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Hell's Lovers MC lost "Claim Jumper", Frank Rios, co-founded Hell's Lovers, one of Chicago's first integrated biker clubs

Posted in Black Bikers, Black Motorcycle Riders, Black Motorcycle Clubs, African American Riders, Choppers, Los Angeles Bikers, Atlanta Motorcycle Clubs with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2010 by goldie1779

A Harley-Davidson buff who was turned down when he tried to join a motorcycle club in the late 1960s, Frank “Claim-Jumper” Rios started the Hell’s Lovers, one of the first integrated biker organizations in Chicago.

“He got to know people across the United States, and he knew the different clubs,” said his son, Demetrius Guyton. “He enjoyed the wide-open road. The fun part of the road trips was hanging with his bros, even with the breakdowns.”

Mr. Rios, 62, died of cardiac arrest attributed to complications from diabetes Monday, Dec. 28, at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, his son said. Mr. Rios had moved from Chicago’s West Side to Milwaukee in 1997.

A Mexican-American from the West Side, Mr. Rios was an outsider among existing motorcycle clubs when he started the Hell’s Lovers in 1967.

“He put the name on his back, and it took off,” his son said. “He hooked up with a childhood friend, and they formed a nation.”

Overseeing his own club allowed him to meet others who danced to their own rhythm, his longtime friend, Andrew “Poolie” Poole said.

“When people liked the way we lived, they jumped onboard with us,” said Poole, also a founding member of the Hell’s Lovers. “We believed in each other.”

The Hell’s Lovers have about 50 members in Chicago and claim more than 1,500 members across the country in states like Tennessee, Colorado, Texas, Georgia and Maryland, Guyton said.

“When you’d see us coming, you’d wonder, ‘How’d they all get together?’ ” said Ralph Collier, who joined in 1972. “We’d freak people out because we had all kinds of people: black, white, Mexican.”

Many motorcycle clubs have an outlaw reputation, and members of the Hell’s Lovers had occasional scrapes with the law over the years. But Mr. Rios managed to stay out of serious trouble.

“It got to be wild and crazy at times,” Collier said. “Half our stories can’t be put in print. There were times when tears had to be shed. But you lived to see what would happen the next five minutes.”

Mr. Rios, a boxing and martial arts instructor, rode his Harley regularly until four years ago, when he started suffering complications from diabetes.

Mr. Rios is also survived by a sister, Loretta Bernard, and four grandchildren.

Services were held.

Black Bikers get involved with the Martin Luther King's Day of Service

Posted in Black Bikers, Black Motorcycle Riders, Black Motorcycle Clubs, African American Riders, Choppers, Los Angeles Bikers, Atlanta Motorcycle Clubs with tags , , , on January 11, 2010 by goldie1779

Martin Luther King's Day of Service

Okay family we have a week before we celebrate the Martin Luther King’s Day of Service.
I captured the information from World of Soul Motorcycle Community. What I captured your can read below:

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the King Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” The King Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, addresses social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”

Are you or your organization involved in a community service project on this day?

Goldie~Regulator for Life!

Action! Black Bikers Vote for Jaime Sowers on America's Next Sports Star

Posted in Black Bikers, Black Motorcycle Riders, Black Motorcycle Clubs, African American Riders, Choppers, Los Angeles Bikers, Atlanta Motorcycle Clubs with tags , , , , , , , on January 5, 2010 by goldie1779

Alright today is the day; go to America’s Next Sports Star to place your vote.

Many of us want to give this young man, Jaime Sowers, a chance to make his family and friends proud.

Jaime Sowers
Height: 6’7
AKA: Jump in Jack
Position: Guard


Goldie~Regulator for Life!
Iron sharpens Iron…especially on Steel

Black Bikers don't be a Casualty…Know your limit if you drink and ride

Posted in Black Bikers, Black Motorcycle Riders, Black Motorcycle Clubs, African American Riders, Choppers, Los Angeles Bikers, Atlanta Motorcycle Clubs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2009 by goldie1779

Bikers' riding under the influence during the Holidays…Riders helping Riders stay alive!

Posted in Black Bikers, Black Motorcycle Riders, Black Motorcycle Clubs, African American Riders, Choppers, Los Angeles Bikers, Atlanta Motorcycle Clubs with tags , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2009 by goldie1779

I know we all have been out and one of our fellow motorcycle riders had a little too much to drink and no one wants to be the one who steps in and says, give me your keys. I’m always nominated as the designated driver and that is fine with me. If this will save someone’s life I am all for it.

My club, Regulators MC Atlanta, we will ask for your keys and if you give us flack we will flatten your tires if you’re on your bike. If you’re in a car we will get your keys and take you home. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration encourage motorcycle riders to ride straight. If you can’t ride straight please know your limit.

Let’s step up this Holiday Season and stop someone black bikers and black motorcycle clubs who’s had too much to drink.

Goldie~Regulator for Life!
Iron sharpens Iron…especially on Steel

G-Unit's Memorial Ride 12/19/09

Posted in Black Bikers, Black Motorcycle Riders, Black Motorcycle Clubs, African American Riders, Choppers, Los Angeles Bikers, Atlanta Motorcycle Clubs with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2009 by goldie1779

G-Unit left us early in his life. He was 28 years old. He had an old soul, you know how old folks would say they just didn’t act their age, that he musta been here before. Yeah that was G-Unit.
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He loved everybody and everybody loved him. One black biker that won’t be forgotten. He was involved in a motorcycle accident that took his life last year.

We celebrated him today with a Memorial Ride that his club, Westside Riders Atlanta put together and tonight we’re gonna party and we’ll all get wasted.

Let’s Get It…Yeah Buddy!

more about "G-Unit’s Memorial Ride 12/19/09", posted with vodpod

Bikers you can watch the America's Next Sports Star NY & Brooklyn Episodes

Posted in Black Bikers, Black Motorcycle Riders, Black Motorcycle Clubs, African American Riders, Choppers, Los Angeles Bikers, Atlanta Motorcycle Clubs with tags , , , , , on December 15, 2009 by goldie1779

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