Biker Patches and their Symbold and Meanings

159A biker patch or “colour” is usually sewn on a vest made of leather or denim to denote the biker’s group, organization or gang. These sacred patches are worn with honor and may contain secret symbols that say things about the group or the individual wearing it.

There are basically 3 types of biker patches which come in one, two or three pieces. The one-piece patch symbolizes a motorcycle organization such as Harley Owners Group (H.O.G) and Honda Riders Club. Two-piece patches are usually used by riding clubs or may symbolize a motorcycle club awaiting the transition to be a full three-piece outlaw club. The three-piece patches symbolize an outlaw motorcycle gang.

Biker patches basically have three parts; the top rocker, the bottom rocker, and the group or gang emblem in the middle. The two crescent shaped rockers display the name of the club on the top and the place or region of the group on the bottom. Sometimes the word M.C. is placed beside the emblem or rocker to note that it is a Motorcycle Club.

In 1947, the American Motorcycle Association stated that “99% of all of their members are law-abiding citizens and only 1% are Outlaw” following a violent incident in Hollister, California. This gave birth to the One Percenters or Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs. These clubs cut their one piece patches into three to distinguish themselves from the rest of the law-abiding groups. A diamond shaped 1% patch may also be worn with the three piece patch. To show that they are the outlawed 1%.

Biker patches may have a hundred meanings and their symbols can stand for anything. Usually, only bona fide members of the group truly know the meaning behind these emblems. Here are some common symbols and their meanings.

1% – as stated by the AMA, these are the unrecognized outlaw motorcycle groups.

13 – this is used to symbolize the letter M which may stand for several meanings including motorcycle, marijuana, methamphetamine, or a secret meaning only known to the members.
It may also mean “12 jurors and a judge” which symbolizes that they can be judged by nobody. We are our own judge and jurors.

9er – symbolizes that the biker has Native American blood since the 9th letter in the alphabet is I.

Ace of spades – this is a symbol for the bringer of death. It means the rider is willing to kill for the group. Or perhaps he has already.

Bad Influence – shows that the biker is a mad man.

DILLIGAF – this is an acronym for “Do I Look like I Give a F***”

FF – forever, forever is used with the group’s title in the beginning and end, as in the Hell’s Angels’ A.F.F.A. and the Sons of Silence’s S.F.F.S.

Flags – may be used to denote the group’s location or origin.

ITCOB. – this is an acronym for “I Took Care of Business”

MC or MCC- this is an acronym for “Motorcycle Cycle Club”

Men of Mayhem – badges or pins given to members who have killed in the name of the group.

Nomad – used on the bottom rocket denoting a person of no particular address. Only a few can truly live to this title.

Skull and Crossbones – the patch stands for “Respect Few, Fear None”. In some cases, the cross bones are replaced by swords.
It may also show that the member has killed someone for the group.

Swastika and Nazi symbols – these does not necessarily mean that the bikers are Nazi, rather, they show that they reject the rules of society.

Wings – these are usually used to show achievements. They may sometimes hold a sexual meaning but these are mostly believed to be jokes.
Red wings shows the biker had oral sex with a menstruating female.
Green wings shows the biker had sexual intercourse with a woman with a sexually transmitted disease.
Yellow wings shows the biker drank a woman’s urine.
Purple wings shows the biker had sexual intercourse with a corps

Patches may also show the position of a biker in the gang. This may include president, vice president, secretary and sergeant-at-arms. For outlaw groups, it can only be worn in the territory and has to be surrendered when the biker leaves the group.

No matter what the meaning, the patches are treated with honor and respect for it is a great privilege to have the right to wear the group’s emblem and call it their own.

Motorcycle Events Oregon – Motorcycle Club – Motorcycle Clubs

158From the day that Ryan Scott established Pure Riderz in 2008, the group has experienced a steady and rapid growth. Ryan understood from the start that, though many motorcycle clubs exist, few if any focused on both creating a family environment, emphasizing safety and knowledge, and the pure joy that comes from sports bikes. Pure Riderz is commitment to its family values, and has created a breed of new riders who work cooperatively to promote their club. This approach has made Pure Riderz an innovator in the growing trend of motorcycle clubs and sport bike clubs. The club’s philosophy is centered on making a healthy, open and lifestyle-oriented approach accessible to businesses for cross-marketing. Pure Riderz is the now the fastest growing club in Oregon, with multiple branches.

The idea for Pure Riderz stems from founder Ryan Scott’s desire to have a club of like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts committed to making a positive impact on the Portland, Oregon area. After somet initial person-to-person network building and the construction of a website designed to create an online community of riders, the club began to grow. The page has many capabilities to help with the growth of the club. A host of well-respected area presidents have provided vital leadership, and ushered in an era of growth and expansion. Pure Riderz has asserted itself in the community by participating in a host of charitable events, including the Autism Walk and Ride, feeding the homeless, raising money for schools, helping people find jobs, and hosting several annual toy drives. Steadily, this core group has selectively added members whose positive and philanthropic commitment to community involvement embodies the Pure Riderz lifestyle.

Our members are professionals who choose to adopt riding as a way of life. As individuals and as a club, we take our responsibilities as family and community members seriously, and we all share a commitment to charity and a passion for motorcycles. Collectively, we are unique group of men and women who will redefine your view of the sport bike rider. As a organization, we raised the bar by promoting diversity, respect for individuality, and positively influencing the image of sports bike riders. We wear the “PR” With Pride.

