Mad Dog Motorcycle Club

Mad Dog Motorcycle Club

Mad Dog Motorcycle Club was founded in 1994 in the Philippines it is now the premier MC in Asia.

MDMC is a Bike Club with a diverse, interesting and no nonsense attitude to riding and to others. It takes much more than a tattoo and a Harley or big cruiser to become a Dog. Mad Dog Motorcycle Club members are acquired by invitation only. A Club for Harley Davidson and large bore cruisers, the group only accepts bikers who are dedicated to free spirited riding and brotherhood.

Read on for more stories ... some true ... all deniable.

On October 3, 1994, Tom Leber and some close friends gathered in his garage and founded the Mad Dog Motorcycle Club. The result was an organization built on the principle of camaraderie and diversity. A brotherhood bounded by principles instead of borders. Since then, the Mad Dogs have set fire to the streets of the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and China creating the standard for Motorcycle Clubs in South East Asia. Explore these pages to find more about the legend of the Mad Dogs.

MDMC has Chapters in the Philippines (Manila & Angeles), Japan (Fukuoka & Tokyo), Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and China.

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We have no affiliate clubs and we're not "hang arounds" for other clubs.

MDMC respects the other MC Clubs.

Mad Dog Motorcycle Club was a product of evolution rather than planning. Living outside the States for over 10 years, I figured I'd better buy a Harley in the Philippines or risk "missing the boat." So I did... that was early 1994.

From initial visions of riding with Harleys only, I soon realized there just weren't enough Hogs actually on the road in the P.I., and they were so expensive (how about US$ 45,000 for a nearly stock Fat Boy!), few could afford to buy one. Soon the Harley-only idea became "anything except Japanese bikes." That worked a bit better, and we ended up with a few more guys for our weekly informal Saturday rides. But eventually, logic hit me. It's not the bike, it's the biker. With that, any "easy rider" - style bike was welcome to join our informal rides.

The Saturday rides always ended up in my garage area in Makati for a few beers and the usual winding-down roadwar B.S. sessions. It was during one of these sessions Mad Dog MC was born. Encouraging Harleys but accepting all cruisers, we agreed MDMC would be about brotherhood and riding, not politics and meetings. To affirm our commitment, we agreed to design and get a Club tattoo. (None of us had tats at the time). And so it was...the beginning of MDMC, October 1994.

Pure to the purpose of our founding, we clocked up the mileage. We rode all over the country in all kinds of conditions as the Club built up its membership, biker-by-biker. Priceless experiences just never stopped.

Today we are a much larger organization, but the spirit of our "garage" days lives on as it must. Brotherhood, riding, helping people along the way, leaving a place better than it was before we arrived...these things comprise the soul of MDMC and define why we are Mad Dogs. To let it get more complex than that would be sacrificing the purity of its purpose.

  1. Who founded the Club? Thomas Leber founded the club in his garage after a few rides and a whole lotta beers and cigars on October 3 1994.
  2. Where is the club house located? Each Chapter has its own Club House. Follow the noise from the pipes and the trail of empty JD bottles.
  3. What is your advice so that I can get into the Club? Get yourself the biggest cruiser you can get your hands on, drink like a fish, smoke like a chimney, increase your tolerance level, rid yourself of shame, and pay us a visit...time will tell....peace bro!
  4. Where did the name come from? The name is steeped in mystery and folklore...and if you don't know...god dam.
  5. Is this a Harley Davidson Club? What type of bike is required? Although most of our Brothers have Harley Davidsons, the club is open to cruisers 400cc and above. The rule was set to define which bikes can maintain the pace and riding style of the club. But like we said, it's the biker, not the bike.
  6. Does your Club engage in criminal activities? Not to our knowledge ;)
  7. Is your Club limited to certain nationalities? Nope, diversity is one of the key elements of the Club. We have members from at least 20 nationalities, 5 planets and two galaxies and a guy called Smegoal.
  8. Is it expensive to join the Club? Not so, but you'll find out when you're there. right?
  9. Is it true you have strict riding rules? So true it hurts...
  10. Why do people have to go through the prospecting status? Is there a way to fast track the prospecting status? Riding with someone through long distances requires a lot of skill and trust. The prospect stage makes sure that you've got what it takes to be with the Club. This is why not everyone makes it as a full pledged member. And yes, there is a way to shorten it...quit before its over.
  11. Do you ride fast?In reference to light or sound?
  12. They say you ride in formation, how come we saw you weaving in and out of traffic on the highway? We were in formation while weaving in and out of traffic on the highway.
  13. Is it dangerous? Let me get back to you on that.
  14. Do I have to get the tattoo? Is it big? Does it have to be on my shoulder?Yes, Yes, and Yes, unless that space is already occupied by other ink...in which case the underside of your arm works too......

RIDES

Remember this ... the Mad Dog RIDES!

As well as the rides you see below the Dogs have their customary Tuesday night, Saturday rides and Iron Butt rides.

Guests are welcome but need to contact MDMC BEFORE turning up to ride. MDMC also has many more Patch rides and informal rides that if you guest ride with us you'll get to know about. For info and photos of MDMC rides look around this site.

See each Chapter's own site for detailed ride info.

Philippines: Tuesday Clubhouse 7pm / Saturday 6am long ride

Philippines Angeles Chapter: Tuesday 7pm / Saturday 6 am long ride

Thailand: Tuesday Club Night 6pm (early meet at 4pm) at the Kinarree. / Saturday Ride: meet at 1pm, ride at 1:30pm (destination confirmed at time of ride).

Hong Kong: Wednesday Night - Devils Advocate, Wan Chai 7pm / Sunday 9:00 AM Pacific Coffee, Wan Chai

Japan: Tuesday Clubhouse 7pm / Saturday 6am long ride

Singapore: Tuesday Clubhouse 7pm / Saturday 6am long ride

China: Wednesday Dog night 8pm at the Garage, Hu Shayu Yeong Road, Shunyi, Beijing (北京市朝阳区后沙峪榆阳路8号(名都园南门东行100米) / Sunday ride 9-10am from Jamaica Blue. Yosemite. Shunting

"Camaraderie and Brotherhood are at the foundation of being a Mad Dog. No matter how well you ride, how many miles you've run, or how much you spend on your bike...If you don't have it, you ain't comin' in!"

Each Chapter has its rules of the Road. These reflect the local conditions and circumstances. Guest riders are ordered to obey Chapters riding rules or will be left behind.

Road Rules

Each Chapter has it's own Membership Committee. If you don't know them then you haven't been riding with us.

Membership is strictly by invitation only. Several members in good standing typically sponsor a prospective candidate. Prior to becoming a prospect/striker for the Club, it is strongly advised to hang around patch holders to get a better idea about our Club, about our riding style, and about our brotherhood.

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