Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is the difference between an MC and an RC?
Answer: An MC is a brotherhood of bikers that are usually identified by a 3 or 2 piece back patch. There is typically a location identified on the bottom patch (rocker). An MC patch is earned rather than purchased. Most MC's require members to own an American made bike. An RC is a riding club. They are usually identified by a 1 piece back patch without a location identified. RC's are non-territorial and may or may not be associated with the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). Typically an RC patch is purchased rather than earned.

Question: What does your patch signify?
Answer: First thing to understand is that it is just a patch and is NOT club colors. The ASRC does not have colors, and we do not wish to be anything more than what we are. Having said that, our patch does have some special meaning to those of us that put it together. It reflects our celtic heritage, our comfort in a kilt, and our collective commitment to riding till the day we die.

Question: What is the difference between the ASRC and other RC's?
Answer: The ASRC was formed by a group of extremely close friends (literal and figurative brothers) that wanted to make a positive impact on the motorcycling community. Unlike other RC's, the ASRC does not offer membership to just anyone.

Question: Do you guys have a minimum engine size for your bikes.
Answer: Our minimum engine size is 750cc's. This is because we ride hard and small engines have a tendancy to overheat at high rpm's over a prolonged period of time. We will make exceptions to this rule based on the bike and the rider.

Question: How do I become a member?
Answer: We require interested parties to hang around with us for a while and, if offered, to undergo a prospect period with us. This gives us the chance to make sure that prospective members share our views, passion for motorcycling, and truly gel with the group.

Question: That sounds like what an MC does. What's the difference?
Answer: MC's use prospecting to prove a person's suitability to be a member and earn brotherhood. Like an MC, the ASRC views brotherhood as sacred and something to be earned. For those of us with military experience, we see brotherhood as something special and not something to be thrown around lightly. Not everyone that has earned the right to be a part of our brotherhood are club members. They have proven themselves respectful and trustworthy, but don't own a bike or belong in a club setting. On the other side of that coin, everyone that is offered membership in the ASRC has been around long enough to become close friends, proven their trustworthiness, shown to be worthy of respect and is considered a brother by ALL members of the club. Only then are they offered membership and GIFTED a patch to wear on their gear.

Question: Then why have a patch at all?
Answer: We wanted something to wear as an outward sign of our unity as a club. If you are in a position to be offered membership then you will want to wear the patch and be identified as a member of the club.

Question: Sounds like a hard club to join. Is it worth the effort?
Answer: Only you can answer that. For us the answer is clear. We love motorcycling and we love our brothers. It's not work for us cuz we'd be doing this stuff anyway. When we meet someone new we hang out with them and get to know them anyway. If they share our views, gel with the club, and prove that they can be counted on and trusted then they become our good friends. If they prove to be worthy of our trust and respect without question then they earn the right to be called our brother. Pretty easy, really. If they fail to do that (and a lot will) then we stop inviting them to hang with us and we go our separate ways. Those that become close enough to be called brothers will have a spot with us for the rest of their lives... or until they no longer want to be our brother.