Motorcycle Ministry (MMC/ MM)
Motorcycle Ministries are clubs where the members are either members of the same church
group or religious background sharing common ground in spreading the gospel as per their
religion and must also comply with all the protocols pertaining to motorcycle clubs in the Western
For the purpose of these protocols, a MM shall be considered as being on the same level as a SC/
SMC and must therefore fulfil the same criteria as applicable to a SC/ SMC.
A Motorcycle Ministry can never be an MC/ MCC.
Brand Clubs/ Associations
Groups/ Associations which are formed to accommodate members riding the same brand/
type of motorcycles, are also classified as Fraternal Clubs for the purpose of the protocols and
are as such also subject to the protocols pertaining to motorcycle clubs in the Western Cape.
Can never be an MC or MCC.
Harley Owners group (HOG), the Blackbird Association, Ducati Owners Group, etc. are examples
of such groups.
General requirement to form a new club:
The general requirement with regards to forming a new club is a minimum of 6 riding members. However,
given the changing circumstances within the biking community, and with the providing for a SC or SMC
club, this remains the same with the exception that a SC or SMC club only needs a minimum of 6
members of which 3 must be riding members. However, the ratio for key holders `in a SC/SMC must
always be a minimum of 50% of the total membership.
Qualifying as a Club:
Minimum period for any new club to qualify for acknowledgement as a full back patch club is 21
months from the date on which the club registration is formally approved.
The full process entails a minimum 24 month period, being the 3 month awaiting approval for
registration period plus 21 months probation period from date of registration.
Any club that wishes to become a MC, will first have to operate as one of the other types of
clubs and will have to fulfil all the criteria with regards to an MC in that period of 5 years.