Iron Order MC (Motorcycle Club)

Iron Order MC is an outlaw motorcycle club founded in Jeffersonville, Indiana in 2004.

The Iron Order Motorcycle Club are a tough group to label, as they claim to be a family friendly club, are made up of a large proportion of law enforcement including police, corrections officers and active military, yet they display many of the characteristics of an outlaw club including the style of patches that they wear, the style of mottos they use and the criminal activities that their members have publicly been involved in.

We have chosen the label “outlaw motorcycle club” for them, as they don’t wear the one percenter diamond patch, however almost everything else about them indicates that they aren’t part of the 99%.

Iron Order MC Patch Logo
Iron Order MC Patch Logo

Iron Order MC History

The Iron Order Motorcycle Club was founded in 2004 in Jefferson, Indiana. The actual date of the founding is listed as 4 July by the club, however other reputable sources list August as the founding month.

The motorcycle club are listed as having 8 founding members:

  • Bad Dog
  • Big Rick
  • Chief
  • Copper
  • Doc
  • Ice
  • Izod
  • Professor

The Iron Order Motorcycle Club states that their aim is to be like the motorcycle clubs of the 1950s and 1960s, who were non-conformists, but not in any way a criminal organization.

In April, 2005, the club opened their first clubhouse, in Louisville, Kentucky and by late 2006 they added 5 more chapters in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Columbus, Washington and West Palm Beach. Quick expansion followed, to the point where there are now hundreds of chapters located in the USA and also branches internationally.

A document has been distributed in Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton advising that any of their members who join the Iron Order Motorcycle Club, or any other outlaw motorcycle club, would receive disciplinary action.  This is a clear indication that some arms of the military view the Iron Order Motorcycle Club as being involved in criminal activity. In July 2014 the Navy stated that they believe Iron Order is a gang.

In late 2014 Ray “Izod” Lubesky was replaced as International President by Patrick “Brit” Ward after many years at the helm of the motorcycle club.

Iron Order MC Clubhouse Fairdale Kentucky
Iron Order MC Clubhouse Fairdale Kentucky

Iron Order MC Patch / Motto / Colors

The Iron Order motto is “MBBM”, which stands for “My Brother Before Me”.

The Iron Order also use the abbreviation of “IOFFIO”, which stands for “Iron Order Forever, Forever Iron Order”. This is a popular style of abbreviation used by almost all of the major outlaw motorcycle clubs.

Iron Order MC Clubhouse Carthage New York
Iron Order MC Clubhouse Carthage New York

Iron Order MC Chapters

The Iron Order Motorcycle Club are one of the fastest growing motorcycle clubs in the USA, with hundreds of chapters in most states throughout the USA as well as a presence overseas in multiple countries including England, France and Germany.

