The Hells Angels are perhaps the most well-known riding club in the world. Their ‘death’s head insignia,’ which is a reference to previous San Francisco charter president Frank Salidek, makes them stand out of the crowd. Chapters may be found all over the world, making them both strong and recognized.
The Angels, on the other hand, are not without dispute. Some of its members have been involved in illegal activities, leading to a variety of misconceptions about them. The Netherlands was the first and only nation to officially ban the organization, but Germany has outlawed local chapters but not the whole organization. In order to maintain their membership, members must follow a set of regulations. Continue reading to learn more about what it takes to become a member of this exclusive group.
The Entire Gang Stops for the Cops
It is customary for the whole gang to pull over whenever the police stop one member. This may be seen as a symbol of intimidation, but it also demonstrates the group’s unity. You can not mess with one Angel without dealing with the whole group. That is not a situation you want to find yourself in.
You Must Be Voted In
Before becoming a full-fledged member, a person must go through many stages of membership. However, the other members must vote in the individual to go to the final phase. The whole process may take many years, so if you want to be elected at the finale, make sure you are on friendly terms with your groupmates.
For The Men Only
There are no female members allowed in Hells Angel. This hard and fast regulation applies to all Angels, not just certain charters. Any women who join the organization as wives or girlfriends should be concerned with the level of devotion to the Hells Angels.
It is not a little commitment, as we have already said. Women are sometimes discouraged from joining the club and do not have the same status privileges as their male companions.
Never taking advantage of a lady is part of their stringent code of ethics. That is correct; even though the club has a men-only membership rule, treating women with respect is fundamental to the group’s basic ethic, and breaches of this rule are punished with severe retaliation.
There were a lot of tales in the 1980s and 1990s about women being handed around for a packet of cigarettes and being abducted against their will, but they were all false. A lady will not be engaged if permission is not obtained.
Don’t Wear Hells Angels Products If They Do Not Give It
We are sure you have seen items that appear like it may have come straight from the Hells Angels. However, the club has a strong no impersonation rule, so do not try to wear it to look yourself as one of the lads unless they gifted it to you or sold it to you. You must earn your stuff.
You are Only Allowed To Ride A Harley
Considering that it is a motorcycle club, it is not strange that owning a motorbike is one of the prerequisites. It is not just any bike, however. It seems that riding a Harley Davidson is a tradition among the members. Other brands, on the other hand, are allowed. Buell, which Harley Davidson owns, is one among them.
Members Do Not Talk With Media
The Hells Angels are the most well-known motorcycle club all around the globe, but not because they communicate with the media. In reality, it is the polar opposite! This ensures the club’s security and helps members to avoid gossiping about other members.
Talking to thethings about any element of club life is strongly prohibited and against club regulations, and that is why finding actual, authentic news about the club is so difficult. You have spent so long with your brothers to get the membership, and hopefully, you would not want to breach the rules to get disqualified from the club.
The Ride in a Specific Sequence
You have probably noticed how well-organized Angels members are if you have ever seen them riding along the street. The bikers travel in a certain sequence that denotes seniority. The president and road captain are normally in the head of the formation, while prospects are usually towards the rear.
You Can’t Work For A Law Enforcement
You already know that the club has had some history with law enforcement. Therefore, it is no wonder that joining the club is strictly prohibited for police officers or any other form of law enforcement. It also works in reverse. Anyone in a position of power who tries to hang out is urged to leave immediately.
This does not imply that you have done anything wrong. However, you would have to be a moron and not see that the Angels break the law on occasion. All law enforcement is strictly forbidden to protect them and prevent a conflict of interest.
Plan On Riding Your Bike For The Rest Of Your Life
It is no wonder that Angels devote more time on the streets than at residence, considering that they are a motorcycle club. According to some figures, participants ride an average of 20,000 kilometres each year. So, if you do not believe you will be able to keep up with this hard lifestyle, membership may not be right for you.
Patches of Value
The more patches a member earns, the higher their rank in the club. These patches demonstrate their commitment to the club – the sweat, blood, and emotions they have poured into it in order to make it wonderful and aid others.
Infact these patches are considered sacrosanct, and members have been known to reject medical care if it required cutting through one.
Attend All of the Meetings
Failure to attend rallies, meetings, or any other club function is considered disrespectful to show a lack of interest in the group.
This may seem self-evident, but it is a simple approach to assess a prospective member’s commitment. If a hang-around is not ready to put in the effort now, when they are on their best behavior, it is a strong indication to the club that they will not be able to make it as a full member.
Member For Ever
By the time a prospective member joins, they have known the other members for years – maybe from their days as a hang-around. It is equivalent to adopting additional family members. There is no way to get out of the club except to be booted out.
When a member passes away, the whole charter gathers in honor of their fallen brother. You are genuinely getting a family when you join the Angels. It is no surprise that prospects and hang-around try so hard to get in.