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. 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.
Empire City Motorcycle Club:
50 Years of Riding & Brotherhood!
50th Anniversary Weekend!
We are really proud to announce that our 50th Anniversary Weekend (October 10-12th) in New York City is developing quite nicely! We have a full weekend of events, including hosting the 176th AMCC meeting, a three-hour formal dinner/dance cruise with a premium open bar on a yacht in the New York Harbour, cocktail parties and much more!
Run applications are now available as are online payment and hotel reservations, simply use the links below, taking note that both the full weekend and Dinner/Dance Yacht Cruise are both available via online payment and with the run application:
Click here for a run application
Click here if you want to pay online by credit card
Click here to make hotel reservations (full weekend)
It is vital that if you plan to stay in our host hotel that you book your reservations early, before they sell out or the price goes up. The weekend of our anniversary is the same weekend as "ComicCon" in New York, which will drive all hotel pricing up rapidly. We've managed to negotiate a great rate of $145.00/night for a standard double suite (1-2 persons), and $165.00/night for a standard suite (3-4 persons) at DoubleTree hotel in Jersey City. Discount hotel parking for motorcycles and auto-mobiles for our guests is $15/day. The special room rate will be available until September 11th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Make your reservations today at: http://j.mp/hotel-res or by calling 1-800-222-TREE and using booking code “ECM”. If your club is interested in hosting a cocktail party, please contact Chaz – we have a limited number of cocktail party slots available.
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:
September 10th - Ground Zero Memorial Midnight Ride. Be at NY Harley Davidson, 42-11 Northern Blvd, Long Island City, NY by 10PM for queue-up, 11PM is kick-stands up for this ride from Queens to WTC/Freedom Tower with memorial service at midnight.
September 13th - Ride to the Hawk's Nest (on the NY/NJ/PA border near Port Jarvis, NY). Meet at Lexington Candy Shop, 1226 Lexington Ave. New York, New York 10028. Kickstands up: 9:30 am (arrive at 8:30 if you want breakfast!)
September 13th - Iron Guard B.C.’s 39th Anniversary Dinner at East of Eighth Restaurant. RSVP on Iron Guard’s facebook page.
September 16th - Ear Inn Biker Gathering! Come to the Ear Inn at 326 Spring St in NYC for our monthly "motorcycle night”! Meet up with hundreds of other bikers -- including members of the NJ Eagles, City Cruisers, loads of GDIs and more! Great men, great beer, great food! It's only once a month, so polish your bike's chrome and meet up at 7pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month during riding season! (Non-riders are welcome to come as well!)
September 19th-21st - ECMC invades Pittsburgh to welcome the “Three River Leather Club” into the AMCC and celebrate their special weekend event: Pittsburgh Leather Pride Weekend and Mr/Ms Pittsburgh Leather Fetish Contest – more information here.
September 26th-28th - Are you feeling lucky?? It’s the Lucky Bear Weekend in Las Vegas, NV! Click here for details!
October 1st - ECMC’s Open General Meeting. 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, New York, NY 10011. All interested men and prospective members are welcome to attend. Always check with the front desk/schedule to see which room we're booked into.
October 10th-12th - Empire City MC's 50th 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 pleased to announce the return of our infamous dinner cruise with premium open bar on our private yacht! Additional information is in our September Newsletter or on the top of this webpage. Click here to download your run application! Both DINNER CRUISE or FULL WEEKEND options exist. Don't miss the boat, registration closes October 4th, register now!
October 17th-19th - NJ Leather Weekend in Asbury Park!
October 21st - Ear Inn Biker Gathering! Come to the Ear Inn at 326 Spring St in NYC for our monthly "motorcycle night”! Meet up with hundreds of other bikers -- including members of the NJ Eagles, City Cruisers, loads of GDIs and more! Great men, great beer, great food! It's only once a month, so polish your bike's chrome and meet up at 7pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month during riding season! (Non-riders are welcome to come as well!)
November 14th-16th - Leather Homecoming at ‘The Ranch’ plus the Rochester Rams’ Rich Richards Memorial Toy Drive (Rochester, NY)
November 29th - BUCKS MC presents Santa Saturday™ in New Hope, PA or Asbury Park, NJ.
December 6th - Empire City MC's 51st Annual Holiday Party at Rockbar NYC! Stay tuned for details!
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.
Empire City Motorcycle Club:
50 Years of Riding & Brotherhood!
We've got loads of rides coming up, and you're invited! Keep an eye on our online calendar 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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