Empire City Motorcycle Club:
55 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 organisation 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.


ECMC's 55th Annual Biker Weekend




Our annual “Biker Weekend” is upon us – many of our friends and followers already know that means three major events: ECMC’s Annual Bike Blessing & Christening, ECMC’s Annual Biker Picnic and Folsom Street East. Here’s what you need to know:

FRIDAY, 21st June – ECMC’s Annual Bike Blessing & Christening

This FREE event will take place at Ty's Bar NYC, 114 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014. Folks start showing up at 6pm; however, a representative from ECMC will be there all day long to reserve space for all the bikes coming! The blessing/naming will begin around 7:30pm. If your bike is already named, you’ll only want the blessing; however, if your bike is new or new-to-you, then you get to name your bike! So, put on your thinking cap and come up with a name that best fits your motorcycle and our ordained minister will christen your bike, and ECMC will send you a Christening Certificate in the mail a few weeks after the event! There’s always hot men, sexy bikes and fun times at this event, so biker or not, come on down and have a good time!

SATURDAY, 22nd June – ECMC’s Annual Biker Picnic

For this FREE event, you must travel by motorcycle – either riding, or on the back. It’s a free picnic and a fun ride from New York City out to the New Jersey/Pennsylvania border area. There will be burgers, hot dogs, salads, beverages and more! There will be a pool, so bring a swim suit if you’re shy! In order to come, please meet at one of these meet-up locations:

  • 9:00am at Sweet Life Cafe, 147 Christopher St, New York, NY where we'll have coffee and breakfast (kick-stands up at 10:00am)
  • 11:00 at the Shell Gas Station, 82 W Main St, Clinton, NJ (exit 15 off of the I-78) kick-stands up at 11:30 prompt!

    SUNDAY, 23rd June – Folsom Street East

    In lock-step with the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and World Pride, Folsom Street East will be TWICE it’s normal size this year, so get your butt down to the entrance of the event at 27th St at 10th Ave starting at 11:00am. Stop by the Empire City MC booths for a free gift (while supplies last). This is a charity event, so there is a requested admission donation, and no one under 18 allowed please! Go to www.folsomstreeteast.com for more details.


    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:

    Fri 21st June 18:00-21:00: EVENT: ECMC’s 55th Annual Bike Blessing at Ty’s Bar

    Sat 22nd June 09:00-17:00: RIDE: ECMC’s 55th Annual *FREE* Biker Picnic (Admission by motorcycle only!)

    Sun 23rd June 18:00-21:00: EVENT: Folsom Street East, 22nd Anniversary

    Sun 30th June 18:00-21:00: RIDE: 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots Gay Pride March & World Pride

    Wed 3rd July 20:00 – 21:00: Empire City MC's Open General Meeting, 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.

    Thu 1st - Sun 4th August: RIDE: United 93 Memorial / Pittsburg / Arktos Bear Run

    Wed 7th August 20:00 – 21:00: Empire City MC's Open General Meeting, 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.

    Fri 16th – Mon 19th August: RIDE: Montréal Gay Pride Weekend!

    Wed 4th September 20:00 – 21:00: Empire City MC's Open General Meeting, 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.

    Sat 7th – Sun 15th September: RIDE: Empire City’s Week-Long Anniversary Ride!

    Sun 15th September: RIDE: Second rain date for the Hogs 4 Hope. See: www.rmh-newyork.org/events/hog-for-hope for details.

    Wed 2nd October 20:00 – 21:00: Empire City MC's Open General Meeting, 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.

    Sat 12th October: EVENT: Empire City MC’s 55th Anniversary Dinner!

    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 featured in UNION MAG



    Union Mag (United Kingdom) came across the Atlantic to interview Empire City MC! Watch their view interview in the box above or by clicking here. Visit Union Mag's website at: "UnionMag.co.uk"


    See the ECMC documentary



    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!






    We only send about one e-mail per month and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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