Iron Order USA

  • Iron Order Alabama
    • Iron Order Montgomery Chapter
    • Iron Order Birmingham Chapter
    • Iron Order Gulf Shores Chapter
    • Iron Order Dothan Chapter
    • Iron Order Florala Chapter
    • Iron Order Valley Chapter
    • Iron Order Gadsden Chapter
    • Iron Order Shelby County Chapter
    • Iron Order Monroeville Chapter
    • Iron Order Roanoke Chapter
    • Iron Order Huntsville Chapter
    • Iron Order Greenville Chapter
    • Iron Order Eufaula Chapter
    • Iron Order Marvyn Chapter
  • Iron Order Alaska
    • Iron Order Anchorage Chapter
  • Iron Order Arizona
    • Iron Order Yuma Chapter
    • Iron Order Kingman Chapter
    • Iron Order Phoenix Chapter
    • Iron Order Tucson Chapter
    • Iron Order North Phoenix Chapter
    • Iron Order North Kingman Chapter
    • Iron Order Parker Chapter
    • Iron Order Buckeye Chapter
  • Iron Order Arkansas
    • Iron Order Little Rock Chapter
    • Iron Order Mountain View Chapter
    • Iron Order Mt. Home Chapter
    • Iron Order Fort Smith Chapter
  • Iron Order California
    • Iron Order Ridgecrest Chapter
    • Iron Order Los Angeles Chapter
    • Iron Order Sacramento Chapter
    • Iron Order San Diego Chapter
    • Iron Order San Francisco Chapter
    • Iron Order Ventura County Chapter
    • Iron Order Victorville / Yucca Valley Chapter
    • Iron Order Orange County Chapter
    • Iron Order Temecula Valley Chapter
    • Iron Order North San Diego Chapter
    • Iron Order Bakersfield Chapter
    • Iron Order Sonoma Chapter
    • Iron Order Moreno Valley Chapter
  • Iron Order Colorado
    • Iron Order Denver Chapter
    • Iron Order Colorado Springs Chapter
    • Iron Order Ft. Collins Chapter
    • Iron Order Firestone Chapter
    • Iron Order Durango Chapter
    • Iron Order Pueblo Chapter
    • Iron Order Centennial Chapter
    • Iron Order Fountain Chapter
  • Iron Order Connecticut
    • Iron Order New London Chapter
    • Iron Order Danbury Chapter
  • Iron Order Delaware Chapter
    • Iron Order Dover Chapter
    • Iron Order Laurel Chapter
    • Iron Order Milford Chapter
    • Iron Order Selbyville Chapter
  • Iron Order Florida
    • Iron Order Palmetto Chapter
    • Iron Order Navarre Chapter
    • Iron Order Tampa Chapter
    • Iron Order St. Augustine Chapter
    • Iron Order Merritt Island Chapter
    • Iron Order St. Petersburg Chapter
    • Iron Order Orlando Chapter
    • Iron Order Daytona Beach Chapter
    • Iron Order Fort Lauderdale Chapter
    • Iron Order Crestview Chapter
    • Iron Order Seminole County Chapter
    • Iron Order Spring Hill Chapter
    • Iron Order Vero Beach Chapter
    • Iron Order Titusville Chapter
    • Iron Order Pensacola Chapter
    • Iron Order Lakeland Chapter
    • Iron Order Jacksonville Chapter
    • Iron Order New Port Richey Chapter
    • Iron Order Dunedin Chapter
    • Iron Order Marianna Chapter
    • Iron Order Destin Chapter
  • Iron Order Georgia
    • Iron Order East Atlanta Chapter
    • Iron Order Cartersville Chapter
    • Iron Order Marietta Chapter
    • Iron Order Jesup Chapter
    • Iron Order Newnan Chapter
    • Iron Order Jasper Chapter
    • Iron Order Villa Rica Chapter
    • Iron Order Brunswick Chapter
    • Iron Order Statesboro Chapter
    • Iron Order Valdosta Chapter
    • Iron Order Savannah Chapter
    • Iron Order Columbus Chapter
    • Iron Order Cordele Chapter
    • Iron Order Forsyth Chapter
  • Iron Order Hawaii
    • Iron Order Oahu Chapter
  • Iron Order Idaho
    • Iron Order Boise Chapter
  • Iron Order Illinois
    • Iron Order Collinsville Chapter
    • Iron Order Pontiac Chapter
    • Iron Order Peoria Chapter
    • Iron Order Chicago Chapter
    • Iron Order Chicago Northside Chapter
    • Iron Order Springfield Chapter
  • Iron Order Indiana
    • Iron Order Columbus Chapter
    • Iron Order Evansville Chapter
    • Iron Order Noblesville Chapter
    • Iron Order New Castle Chapter
