There is a special bond that exists when a group of riders get together and make their friendships official under the unity of a club. More than just an organization is formed when that happens, a family is created. Those who are families with motorcycle clubs know that there is not stronger social bond. While most of us hear the words motorcycle club and immediately think of the outlaw breed of club chosen by the 1%er nation. There is another entire classification of clubs known as Social and Riding Clubs. These popular organizations have a long standing history of doing good works in the form of charity rides.
Community service, escort work for fallen law enforcement, fire fighters and military funerals and more. The main difference between an outlaw club (known also as a 1%MC) and a social and riding club (known as SRMC) is not at its core the mentality of the membership as both types of clubs are known for having a strong bond of family-hood and unity. Rather the distinction is made by whether the club is AMA (American Motorcycle Association) recognized and if they claim territory or not. There is of course a lot more to the distinction than that but at the core that is the main difference.
As reported by RacingMasters, The reasons for this distinction and the origins of how the AMA/1%er schism occurred are fascinating reading in their own right and well worth looking up on-line to learn more about this significant difference between the two main categories of MC’s in the motorcycle community.There are social and riding clubs in almost every community in every state in the country but there are some that are so impaction that they have become almost household names. Lets take a few minutes to look at these top 10 best clubs in the United States. 1. Cyclone Riders—Located in Oceanside, California
The Cyclone Riders MC is a non-profit club established in 2004 by Travis Tettleton. The club is family oriented and service committed. They club is neutral to race, gender, religion, orientation and creed. They are united by their love of motorcycles and the community that they serve. They are investigating the starting of a drag, competition & stunt team in the near future so as to participate in charity races and events. They accept active sponsorship and welcome riders of all levels and background equally.2. Pasadena Motorcycle Club—Located in Pasadena, California