Soul Brothers MC are a one percenter motorcycle club founded in East Palo Alto, California in 1967.
Soul Brothers Motorcycle Club History
The Soul Brothers Motorcycle Club was officially founded in East Palo Alto, California in 1967. Leading up to the founding a small group of friends had been riding together for approximately the 3 years prior.
Making the club rather unique at the time was the fact that they were a mixed race club from the beginning, with a mix of black and white members. Considering that this was the late 1960’s, this was unusual for an outlaw motorcycle club.
The club’s first official run was on Labor Day of 1967, with a total of 57 members participating.
The Mother Chapter for the club would also shift over time, from the early years in East Palo Alto, to Stockton and then Fresno.
Soul Brothers Motorcycle Club Patch / Motto / Colors
The patch used by the Soul Brothers consists of two arms crossing. One arm is black, the other white. This is to signify the unity within the club, regardless of race.
The colors used by the Soul Brothers Motorcycle Club are black and orange.
Soul Brothers Motorcycle Club Chapters
After early years building chapters in California, the Soul Brothers Motorcycle Club now has chapters spread throughout the United States. They are not known to have any chapters based internationally.
Some of the known locations of the Soul Brothers chapters are as follows:
- Soul Brothers MC Arizona
- Soul Brothers MC Phoenix chapter
- Soul Brothers MC California
- Soul Brothers MC Fresno chapter
- Soul Brothers MC LA chapter
- Soul Brothers MC Northern California chapter – Stockton
- Soul Brothers MC Florida
- Soul Brothers MC Nevada
- Soul Brothers MC Las Vegas chapter
- Soul Brothers MC Texas
- Soul Brothers MC Washington
Famous Soul Brothers MC Members
There are no famous members of the Soul Brothers Motorcycle Club that we are aware of, at least in a celebrity sense.
Soul Brothers MC Crime / In The Media
2013 – 6 October, 2013. A party is being held at the Soul Brothers Fresno chapter clubhouse, with hundreds in attendance, when just before 2am shots are fired. The firing moves outside the clubhouse and onto the surrounding streets. 18 year old Dejuan Gladney is killed. A dozen others are injured. It is not believed that Dejuan Gladney was a member of the Soul Brothers club, nor are there any reports that any of the shooters were members of the Soul Brothers.
2014 – January, 2014. Soul Brothers Fresno chapter President Michael Taylor is arrested following police raids. Five assault rifles, three handguns, more than 1000 rounds of ammunition and several high capacity magazines were discovered as part of the law enforcement operation. After being sent to the Fresno County Jail he was soon released due to overcrowding.
Soul Brothers Motorcycle Club Enemies and Allies
Soul Brothers Motorcycle Club enemies:
- To be confirmed.
Soul Brothers Motorcycle Club allies:
- To be confirmed.
Soul Brothers MC Books / Movies / TV
The Soul Brothers Motorcycle Club are mentioned in the following books:
Soul On Bikers – The East Bay Dragons MC And The Black Biker Set by Tobie Gene Levingston with Keith and Kent Zimmerman. Find out more on Amazon (link opens in a new tab).
The One Percenter Encyclopedia by Bill Hayes. View this book on Amazon (link opens in a new window). The One Percenter Encyclopedia is one of the “bibles” for outlaw motorcycle clubs, with brief summaries for over one hundred motorcycle clubs.
Biker Boyz (movie), starring Laurence Fishburne. View on Amazon (link opens in a new tab). The Soul Brothers club make an appearance in this movie where the plot is based around the son of the leader of a legendary group of an outlaw urban biker club who tries to retain his championship title.
- List of One Percenters Motorcycle Clubs
- Outlaw Motorcycle Club Books
- Outlaw Motorcycle Club Court Records
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