25 Famous Motorcycle Clubs in Virginia! (ACTIVE in 2022)

If you have a favorite hobby, chances are that you are enjoying it with a bunch of other folks in a club!

The same goes for motorcycles. Riding is a part of life and great joy for motorcycle enthusiasts (yes, count me in). To belong to a motorcycle club and ride with your buddies is an unparalleled feeling.

According to iihs.org, Virginia had over 188,000 motorcycles registered in the state in 2021. So, it comes as no surprise that the state has many motorcycle clubs and biker bars. 

Some famous clubs include Strength & Honor MC, and the National Association Of Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Motorcycle Club (which has many chapters). Other clubs include the Cruiser Club U.S.A. Chapter 08, and Richmond Riders Motorcycle Club.

Here is a list of famous Motorcycle Clubs in Virginia

Motorcycle Clubs in Virginia cater to a wide variety of motorcyclists. So, if you are looking to join one with a specific demographic in mind, it shouldn’t be that hard. 

1. Buffalo Soldiers MC

Buffalo Solider MC Logo
Buffalo MC Patch
  • Founded: In 1993.
  • About: It is the world’s most prominent African American motorcycle club. The club is named for the historic African-American United States Army regiments known as Buffalo Soldiers. It is also known as the National Association Of Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Motorcycle Club (NABSTMC). 

    It is a community-focused organization that works to help society by feeding the homeless and mentoring youth. The club includes African-American men and women who are primarily in military service (active-duty and retired). They also welcome law enforcement personnel and professionals. Members of all other races and ethnic groups are also welcome to join. 

    The club’s official website states, “we are not a 1% club and we claim no territory.

Some of the NABSTMC’s most significant chapters in Virginia and their contact details 

Buffalo Soldiers MC of Central Virginia. 

Buffalo Soldiers MC Of Southside Virginia 

Other chapters of the NABSTMC in Virginia 

Buffalo Soldiers MC of Virginia 

Buffalo Soldiers MC of Northern Virginia 

Buffalo Troopers MC of Richmond, Virginia

Buffalo Soldiers MC of Hampton Roads, Virginia 

Buffalo Soldiers MC of Roanoke, Virginia


Strength & Honour MC Patch

2. Strength & Honor MC, Virginia

  • Founded: In 2005.
  • About: Strength and Honor Motorcycle Club (SHMC) is a registered non-profit organization. It was founded as a law enforcement motorcycle club (LEMC).
    Its members are cruiser bike riders. It is based in Virginia but has 16 active Chapters nationwide.

    The club’s primary mission is to assist the families of fallen public safety personnel and military veterans. They do this via grants and scholarships funded by private donations and sponsorships.

    This is not a 1% motorcycle club.

3. Cruiser Club U.S.A. Chapter 08

Cruiser Club MC
  • Founded: Cruiser Club U.S.A. was founded in 1988.
  • About: This club has chapters all over the U.S. It welcomes riders of all skill levels and all makes of motorcycles and motor-trikes to enjoy a family riding experience.

    This is not a 1% motorcycle club.

Cruiser Club U.S.A, The Virginia Chapter (Chapter 08)

  • Founded: In 2008.
  • About: It is a social club that welcomes all types of motorcycle riders. The club meets at the Shenandoah Valley below the Blue Ridge mountains.

4. Stilettos on Steel Female Riders Group

Stilettos On Steel MC Patch

  • Founded: In 2010 in Madison, WI. 
  • About: Stilettos on Steel Female Riders Group, L.L.C. is a female-owned business. It provides membership and networking services to female motorcycle riders all across the United States. 
    Their driving desire is to help women who dream of riding take the next step to become motorcycle riders. 

    It is not a non-profit or charity organization, but the club does donate to causes important to its members.

         This is not a 1% motorcycle club.


Stilettos on Steel Female Riders Group, Southside Virginia Chapter, VA


5. Richmond Riders Motorcycle Club, Richmond, VA

Richmond Riders
  • Founded: In 1993 in Virginia. 
  • About: The club comprises a diverse group of dedicated motorcycle enthusiasts from Central Virginia. It welcomes riders of both 2 and 3-wheeled bikes/trikes

    The club has two primary focuses, motorcycle safety & education and supporting charities. The Richmond Riders is a strong supporter of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride for Kids program and have been for over 20 years.

    This is not a 1% motorcycle club.

