The Most Famous Biker Gangs
All over the world, there are people who are enthusiasts on bikes and motorcycles. The level of their passion will, however, vary depending on each individual. People who are highly passionate about motorcycles tend to join a gang who shares such similar interests. This has led to the origin of various biker gangs and several biker clubs. While there are many biker clubs and gangs in all parts of the globe, there are certain handful famous biker gangs which are known to all.
These famous biker gangs are known for more than just motorcycling. Some of these famous biker gangs have managed to catch the attention of lawmakers and law enforcement agencies with a bad eye. There are even some notorious gangs which are part of these famous biker gangs. There was this incident which took place in 1969 during a concert held at Altamont Speedway in California. One of the famous biker gangs, Hells Angels were responsible for managing the security of the event. There was even free beer given for this which had a high charge of $500.
Since there were drugs and alcohol present in the concert either sides, the crowd and the Hells Angels members seemed to be under its influence. As a result one of the Hells Angels members' stabbed a guy who was just 18 years old. The guy who got stabbed supposedly drew a gun. While the major parts of the motorcycle enthusiasts have looked in awe there are few famous biker gangs which belong to the outlaw category. There is a certain biker who loves the freedom and experience of riding a motorcycle there are others who just take advantage of these groups to promote an alternate lifestyle which is not law abiding.
When considering the clubs which have originated from America, most of those which are associated with the United States of America seems to be law abiding. They are even registered with some of the major motorcycle organizations. There is also the American Motorcyclist Association, which is known as AMA, which has around 300,000 members and which regularly conducts events to promote motorcycling in the United States.
While the major crowd falls in the above category, there is a small percentage who refuses to go by these rules and the regulations which are given by the AMA. They tend to follow their own way and have a certain code of conduct for themselves. Most of these clubs belong to the Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs (OMC) which even seems to be regularly in a war with each other. Most of their members have an arrest record which even relates to several crimes including prostitution, murder, extortion, and drug trafficking. While these clubs are not encouraged by both the public and the government, they do seem to have gained major attention due to their activities. Due to this attention gained they have somewhat gained a cult status among the biking community.
These gangs were formed after the end of World War II, where many of the war veterans seemed to out of a job or purpose. They still had the same urge and rush of war. When this combined with the passion for riding, these clubs were born.