RCMP NL advises Outlaws Motorcycle Club(MC) expected to have increased presence this weekend

July 14, 2022
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Media Advisory


Starting Friday July 15, 2022, and running through to Sunday July 17, 2022, RCMP NL expects to see an increased presence of members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club (MC) in the province, particularly in Central Newfoundland.

An outlaw motorcycle gang generally is any group of motorcycle riders and/or supporters who:

  • voluntarily make a commitment to band together
  • abide by their organization's rules, and
  • engage in criminal activities.

The Outlaws Motorcycle Club identifies itself as a "1% Club", as do other outlaw motorcycle gangs. The 1% symbol, which can be seen as a patch, pin or tattoo, distinguishes outlaw motorcycle riders from the majority of motorcycle enthusiasts who are law-abiding citizens.

Outlaw motorcycle gangs have been known to ride in formations at high rates of speed, pass highway vehicles in an unsafe manner and block intersections, as well as congregating at stops along the highway. RCMP NL urges the public not to engage with these gangs and to instead report sightings and any suspected illegal or suspicious activity to police.

Further information about outlaw motorcycle gangs can be found at the links below.



Contact information

Strategic Communications and Media Relations Unit

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