In the Spring of 1983 AJ Hill, David Leonard and several other Army Military soldiers including 1 civilian came together at a soldiers home in Petersburg, Virginia and decided to establish a local motorcycle club. A few days later, the club was established and named The Knight Riders Motorcycle Club of Petersburg VA. David Leonard was elected as President and AJ Hill was elected Vice President. In 1984 AJ Hill assumed the position of President of the club, and David Leonard then became the Vice President.
The Knight Riders Motorcycle of Petersburg VA was incorporated and became a chartered organization in the state of VA in 1985. Honor was established for the clubs name around Fort Lee, VA and the Tri-Cities areas through great works, fellowship, providing support to the needy community, and caring for others.