Differences between a Motorcycle Club and a Riding Club

Leather & Lace MC is a MOTORCYCLE CLUB.  If you are unfamiliar with the differences between Motorcycle Clubs and Riding clubs, please read this carefully before submitting your application.  It is important to understand what you are applying to be a part of.

The primary purpose of a RIDING CLUB is to ride motorcycles.  Members get together to enjoy rides, with little or no other commitment or requirement.  Riding clubs may or may not have regularly scheduled meetings, and they may or may not require its members to pay dues.  Members of a riding club might get together once a month to go for a ride, and that may be the extent of their involvement.  A riding club may have a one-piece back patch that may be purchased, and members can usually keep the patch even after they have left the club.  Members of riding clubs usually have very few commitments, and may come and go as they please.

MOTORCYCLE CLUB requires a deep level of personal commitment and self-discipline.  You are not just joining a group of people who like to ride motorcycles, you are joining a family.  There are mandatory dues and several attendance/participation requirements that must be fulfilled by each member.  Members participate in club activities on a frequent (often daily) basis and are expected to make time in their busy schedules for the club.  Members of motorcycle clubs wear “three piece patches” – a top rocker, bottom rocker, and center patch.  These patches are considered club property, and they are earned over the course of time through dedication and hard work.  Members of motorcycle clubs join because they are seeking not only the camaraderie with other riders, but also the unconditional love and support from a family and an organizational framework they can learn and grow in.  Members of motorcycle clubs make a lifelong commitment – they are club members 24-7, they do not just come and go casually.  They are members for life.

Be advised that Leather & Lace MC is a MOTORCYCLE CLUB.  If you have any further questions regarding membership, please click HERE to submit your questions to our Membership Team.  If you understand what is required to be a member of Leather & Lace MC and are ready to make that commitment, click HERE to download an application.  All memberships require submitting an application with dues payment and photo to National headquarters or your local chapter.  Membership is subject to denial.

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