Most of these runs are organized by MCs (sometimes even outlaw clubs) to help someone in need.

Handing a to the guy passing out those cards and saying, “Hey, I’m assuming this is for a good cause, here’s my contribution” would be a total pro move.

If you bought something just to show it off in your driveway, you are a “waxer”, and it won’t matter what kind of bike you own.

On the other hand, if your helmet shows signs of scuffing -- or, better, you’re able to convincingly talk about how you do your own wrenching -- you’ll find that guys won’t disrespect you for riding a bike you’re comfortable with (versus riding a bike you think you should be riding).

Dating with a biker girl is a good way to help you understand this special kind of girls.

When you ride the motorcycle with her on the road, you will know the reasons why she can keep fit and always stay young.

When you hear the unmistakable roar of a pack of Harleys pulling into the parking lot of a bar you had no idea was a biker hangout, one thing goes through your mind. Instead of panicking, follow these rules and emerge from the experience a better man for having learned the humanity behind a group of people you only thought you knew. If the bartender can’t stand you, they’ll sense that too.

If it’s clear that the bartender thinks you’re an all right guy, they’ll assume you’re okay too.

In the end, what you ride is not as important as the fact that you do ride.

As with motorcycles, bikers can tell when your gear is lightly used.

If you overcompensate by trying to look tough, they’ll mess with you -- usually in good humor, but you will be made a fool of, and not everyone can handle that kind of humor.