The Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association was founded in Florida in 1998 for the simple purpose of bringing the world of Masonry to the motorcycle community, and to bring the sport of motorcycle riding to the world of Masonry. Along the way, we enjoy a lot of brotherhood and raise money for the charities we support, including the Masonic Medical Research Lab (MMRL, www.mmrl.org), the Masonic Home of Florida, and our Widows and Orphans Fund. We come from all walks of life, including veterans of the Armed Forces.
XL&MM was chartered on February 27, 2010, and have been active in Masonry and the community at large ever since. We meet at Tropical Lodge #56 in Fort Myers, FL, but we have members from all over southwest Florida.
The Widows Sons are a non-brand specific riding association. Our requirements are to be members in good standing of a Masonic Lodge and ride a motorcycle with an engine size of at least 500cc. All membership is subject to a vote of our active members.
We do not intend to speak for or represent any Masonic body. We simply want to share our passion for riding with all other Masons who ride, and have some fun while we do it.
We are a social riding association, with the first requirement being a Master Mason in good standing. Our name comes from certain aspects of the Masonic fraternity; it is not intended to instill fear or appear threatening in any way.
We are not territorial and do not condone illegal activities by our members. All we ask is that our members act in a way that will reflect well on our organization, our Fraternity and motorcycling in general.
We have an association patch worn by our active members in the United States comprised of a picture of the Widow, the words Widows Sons and the name of our local Chapter, and also includes a Square & Compass patch. Our International members wear a slightly different patch depending on their local customs, but all use the words ‘Widows Sons’ and proudly display the Square & Compass.
We ask all our members to wear their patch proudly and to always show respect for all other clubs, associations and riders. We do not take sides or involve ourselves when it comes to other club or association politics. We do not claim turf or territory.
If any prospective members or others have any questions or would like more information about the Widows Sons we encourage them to contact us.