    • Iron Order French Lick / Bedford Chapter
    • Iron Order Southern Chapter
    • Iron Order Greencastle Chapter
    • Iron Order Michigan City Chapter
    • Iron Order New Washington Chapter
    • Iron Order Indianapolis Chapter
    • Iron Order Washington Chapter
    • Iron Order Crawfordsville Chapter
    • Iron Order Madison Chapter
    • Iron Order Bloomington Chapter
  • Iron Order Iowa
    • Iron Order Dubuque Chapter
  • Iron Order Kansas
    • Iron Order Kansas City Chapter
    • Iron Order Garden City Chapter
    • Iron Order Junction City / Fort Riley Chapter
  • Iron Order Kentucky
    • Iron Order Louisville Chapter (Mother Chapter)
    • Iron Order Madisonville Chapter
    • Iron Order Paris Chapter
    • Iron Order Bedford Chapter
    • Iron Order Hopkinsville Chapter
    • Iron Order Shelbyville Chapter
    • Iron Order Florence Chapter
    • Iron Order Owensboro Chapter
    • Iron Order Bowling Green Chapter
    • Iron Order Union County Chapter
    • Iron Order Ashland Chapter
    • Iron Order Maysville Chapter
    • Iron Order Lyon County Chapter
    • Iron Order Central City Chapter
  • Iron Order Louisiana
    • Iron Order Shreveport Chapter
    • Iron Order DeRidder Chapter
    • Iron Order New Orleans Chapter
    • Iron Order Lafayette Chapter
  • Iron Order Maine
    • Iron Order Belgrade Chapter
    • Iron Order Sanford Chapter
  • Iron Order Maryland
    • Iron Order Aberdeen Chapter
    • Iron Order Mt Airy Chapter
    • Iron Order St Leonard Chapter
    • Iron Order Chestertown Chapter
    • Iron Order Annapolis Chapter
    • Iron Order Baltimore Chapter
    • Iron Order Cecil County Chapter
    • Iron Order Hagerstown Chapter
    • Iron Order Salisbury Chapter
  • Iron Order Massachusetts
    • Iron Order Springfield Chapter
    • Iron Order Freetown Chapter
    • Iron Order Swansea Chapter
    • Iron Order Burlington Chapter
    • Iron Order New Bedford Chapter
    • Iron Order Sagamore Beach Chapter
    • Iron Order Fairhaven Chapter
    • Iron Order Dedham Chapter
  • Iron Order Michigan
    • Iron Order Clinton Township Chapter
    • Iron Order Oakland County Chapter
  • Iron Order Minnesota
    • Iron Order Brainerd Chapter
    • Iron Order Minneapolis / St Paul Chapter
    • Iron Order Elk River Chapter
    • Iron Order Bemidji Chapter
    • Iron Order Fairmont Chapter
  • Iron Order Mississippi
    • Iron Order Greenville Chapter
    • Iron Order Hattiesburg Chapter
    • Iron Order Meridian Chapter
    • Iron Order Olive Branch Chapter
  • Iron Order Missouri
    • Iron Order Kansas City Chapter
    • Iron Order Linn Chapter
  • Iron Order Nebraska
    • Iron Order Omaha Chapter
    • Iron Oder Gretna Chapter
    • Iron Order Fremont Chapter
  • Iron Order Nevada
    • Iron Order Fallon Chapter
    • Iron Order Las Vegas Chapter
    • Iron Order Carson City Chapter
  • Iron Order New Hampshire
    • Iron Order Laconia Chapter
    • Iron Order Manchester Chapter
  • Iron Order New Jersey
    • Iron Order North Jersey Chapter
    • Iron Order Forked River Chapter
  • Iron Order New Mexico
    • Iron Order Flora Vista Chapter
    • Iron Order Albuquerque Chapter
    • Iron Order Grants Chapter
    • Iron Order Alamorgordo Chapter
    • Iron Order Estancia Chapter
  • Iron Order New York
    • Iron Order Watertown Chapter
    • Iron Order Putnam County Chapter
    • Iron Order Lockport Chapter
    • Iron Order Accord Chapter
    • Iron Order New York City Chapter
    • Iron Order Rochester Chapter
    • Iron Order Sullivan County Chapter
    • Iron Order Newark Chapter
    • Iron Order Newburgh Chapter
  • Iron Order North Carolina
    • Iron Order Greenboro Chapter
    • Iron Order Washington Chapter
    • Iron Order Wilson Chapter
    • Iron Order Garner Chapter
    • Iron Order Martin County Chapter
    • Iron Order Spring Lake Chapter
    • Iron Order Ahoksie Chapter
    • Iron Order Creedmoor Chapter
    • Iron Order Cary Chapter
    • Iron Order Kannapolis Chapter