As clubs come and go, we still remain in this world of riders. Our goal is to look past and beyond what other clubs have tried to do, and to instead hold ourselves to the highest standards as both riders and citizens. We are a positive recognized public name associated with the motorcycling community.

Different Biker Patches

149A biker patch or “colour” is usually sewn on a vest made of leather or denim to denote the biker’s group, organization or gang. These sacred patches are worn with honor and may contain secret symbols that say things about the group or the individual wearing it.

There are basically 3 types of biker patches which come in one, two or three pieces. The one-piece patch symbolizes a motorcycle organization such as Harley Owners Group (H.O.G) and Honda Riders Club. Two-piece patches are usually used by riding clubs or may symbolize a motorcycle club awaiting the transition to be a full three-piece outlaw club. The three-piece patches symbolize an outlaw motorcycle gang.

Biker patches basically have three parts; the top rocker, the bottom rocker, and the group or gang emblem in the middle. The two crescent shaped rockers display the name of the club on the top and the place or region of the group on the bottom. Sometimes the word M.C. is placed beside the emblem or rocker to note that it is a Motorcycle Club.

In 1947, the American Motorcycle Association stated that “99% of all of their members are law-abiding citizens and only 1% are Outlaw” following a violent incident in Hollister, California. This gave birth to the One Percenters or Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs. These clubs cut their one piece patches into three to distinguish themselves from the rest of the law-abiding groups. A diamond shaped 1% patch may also be worn with the three piece patch. To show that they are the outlawed 1%.

Biker patches may have a hundred meanings and their symbols can stand for anything. Usually, only bona fide members of the group truly know the meaning behind these emblems. Here are some common symbols and their meanings.

1% – as stated by the AMA, these are the unrecognized outlaw motorcycle groups.

13 – this is used to symbolize the letter M which may stand for several meanings including motorcycle, marijuana, methamphetamine, or a secret meaning only known to the members.

It may also mean “12 jurors and a judge” which symbolizes that they can be judged by nobody. We are our own judge and jurors.

9er – symbolizes that the biker has Native American blood since the 9th letter in the alphabet is I.

Ace of spades – this is a symbol for the bringer of death. It means the rider is willing to kill for the group. Or perhaps he has already.

Bad Influence – shows that the biker is a mad man.

DILLIGAF – this is an acronym for “Do I Look like I Give a F***”

FF – forever, forever is used with the group’s title in the beginning and end, as in the Hell’s Angels’ A.F.F.A. and the Sons of Silence’s S.F.F.S.

Flags – may be used to denote the group’s location or origin.

ITCOB. – this is an acronym for “I Took Care of Business”

MC or MCC- this is an acronym for “Motorcycle Cycle Club”

Men of Mayhem – badges or pins given to members who have killed in the name of the group.

Nomad – used on the bottom rocket denoting a person of no particular address. Only a few can truly live to this title.

Skull and Crossbones – the patch stands for “Respect Few, Fear None”. In some cases, the cross bones are replaced by swords.

It may also show that the member has killed someone for the group.

Swastika and Nazi symbols – these does not necessarily mean that the bikers are Nazi, rather, they show that they reject the rules of society.

Wings – these are usually used to show achievements. They may sometimes hold a sexual meaning but these are mostly believed to be jokes.

Red wings shows the biker had oral sex with a menstruating female.

Green wings shows the biker had sexual intercourse with a woman with a sexually transmitted disease.

Yellow wings shows the biker drank a woman’s urine.

Purple wings shows the biker had sexual intercourse with a corps

Patches may also show the position of a biker in the gang. This may include president, vice president, secretary and sergeant-at-arms. For outlaw groups, it can only be worn in the territory and has to be surrendered when the biker leaves the group.

No matter what the meaning, the patches are treated with honor and respect for it is a great privilege to have the right to wear the group’s emblem and call it their own.

Motorcycle Group Event Paired with Museum Exhibit in Quad Cities

157Get it all at the thirteenth annual Sturgis on the River motorcycle rally from June 14 16, 2007. This event in downtown Davenport, Iowa, is the largest gathering of motorcycles in the Midwest. The free event takes place along the Mississippi River on the showgrounds west of the Centennial Bridge, John O’Donnell stadium, and LeClaire Park. The showgrounds are located at 215 S. Marquette Street. All makes and models of motorcycles are welcome.

Join the Big Schwag from the Discovery Channels Monster Garage all weekend at Sturgis on the River as he is the emcee for the three-day event.

You and your group travel club can watch the motorcycle stunt shows of Ball of Steel featuring freestyle motocross and back flip finales. Visit the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall. The nation’s largest traveling Vietnam Memorial will be setup in LeClaire Park. In addition, it includes the Vietnam Remembered art collection of 90 original paintings by Norm Bergsma.

There are different rides scheduled for each night to see the most of the area from rides along the river, on the Great River Road, and through the countryside. Ride maps will be available that show attractions, casinos, and places to stop and get a bite to eat. Choose from a 4, 6, or 8 hour ride.

Enjoy powerhouse bands until midnight on all three nights! Sturgis on the River also features over 100 product vendor booths to help complete the perfect setting for a perfect weekend. General gate admission is $5.00 per person or FREE to motorcyclists who ride in.

The Quad Cities is a great group tour, student travel and sports group travel destination, located on the Mississippi River and is made up of the riverfront cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois. The area is just a 2-½ hour drive from Des Moines, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. It is easily accessible via I-80, I-74, I-88 and several major state highways.