Chosen Few MC

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Chosen Few MC
Chosen Few MC.jpg
Founded 1959[1][2]
Location South Central, Los Angeles
Founder Lionel, Lil Frank, Roger, Hawk, Slim, Shirly Bates, and Champ
Leader title International President
Type Outlaw motorcycle club
Region International
Abbreviation CF, 36, CFMC

The Chosen Few MC were the first racially integrated one-percenter, established by Lionel Ricks in Los Angeles, California in 1959.[1] Originally an African-American motorcycle club, its first white member joined in 1960.[3]

Other clubs[edit]

The same name is used by other unrelated motorcycle clubs in Iowa, New York, Belgium, Ireland,[2] and Canada.[4]


  1. ^ a b Tobie Gene Levengston; Keith Zimmerman (2003). Soul on Bikes: The East Bay Dragons Mc and the Black Biker Experience. MotorBooks International. ISBN 978-0-7603-1747-1. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Bill Hayes (30 December 2011). The One Percenter Encyclopedia: From Abyss Ghosts to Zombies Elite. MBI Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-7603-4110-0. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rebels on Wheels". Ebony: 64–70. December 1966. 
  4. ^ Daniel R. Wolf (1991). The Rebels : a Brotherhood of Outlaw Bikers. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 978-0-8020-7363-1. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 

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