Q. Are you a Motorcycle Club?
A. NO. we are NOT a Motorcycle Club. We are a Riding Association. We are an official Constellation (chapter) of the ISRA. We do operate our group similarly to a traditional non territorial “club” but without the overwhelming time commitment, danger, and politics.
Q. Do I have to ride a Yamaha or Star Motorcycle?
A. No. All makes and models of “cruiser” motorcycles are welcome. Yamaha, Honda, Harley Davidson, and all other brands also.
Q. How much does it cost to join?
A. There is no cost involved in “joining” Collective Soulz, however our members agree to pay monthly dues of $10 per month.
Q. What is the money collected used for?
A. Dues collected from our members help to pay for our club events, such as overnight trips, hotel stays, supplies and of course emergencies. If your bike breaks down on a ride it's nice to know the Club has your back! All money collected by the club is used for the club.
Q. How Long Does it take to become a member?
A. There is no set amount of time. We are a family group of riders. We want to be sure that you fit in with us. This could be a very quick process or a lengthy process depending on how many events you come to with us. The first step is to let us know you want to become a member; we will then find a current member to sponsor you. The Sponsoring Member will take you under their “wing” and tell you about our rules and codes of conduct and fill in all the blanks for you. When you and the Sponsoring Member are ready the entire club will vote on your membership in Collective Soulz. If the majority of the club votes you in then you become a Soul!
Q. What else should I know about becoming a Collective Soulz member?
A. Before becoming a full member of Collective Soulz you must first register with I.S.R.A. There is no cost to you however until registered you will not be able to proceed in becoming a full Soulz member. To learn more about the I.S.R.A. and register please click here;
Q. What does your back patch represent?
A. Our patch of “Colors” represents our group. There is a motorcycle because we are a motorcycle riding group. There is a crown with 5 points to represent our 5 founders. There is a slogan that says “When Worse Comes to Worst My Peoples Come First”. This represents our commitment to each other as members of Collective Soulz, we help each and stand together as a group. We’re more than just a group of weekend riders that ride together but don't actually know each other, nah that’s not us, We are a FAMILY.
Q. Do I have to wear a back patch?
A. If you are voted in as a member of Collective Soulz then you are expected to wear your Colors/Patches to all group events. If you are riding by yourself and don’t want to wear it that's fine… but when you come to Soulz events you are expected to “Fly Your Colors.”
Only full members have the right to wear our back patch. Even though we are a Riding Association and NOT a Motorcycle Club (MC) our patches are still “earned”. Not “earned in the traditional MC sense where you might have to do something illegal to get them though. When we say “earned” we mean they are given to individuals who show they have a sincere interest in joining our group and becoming family with us. If you only show up to 1 event each month then we may not be the right group for you.
Q. Do you allow Women to Join?
A. Yes we allow women to join our group both as Riders and Passengers. Most women come to our group as Wives & Girlfriends but we also accept women who come to our group by themselves. A woman who is a Rider (operates her own motorcycle) and is not a Wife or Girlfriend of a Patch Holder can become a full member and wear our Colors. A woman who is a Wife of a Patch Holder can also become a full member if she is a Rider or a Passenger. A Girlfriend of a Patch Holder who is a Passenger can only become an Associate Member. She is allowed to wear our Colors but her membership is contingent on her relationship with the Patch Holder. Her patch remains property of the Patch Holder.
Q. Can I bring my Kids?
A. Yes of course! We often have events that take place off of the motorcycles and our members bring their children and other family members and friends too. If your child is old enough to ride with you on your bike then they are also welcome to come along on group rides. We wouldn't be much of a “family” if we excluded our family from your events would we?
Q. Are you a support group or do you have affiliations with any other MC or Riding Clubs?
A. No. Our only affiliation is with the ISRA. We are an official Constellation (chapter) of the ISRA. None of our members are members of any other clubs or riding groups. We are a non territorial group of riders. We respect all other Riding Clubs and Motorcycle Clubs but we are completely neutral on any MC politics.