Outlaw Riders: Notorious Motorcycle Clubs

Brother Speed


Formed in 1969 by high school friends in Boise, Idaho, this club began as a casual motorcycle riding group but quickly evolved into a serious community. Membership is open to riders, and following instructions from higher ranks can lead to advancement within the club.

Hell's Angels


Hell's Angels has inspired numerous films, books, and TV shows. To join Hell's Angels, one must never have sought employment in law enforcement, own a motorcycle above 750 cc, and possess other undisclosed qualities valued by the club.

Blue Angels


The Blue Angels motorcycle club, founded in 1963 in Scotland, upholds a distinct reputation. Joining requires embracing the 1% mindset, symbolizing rebellion against conventional rules, a characteristic shared by the most notorious motorcycle clubs.



Based in Texas, the Bandidos, a global rival to the Hell's Angels, require potential members to undergo a rigorous initiation and treat the vest or uniform as sacred. Despite being smaller, they are steadily gaining prominence.

Chosen Few MC


Established in 1959, the Chosen Few is a unique and inclusive biker club based in South Central California, welcoming members from diverse cultural backgrounds, even expanding globally with chapters in the Philippines. Their open-minded ideals set them apart from other clubs.



The Diablos, embracing a 1% lifestyle, maintain an intimidating image despite their modern adaptation with a YouTube channel. Loyalty is a key requirement for joining.

Grim Reapers


The Grim Reapers MC, originating in Louisville, KY in 1965, is distinct from another club in Alberta, Canada, which merged with the Hell's Angels in 1997. The Kentucky club actively supports charity organizations, contributing generously to their community.



Founded in 1954 in Detroit, this club's image embodies history, loyalty, and determination. Mandatory meeting attendance underscores the importance of loyalty in their membership.



Based in Southern California, the growing Mongols motorcycle club has global influence. Members, like the "First Rule of Fight Club," must keep club business secret. Joining requires this skill and a formidable motorcycle.

Iron Horsemen


Founded in the mid-sixties, the Iron Horsemen MC echoes Metallica's "The Four Horsemen" lyrics. Joining requires a willingness to comply, and their credo emphasizes their role in preserving the highways.



Established in 1935 in Illinois, this U.S.-exclusive biker club has a potent nationwide presence. To join, a deep aversion to the Hell's Angels is required, along with no prior affiliation and an exclusive commitment to riding American-made motorcycles.

Rock Machine


Hailing from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, this relatively young group emerged in 1986, leaving a significant impact in the country.  Formerly known for controversies, now identifies as "motorcycle enthusiasts." To join, bring a cool bike.