Empire City Motorcycle Club, Inc.
Empire City Motorcycle Club, Inc. of New York City, was founded by a group of twelve motorcycle riders in October, 1964 as a motorcycle owner/rider club. We are the oldest ongoing gay all riding organization in the country and a vital part of the gay community in New York metropolitan area.
Empire City M/C's
open general meetings are held 8pm-9pm on the first Wednesday of each month at "The Centre" 208 W 13th St Room 205, New York, NY 10011. All interested men and prospective members are welcome to attend.
Due to construction at The Centre in April and May 2014, our monthly meeting has been relocated for these two occurrences. If you are interested in attending our meeting in April or May, please click here
to send an e-mail to obtain the address of the meeting. Thank you for your understanding.
ECMC's 2014 Biker Weekend!
Empire City MC is proud to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Annual Biker Weekend! With the help of many friends of the club and the dedication of ECMC members, we’re very excited to host another great Memorial Day weekend riding experience with some meals, accommodations and more all provided for the super-low cost of $25.00 USD per person! Won’t you join ECMC for all or part of the weekend?
In order to best prepare and accommodate everyone, we ask that you carefully review the ride as outlined on the run application
and submit your completed application with $25/per person run fee to Empire City MC before May 16th
. If you register with our online EventBrite page
, please print out a paper run application
, complete it and give it to Empire City MC when you join up with us on the road (or at The Ranch).
This is a motorcycle only event! No four-wheeled vehicles are allowed!
There is limited space and we expect to fill up fast, do not delay -- register today!
Do not show up without a confirmation letter/e-mail from Empire City MC.
We understand there are riders from all over that would like to participate in this event without having to enter New York City; therefore we have several meet-up points and times specified in the map on page two of the run application.
Accommodations at The Ranch, two dinners and two breakfasts are included for your run fee of $25 per person. Each person must complete a run application form and mail it in or present it to us when they meet up with us.
A shared bed, clean linens and towels will be provided by ‘The Ranch’, but for your safety and comfort, we recommend you bring the following: tool kit, extra bungie cords, rain gear (hope we don’t need it!), bike cover, driving license, motorcycle registration, mobile phone charger, personal medications, motorcycle insurance card, dry clothing, your club colours/cut (vest), favorite sex toy (optional) ;-)
The Ranch has play space (should you be interested), as well as a pool, hot tub, full bar, nature trails and more! Read more about what the Ranch has to offer by clicking here.
Click here to download a run application.
Click here to register and pay online right now.
ECMC Documentary Online!
Watch episode two of Kiwi Callahan's "Where I Don't Belong" in the box above or by clicking here. "Where I Don't Belong" is a documentary series dedicated to smashing stereotypes and obliterating "old wives' tales". In episode two, Kiwi gets an exclusive look into the history and inner workings of Empire City Motorcycle Club. This is an exciting project for everyone involved, as we've has never opened our doors to a journalist at this level ever before.
Upcoming Rides, Runs & Events
Although our calendar is in the box below, we'd like you to be aware (and hopefully come along) on these rides and club runs:
April 26th - Hunterdon Hog Rusty Rider Course: Rusty Rider Course starting at Williams HD in Lebanon, NJ. Let Joe M at RoadCaptain@EmpireCityMC.com know if you're interested in going to this motorcycle safety refresher class.
April 27th - Hogs4Hope, a police-escorted mega-run from the Croton Dam to the shore of the Hudson! Yonkers MC (a straight MC) hosts this annual fund-raiser motorcycle ride for Ronald McDonald house along with the members of the Yonkers Fire Department. 2014 celebrates their sixth year of raising money for this worthy local charity. Hogs4Hope will feature a police escort ride through Westchester county ending with a pig roast BBQ, AWESOME raffle prizes, live music, and a Pinup contest at The JFK marina on the Hudson river in Yonkers,NY and all proceeds will go to Ronald McDonald House New York. More information is at: http://hogs4hope.com/ Let's ride!
May 3rd - Empire City MC and Philadelphians MC present another joint barnight at the Bike Stop in Philadelphia! This time, we'll be visiting the 80's Leather Disco! Click for more info!
May 7th - Empire City MC's Open General Meeting (location to be determined, as The Centre may still be remodelling). If you'd like to attend, please contact President@EmpireCityMC.com for location details. We return to The Centre at June's meeting.
May 16th-18th - Empire City MC goes to Excelsior MC's 39th Anniversary Run: "Uranus Needs Men" on Fire Island! Register now at http://www.excelsiormc.org today -- before this event sells out!
May 20th - Empire City MC, the New Jersey Eagles, the City Cruisers and other bike clubs and bikers gather at the Ear Inn for Bike Night! You don't have to ride to come hang with us every 3rd Tuesday of the month at Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, New York, NY. Folks plan to arrive around 7PM.
May 24th-26th - Memorial Day weekend is Empire City MC's annual Biker Weekend! Resister today -- go to http://empirecitymc.com/ to download an application -- it'll be the best $25 you've spent all year!
June 4th - Empire City MC's Open General Meeting at The Centre, 208 W 13th St, New York, NY at 8PM
June 17th - Join Empire City MC, the New Jersey Eagles, the City Cruisers and other bike clubs and bikers gather at the Ear Inn for Bike Night! You don't have to be a biker to come hang with us every 3rd Tuesday of the month at Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, New York, NY. Folks plan to arrive around 7PM. Check out the sexy motorcycles and hot men!
June 20th-22nd - ECMC's Motorcycle Weekend! Friday night is our 50th Annual Bike Blessing. Saturday afternoon is our free Biker's Picnic (motorbikers only!) and Sunday will (hopefully) be Folsom Street East Fair!
June 29th - ECMC leads the Gay Pride March in New York City alongside our sisters, the Sirens MC!
REMEMBER: There are plenty of other events and rides added to our official calendar on a regular basis, especially day rides! Bookmark our official calendar at http://calendar.EmpireCityMC.com and come along with us on some great rides in 2014!
Please be sure to mark your calendars for these very special events:
August 2nd-10th - Once every five years, Empire City MC takes a week-long ride and excursion. To celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2014, we will travel to a an exclusive, motorcycle-only resort in Deals Gap, NC. Put these dates on your calendar now and be ready to reserve, we can only accommodate 24 men. Accommodations for the week are estimated at an amazing $250 per person. More information coming soon!
October 10th-12th - Empire City MC's Anniversary Weekend. We'll be hosting an AMCC meeting, as well as putting on a "proper" weekend-long run event in New York City! We're also pleased to announce the return of our dinner cruise on our private yacht (only $129 per person) -- more details about the full weekend package forthcoming!
December 6th - Empire City MC's 51st Annual Holiday Party at Rockbar NYC! Stay tuned for details!
We've got loads of rides coming up, and you're invited! Keep an eye on our calendar (below), and if you see something that piques your interest, contact our Road Captain or Secretary!
Rides & Events Calendar
To see a full-screen, monthly Rides & Events Calendar, click here.
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Selected Event Photos