A traditional MC club commands respect for one reason. There is a very deep level of personal commitment and self-discipline that a man has to demonstrate and sustain in order to wear a patch. They realize that a club’s Colors are closely guarded and the membership process is long and difficult. Other factors notwithstanding, they respect Patchholders for what they have accomplished by being able to earn and keep the patch they wear. This is respect born out of recognition of dedication and accomplishment. This is especially true as it pertains to those persons outside of the motorcycle community. They will therefore conduct themselves as upstanding citizens in every way ”Good neighbors” so to speak. The goal is to be admired and respected by the general public rather than feared. The serious club, and all or its members and guests, will always conduct themselves publicly in a highly professional manner.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP
(1) Honorably discharged or retired veteran (DD214) or currently serving honorably in the United States Armed Forces.
(2) Own a running motorcycle with a 750cc or larger engine, and you must ride.