Empire City Motorcycle Club:
51 Years of Riding & Brotherhood!


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 MC's open general meetings are held 8pm-9pm on the first Wednesday of each month* at "The Centre" 208 W 13th St. Check the activity sheet at the front desk to see which room we will be in. All interested men and prospective members are welcome to attend. *Always check our calendar in event of inclement weather or public holiday.


Bike Christening, Biker's Picnic
and Folsom Street East!


Our 51st Annual Bike Blessing/Christening and *FREE* Biker's Picnic will be June 19th & 20th respectfully, followed by Folsom Sreet East on Sunday, 21st June!

BIKE CHRISTENING - June 19th
All are welcome to come down to Ty’s Bar at 114 Christopher St on Friday, 19th June for the festivities! Bikers with motorcycles should plan to arrive at 7PM, the blessing of the bikes begins at 8PM.

All bikes are welcome to be blessed, and if you have never “named” your bike, this is a good time to do it! If you want a naming ceremony (in addition to our generic blessing), please e-mail your contact info to: Vice-President@EmpireCityMC.com and we will get back to you with details.

FREE BIKER PICNIC - June 20th
On Saturday the 20th we’ll meet up for breakfast at 9AM at Sweet Life Cafe, 147 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014. At 10AM it's kick-stands up and we'll and ride to an undisclosed location for our annual FREE Biker’s Picnic!

FOLSOM STREET EAST - June 21st
On Sunday the 21st of June, come on down to West 27th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues for the Folsom Street East Fair, where we’ll have a double-wide booth set up and will be handing out all sorts of free stuff while it lasts!)


Featured Upcoming Rides & Events



Although you can see our complete calendar online and in the box at the bottom of this webpage, here are a few featured upcoming rides and events for you to consider:

June 3rd - Empire City MC's open general meeting. Held the first Wednesday of each month at "The Centre" 208 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011. All interested men and prospective members are welcome to attend. Always check the schedule to see which room we'll be in.

June 7th - RIDE: New Jersey Pride, Asbury Park, NJ. Meet up at Cheesequake Travel Plaza on the Garden State Pkwy in South Amboy. Kick-stands up at 10:00AM to ride to Asbury Park, NJ to line up for parade. If you want to meet up somewhere else, please contact road-captain@empirecitymc.com. Be prepared to pay a small registration fee of $5 or $10.

June 13th - RIDE: Billy Joel Motorcycle Museum on Long Island. Click to see map. Meet-up 1: Dunkin' Donuts, 250 E 40th St (before 2nd Ave), Kick-stands up at 9:30 AM. Meet-up 2: Jericho Deli, 523 Broadway, Jericho, NY 11753. We will then arrive at 20th Century Cycles (Billy Joel Motorcycle Museum), 101 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay, NY 11771. Afterwards, we'll have lunch at Canterbury's Oyster Bar & Grill, 46 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

June 19th - ECMC’s 51st Annual Bike Christening at Ty’s Bar, Christopher St, New York, NY (See above!)

June 20th - RIDE: ECMC’s 51st Annual Biker’s Picnic! (See above!)

June 21st - ECMC will be at Folsom Street East! (See above!)

June 28th - RIDE: Empire City MC will be leading the Gay Pride March with our sister club, The Sirens MC! You can pre-pay your $25 registration fee on the Sirens MC website, or pay in cash in person.

July 1st - Empire City MC's open general meeting. Held the first Wednesday of each month at "The Centre" 208 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011. All interested men and prospective members are welcome to attend. Always check the schedule to see which room we'll be in.

July 3rd-6th - The Ranch’s annual 4th of July Weekend-Long Party! Register with Al & Dan please, accommodations are limited!

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 calendar.EmpireCityMC.com and come along with us on some great rides!


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.


ECMC featured in OUT! Magazine!

Click on 'Evil' Ed's bulge to see the article and photo spread!




Rides & Events Calendar



To see a full-screen, monthly Rides & Events Calendar, click here.


ECMC is Online!

Websites are so "one directional"... Join the conversation on our facebook groups! Both ECMC and AMCC have them -- click on the logos to get there. We are also pleased to publish a monthly newsletter full of all sorts of gossip... er, news and information! There are loads of photos and only a few big words, so even us bikers can enjoy it!






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