6. Twin Valley Riders

Twin Valley Riders
  • Founded: In 1998.
  • About: Twin Valley Riders is the motorcycle club for sport-touring enthusiasts of the Roanoke and New River Valleys of Southwest Virginia.

    The club organizes the Annual Twin Valley Rally. This is an annual motorcycle rally for the motorcycle community to come together and enjoy the sights with good food, music, and fun events. 

    This is not a 1% motorcycle club.

7. The Fellas MC, Virginia

The Fellas Logo MC
The Fellas MC
  • Founded: In 2009 in Virginia.
  • About: This is a riding club for all types of motorcycle riders of any skill level. 

    Its mission is to establish and maintain a spirit of comradeship and esprit de corps that will enhance the prestige of all motorcycle riders. The club also encourages ongoing rider education and skills development.

    This is not a 1% motorcycle club.

8. Expendables Motorcycle Club

The Expendables MC
The Expendables MC Patch

  • About: The club is comprised of federal, state, and local police, military, fire, E.M.S., and corrections (both current and former). It has chapters all over the U.S. 
    The Virginia chapter is called the Expendables MC Tidewater Virginia Chapter. It organizes fundraisers for charitable causes such as Rise against Hunger. 

    This is not a 1% motorcycle club and claims no territory.

9. Guilty Ones MC Northern, VA

The Guilty Ones MC
The Guilty Ones MC
  • Founded: In 2005 in Manassas, VA.
  • About: The club considers itself to be a traditional MC because the members follow protocol and carry the same values that the MC culture was founded on.

    The club organizes charitable events, such as Christmas parties, to organize money and toy donations for children. 

    They are not a 1% club or a support club and claim no territory. 

10. Virginia Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association

  • Founded: In 2007.
  • About: It is an association of combat veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who ride motorcycles as a hobby. 

    Its mission is to support and defend those who have defended the country and its freedoms. They focus primarily on veterans’ rights and helping out in veteran care facilities.

    The organization is a part of the country-wide organization, the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA).

    This is not a 1% motorcycle club.

11. Northern Virginia Spyder Ryders Motorcycle Club

Northern Virginia Spyder Riders
Northern Virginia Spyder Riders Patch
  • About: The mission of the club is to promote the enjoyment and safe riding of Can-Am Spyders (3-wheeled machines or touring bikes), Rykers, and group riding. The club is open to all. 

    It encourages safe, responsible, and fun motorcycle riding together with others with similar interests. 

    This is not a 1% motorcycle club.

12. Prophecy MC Northern VA

Prophecy MC
Prophecy Mc
  • Founded: Originally founded in Beaufort, S.C., in the year 2000.
  • About: Their purpose is to provide an organized and wholesome riding experience that will benefit club members, their families, friends, and the community.

The Virginia Chapter of Prophecy MC

  • Founded: The Northern Virginia (Mother Chapter) was founded in 2002.
  • About: The club regularly organizes events to benefit the community. It includes organizing charity golf tournaments to support the Wounded Warrior (W.W.P.) and Prostate Cancer Fund (PCF). 

    This is not a 1% motorcycle club.

 13. U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club

U.S. Military Vets MC
U.S. Military Vets
  • Founded: in 1987 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 
  • About: It is a non-profit organization. The club is for qualified military veterans who are motorcycle riders. It offers brotherhood and an opportunity to establish relationships with other military veterans of the United States.

    The USMVMC is an independent, three-piece patch Motorcycle Club. By definition, an “outlaw” motorcycle club is a club that is NOT chartered by the American Motorcyclist Association (A.M.A.). They say that they are NOT chartered by the A.M.A.

    This is not a 1% club.

Virginia has many chapters. They include the following.

U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club, Virginia State Chapter

U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club, South Virginia Chapter “The Outpost”

        US Military Vets Motorcycle Club, Leesburg Virginia 


14. Tidewater H.O.G. Chapter #5344

Tidewaters MC Patch
Tidewater H.O.G
  • Founded: In 1986.
  • About: Tidewater Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) is a social riding club for owners of Harley bikes. From 1-day rides to cross-country trips, their goal is to ride and have fun. 

    This is not a 1% motorcycle club.

15. Boneshakers Social Club

Boneshakers MC
Boneshakers Social
  • About: Boneshakers Social Club is a 501c3 non-profit charity organization established for like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts. Their aim is to have an organization made up of a wide range of people dedicated to serving the “Biker” community. 

    The Boneshakers club’s leading charity is Bikes for Tykes.

    This is not a 1% motorcycle club.

