Common Questions

We get the same questions again and again, so before you ask, read a bit.

Still want to know more? Need ground truth on a rumor, urban legend, or bullshit social media theme? Ask. We’re proud of our club and our MC community, so we’re happy to have a conversation.

Q: Why in the world would I want to join an MC?

A: Because you want something more. Because you realize the $20 Velcro brotherhood of a sticker/t-shirt/Meetup doesn’t cut it. Because you want a vetted team where you can be yourself, unfiltered, built on trust. .

Q: How do I join the Philistines MC?

A: The traditional way. You meet a Philistine. Maybe they invite you to be a Hangaround. If we all like one another, maybe you’re invited to be a Prospect. If and when you’re ready, and when you have the trust of the patch holders, you may earn your cut.

Q: Can anyone join?

A: Nope. With very limited exception, we’re open to male American citizens, from specific professions in the military and US government. All hangarounds and Prospects are vetted/verified. Want details? Ask.

Q: How long will it take to earn my patch?

A: We follow the old ways. Patches are earned when the member is ready to wear it. Every man is a little different. The main drivers are earned trust and an understanding of MC protocol.

Q: Will you guys hurt my clearance? My job?

A: ABSOLUTELY NOT! We’ve got members actively doing the nation’s business around the globe. We prohibit criminal activity, are only open to US citizens, maintain solid OPSEC, and keep a deliberately low profile. We have NO affiliations other than the PMC and understand the value of discretion in all we do.

Q: Is there a chapter near me?

A: Maybe. We don’t list chapters or individual member names for OPSEC reasons.  If there isn’t a chapter near you, we have options for nomads and expansion/prospect chapters. Email us and we’ll discuss it privately.

Q: Do I have to ride a Harley?

A: Nope. You need a bike that’s street legal and can do highway speeds. The PMC has never discriminated on brand or bike.

Q: Why the Philistines?

A: This one is definitely a “better over beer” conversation. It’s pretty funny. But one thing’s for sure – it’s not a bible reference.

Q: Are you a family-friendly club?

A: A man needs to keep his clearance, pay his bills, and provide for his family above all. Rides aren’t always “open”, we don’t do babysitting, and your wife isn’t invited to meetings. But they’re a part of your world, so they’re a part of ours. Dinners, fire pits, bar nights, etc… are often family-friendly.

Q: I watched a lot of Sons of Anarchy and I’m really in to that life!

A: GTFO. Seriously. It’s a TV show, completely ridiculous, and there for entertainment. We have no patience for wannabe tough-guy crap.