Awhile back I wrote a blog about Motorcycle Clubs UK. And while we discussed all types of motorcycle clubs including 1 motorcycle clubs, one of the main topics was the biker lifestyle.
Motorcycles and motorcycle clubs have been a part of the biker way of life since the beginning 1900′s. Motorcycle popularity and use experienced a slow start. They were at first used mainly by police officers. Well-known films from the 50′s that made riders out to be thugs and “bad boys” changed all of that. Instantly motorbikes and people that rode them and the biker lifestyle exploded in popularity.
There are a wide range of motorcycle clubs around the world today. The Motorcycle Clubs UK website does not anticipate examining any in specific detail. Many are small, disorganized clubs that are used more for social networking than riding club. The smaller clubs concentrate on the brotherhood of riders which is similar to the beginning of bike clubs. Bigger clubs generally are more structured and often limited as to the form of bike a participant rides. Large highway motorbikes and street rockets generally do not fit in with these clubs at the same time. These larger motorcycle clubs often have their own logo or one piece patch as well. Just another way to share the biker lifestyle.
1% motorcycle clubs are often referred to as “outlaw clubs.” Wikipedia describes 1% motorcycle clubs as “Outlaw motorcycle clubs or members.” These clubs are the most well structured type of motorcycle clubs. Membership is invite only and it often takes years to achieve complete membership. Many months of “prospecting” are required by potential members. During this time the full club members decide whether the person that is interested in membership is a good fit. Additionally, 1% motorcycle clubs have 3 piece patches. Motorcycle clubs that deface or disrespect the colours of another motorcycle club are treated on the most excessive level.