    • Iron Order Jacksonville Chapter
    • Iron Order Asheville Chapter
    • Iron Order Gaston Chapter
    • Iron Order Raeford Chapter
    • Iron Order Monroe Chapter
  • Iron Order Ohio
    • Iron Order Cincinnati Chapter
    • Iron Order Columbus Chapter
    • Iron Order New Holland Chapter
    • Iron Order Youngstown Chapter
    • Iron Order Marion Chapter
    • Iron Order Dayton Chapter
    • Iron Order Hilliard Chapter
    • Iron Order East Palestine Chapter
    • Iron Order Zanesville Chapter
  • Iron Order Oklahoma
    • Iron Order Tulsa Chapter
    • Iron Order Oklahoma City Chapter
    • Iron Order Norman Chapter
    • Iron Order Lawton Chapter
    • Iron Order Enid Chapter
    • Iron Order Durant Chapter
  • Iron Order Oregon
    • Iron Order Hermiston Chapter
    • Iron Order Portland Chapter
    • Iron Order Eugene Chapter
    • Iron Order Albany Chapter
  • Iron Order Pennsylvania
    • Iron Order York Chapter
    • Iron Order Pittsburgh Chapter
    • Iron Order Reading Chapter
    • Iron Order Lehigh Valley Chapter
    • Iron Order Enola Chapter
    • Iron Order Philadelphia Chapter
    • Iron Order Lebanon County Chapter
  • Iron Order Rhode Island
    • Iron Order Westerly Chapter
  • Iron Order South Carolina
    • Iron Order Greensville-Spartanburg Chapter
    • Iron Order St Helena Island Chapter
    • Iron Order Sumter Chapter
    • Iron Order Columbia Northside Chapter
    • Iron Order York County Chapter
    • Iron Order Aiken Chapter
    • Iron Order Charleston Chapter
  • Iron Order Tennessee
    • Iron Order Nashville Chapter
    • Iron Order Jackson Chapter
    • Iron Order Dickson Chapter
    • Iron Order Mt Juliet Chapter
    • Iron Order Murfreesboro Chapter
    • Iron Order Gallatin Chapter
    • Iron Order Knoxville Chapter
    • Iron Order Clarksville Chapter
    • Iron Order Erin Chapter
    • Iron Order Springfield Chapter
    • Iron Order Woodlawn Chapter
    • Iron Order Pulaski Chapter
  • Iron Order Texas
    • Iron Order Dallas Chapter
    • Iron Order Waco Chapter
    • Iron Order San Antonio Chapter
    • Iron Order Houston Chapter
    • Iron Order Ft Worth Chapter
    • Iron Order Sugar Land Chapter
    • Iron Order El Paso Chapter
    • Iron Order Denton Chapter
    • Iron Order Gruene Chapter
    • Iron Order Killeen Chapter
    • Iron Order Helotes Chapter
    • Iron Order South Houston Chapter
    • Iron Order Greenville Chapter
    • Iron Order North San Antonio Chapter
    • Iron Order Austin Chapter
  • Iron Order Utah
    • Iron Order Salt Lake City Chapter
    • Iron Order Vernal Chapter
  • Iron Order Vermont
    • Iron Order East Barre Chapter
  • Iron Order Virginia
    • Iron Order Hampton Chapter
    • Iron Order Atlantic Chapter
    • Iron Order Big Stone Gap Chapter
    • Iron Order Woodbridge Chapter
    • Iron Order Chesapeake Chapter
    • Iron Order Ewing Chapter
    • Iron Order Charlottesville Chapter
    • Iron Order Roanoke Chapter
  • Iron Order Washington
    • Iron Order Tacoma Chapter
    • Iron Order Spokane Chapter
    • Iron Order Olympia Chapter
    • Iron Order Vancouver Chapter
    • Iron Order North Seattle Chapter
    • Iron Order South Seattle Chapter
    • Iron Order Omak Chapter
    • Iron Order Kennewick Chapter
    • Iron Order Aberdeen Chapter
    • Iron Order Dallesport Chapter
    • Iron Order Longview Chapter
    • Iron Order Bremerton Chapter
    • Iron Order Marysville Chapter
  • Iron Order Washington DC
    • Iron Order Washington DC Chapter
  • Iron Order West Virginia
    • Iron Order Beckley Chapter
  • Iron Order Wisconsin
    • Iron Order Appleton Chapter
    • Iron Order Janesville Chapter
    • Iron Order Milwaukee Chapter
    • Iron Order Pell Lake Chapter
    • Iron Order Fond Du Lac Chapter
  • Iron Order Wyoming
    • Iron Order Cheyenne Chapter
    • Iron Order Laramie County Chapter
Iron Order MC Clubhouse Warwick Oklahoma
Iron Order MC Clubhouse Warwick Oklahoma

