Motorcycle Clubs and the Military
Motorcycle cubs are closely connected to the Military
In honor of the Memorial Day weekend, I want to do a bit of a history lesson. Did you know the Motorcycle Clubs of today mostly started due to the Military? Yes, there were motorcycle Clubs before WWII but they were mostly AMA (American Motorcycle Club) riding or racing clubs. Then after vets came home after WWII the clubs changed and became more of what we think of as Motorcycle Clubs today. So this weekend we are remembering those who gave thier lives for our freedoms and also remembering those who started the lifestyle that we have embraced.
Even today the Military is a big part of motorcycle clubs. Veterans join all sort of clubs, 1% clubs, Mom & Pop clubs, and there are even military clubs. Some clubs require you prove you were in the military before you can join and there are some that require you saw combat. There are clubs for specific wars, for specific branches of Armed Forces and some that are for all military service.
Some clubs have even taken on the structure of military units with ranks and officers.
I am including some more in-depth information with the connection of Motorcycle clubs and the military.