Defenders Motorcycle Club
Chapter 11 Amherst, Nova Scotia
Please drop by, Guests are always welcome!
Our Regular members have all served or supported service to DEFEND our country. They include Uniformed or Civilian members of the Canadian Military or its Allies, the Canadian Coast Guard, and the RCMP. Regular members may be actively serving, retired, or the spouse of another regular member. Any other person may apply for Ordinary membership.
The Defenders have Chapters from coast to coast throughout Canada. We promote riding safety and endeavor to improve the public’s viewpoint on motorcycling.
Each Chapter hosts their own very active social/ride calendar and supports ride activities of many other organizations. Each week of the ride season we host fun events to bring the community together and increase biker awareness.
Members may choose to attend as many rides as they like and often divide into smaller groups to support simultaneous events across our regions. If you share our love for motorcycling, you can keep your ride-card full.
Thanks to our various fund raising activities, the Defenders support the War Amps CHAMP organization. Feel free to join us for our fund raising activities.
More about The Defender’s Motorcycle Club Organization
Each Chapter hosts their own social events, and rides to help promote bike safety, and to help support charities in need. The defenders as a whole work to support the War Amps CHAMP organization.
ABOUT THE RALLY LOGO
We want to give you an explanation as to why the skull and hands are so prevalent within the biking community.
Skull symbolism has been around for a very long time. While many people consider the skull to be a symbol of mortality, it’s actually the opposite, as it is a symbol of immortality. Its means that even after death, once all the flesh has withered away, our bones still remain on this Earth. The skull is simply the one part of our skeletal system that we instantly recognize as human.
Bikers are from every walk of life, businessman, banker, lawyer, doctor, law enforcement, military service personnel, some retired some not but the list goes on. Motorcycle riders are not looking to ransack towns or invoke some god of war. We’re really just looking to enjoy our bikes and have a good time with like minded friends. We want to be safe on the road and don’t wish any of our fellow riders to die.
So why do we hold a symbol of death so close to us?
It’s a visual acknowledgement of our fate. Perhaps some of us hope to die while living a life totally with our motorcycles. We know that Death always rides with us no matter how hard we try to ride safely.
It’s a visual way to attract and drive away certain people. By displaying skull symbolism on ourselves, we’re using it as a filter to bring in people who identify with us and drive away people that don’t.
The skull levels the playing field. It doesn’t matter how powerful you were in life, you’re no greater in death. While each of our skulls are different, you can’t really recognize someone by looking at their skull. That tends to have a homogenizing effect on us all.
Skull symbolism expresses our commitment until death, to motorcycling, to our club, and to our brothers and sisters. It’s also how we carry with us all others who came before us.
We hope in some way this helps explains the reasons for this symbolism and we thank you for your time and interest.