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Getting Involved In The Biker Community


Jake T · January 24, 2024

Getting Involved In The Biker Community: Groups, Clubs, & Ride Outs

Embarking on the journey of motorcycling is not just about the open road and the wind in your hair; it's also about the vibrant and welcoming biker community that comes with it. Once you've passed your CBT, getting involved in the biker community can be a fantastic way to meet like-minded individuals, learn new skills, and embark on unforgettable adventures. 

In this article, we'll explore various ways new riders can immerse themselves in the world of the biker community, from joining clubs to participating in thrilling ride outs.

Finding the Right Motorcycle Group or Club

The first step in becoming part of the biker community is finding a group or club that aligns with your interests and riding style. Whether you're into cruisers, sportbikes, or adventure touring, there's a club/group out there for you. Local motorcycle clubs often organize regular meet-ups, events, and rides, providing the perfect opportunity to make new friends and share experiences. Social media groups, and motorcycle forums are excellent resources for finding and connecting with clubs in your area.

Attend Bike Nights and Events

Bike nights and events are popular gatherings in the biker community, providing an informal setting for riders to socialise and showcase their bikes. Many cities and towns host regular bike nights at local pubs or biker hangouts. Attending these events not only allows you to connect with fellow riders but also gives you the chance to check out a diverse range of motorcycles and share tips and stories with seasoned bikers. Check out a whole host of fantastic moto events throughout the year here.

Participate in Charity Rides

Many motorcycle clubs and groups organize charity rides, combining the thrill of riding with the opportunity to contribute to a good cause. Participating in charity rides not only allows you to give back to the community but also fosters a sense of camaraderie among riders. Keep an eye out for local charity rides and events, as they are excellent opportunities to bond with other bikers while making a positive impact. We love taking part in the Distinguished Gentlemans Ride every year, so we highly recommend starting out here. 

Join Online Riding Communities

In addition to local clubs and events, there is a vast online biker community that welcomes riders from all backgrounds. Platforms like social media groups, forums, and dedicated biker websites provide a space for riders to share experiences, seek advice, and plan meet-ups. Engaging in online communities is a great way to connect with riders beyond your immediate geographical location and gain insights into the broader biker culture. Join our own New and Beginner Riders UK and getting chatting to a wide community of riders across the country. 

Plan and Join Ride Outs

Why not organise your own ride out? Firstly, plan your route thoughtfully, consider scenic spots and pit stops for breaks to enhance the overall experience. Communicate clearly about the meet-up points and time, allowing everyone to sync up smoothly. 

Don't hesitate to gather a mix of riders, including fellow beginners, as this can foster a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. Embrace the planning process and be flexible, understanding that unforeseen challenges might arise. Remember, the joy of sharing the open road with a community of riders will outweigh any initial nerves.

Here are just a few organisation that would be worth checking out if you're new to riding MAG, IAM, TRF or why not sign up to our newsletter for all the latest tips and information.

Getting involved in the biker community as a new rider is a thrilling and rewarding experience. Whether you choose to join a local club, attend bike nights, participate in charity rides, engage in online communities, or embark on ride outs, you'll find a welcoming community eager to share the passion for two-wheel adventures. So, gear up, hit the road, and embrace the camaraderie of the UK biker community – it's a ride you won't forget!

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