Motorcycle clubs are a group of individuals who engage in activities that involve motorcycling, such as touring together and sporting events like motorbike racing. Motorcycle clubs’ objectives and activities vary depending on what the club itself does.
Some motorcycle clubs or associations have elected officers and directors and they fight against crime, abuse etc. They have annual events, and some actually publicise their activities on their newsletters.
Motorcycle groups can unfortunately have a stigma around them as being intimidating and trouble-makers, but although this can be true in some cases, most of these clubs or associations are law-abiding groups set on doing good in their community and riding their bikes for a purpose.
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There are many clubs, and organisations that are dedicated to a particular brand of motorcycles and are also sponsored by manufacturers such as the Harley Owners Group or the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America.
Harley Owners Group is operated by Harley-Davidson for people who are the enthusiasts of the brand. The aim of this group attempts to promote the consumer product as well as the lifestyle. The group has been around for over 20 years and it selects members in terms of product class as well as consumption activity.
Although motorcyclists can be surrounded by stereotypes unfortunately, most are committed to the wellbeing their communities, looking at biking as a form of sport and not to increase the rate of crime in the world.
There are also charitable and religious groups. In South Africa, we have a number of charitable and religious motorcycle clubs that are committed to their religious beliefs. One of these groups is the Christian Motorcyclist Association; it is represented in more than 30 countries and one of these groups operate in South Africa. They are a ministry organised into a group of bikers from different races and backgrounds, and are committed to making a difference in the world with their faith.
You can find motorcyclist groups such as CMASA (Christian Motorcyclists Association South Africa) at rallies, events, races, and track schools and even off-road, doing more than just riding, they will glide in honour of doing good in the world. If you want to join a motorcyclist club visit their websites online and find out what their objectives are and if the group is right for you.
When you decide to join a motorcycle club, make sure it is for the right reasons. It should be about fun, riding and enjoying the pleasure of gliding.
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