3 Of The Most Famous Biker Gangs

depositphotos_1938507_s-2015Who are the most famous biker gangs? There are many. Here are a few of them.

1. Outlaws- One of the oldest biker gangs in the world are the Outlaws, which was founded in 1935 in McCook, Illinois. There’s two criteria to join the Outlaws, with one being that you have to be a make and you have to own an American-made motorcycle that is of a certain size. As of now, there are around 2,000 members in the Outlaws and they have 48 chapters in 23 states.

2. The Hells Angles- Perhaps the most famous biker gang of all are the Hells Angels, which was founded in 1948, making them one of the oldest motorcycle gangs in the world. The gang was started in the state of California and today there are around 2,500 members. The gang has a ruthless reputation and are thought to be the most feared motorcycle gang in the world and they have strict membership requirements.

3. The Bandidos- This motorcycle gang is also one of the most famous and it was started by Don Chambers in 1966. There are over 4,000 members in the gang and they are spread out among 210 chapters in 22 countries. Chambers started the gang in Houston, Texas and he named it the Bandidos to honor the Mexican bandits who had their own rules they lived by. Chambers recruited members from local biker bars in Houston, as well as the areas of San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Galveston.

In the early 70’s, the Bandidos had over 100 members. Many of them were Vietnam War veterans. Also, the motorcycle club’s motto is “we’re the people your parents warned you about”.

Those are only a handful of motorcycle gangs, but they are the most famous. They are known around the world. Now you know who the most famous biker gangs are.