Loners MC are a one percenter motorcycle club founded in Ontario, Canada in 1979. They now have chapters spread throughout the world.
There are multiple clubs who use the name “Loners”, most notably the Loners Motorcycle Club founded in La Mirada, California in 1973. These other clubs are unrelated the one discussed in this article.
Loners Motorcycle Club History
The Loners Motorcycle Club was founded in Ontario, Canada in 1979. Members of the club are required to ride an American made motorcycle.
The founders of the club are believed to be Frank Lenti and Gennaro “Jim” Raso. They both first joined the Satan’s Choice Motorcycle Club in the early 1970s, however the chapter were later patched over to the Outlaws Motorcycle Club in 1977. They both left the Loners are started a chapter of the Rebels, but then decided to form the Loners Motorcycle Club.
At one point Frank Lenti is believed to have stolen from the club, and was caught, at which point he decided to flee the country to Italy. His move to Italy highlights one possible way that the club expanded to Europe.
Upon Frank Lenti’s return to Canada in 1981 he decided to re-join the Satan’s Choice Motorcycle Club in Toronto, leaving them around 1984 and starting the Woodbridge chapter of the Loners.
In 1986 many of the members of the Canadian Loners had left to join the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, to the point where the Loners were all but extinct.
In 1990 the Loners were reformed by ex-members of the Satan’s Choice Motorcycle Club and the club soon began to expand once again.
In 1996 20 members of the Loners were believed to have patched over to the Para-Dice Riders Motorcycle Club.
The Loners historically have had an association with the Bandidos, both in Canada and in Europe. In 2001 many of the Canadian Loners left the club, patching over the Bandidos, including the formation of a new chapter of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, just outside of Toronto, Canada. The Bandidos Canada President John Muscedere, known as “Boxer” was a former member of the Loners. Peter “Peppi” Barilla was also an influential member of the Loners in Toronto, Canada, before joining the Bandidos where he would become Vice President.
Also of note is former Loner member Wayne Kellestine (known as “Weiner”) who played a large part in the Bandidos Shedden Massacre in 2006, later being charged with murder.
In 2007 a number of the Loners Canadian chapters were patched over by the Mongols Motorcycle Club.
Loners Motorcycle Club Patch / Motto / Colors
There Loners Motorcycle Club patch centres on a half wolf, half horned skull creature.
The name of the Loners and the patch that the motorcycle club use possibly link back to the great grey predator wolves throughout North America, which are sometime known as Loners.
The colors used by the Loners are black and white.
The Loners use the motto LFFL, which stands for Loners Forever, Forever Loners. This format of motto is extremely common amongst one percenter motorcycle clubs worldwide.
Another motto used by the Loners is “Loved by few, Feared by most, Respected by all“.
Loners Motorcycle Club Chapters
Although originally founded in Ontario, Canada, the club has spread throughout the world including a strong presence in Europe.
- Loners MC Canada
- Loners Amherstburg chapter (members patched over to Bandidos in 2001)
- Loners Richmond Hill chapter (members patched over to Bandidos in 2001)
- Loners St Thomas chapter (members patched over to Bandidos in 2001)
- Loners Woodbridge chapter (founding chapter)
- Loners MC England
- Loners England Nomads chapter
- Loners MC Europe
- Loners MC Germany
- Loners MC Italy
- Loners MC Spain
Famous Loners MC Members
There are no famous members of the Loners Motorcycle Club, at least in a celebrity sense.
Loners MC Crime / In The Media
1998 – June, 1998. Police raid the Loners clubhouse near Vaughan, Ontario where they discover that the club has a pet african lion, who they had named “Woody” in memory of a fallen brother. As part of the raid police were believed to have seized $11,000 of heroin. Woody was later confiscated and shipped to a compound near Barrie after the club was charged with violating a King Township bylaw against keeping exotic pets.
2013 – 18 April, 2013. Police perform 12 pre-dawn raids in the York Region, Toronto and Caledon, where drugs and an assault rifle were seized. Marijuana packaged for distribution and thousands of Oxycodone, Percodan and morphine pills were seized.
Four members of the club (Dion Villeneuve, Dale Lewis, Glenn Atkinson and Ricardo Silva) as well as Jack Keyland and Owen Drover and Todd MacLaren are arrested, however there was only one successful prosecution for several grams of weed after one search warrant was thrown out by a judge in early 2016.
2016 – 3 August, 2016. Loners Founder and President Gennaro “Jim” Raso is arrested after making threats and discharging a firearm. He is later charged with one charge of discharging a firearm with intent, seven charges of threatening bodily harm and seven charges of intimidation by threat. A search warrant is later approved and his home is searched. He is released on bail on 16 September.
2017 – 16 June, 2017. All charges against Founder Gennaro “Jim” Raso relating to the August 2016 incidents are dropped.
Loners MC Books / Movies / TV
There are no books that we are aware of that are specifically written about the Loners Motorcycle Club, however the following books make mention of the club.
Book – The Assimilation: Rock Machine Becomes Bandidos: Bikers United Against The Hells Angels by Edward Winterhalder and Wil De Clercq. Within Canada many of the Loners Motorcycle Club chapters patched over the Bandidos, some members then going on to become influential members within the Bandidos. This book also mentions the former Loners members including Peter “Peppi” Barilla, who went on to become a Bandidos Vice President. Find out more on Amazon (link opens in a new tab).
Book – Fallen Angel: The Unlikely Rise of Walter Stadnick and the Canadian Hells Angels by Jerry Langton
While the book focusses on the ride of Walter Stadnick, who went on to lead the Hells Angels in Canada during a critical time for the club, the connections between the Loners Motorcycle Club, the Bandidos and other clubs in the area is also discussed. Find out more on Amazon (link opens in a new tab).
Loners Motorcycle Club Enemies and Allies
While of course this list will vary depending on the geography of the individual chapter, there are a number of clubs who the Loners have been known to associate with.
Loners Motorcycle Club enemies:
- To be confirmed.
Loners Motorcycle Club allies:
- List of One Percenters Motorcycle Clubs
- Outlaw Motorcycle Club Books
- Outlaw Motorcycle Club Court Records
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