The Satyrs Motorcycle Club of Los Angeles is the oldest running gay men’s motorcycle club and organization in the world. Formed in 1954 during the height of the McCarthy era, seven men came together, bonded by the love of the motorcycle to form a club. It was not an easy time in America for gay men to congregate with fellow gay men. Homosexuals were deemed as deviants and undesirables in society.
The Satyrs was not the first gay & lesbian organization, that was the Mattachine Society formed in 1950. But the Mattachine Society had a Communist “cell structure”and drew the spying interest of J. Edgar Hoover who was focused on getting, founder, Harry Hay. Plus Senator Joe McCarthy’s hunt for “un-American activities and communism, along with internal fighting caused the Mattachine to shut down by 1953. They reorganized again 3 years later with a few rough starts as the One Society. Today, they are known as the One Archives Foundation at the USC Libraries, a respectful national repository of LGBT history.
The Satyrs are currently preserving the club’s archives to be entrusted in the near future at the One Archives Foundation for public and academic studies.
The Satyrs Motorcycle Club of Los Angeles
See the new
Vintage Film Collection!
8 Restored High-Definition,
color corrected and digitally scanned frame by frame, 8mm and super 8mm films.
The Satyr’s Club Officers for our 64th Year
Bike Night at The Eagle LA
A Meet & Greet with the club
8pm to 11pm
Badger Flat Truck Loading
Pool Party after truck loading
Camping Gear Cartage Available*
Badger Flat 57
August 31st to September 3rd
Final Registration Deadline: August 25th
A Meet & Greet Breakfast with the Satyrs
8am No-Host Breakfast at Jake’s Roadhouse
622 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia
Ever wanted to know what it is to be a Satyr Member?
The Meet and Greet Breakfast Ride
No-host breakfast and ride to the compound
8am 622 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA
The Satyrs are having an open meeting where friends can join us for a no-host breakfast and a short morning ride to the club compound.
Get to know the club members as we conduct regular club business, rehearse for our Badger show, have lunch and swim in the clothing optional pool (bring your own towel),
We are always scouting for new members, but the process is not an open process. As we get to know you and you attend our events, a member may propose a sponsoring of a biker candidate for membership. We do not use a pledge system, but the process is relatively secret, but that doesn’t mean you can’t express a desire to become a member to a current Satyr.
Get to know us and we get to know you. It’s the same membership process we have been using for 64 years and counting as the oldest gay men’s club in the world.