Iron Order International

  • Iron Order Aruba
    • Iron Order Oranjestad Chapter
  • Iron Order Bonaire
    • Iron Order Bonaire Chapter
  • Iron Order Brazil
    • Iron Order Cabo Frio Chapter
  • Iron Order Canada
    • Iron Order Ontario Chapter
    • Iron Order British Columbia Chapter
    • Iron Order Manitoba Chapter
    • Iron Order Edmonton Chapter
    • Iron Order Calgary Chapter
    • Iron Order Hampton New Brunswick Chapter
  • Iron Order Curacao
    • Iron Order Willemstad Chapter
  • Iron Order England
    • Iron Order Hertfordshire Chapter
  • Iron Order France
    • Iron Order Haute-Savoie Chapter
  • Iron Order Germany
    • Iron Order Mannheim Chapter
    • Iron Order Gladenbach Chapter
    • Iron Order Ansbach Chapter
    • Iron Order Spangdahlem Chapter
    • Iron Order Kalteiche Chapter
  • Iron Order Puerto Rico
    • Iron Order San Juan Chapter
  • Iron Order Slovakia
    • Iron Order Bratislava Chapter
  • Iron Order South Korea
    • Iron Order Daegu Chapter

Famous Iron Order MC Members

While there are no known famous members of the Iron Order Motorcycle club, some have gained more media attention than others.

  • Ray “Izod” Lubesky – Ray Lubesky is a former Iron Order International President.
  • Patrick “Brit” Ward – Patrick Ward is an Iron Order International President
  • John C. Whitfield – Attorney for Iron Order as well as a member. Also suggested to be a possible founding member going by the name of “Shark” (although this nickname is not listed as one of the founding members according to the motorcycle club).

Iron Order MC Crime / In The Media

2013 – 5 June, 2013. Iron Order Motorcycle Club are involved in a fight with Los Lobos MC in Cheyenne, Wyoming, which involves approximately 17 people. Los Lobos member David Burleski is arrested on a fighting charge and Los Lobos member Timothy Hougardy is arrested for having a concealed knife. No members of Iron Order are charged.

2014 – 26 June, 2014. Black Pistons MC member Zachariah Tipton is killed with a single shot by an Iron Order Motorcycle Club prospect, Kristopher Stone (who is a medic in the National Guard). at the Nippers Beach Grille in Jacksonville, Florida. The Florida State Attorney Angela Corey refused to charge Kristopher Stone, stating that they believed this was a justifiable action.

