What Is the Outcast Motorcycle Club?

The Outcast Motorcycle Club is the oldest outlaw motorcycle gang with an all-black membership in the United States. The first chapter was formed in Detroit, Mich., in 1969, and there are currently active clubs in 30 states across the country.

As an outlaw club, the Outcasts are not sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association and are not obligated to follow the AMA’s rules. Instead, the Outcasts have their own code of conduct and chain of command, which is set at the level of the mother chapter, located in Detroit. The Outcast’s logo is a skull in profile over an iron cross.