A few notorious motorcycle club names include Hells Angels, Bandidos, Sons of Silence, Outlaws and Mongols. Some nonviolent motorcycle club names are Flaming Knights, LA Deuces, Original Route 66, Rolling Thunder, Sacred Bones Society, Steel Horses, Untouchables, Freedom Riders, Gunfighters, Law Dawgs and Iron Crew Law Enforcement. Many of these motorcycle clubs have "MC" in their names to abbreviate "motorcycle club."
Hells Angels Motorcycle Club has between 2,000 and 2,500 members among 230 chapters in 24 countries as of 2014. In the United States alone, the Department of Justice estimates the group has 800 members in 27 states.
The Mongols' territory stretches along the Pacific Coast of the United States to the Southwest. Many of the Mongols are Hispanics from the Los Angeles area.
The Freedom Riders group is technically a charity and not a motorcycle club, but the aim of the organization is to honor American military service members, first responders and their families by riding in funeral processions of fallen heroes. The Freedom Riders is a national organization with several local chapters.
Steel Horses MC is based in Brooklyn, N.Y. The club touts itself as one of the premier motorcycle clubs in the United States. Many of the motorcycles in this club feature fast, lightweight machines that cruise the streets of New York.