These Are The 6 Best Ways To Find Motorcycle Friends

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The experience of riding a motorcycle is certainly something you can’t find anywhere else; it’s no wonder riders love it so much. Some prefer the open road by themselves while others enjoy the company of some fellow riders to share the experience with.

It can be a bit frustrating when you want to find a few friends to ride with but can’t seem to find any within your circle of friends. Finding new motorcycle friends may be your best option.

So, how do you find motorcycle friends? There are six easy ways to find new motorcycle friends that share the same interests as you:

  • Locating local motorcycle clubs
  • Using social media such as Facebook
  • Going to car/motorcycle shows
  • Contacting motorcycle dealerships
  • Using
  • Taking a motorcycle safety course

Sometimes when you’re trying to find fellow motorcycle enthusiasts that you can ride with, you feel like you’re back in grade school making new friends. But once you find your group that you can relate to and go riding with, it makes all the difference and enhances the motorcycle experience even more.

Local Motorcycle Clubs

Motorcycle clubs tend to have a bit of a stigma attached to them. Most people assume they’re more of a “Hell’s Angels” type of gathering and don’t want to be associated with them.

On the contrary, most motorcycle clubs are meant for everyone who has a motorcycle or who wants a motorcycle. Most clubs openly welcome new members with a bit of qualification and respect.

Anywhere that has motorcycle riders, chances are there are a handful of motorcycle clubs, too. You may need to do a little research to see when and where they meet; also know what kind of motorcycle club it is before you go. If it’s a touring club and you’re more into cafe racers, you’d probably feel more fit in another club.

Motorcycle clubs are an excellent way to find fellow motorcycle friends that you can relate to. That’s essentially why everyone is gathering together, to share their common interest in motorcycles. A lot of motorcycle clubs will hold charities and benefit rides for specific causes, usually something that has affected a member directly.

Social Media

We live in a day and age where we have an endless reservoir of information at our finger tips called the internet. A large part of the internet consists of social media.

Social media is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family and let other people know what you’re up to. It’s also a great way to locate specific information that you’re looking for, such as motorcycle clubs or other motorcycle enthusiasts you can meet up with.

Probably the most popular social media platform you can use is facebook to find motorcycle friends. While there are plenty of other social media platforms you can use, facebook is one of the most universal forms of social media that people use of all ages.

Facebook has a great place to search for specific groups you’d like to join or events that are going on near you. If you’d like, you can find multiple groups to join. You also have the ability or organize a group yourself and attract fellow motorcycle lovers.

Car/Motorcycle Shows

Not only are car and motorcycle shows fun to go to and look at beautiful machines, they’re also great for networking. Motorcycles usually aren’t as big as car shows, but they definitely exist so keep your eyes open for one near you. Bigger car shows usually have several people who display their motorcycles, so don’t skip out on car shows because they still have big opportunities for you.

This was the number one way I networked while I had my motorcycle restoration business. I got to meet new people, ask where they got certain services done on their bikes, and created friendships that I relied on when I had big questions for my builds later on. The great thing about going to car and motorcycle shows is that people who are displaying their motorcycles are more than willing to talk to people and make friends.

Aside from becoming acquainted with motorcycle riders at these shows, you can also ask them specific questions about your motorcycle if you’re having issues with it as well as ask about any motorcycle clubs or gatherings they go to and recommend.

Car and motorcycle shows also do an excellent job at announcing any other events that are coming up in the vehicle world. There will be people there sending out flyers and advertising about these events, so keep your eyes open for anything related to motorcycles that could potentially give you an opportunity to make some motorcycle buddies.

Motorcycle Dealerships

Motorcycle dealerships may seem like a strange way to help find your riding buddies because all they do is sell motorcycles, right? Actually, most motorcycle dealerships host several events throughout the year that could be quite beneficial for you.

Most motorcycle dealerships host motorcycle shows, mini carnivals, charity events, giveaways, etc. Dealerships want to get their name out there as much as possible so they do everything they can to gain exposure and get people to come and see what they have to sell. Naturally, something like this will attract motorcycle enthusiasts.

Contact your local dealerships and see if they have any events that are coming up. This would be a great opportunity to network and meet with motorcycle lovers and become part of their cohort.

If you’re looking for other ideas to network with motorcycle lovers but don’t want to leave the comfort of your home, there are still plenty of online websites that you can use.

One of the best places to network is This is a platform that holds any resource a motorcycle enthusiast could ever want. They have blogs, forums, and most importantly, they post motorcycle events around the United States.

This platform is great at keeping up to date with their events and giving specific information about it so you’ll know exactly when and where they are. There’s a search bar on the website you can use to type your specific location and a list of events will come up either in or near the location you indicate.

Motorcycle Safety Course

A motorcycle safety course is an excellent way to interact with fellow motorcycle lovers. It’s also a great idea to take a motorcycle safety course if you haven’t already.

Not all states require a motorcycle safety course, but there’s never really a shortage of people who want to take it whether or not their state requires it to get a license. A motorcycle safety course does cost money, most are usually around $200-$500. But you will be surrounded by motorcyclists who take safety seriously while riding. You’ll want to surround yourself with riders like that.

This is also a great place to practice riding with someone else or help teach someone certain riding skills outside of the classroom. Forming motorcycle friendships happen very naturally in this type of setting, so if you struggle with being outgoing and making friends, this would be a great option for you.


Finding friendships based on a specific interest can be hard. I was there once when I started taking up motorcycling. Through all of these methods, I’ve been able to make motorcycle friends that I still connect with today.

Do you have any other methods of making motorcycle friends? Let me know, I’d love to make this list bigger!

Related Question

Do you have to own a motorcycle to join a motorcycle club? Each motorcycle club has their own rules. You’ll probably need to own a motorcycle as well as go through some sort of initiation for bigger and more well known clubs. However, there are a handful of motorcycle clubs out there that will allow members that don’t own a motorcycle to join.

This article has been reviewed in accordance with our editorial policy.

Kyle Cannon

Kyle currently works as a mechanical engineer and graduated with a minor in automotive engineering. He loves restoring motorcycles, has a vast knowledge of how they work, and has sold his restoration projects to customers from all over the United States.

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