ride purely, and only, because it is fun
and offers me the opportunity to meet others of like
I ride because I enjoy the freedom I feel from being
exposed to the elements, and the vulnerability to the
danger that is intrinsic to riding.
I do not ride because it is fashionable to do so.
I ride my machine, not wear it. My machine is not a
symbol of status. It exists simply for me, and me alone.
My machine is not a toy. It is an extension of my being,
and I will treat it accordingly, with the same respect
as I have for myself.
I strive to understand the inner-workings of my machine,
from the most basic to the most complex. I will learn
everything I can about my machine, so that I am reliant
upon no one but myself for its health and well-being.
I strive to constantly better my skill of control over
my machine. I will learn its limits, and use my skill to
become one with my machine so that we may keep each
other alive. I am the master, it is the servant. Working
together in harmony, we will become an invincible team.
I do not fear death. I will, however, do all possible to
avoid death prematurely. Fear is the enemy, not death.
Fear on the highway leads to death, therefore I will not
let fear be my master. I will master it.
My machines will outlive me. Therefore, they are my
legacy. I will care for them for future bikers to
cherish as I have cherished them, whoever they may be.
I do not ride to gain attention, respect, or fear from
those that do not ride, nor do I wish to intimidate or
annoy them. For those that do not know me, all I wish
from them is to ignore me. For those that desire to know
me, I will share with them the truth of myself, so that
they might understand me and not fear others like me.
I will never be the aggressor on the highway. However,
should others be the aggressor towards me, their
aggression will be dealt with in as severe a manner as I
can cast upon them.
I will show respect to other bikers more experienced or
knowledgeable than I am. I will learn from them all I
I will not show disrespect to other bikers less
experienced or knowledgeable than I am. I will teach
them what I can.
It will be my task to mentor new riders, that so desire,
into the lifestyle of the biker, so that the breed shall
continue. I shall instruct them, as I have been
instructed by those before me.
I shall preserve and honor traditions of bikers before
me, and I will pass them on unaltered. I will not judge
other bikers on their choice of machine, their
appearance, or their profession. I will judge them only
on their conduct as bikers and as a human being.
I am proud of my accomplishments as a biker, though I
will not flaunt them to others. If they ask, I will
I will stand ready to help any other biker that truly
needs my help. I will never ask another biker to do for
me what I can do for myself.
I am not a part-time biker. I am a biker when, and
wherever I go. I am proud to be a biker, and I hide my
chosen lifestyle from no one.
I ride because I love freedom, independence, and the
movement of the ground beneath me. But most of all, I
ride to better understand myself, my machine, the lands
in which I ride, and to seek out and know other bikers
like myself. -