Are you a 1% club, or “outlaw” club?
We are not a 1% club. We’re a philanthropic motorcycle club seeking to provide a place where men can be men supporting each brother and assisting military veterans in need. We do believe individuals should be free to make their own decisions so long as they accept the consequences of their actions. If that makes us “outlaws” in someone’s eyes, so be it.
Do you have to be a military veteran to join?
No, but it helps. Our membership is and must remain majority U.S. veterans, but we recognize there are amazing patriots who, while unable to serve our country, are committed to serving the club and that means a lot.
How many members do you have?
More than one, less than 100.
How does one become a member?
Make a commitment to come be a hang around; someone who’s not yet obligated but may be interested. After meeting certain criteria, you are eligible to be voted in as a Prospect. Then again, after meeting additional criteria you are eligible to be voted in as a patched member and brother.
Is CVMC a support club?
The Countrymen VMC is not affiliated with anyone, nor does it support any other club. We do, however, give all due respect to other established clubs in kind. We are proud members of both the United Clubs DFW and the DFW COC&I. Each great social structures that facilitate communication, promote fellowship amongst other respectful clubs in the area, and further the efforts to obtain and secure our rights as bikers.
Why the Hang-Around and Prospect period?
This is family. We will protect what we’ve built, and we protect our family. Most of us have wives, children, and professional lives and the club is a part of that life. Would you let someone into your home and into your family without vetting their character and commitment?
Additionally, just like in the military when you put on a uniform you represent everyone. This is not a weekend riding group. The world we are a part of commands and demands respect. No one will represent the CVMC until they have absolutely earned the right to do so.
What is meant by commitment?
All members have family and professional obligations, and are expected meet those priorities in a mature and responsible manner, never forgetting we each decided the club is a life priority.
Isn’t Prospecting just a period of hazing?
No. While every motorcycle club conducts their Prospect period differently, the CVMC uses this time to ensure a good mutual fit of personality, and provides ample time to learn about the MC world, its protocols, the club itself, and to prove your commitment to the club before the club commits itself to you. The club life isn’t for everyone, and the Prospect period reveals that.
Can I buy a patch and skip prospecting?
Abso-fuckin-lutely not. Everything in Countrymen VMC is earned. Nothing is bought. Brotherhood means something in a Motorcycle Club. If humbling yourself to earn the title of ‘brother’ and earn the patch on your back is not something you can do, this is not the organization for you.
What are the membership requirements?
There are some intangible criteria we look for and discuss with every Prospect, but as for written requirements you must meet the following:
- Be a male, twenty-one years of age or older;
- Have unrestricted access to and ride a cruiser, bagger or similar style motorcycle approved by the President;
- Agree to learn, adapt to, and abide by CVMC culture, doctrine, expectations, and lawful verbal instructions from the command team;
- Not have served or currently be serving in law enforcement with arrest authority in Texas, and;
- Pass a background check to the satisfaction of the club.
Veterans will be required to produce a DD214 showing an honorable, medical or general discharge from military service. Those with Other-than-Honorable, or Dishonorable discharges are excluded from membership altogether.
Where do I start?
Get on your bike, come to our events, and get to know the members. If it seems like a good fit, we’ll work together from there.