16. Brothers-In-Arms (BIAMC) MC

Brothers in Arms MC
Brothers in Arms MC
  • Founded: In 2002.
  • About: The Brothers-In-Arms Motorcycle Club (BIAMC) is an all-veterans club with members from all 5 Services.

    The aim of the club is to support the members of the U.S. Armed Forces, past and present, and to share the love of motorcycling. It also promotes charitable causes that benefit the military, past and present and the community. 

    The club is open to all Active Duty personnel, Drilling Reservists and National Guardsmen, Military Retirees, and Veterans (with an honorable discharge). 

    Members must ride cruiser-type motorcycles of 650cc engines or greater.

    The Brothers-In-Arms MC is a non-territorial, neutral club, non 1% club.

Yorktown, Virginia Chapter

  • Founded: The Yorktown Chapter of BIAMC in Virginia was chartered in July 2008. 
  • About: Every April, they co-host an event that supports different veterans-based causes. Every October, they also host an event to support the Missing In America Project.

17. Iron Order MC – Bristol, Virginia

Iron Order MC
  • Founded: In Jefferson, Indiana, in 2004. 
  • About: Iron Order MC is one of the largest and fastest-growing motorcycle clubs in the world. They are technically not a one-percenter motorcycle club but embrace the traditions of outlaw motorcycle gangs (O.M.G.).

Virginia Chapter of Iron Order MC

  • Founded: In 2009 in Big Stone Gap.
  • About: Iron Order MC, Bristol, Virginia, is a charter club of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club. It is also known as the Hillbilly Crew. 

    The chapter is active in the surrounding communities. It tries to make a positive impact through charitable fundraising rides and supporting local businesses and events.

18. Alternative MC, Viriginia

Alternative MC
Alternative MC
  • Founded: In 1994.
  • About: Alternative Motorcycle Club is a National Clean and Sober club comprised of recovering addicts and alcoholics. Alternative MC follows the principles set forth in both A.A. (Alcoholics Anonymous) and N.A. (Narcotics Anonymous).

    It is a family-orientated club that has fun riding and is proud of being clean and sober.

    Their mission is to carry the message of sobriety to those in the biker community and to show people that they can still enjoy life sober.

    This is not a 1% motorcycle club.

The Virginia Chapter of Alternative MC

Its Virginia chapter is based in Shenandoah, Virginia.


19. Leathernecks Nation MC

Leathernecks MC
Leathernecks MC Patch
  • About: The Leathernecks Motorcycle Club is a family-orientated, law-abiding club. It consists of active and retired duty marines and F.M.F. corpsmen. They also welcome people who work in law enforcement and other professions.

    The club promotes the love of motorcycle riding and the love of military services.

    This is not a 1% motorcycle club, nor is it an outlaw motorcycle gang.

Leathernecks Nation MC has two chapters in Virginia. 

Leathernecks Nation MC – V.A. Chesty Puller Chapter

  • About: The club is dedicated to supporting Veterans, Marine Corps-related functions, and charitable veterans organizations. It also aims to keep POW/MIA awareness alive. 

Leathernecks Nation MC – Hatchcock Chapter

  • About: The LNMC Hathcock Chapter is comprised of Marines and F.M.F. Corpsman. Our members are from Central and Southern Virginia. They support veterans’ organizations and causes. All cruiser-style bikes are welcome, but American is preferred. 

20. League Of Riders Motorcycle Club

League of Riders MC
League of Riders MC
  • Founded: The League Of Riders Motorcycle Club was first established in Ohio.
  • About: Initially, its membership was open only to law enforcement personnel. But due to high interest from other people, now the club is open to all.

    The club promotes the love of motorcycle riding and the spirit of brotherhood. All motorcycle types with a 500cc engine or higher are accepted for membership.

    The motorcycle must also be able to maintain highway speeds.

    This is not a 1% motorcycle club.

Here are the details of two chapters of the League Of Riders Motorcycle Club in Virginia. 

League Of Riders Motorcycle Club Virginia 

League Of Riders Motorcycle Club West Virginia 


21. Virginia Patriot Guard Motorcycle Club

Virginia Patriot MC
  • About: Virginia Patriot Guard is the Virginia-based arm of the Patriot Guard Riders National organization. Members of the Virginia Patriot Guard are all members of the parent organization.

    Virginia Patriot Guard is a diverse group of riders and individuals who respect and honor all members of the armed forces of the U.S. It also welcomes new members who do not ride motorcycles, those who are not veterans, and those who come from different states. 

