Things You Want to Know before Joining a Motorcycle Club

Questions to Ask When Considering a Biker Group

Things You Want to Know before Joining a Motorcycle ClubYou just started riding a motorcycle or you’ve been an avid biker for some time, but you’ve decided a biker group might offer some benefits—camaraderie, improved skills, a social network. You’ve looked around and are ready to learn more about some groups, so that you can find the one that’s right for you. Here are some questions to ask before you make a commitment:

  • What are the requirements to become a full member with all privileges?—Different groups take different approaches. For many purely social clubs, you can immediately become a full member by paying your dues. Some clubs may, however, require that you go through a period of probation, often waiting months or years before you can get a patch.
  • What’s the ratio of male to female riders? Many clubs are segregated by gender, but mostclubs are predominantly male.
  • Can I go through the whole process and still be denied a membership? Many clubs have specific stages and criteria that must be met to become a member, but still reserve the right to deny you a membership based on a vote of the club.
  • Are you a riding club or a motorcycle club? A riding club is just what the name suggests—a group of people who get together almost exclusively to get on the road. Motorcycle clubs often sponsor rides, but are typically involved in a wide range of activities, including fundraisers, social events, picnics and educational programs.
  • What are your rules? Just about every club has its own set of rules. You want to know what they are before you join. If the club won’t share them with you, you don’t want to bea member.

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