Black Label Bike Club

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The Black Label Bike Club is an international freak/mutant bicycle organization specializing in tall bikes and choppers.[1]

Started in 1992 by Jacob Houle and Per Hanson as the "Hard Times Bike Club" in Minneapolis, Minnesota,[2] the club has grown to include a chapter in New York City,[3] Reno, Nevada, Austin, Texas, Oakland, California, Stockholm and Malmö, Sweden, New Orleans, Louisiana and a nomad chapter known as "Nowhere".

The Black Label Bike Club is credited with being the first "outlaw bicycle club", the originators of tall bike jousting, and one of the main contributors to the rise of the tall bike culture.[4]


  1. ^ Tucker, Karen Iris (March 14, 2006). "Mutant Bike Gangs of New York". Village Voice. 
  2. ^ Avidor, Ken (March 7, 2006). "Who rides the tall bikes?". Twin Cities Daily Planet. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Gross, Matt (May 21, 2005). "Rough Riders". New York Magazine. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Weyland, Jocko. "Unstoppable". The New York Times. April 29, 2007

External links[edit]

  • Photo Essay in Chief Magazine of the group's annual Bike Kill event, featuring video of "bike jousting"