Motorcycle Social Clubs, Riding Groups & Owners Groups: Are They for You?

Diana Green Lady (Princess) Biker

Having a good experience with any club or owner’s group is like finding a great husband.   It’s got to be a good match.   

I have heard people say that clubs are not for them for many reasons. Some complain the clubs only take quick trips around the corner.  Some complain the lead riders go too fast or too slow.  Some complain that they don’t see where their dues are going. And others feel like outsiders in the group. On the other hand, I know many people who enjoy their club experiences.

The fact of the matter is that whenever you have a large group you will never be able to please everyone.  There are bound to be sub-interests within the group.  But that is okay.  Also, you will always feel like an outsider until you make yourself a part of the group.  I suggest you volunteer to hold a position with the club such as webmaster, photographer, or whatever!  Find yourself a niche within the group and you will likely find it to be a wonderful experience.  If you cannot accomplish that, then you probably hooked up with the wrong club!  It is like a marriage—you have to do a little work to find the right fit, and even when you do it takes effort to keep it going successfully. [Read more →]