliance gives us a way to bridge gaps and to come together. Motorcycle groups like the Four Kings Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, are shining examples of what we all can be when we put others first.
We learn about ourselves when we do difficult things. Challenging ourselves to come together and be there for one another, is a learning experience for everyone. Planning events that bring people together is difficult but the process gives special lessons, which is the gift. It isn't until we are on the other side of that difficult task or that risk that we took, that we see what we are truly made of.
John “Wyld Stile” Larson