    Their primary mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. They also make supportive visits to V.A. Medical Centers and Virginia State Veterans Homes.

    This is not a 1% motorcycle club.

22. Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club Chapter 48

Green Knights MC
Green Knights MC
  • Founded: In 2000 in New Jersey.
  • About: Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club is a non-profit international organization of Military Motorcycle Riders. It is made up of military and Department of Defense motorcycle riders with more than 100 chapters worldwide.

    This is not a 1% motorcycle club.

Virginia Chapter of the Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club


23. Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club

Red Knights Motorcycle Club
Red Knights Motorcycle Club
  • About: The Club is a club for members of the fire service and their families who enjoy riding motorcycles. The club has over 300 chapters in the U.S. and other countries. 

    Membership is open to ALL firefighters & E.M.S., active or retired, volunteer, or industrial. Spouses, members, children, and boys/girlfriends are also welcome as Social Members.

    This is not a 1% motorcycle club.

Virginia has 19 chapters. Here are some of their details.

Red Knights MC Virginia Chapter 1

  • About: Located in Richmond.

Red Knights MC Virginia Chapter 2

  • About: Located in Suffolk.

Red Knights Virginia 8 Motorcycle Club 

  • Founded: It was founded in 2007 and is based in Colonial Heights. 

24. Illusions Motorcycle Club

Illusions Motorcycle Club
Illusions Motorcycle Club
  • Founded: In 1995 in Virginia.
  • About: The Illusions Motorcycle Club of Virginia is a traditional Motorcycle Club. They are an independent MC and honor all traditions of old-school motorcycle clubs.

    Every year, they hold fundraisers and special events for various charities and local communities.

    For example, this year in May, the club raised more than $2,400 for Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue at its Poker Run benefit event. 

    This is not a 1% motorcycle club. They do not engage in any illegal activities and will not tolerate them in the club. 

25. Warrior Brotherhood MC

Warrior Brotherhood MC
Warrior Brotherhood MC
  • About: The Warrior Brotherhood Motorcycle Club is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. It is a “veterans helping veterans” motorcycle club. 

    Its mission is to raise awareness of the needs of veterans. They also promote a strong sense of pride and mutual support among military veterans. 

    This is not a 1% motorcycle club. 

Warrior Brotherhood MC has two chapters in Virginia. 

Warrior Brotherhood Veterans MC VA Chapter A

Warrior Brotherhood MC SOVA Chapter 


Conclusion

Of course, there are many more motorcycle clubs in Virginia. You may have heard of famous ones such as Hells Angels and Pagans. They have chapters all over the country, including Virginia. 

However, they are known to be Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (O.M.G.). They have historically been known to be involved in criminal activity and organized crime. Not sure you are looking to be part of the 

Most of us like the feeling of belonging to a community. And that’s what motorcycle or riding clubs are there for. So, try to choose the right type of club for you. It can change your whole outlook on riding and, in the process, make many new friends.  

Footnotes:

1% club: The genesis of this phrase dates back to the famous 1947 Hollister riot. Allegedly, the A.M.A. (American Motorcycle Association) had commented that 99% of motorcycle riders were citizens who conformed to the law and that only 1% were outlaws (not to be confused with Outlaws Motorcycle Club).

Many motorcycle clubs that have been associated with organized crime and have had run-ins with law enforcement agencies use the 1% diamond patch and are commonly referred to as the one percenter motorcycle club (also called an outlaw biker group); More about this here. Some famous 1% clubs are Outlaws MC (a very dominant club), Hells Angels (the leading rival group of the Outlaws), Pagan Motorcycle Club, and Black Pistons MC. The motorcycle subculture in Florida has seen various gangs over the years.

MC (Motorcycle Club): The term Motorcycle Club (MC) does carry a meaning outside and beyond the usual English definition of it. It is a popular term in the Outlaw and 1% motorcycling subculture, where it is often used by motorcycling clubs that have had a history of organized crime. Such clubs (M.C.s) usually denote these by wearing what are called colors — essentially a 3-piece patchwork.

However, not all motorcycling clubs that use the term MC are necessarily Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs or 1% clubs. But it wouldn’t be wrong to say that all dangerous biker gangs are one percenters.

Harleys: It goes with saying that most riders in various clubs swear by their Harley Davidson Motorcycle or a custom chopper. Harley David Motorcycles enjoy disproportionately high popularity among MC riders who, in mainstream culture, are known to promote the use of cruiser motorcycles.

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