These are serious clubs that follow the biking lifestyle, traditions and protocols.
They have a set of strict and ridged rules, and a military like rank structure. Members respect these rules and live by them, and they honor the authority of those in executive positions without question.
Their preferred mode of transport is their bikes - always.
They wear their cuts whenever the exercise their tradition, or when they ride.
Their lives revolve around their club, and the club is of primary importance in everything they do.
A prospect is taught the meaning of respect and all the other traditions and protocols during this time.
A unanimous YES vote from all members is usually required before a prospect becomes a full member.
The members in the club are extremely close, which explains why they call each other brother and sister and regard each other as close family.
In times of crisis, members will stand together as one.
Commitment on all levels by all members is a constant requirement.
Members take extreme pride in their patch and will rise as one to defend it - if necessary.
Staying a member requires constant hard work and dedication - even more so than in a marriage.
Members who break the rules are dealt with swiftly and harshly by the other members.
An under 18 will never be considered as a prospect or as a member.
Members are required to conduct themselves properly in public places, and also when amongst other bikers.
Because of the levels of dedication and commitment to the lifestyle, members of these clubs command the due respect of others.
The patch usually consists of three pieces as follows:
1. top rocker (club name)
2. patch in the middle
3. bottom rocker (area/location)
Important Last Notes:
As can be seen from the above, one can easily understand why the MC/MCC commands respect. This explains why most of us want the MC/MCC braiding on our patches.
Take a long hard look at the description again and let it sink in - understand it! Are you really ready for this kind of commitment? Are you prepared to make the
sacrifices and walk the walk that this type of club requires? Yes, there are those amongst us that can't live any other way, but there are also those who want
the respect but can't live up to it. Don't get caught out. Now you know what is expected from you when you have MC or MCC braiding on your patch - all or nothing.
You either live by it or you get out.