Are you an “outlaw” club?
CVMC is a philanthropic motorcycle club seeking to provide a place where men can be men supporting each brother, living the biker lifestyle they’ve come to love, and assisting military veterans in need along the way. We’re a generally law-abiding club, and do believe individuals are free to make their own decisions so long as they accept the consequences of their actions.
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?
The old fashion way – face to face. Contact us, come hang out with us so you can get to know the brothers, they can get to know you, and you can learn about the mission, activities and lifestyle of the club first-hand.
After a while of being a hang-around, learning about the expectations of potential membership, and having earned the initial trust of the brotherhood, you may be appointed as a Prospect. You will be assigned a Sponsor and begin your time of listening, learning and serving the club.
In time – which varies Prospect to Prospect – after showing your commitment to uphold to the mission, culture, and protocols of the club and greater motorcycle community, you may earn you place amongst our ranks as a patched member and brother of the Countrymen VMC.
Membership in our club is earned – nothing is given or bought – so that when you patch in, you know that it stands for something in our world, and means something in your heart.
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 wearing that uniform. This is not a casual weekend riding group. The world we are a part of commands and demands respect from us as a club, and from you as an individual. 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 the club is one such priority to add to your balanced life.
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. This life isn’t for everyone, and the Prospect period reveals that.
Can I buy a patch and skip prospecting?
Absolutely 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 criteria we look for and discuss with every person interested in joining, but here are some initial requirements you will need to meet:
- Be a male, twenty-one years of age or older;
- Ride a cruiser, bagger or similar style motorcycle with an engine displacement measure more than 1,000 CCs;
- Show you are able to learn, abide by and carry forward CVMC culture, doctrine, expectations, and lawful verbal instructions from the command team;
- Have not been discharged from the military under “other than honorable” or “dishonorable” conditions;
- Narcotics are not a part of your life, and you have no criminal history of violence against women or children;
- You are an experienced rider.
Veterans will be required to produce a DD214 showing an honorable, medical or general discharge from military service.