FAQs

What does the M.C. stand for?

The MC stands for Motorcycle Club. The fact of the matter is, it’s a Motorcycle Club, not a gang.

What does 81 stand for?

It’s a metonym. It stands for the 8th letter of the alphabet which is an H, and the 1st letter of the alphabet which is an A, HA = Hells Angels.

What does Red & White stand for?

Another metonym, Red & White are the Club’s colors. Red letters on a White background.

How do I join the Hells Angels?

As the saying goes, If you have to ask the question, you probably won’t understand the answer. The key words are Motorcycle Club, which means they are true motorcycle enthusiasts and their motorcycle is their primary means of transportation. On the average a club member will ride 20,000 mile plus a year, and this means rain, snow, or sunshine. Each Charter varies in their requirement, but if you’re really interested you should talk to a member in your area. And if you have to ask where the nearest Charter is to you….you aren’t ready to join a Motorcycle Club.

Isn’t the apostrophe missing in Hells Angels?

Should the Hells in Hells Angels have an apostrophe, and be Hell’s Angels? That would be true if there was only one Hell, but life & history has taught us that there are many versions and forms of Hell.

How do I start a Hells Angels charter?

Another If you have to ask, you won’t understand the answer. Motorcycle Clubs consist of a group of people who have ridden together for years, live in the same community, are known by the community, have runs to raise money for local charities, and are a brotherhood. It’s Motorcycle Club as opposed to an association such as Harley Owners Group, or Goldwing Riders, which allow anyone to join as long as they have a Harley or Goldwing. Not to say associations are better or worse, just different; they don’t ride 20,000+ a year together, or know each other as well as you know your family, which is what a Motorcycle Club is about. If you’re already in a Motorcycle Club you know how to start a Hells Angels Charter in your area, and if you’re not…well, that’s probably why you asked the question in the first place.

Can I wear and purchase Club Support items?

Many people think that you have to own a Harley to wear or display Club Support merchandise, but it’s not true. Your purchases show that you support The Club’s philosophy of being free, and it also helps the Charter put on runs and events that riders of all makes of motorcycles and even those who don’t own a bike at all enjoy.

Are there retired or undercover Hells Angels?

There is no such thing as a retired or undercover Hells Angels member & never has been! There are a few of our brothers who cannot associate with us due to our govt. and their parole stipulations.

Do you know my uncle? He might be a Hells Angel

We don’t answer questions about members.