The Biker’s Code

The Commandments:

You are a biker, a modern-day knight of the road.
Protect the weak, walk tall and stand proud.
Your word is your bond. Stick to your guns. Don’t take any shit. Life is not a drill. Now go forth and ride.
When in doubt, ride . . . . . . . .

That’s what we do . . . ride. If you want to ride around in a Day-Go Goa T-shirt and flip-flops, do it, but if you intend to look like a twat, at least don’t act like one.

These commandments are just a few of the broad strokes,
there is a lot more to being a biker than buying a bike.
If you just buy a bike, you are a motorcyclist.

Being a biker is a way of life, a proud way of life we hold in high regard with a burning passion for the open highway

Explanation of
The Commandments

All bikers share a common bond, an unspoken code of ethics and behavior that transcends words and is built on actions.

We are a breed unto ourselves with no union, no support group, and in many cases, no family ( other than this one ). We have to make it in the world on our own, against all rules, against mainstream society, and against the odds.

We survive and prosper because of the Biker Code and we never take shit from anybody.

Take heed, brothers and sisters, for this Code is a hallowed one, filled with honour and loyalty, the likes of which have not been seen since the days of knighthood.

Don’t take any shit. Be kind to women, children and animals, but don’t take any bullshit. This is an essential part of being a biker. It has to do with respect and honour. Anyone can be a quick-tempered fool. Stay cool, stand tall and back up what you say with actions.

Never lie, cheat or steal. In other words always tell the truth. Bikers are always portrayed as the nasty bad guys, but every real biker knows that his word is his bond. Your word is all you have in this life that is truly yours. Guard it carefully and be noble, for you are a true knight of the road.

Don’t snitch. If you see a wrong, fight it yourself. If you are worth anything, you will take care of problems yourself and never feel the need to snitch someone off. This does not mean you should hesitate to ask for help if you feel you need it. Snitches are the lowest life forms on earth, on the same level with biker thieves.

Don’t Whine. Absolutely no one likes or respects a whiner. “Hold your mud”. In other words most of life’s little inconveniences work themselves out whether you whine or not. Keep your chin up! You are a biker, not a maggot . . . . .

Never say die and never give up. Whether in a fight, a debate, or a business deal, no matter how bad it gets, a biker never gives up.

Help others. When a brother or sister is broken down by the side of the road, always stop and help them. Even moral support, if that is all you can give, is better than riding on by. Remember life is about the journey, not getting there. You are already there. And don’t just help bikers, show the world that we are better than our image portrays us. Courtesy costs you nothing and gives you everything.

Our integrity is of utmost importance. Stick to your guns. Do what you say you will do. Be there when you say you will. This shows you stand for something. Remember you represent bikers.

Life is not a drill. It is not a dress rehearsal. This is all the life there is, go out and take big bites of it. You’ve got no time to lose and bikers don’t stand around waiting for the party to come to them. You only go around once. Tomorrow you could be road kill, thanks to some hammered old biddy at the wheel of her Mercedes. Live life now, make the most of each moment.

Being part of a ‘family’ that respects and lives by this code does not give you the right to utilise this to glorify yourself or intimidate others.
(Unless they try to intimidate you or any member of your ‘family’)

Remember YOU represent your brothers and sisters . . . . . .


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