The Motorcycle Clubs do, and they care a lot.
A friend of mine relates a story about riding through a well-known Motorcycle Club's area wearing a vest with a large backpatch for his riding club.Â He stopped at a popular restaurant for motorcyclists and was approached by several members of this Motorcycle Club.
Mistake one:Â He was posturing.
Mistake two:Â He insisted on callingÂ them "Bro" despite being asked not to.
Mistake three: He insisted that his riding club back patch was the same as theirs, despite the fact that he bought his patch and they earned their's.
Result:Â They forcibly removed his vest, cut the patch off, and "escorted" him away, with some physical intimidation.
He admits acting like an asshole, and that they were initially just asking him questions, and he wanted to be a tough guy.
Most of us don't ride with clubs, nor do we hang in circles where we run across members of Motorcycle Clubs.Â However, in the spirit of education, thisÂ website was put together to prevent problems like the one my friend experienced.
It makes an interesting read, and it provides some important perspective for a segment of the motorcycle community that is little understood by outsiders.
If you do ride occasionally with or among Motorcycle Clubs, remember that respect given is usually respect received.Â This is true with many other things in life, but particularly true with these groups.
Happy reading and learning!