The thrill, adventure, and sense of freedom that come with riding a motorcycle are enjoyed by people from many walks of life. Some people find that riding develops into a meaningful enough passion to think about joining a motorcycle club. There are many riding groups and clubs out there, so before thinking about joining a specific motorcycle club, make sure to do your research beforehand.
All that being said, the majority of clubs are made up of polite, law-abiding people who just want to be a part of a group and share their enthusiasm for riding; the trick is selecting the appropriate one for you. At the end of the day, there are indeed a good number of benefits when it comes to joining a motorcycle club or riding group. Provided that the group or club you’re looking to join is composed of responsible and safe riders, then chances are you’re making a good decision that will benefit your newfound riding career down the road.
Learn proper motorcycle etiquette
Without adhering to strict rules and a code of conduct, no motorcycle group can continue to exist and ride safely. Being a group member requires you to put aside your individual biases, think like a member of the group, and appreciate everyone's viewpoint. Simply said, engaging in that conduct instills in you a feeling of accountability and cultivates your discipline, which you then apply to other facets of your life. It's a feeling of discipline that is self-imposed out of a shared passion for freedom and two wheels rather than out of a fear of rejection or being left out.
Expand your social horizons
Being part of a motorcycle group opens doors for you when it comes to your social life. If you’re single and ready to mingle, who knows, maybe your soulmate is a two-wheel-loving, like-minded individual as yourself. Furthermore, being part of a motorcycle club allows you to build connections to people in multiple industries. Doctors, lawyers, businessmen, and all sorts of other professionals engage in motorcycle riding as a leisure activity, and expanding your social horizons to learn more about people from all walks of life is undeniably a good thing.
There’s strength in numbers
It should go without saying that group riding is often far safer than solo riding. It's comforting to know that in the event that things don't go as planned, you won't have to rely on the goodwill of strangers since your fellow motorcyclists will look out for you just as you do for them. When you ride in a group, each person in the group becomes an extension of you, and you treat them all as your own.
Learn more about all sorts of bikes
We all love our bikes, but every now and then we come across a two wheeled machine that we’d like to experience for the first time. Being part of a motorcycle group gives you the opportunity to do just that. Most of the time, motorcycle groups, especially those with big bikes, are composed of a variety of riders with a vast selection of rides. Chances are you have a cool bike yourself, too. Being part of a group or club allows you to share your experiences with others, and theirs with you, opening doors to new bikes—sometimes budol purchases, but mostly memorable experiences.