List of outlaw motorcycle clubs

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This is an alphabetical list of notable outlaw motorcycle clubs, including those current, defunct, or historic. An outlaw motorcycle club is a motorcycle subculture that has its roots in the immediate post-World War II era of American society. It is generally centered on the use of cruiser motorcycles, particularly Harley-Davidsons and choppers, and a set of ideals that celebrate freedom, nonconformity to mainstream culture and loyalty to the biker group. In the United States, such motorcycle clubs are considered "outlaw" as they are not sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and do not adhere to the AMA's rules.

Outlaw motorcycle clubs[edit]

Name Year founded Location founded Notes Citations
69'ers 1968 Brooklyn, New York [1]
Annihilators Motorcycle Club 1974 St. Thomas, Ontario Merged with the Loners in June 1999. Led by Wayne Kellestine, later convicted of the Shedden massacre [2]
Bacchus 1972 Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada Members ride only Harley-Davidson [3]
Bad Disciples 2015 Laurentides, Canada [4]
Bandidos 1966 San Leon, Texas, US Worldwide membership, estimated 2,400 members in 210 chapters, in 22 countries. The FBI and the Criminal Intelligence Service Canada have named the Bandidos an "outlaw motorcycle gang".[5]
Black Sabbath Motorcycle Club 1974 San Diego, US
Blue Angels 1963 Glasgow, Scotland Formed by Allan Morrison and Billy Gordon in the Maryhill area of Glasgow, Scotland. Four chapters in Scotland and Leeds.[6]
The Breed 1968 Jersey City, New Jersey, US [7][better source needed]
Brother Speed 1969 Boise, Idaho, US
Chosen Few 1959 Los Angeles, US [8][9]
Coffin Cheaters 1970 Perth, Australia [10]
Comanchero 1968 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Deviants 1968 Sand Mountain,AL

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Deroes 1971 Perth, WA, Australia
Devil Dolls 1999 San Francisco Formed by Karen Jessica Evans and Theresa Foglio [11]
Devils Diciples 1967 Fontana, California, US
Diablos 1961 San Bernardino, California, US [12]
Dire Wolves 2010 Indian Trail, North Carolina, US [1]:65
Druids North 1978 Sheffield, United Kingdom [13][14]
El Forastero 1962 Sioux City, Iowa, US
The Finks 1970s Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Free Souls 1968 Eugene, Oregon, US
Galloping Goose 1942 Los Angeles, US [15][16]
Gremium 1972 Mannheim, Germany Gremium has over 100 chapters claims to be the largest motorcycle club in Germany. [17]
Grim Reapers 1958 Alberta, Canada [18][not in citation given]
Gypsy Joker 1956 San Francisco, US [19]
Hangmen 1960 Richmond, California, US Chapters in Western US, one in Germany [20]:45 [21][22][23]
Head Hunters 1967 West Auckland, New Zealand [24][25][26]
Hells Angels MC 1948 Fontana, California, US Worldwide membership, estimated 4,500 members in 35 countries. Supporter clubs & groups: Red & White, Big Red Machine, Red Devils MC, Gate Keepers MC,
Hell's Lovers 1967 Chicago, US
Hessians MC 1968 Costa Mesa, California, US [27]
Highwaymen 1954 Detroit, US [28]
Hurricanes MC 1979 Torino, Italy Est. in Italy, expanded to Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Thailand, were also spotted in Canada. [1]
Invaders 1965 Gary, Indiana, US [29]
Iron Horsemen 1960s Cincinnati, US
Jus Brothers 1990 San Joaquin County, California, US [30][31]
Lone Legion Blenheim, New Zealand [32]
Loners 1984 York Region, Canada Joined the Bandidos on 22 May 2001. [33]
Lost Breed 1976 Nelson, New Zealand [34]
Market Street Commandos 1940s San Francisco, US
Mobshitters 1970 Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia [35][36]
Mongols 1969 Montebello, California, US
Moonshiners 1934 Compton, California, US
Notorious 2007 Sydney, Australia [37]
No Surrender 2013 Zundert, Netherlands
Outlaws 1935 McCook, Illinois, US
Pagan's 1959 Prince George's County, Maryland, US [38]
Peckerwoods 1987 Santee, California, US [39][40]
Phantom MC 1969 Chicago, US [41][42]
Pink Angels MC 1931 San Francisco, USA Pink Angels is the first Motorcycle Club worldwide. Founded by a group of gay motorcycle riders in 1931 in San Francisco, USA. [1]
Pissed Off Bastards of Bloomington 1945 Bloomington, California, US
Rebels 1969 Brisbane, Australia
Rebels 1968 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada [43]
Red Devils c. 1940 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada [44][45][46]
Road Knights 1979 Timaru, New Zealand [47][48][49]]]
Road Rats MC 1960s London United Kingdom
Road Runners 1978 Poland In Germany, Switzerland and the United States, there are more motorcycle clubs called Road Runners MC, but these are unrelated to the Polish club. [1]:177
Rock Machine 1986 Montreal, Quebec, Canada [50]
Satan's Sidekicks c. 1970s Detroit, US [51][52]
Satan's Soldiers 1980 The Bronx, New York, New Jersey, US, Australia [53][54][55][56]
Satudarah 1990 Moordrecht, Netherlands
Sin City Deciples 1966 Gary, Indiana, US [57]
Solo Angeles 1959 Tijuana, Mexico
Sons of Satan 1954 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US [58]
Sons of Silence 1966 Niwot, Colorado, US
Steel Horseman 1971 Hephzibah, GA, US [59][60][61]
Top Hatters 1947 Hollister, California, US [1]:200 [20]:28
Vikings mc 1969 sussex, England,United Kingdom
Vagos 1965 Temescal Valley, California, US
Warlocks 1967 Philadelphia, US
Warlocks 1967 Orlando, Florida, US
Wheels of Soul 1967 Philadelphia, US [62]
Zulus 1969 Akron, Ohio, US [63][64][65]

See also[edit]

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