One way that you can stay active in the motorcycle community is to join a motorcycle club and there are several to choose from.
For most bikers, winter means storing your bike until spring, hunkering down, and dreaming of the first ride of the season. These long cold months can make you feel isolated from the community of bikers that share the road. It doesn’t matter what you ride, what matters is that you ride, and no one understands that better than your fellow biker. One way that you can stay active in the motorcycle community is to join a motorcycle club and there are several to choose from. You can narrow down the choices by answering these questions.
1. What type of motorcycle do you own? - sport bike, cruiser, classic Harley?
2. What style of riding do you enjoy - cross country, off road, iron butt, or racing?
3. What is your skill level-Beginner, experienced, dabbler?
4. Are you a group or solo rider- Do you like group rides or prefer to do your own thing?
5. Location- Do you want a local motorcycle club or virtual online community.
Once you decide what type of Motorcycle club you are interested in you will be surprised to discover that there are multiple clubs to choose from. Traditional, riding style, community charity, military, religious, LGBTQ, Women, Veterans, or bike-specific clubs. Here is a list of the more popular Motorcycle clubs.
The Harley Owners Group (HOG)
This group was founded in 1983 and ranks as the largest manufacturer-backed riding club in the world. The only requirement is that you own a Harley.
Women in the Wind
Founded in Ohio in 1979 this club has over 1200 members across one hundred chapters. This club focuses on creating a tight-knit community of woman bikers who focus on bike safety, maintenance, and the rights of women motorcyclists.
American Motorcycle Association
The largest motorcycle club in the world with millions of members. They have chapters everywhere, from small towns to large cities they host meetings, virtual events, online communities, and social media groups galore.
The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club
Founded in Chicago in 1993 by a police officer, this is the biggest African American motorcycle club in the United States. The club is nonprofit and does charitable work as well as honors African Americans who fought during the Civil War.
Kawasaki Motorcycle club
This group focuses on family, freedom, and fun! Founded in 1960 and is still going strong. There are always events planned throughout the year and they also have a dedicated online community available through social media platforms.
There are hundreds of Motorcycle clubs to choose from, so go ahead, jump in, and join an online community while you wait for spring, meet new people, talk motorcycles, swap pictures, stories, and tips, and before you know it will be kickstands up.
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