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Encyclopedia > Motorcycle gang
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A motorcycle gang (also known as a biker gang, outlaw motorcycle club, or simply outlaw club), is a controversial term primarily used by law enforcement and non-motorcycle riders to describe a club who are motorcycle riders. Members are also known as 1%ers (spoken as "one percenters"). Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The concept of an outlaw motorcycle club came about after an incident in Hollister, CA over the July 4th weekend. ... A club is generally an association of people united by a common interest or goal, as opposed to any natural ties of kinship. ... A Biker is someone who rides a motorcycle (motorbike). ...


Members who have been through a full initiation are "patched members"; they may, in turn, sponsor prospects.


Major motorcycle gangs include:

Other notable motorcycle gangs include: Bandidos is a motorcycle club with a worldwide membership. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

  • the Annihilators
  • the Diablos
  • the El Forasteros
  • the Finks (located mainly in Australia)
  • the Galloping Goose
  • the Gypsy Jokers
  • the Hells Lovers
  • the Iron Horsemen
  • the King's Choice (disbanded)
  • the Loners
  • the Mongols
  • the Nomads (Australia)
  • the Rebels (disbanded - were located mainly in Alberta)
  • the Rebels (Australia)
  • the Renegades
  • the Rock Machine, Canadian affiliate of the Bandidos[1]
  • the Rogues
  • the Satan's Choice
  • the Sons Of Silence
  • the Straight Satans (notable for having members in the 1960s involved with the Manson Family)
  • the Vagabonds
  • the Vagos
  • the Warlocks
  • the Warlords

There have also been scooter gangs, notably the Mods in the UK in the 1960s. Motto: Fortis et liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English (see below) Flower   Wild rose Tree Lodgepole Pine Bird Great Horned Owl Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 28 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total... The Rock Machine is a motorcycle gang primarily based in Quebec, Canada. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Vagabond refer to: Vagabond, an itinerant person, Vagabond, a manga by Takehiko Inoue, Vagabond, a movie by Agnès Varda, Vagabond, a Marvel Comics universe character. ... Mod (or, to use its full name, Modernism or sometimes Modism) was a youth lifestyle based around fashion and music that developed in London, England in the late 1950s and reached its peak in the early to mid 1960s. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Rick Anderson, Bad Boys, Seattle Weekly, July 12, 2006. Accessed online 17 July 2006.

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Motorcycle gang (899 words)
A motorcycle gang (also known as a biker gang, outlaw motorcycle club, or simply outlaw club), is a controversial term primarily used by law enforcement and non-motorcycle riders to describe a club who are motorcycle riders.
The general public's perception of motorcycle clubs is often colored by the unfavorable portayal of outlaw motorcycle gangs on television and in movies.
Although the motorcycle is not as safe a vehicle as the automobile, its convenience and economy have made it very popular; it is widely used for pleasure riding, racing, and commercial transportation of light goods.
Outlaw motorcycle club - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (694 words)
It has been suggested that Motorcycle gang be merged into this article or section.
An outlaw biker can be defined by their relation to a motorcycle club, their involvement in criminal activity such as dealing with firearms, sale of illegal drugs, trade in stolen motorcycles and parts and a general attitude of being outside law-abiding society.
Most people, and law enforcment, label these clubs as "gangs" because of several contributing factors: yearly re-publishing of "gang task force" reports that mostly repeat what the previous year's report said, the intense press coverage given to club related activities, and the attraction that such clubs have to people of questionable character.
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