The Most Notorious Biker Gangs in History

When groups of veterans who had returned from overseas looking to replicate the thrills they had in World War II banded together, they quickly embraced the outlaw life - drinking, drugs, theft, and fighting. A moral panic broke out, and after the Hollister Riot of 1947 saw three gangs take over a small town for several days, a mystique was born.

Most news organizations and law enforcement officials call these bike gangs "Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs," or "OMGs." But the bikers call themselves a different name: one percenters. After the Hollister Riot, it was supposed by the American Motorcycle Association that 99% of motorcyclists were law-abiding citizens, and the last one percent were outlaws or outlaw biker gangs