Motorcycle clubs have been around just about as long as motorcycles and the .
Marlon Brando and James Dean led the charge that not only popularized motorcycles and motorcycle pictures, however, motorcycle clubs as well. Early motorcycle pictures indicate bikes were used primarily by members of law enforcement. Motorcycles were inexpensive to operate and provided the officers an advantage due to their maneuverability. Once the popularity of motorcycles within the general population took hold, motorcycle clubs soon followed as did the popularity of motorcycle pictures and the biker lifestyle. The popularity of motorcycle pictures was a result of the rough shaven James Dean glaring at the camera for photo shoots. The girls went crazy.
Unlike many other types of clubs involving members that share a common goal or passion, motorcycle clubs have a very wide variety of levels of commitment. A Corvette aficionado club, as an example, certainly would never include “prospecting” in terms of screening new members. And even though the Corvette club may have a logo, it's not likely that anyone would fight to the death to protect that logo.
Motorcycle clubs, on the other hand, tend to be more “cliquey” and can range from casual membership to extreme 1% motorcycle clubs which are very protective of their fellow members and their colors. The casual, loosely organized biker clubs typically accept any type of brand or type of motorcycle. The well organized motorcycle clubs tend to be a bit more restrictive on both counts. This isn’t to say that all 1% motorcycle clubs have restrictions on what members ride, however, those types of clubs certainly do exist. It is well documented that 1% clubs are much less likely to distribute motorcycle pictures than a more mainstream club.
Additionally, since our focus on this site is motorcycle pictures and the Biker Lifestyle, it's important to point out that the more organized and extreme the motorcycle club the more likely they are to live the biker lifestyle full time. 1% motorcycle clubs are more likely to live the biker lifestyle than a group of people that love riding, however, don't take it home with them. I should also point out that this is not based on any data other than my personal experience with 1% motorcycle clubs and the alternatives.
The most important bond that all motorcycle clubs share is the passion for riding. With that passion in a club atmosphere the brotherhood of bikers remains strong. It doesn't matter what you ride or how long you have ridden. Rolling down the road on two wheels dodging traffic and the elements is inherently risky. It's not for everyone. That, in part, is why the brotherhood of bikers will never fade.
Motorcycle clubs and collecting motorcycle pictures are both alive and well around the world and on this site. See what we have to offer and join one today or start one of your own.