Witness reports state that Kristopher Stone was attacked by members of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club and was being hit on the ground, when he shot Zachariah Tipton. As the Iron Order MC are known to cooperate with law enforcement, and outlaw motorcycle clubs generally do not, it is unclear whether or not these statements are a true reflection of the events that occurred on the day.

Iron Order - Black Pistons MC Zach Tipton
Iron Order – Black Pistons MC Zach Tipton

2014 – 7 June, 2014. Four members of the Chosen Sons MC are charged with a fight against the Iron Order. No members of the Iron Order are charged. The attorney of one of the charged stated that he believes that “people were selectively charged”.

2015 – 21 February, 2015. A gunfight breaks out in Meridian, Mississippi between the Iron Order and the Pistoleros MC. The fight started outside of the Echo Lounge and continued into the carpark. Three men were injured in the fight.

2015 – 10 June, 2015. Iron Order involved in fight with the Iron Horsemen MC in Kentucky. One person struck by a vehicle.

Iron Horsemen MC Patch Logo
Iron Horsemen MC Patch Logo

2015 – 19 June, 2015. Around 9:45pm outside the Bar-B-Q Pit restaurant in Lower Heidelberg Township, Pennsylvania, a fight breaks out between Iron Order members Wayne Ritchie and Timothy Martin against Mark Groff. Mark Groff’s fiancee, Tonya Focht, also gets involved in the fight and falls towards a moving vehicle where it is believed she was run over by the back right wheel. The Berks District Attorney, John T Adams, stated that their investigation did not uncover enough information to file homicide charges.

Iron Order MC Tonyo Focht Bar B Pit
Iron Order MC Tonyo Focht Bar B Pit

2016 – 30 January, 2016. A fight breaks out at the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado between the Iron Order MC and Mongols MC. Mongols member Victor Mendoza, known as “Nubs”, is shot and dies. Mongol Jared Chadwick, known as “Hercules” is also shot and badly wounded. The Iron Order claim that the shooting was self defence, as they also claimed in the 2014 shooting against the Black Pistons, of which the Florida State Attorney General refused to lay charges. The Mongols took a very unusual step for their club after this Iron Order Denver shooting, by holding a press conference to publicly announce that they do not believe this shooting was in self defence and that it was in fact a murder. Iron Order member Derrick “Kong” Duran is arrested at the venue following the murder and can be seen in video footage at the complex holding a pistol. As well as being a member of the motorcycle club Derrick Duran is also an employee of the Colorado Department of Corrections. Interestingly there is a decision made by Denver District Attorney Mitchell R. Morrissey not to prosecute Derrick Duran.

The following is from a statement by the Mongols attorney Stephen Stubbs after the Iron Order Denver shooting:

“Pulling a gun after one of your buddies pushes someone is not reasonable and cannot be self-defense … shooting an unarmed person that tries to disarm you, after you unlawfully brandish a gun, cannot be self-defense. Running to the top of the stairs, pointing a gun at the crowd below, and shooting an unarmed man that bravely tries to disarm you cannot be self-defense.”

Iron Order MC National Western Complex Denver Colorado
Iron Order MC National Western Complex Denver Colorado

Iron Order MC Books / Movies / TV

No books exist about the Iron Order MC. Instead you may be interested in checking out our list of outlaw motorcycle club books.

Bob Saget did a segment on the Iron Order in the show “Strange Days” on the A&E channel.

Iron Order MC Enemies and Allies

Iron Order MC enemies:

  • It is safe to say that none of the major one percenter clubs would consider the Iron Order MC an ally.

Iron Order MC allies:

  • Iron Maidens – An affiliate club for women associated with the Iron Order Motorcycle Club.
  • Iron Rockets Motorcycle Club – An affiliate club for sports bike riders.

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