List of outlaw motorcycle clubs
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” if they are not registered and sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and do not adhere to the AMA's rules.
Outlaw motorcycle clubs
|Name||Year founded||Location founded||Notes||Citations|
|69'ers||1968||Brooklyn, New York|||
|Annihilators Motorcycle Club||1974||St. Thomas, Ontario||Merged with the Loners in June 1999. Led by Wayne Kellestine, later convicted of the Shedden massacre|||
|Bacchus||1972||Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada||Members ride only Harley-Davidson|||
|Bad Disciples||2015||Laurentides, Canada|||
|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".|
|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.|
|The Breed||1968||Jersey City, New Jersey, US||[better source needed]|
|Brother Speed||1969||Boise, Idaho, Bend, Oregon US|
|Chosen Few||1959||Los Angeles, US|||
|Coffin Cheaters||1970||Perth, Australia|||
|Comanchero||1968||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Confederate Cavalry Corps MC||2009||Alabama, United States|| |
|Devil Dolls||1999||San Francisco||Formed by Karen Jessica Evans and Theresa Foglio|||
|Devils Diciples||1967||Fontana, California, US|
|Diablos||1961||San Bernardino, California, US|||
|Druids North||1978||Sheffield, United Kingdom|||
|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|||
|Gents||1965||Las Vegas, US||The first MC in Las Vegas and original Red and Gold patch.|||
|Gremium||1972||Mannheim, Germany||Gremium has over 100 chapters claims to be the largest motorcycle club in Germany.|||
|Grim Reapers||1958||Alberta, Canada||[failed verification]|
|Gypsy Joker||1956||San Francisco, US|||
|Hangmen||1960||Richmond, California, US||Chapters in Western US, one in Germany||:45 |
|Head Hunters||1967||West Auckland, New Zealand|||
|Hells Angels MC||1948||San Bernardino, 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|||
|Hurricanes MC||1979||Torino, Italy||Est. in Italy, expanded to Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Thailand, were also spotted in Canada.|||
|Invaders||1965||Gary, Indiana, US|||
|Iron Horsemen||1960s||Cincinnati, US|
|Jus Brothers||1990||San Joaquin County, California, US|||
|Laffing Devils||2006||San Diego, California|||
|Lone Legion||Blenheim, New Zealand|||
|Loners||1984||York Region, Canada||Joined the Bandidos on 22 May 2001.|||
|Lost Breed||1976||Nelson, New Zealand|||
|Market Street Commandos||1940s||San Francisco, US|
|Mobshitters||1970||Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia|||
|Mongols||1969||Montebello, California, US|
|Moonshiners||1934||Compton, California, US|
|No Surrender||2013||Zundert, Netherlands|
|Outlaws||1935||McCook, Illinois, US|
|Pagan's||1959||Prince George's County, Maryland, US|||
|Peckerwoods||1987||Santee, California, US|||
|Phantom MC||1969||Chicago, US|||
|Pissed Off Bastards of Bloomington||1945||Bloomington, California, US|
|Rebels||1968||Red Deer, Alberta, Canada|||
|Red Devils||c. 1940||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|||
|Road Knights||1979||Timaru, New Zealand|||
|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.||:177|
|Rock Machine||1986||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|||
|Sadistic Souls Motorcycle Club||2010||Illinois, US||Primarily active in the Midwestern U.S. but also has a chapter in New Zealand|||
|Satan's Sidekicks||c. 1970s||Detroit, US|||
|Satan's Soldiers||1980||The Bronx, New York, New Jersey, US, Australia|||
|Sin City Deciples||1966||Gary, Indiana, US|||
|Solo Angeles||1959||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Sons of Aesir||2005||Arizona, United States|||
|Sons of Satan||1954||Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US|||
|Sons of Silence||1966||Niwot, Colorado, US|
|Southern Brotherhood MC||1995||Alabama, United States||In addition to Alabama, they also claim members in Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Indiana and Texas.|||
|Talon MC||1988||New Hampshire||Chapters throughout NH|||
|Top Hatters||1947||Hollister, California, US||:200 :28|
|Steel Horseman||1971||Hephzibah, GA, US|||
|Vagos||1965||Temescal Valley, California, US|
|Warlocks||1967||Orlando, Florida, US|
|Wheels of Soul||1967||Philadelphia, US|||
|Zulus||1969||Akron, Ohio, US|||
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