Outlaw motorcycle club

Outlaw motorcycle club

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This article is about non-AMA sanctioned motorcycle clubs. For the club established in McCook, Illinois in 1935, see Outlaws Motorcycle Club. For general types of motorcycling groups, see Motorcycle club.
In United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and Europe like United Kingdom (Britain), Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and Germany

Motorcycle club members meet at a run in Australia in 2009.

An outlaw motorcycle club is a motorcycle subculture that has its roots in the immediate post-World War II era of American society. It is generally centered on the use of cruiser motorcycles, particularly Harley-Davidsons and choppers, and a set of ideals that celebrate freedom, nonconformity to mainstream culture and loyalty to the biker group.

In the United States, such motorcycle clubs are considered “outlaw” as they are not sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and do not adhere to the AMA’s rules. Instead the clubs have their own set of bylaws reflecting the outlaw biker culture

Outlaw motorcycle clubs

Name Year founded Location founded Notes Citations
69’ers 1968 Brooklyn and Queens, New York [1]
Bacchus 1972 Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada A Canadian one-percenter motorcycle club whose members ride only Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The name “Bacchus” is derived from an alternate name for Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, women and song. [2]
Bad Disciples 2015 Laurentides, Canada [3]
Bandidos 1966 San Leon, Texas, US Has worldwide membership, with an estimated 2,400 members in 210 chapters, located in 22 countries. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Criminal Intelligence Service Canada have named the Bandidos an “outlaw motorcycle gang”.[4]
Black Sabbath Motorcycle Club 1974 San Diego, US
Blue Angels 1963 Glasgow, Scotland A one-percenter motorcycle club that was formed by Allan Morrison and Billy Gordon in the Maryhill area of Glasgow, Scotland in 1963. The club has four chapters in Scotland and Leeds.[5]
The Breed 1968 Jersey City, New Jersey, US [6][better source needed]
KARAS MC 2010 East Borneo, Indonesia
Brother Speed 1969 Boise, Idaho, US
Chosen Few 1959 Los Angeles, US [7][8]
Coffin Cheaters 1970 Perth, Australia [9]
Comanchero 1968 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Devils Diciples 1967 Fontana, California, US
Diablos 1961 San Bernardino, California, US [10]
Dire Wolves 2010 Indian Trail, North Carolina, US [1]:65
El Forastero 1962 Sioux City, Iowa, US
The Finks 1970s Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Free Souls 1968 Eugene, Oregon, US
Galloping Goose 1942 Los Angeles, US [11][12]
Gremium 1972 Mannheim, Germany [13]
Grim Reapers 1958 Alberta, Canada [14][not in citation given]
Gypsy Joker 1956 San Francisco, US [15]
Hangmen 1960 Richmond, California, US The colors are black and gold, and the logo is a noose. They have chapters all over the Western US and one in Germany. Hangmen MC is a registered trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.[16] [17]:45 [18][19][20]
Head Hunters 1967 West Auckland, New Zealand [21][22][23]
Hells Angels 1948 Fontana, California, US
Hell’s Lovers 1967 Chicago, US
Hessians 1968 Costa Mesa, California, US [24]
Highwaymen 1954 Detroit, US [25]
Invaders 1965 Gary, Indiana, US [26]
Iron Horsemen 1960s Cincinnati, US
Jus Brothers 1990 San Joaquin County, California, US [27][28]
Lone Legion Blenheim, New Zealand [29]
Lost Breed 1976 Nelson, New Zealand [30]
Market Street Commandos 1940s San Francisco, US
Mobshitters 1970 Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia [31][32]
Mongols 1969 Montebello, California, US
Moonshiners 1934 Compton, California, US
Notorious 2007 Sydney, Australia [33]
No Surrender 2013 Zundert, Netherlands
Outlaws 1935 McCook, Illinois, US
Pagan’s 1959 Prince George’s County, Maryland, US [34]
Peckerwoods 1987 Santee, California, US [35][36]
Phantom 1969 Chicago, US [37][38]
Pissed Off Bastards of Bloomington 1945 Bloomington, California, US
Rebels 1969 Brisbane, Australia
Rebels 1968 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada [39]
Red Devils c. 1940 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada [40][41][42]
Road Knights 1979 Timaru, New Zealand [43][44][45]
Road Runners 1978 Poland In Germany, Switzerland and the United States, there are more motorcycle clubs called Road Runners MC, but these are unrelated to the Polish club. [1]:177
Rock Machine 1980s Montreal, Canada [46]
Satan’s Sidekicks 1970s Detroit, US [47][48]
Satan’s Soldiers 1980 The Bronx, New York, New Jersey, US, Australia [49][50][51][52]
Satudarah 1990 Moordrecht, Netherlands
Sin City Deciples 1966 Gary, Indiana, US [53]
Solo Angeles 1959 Tijuana, Mexico
Sons of Satan 1954 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US [54]
Sons of Silence 1966 Niwot, Colorado, US
Top Hatters 1947 Hollister, California, US [1]:200 [17]:28
Vagos 1965 Temescal Valley, California, US
Warlocks 1967 Philadelphia, US
Warlocks 1967 Orlando, Florida, US
Wheels of Soul 1967 Philadelphia, US [55]
Zulus 1969 Akron, Ohio, US [56][57][58]
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