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“The right crowd, and no crowding”
(Brooklands Automobile Racing Club 1913)
Anyone can come and enjoy the Bike Shed without being a member, but BSMC Membership has real benefits, all based on the unique community, connection and experience that biking brings all of us. Most importantly, membership is about belonging. Club visitors are surrounded by like-minded people who feel like this is their club. And it is. Friendships are made, adventures are planned, and the vibe is like few other places.
Our membership team is there to help bring members together for meets, events and rides. We host two regular evenings meetings every month, and at least one ride, so you can get properly introduced to your fellow Bike Shed members and meet a fantastic crowd of people who have come together to be part of this adventure. You will also meet some of the Bike Shed team, to get insights and input into what we are planning for the future.
Our team runs members-only experiences and events, like the monthly hosted Captain’s Table dinners, Q&As, screenings, plus members get first-dibs on sold-out events like entry into Bike Shed Festival racing and the regular Bike Shed Scrambles. Our members' newsletter will keep you up to date with what is going on every week. Members are also invited to join our private BSMC page on Facebook where we share club information, while members can arrange their own meets and rides, get help and advice, and share interesting news info with other members.
The main benefit of membership for most people is meeting other riders, striking up friendships and planning your own experiences and adventures. Many of our members join-up to take part in non-Bike Shed events, planning their own trips, rides and meets outside the club or with our peers and partners. Previously our members have planned jungle-biking holidays in the far East, rides across Europe and much more. We encourage members to use the community and our Bike Shed space to create your own adventures - with people you already know, or discover a new crowd.
Bike Shed members get to enjoy regular organised events, from off-road weekend camping trips in the wilds to simple weekend breakfast meets & rides, hosted by our membership team and senior crew, whether you're a newbie or a seasoned riderOUR CALENDAR
BSMC Membership also gives you first option on Bike Shed track days, Sunday scrambles, exclusive hosted dinners with biking heroes and legends, and limited edition Bike Shed gear and apparelOUR CALENDAR
Bike Shed Los Angeles will open in early 2021, and along with offering a huge space in the LA Arts District the club will have an exclusive private bar allowing our members to escape from the crowd into a more intimate space with full bar service and foodBIKE SHED LA
To join the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club here and now, and use our London club, all you need to do is read all the information on this page, and if you like what you read, click the big image below, labelled APPLY TO JOIN.
Your application will be reviewed and, assuming you qualify (see below), you'll be granted full membership within 5 working days. If your application is rejected we will return your application fee immediately.
Read on for info on joining Bike Shed LA.
All casual visitors are welcome in the Bike Shed's public spaces, whether they ride or not, but Bike Shed Motorcycle Club members must be motorcycle riders, although we don't expect you to turn up on two-wheels every time you visit. We also don't care whether you're brand new to riding or a seasoned pro, and we don't care what bike(s) you have - as long as you ride.
Beyond that simple requirement we are seeking like-minded people to be part of a real community, and that takes all sorts, so we expect riders from all tribes and types to be part of our membership.
Prospective BSMC members will need a reference from another member or someone in the Bike Shed crew (who you can name-check when you apply online), or you can apply online now without a referee, and we will arrange a short informal meeting to make sure that the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club is right for you, and that you are right for us.
Bike Shed membership is global, so all members can visit both clubs, but the price you pay for membership is based on the club closest to where you live, and where you will visit most often.
Our LA destination is much bigger than our London space, with more facilities and services, and members have exclusive access to our club bar. Bike Shed LA membership will also have limited numbers.
Bike Shed London Membership is £250 per year or £30 a month. Prices will increase in 2021.
Bike Shed LA Membership will be circa $1,000 a year, TBC, payable annually. LA Membership will open in Dec 2020.
Bike Shed Lifetime Founding Membership.
"THE LA ONE-HUNDRED"
A lifetime global founding membership limited to 100 people, with a one-off, lifetime payment. More on this soon.
Yes. Rules and conditions are further down the page. Please scroll down and check them out before you press any buttons to apply.
We ask members - and all Bike Shed visitors - to be considerate to other members, customers and neighbours in London and DTLA. We might love to push the limits when we ride on the streets, but we ask our visitors to refrain from stunting, speeding or unnecessary loud revving in or near our premises, and to respect other residents and businesses in the area. ... We already know what a motorcycle sounds like, and so do our customers.
Please do not take any photographs in the member's areas. We will also ask all customers to refrain from taking photographs of people not in their own personal group during their visit to the Bike Shed without permission. We will do all we can to protect our member's privacy wherever they are in our public and private spaces.
PARKING YOUR MOTORCYCLE
When there are no large events, we sometimes allow overnight parking for members arranged in advance, or agreed on the day, at the manager's discretion.
We expect everyone to park their motorcycle considerately to make room for other members and customers. Badly parked motorcycles may be moved, or removed.
Leave your differences at the door. The Bike Shed is common ground for all members and visitors, and we are a safe space for all who love moto-culture. We do not tolerate any discrimination.
ACCESS TO MEMBERS-ONLY AREAS
The members' lounge and other members' spaces in Los Angeles are exclusively for members, plus one guest when we are not too busy. However, the members bar cannot accommodate all members at the same time, and access to this exclusive bar should not define your BSMC membership. Bear in mind that the whole club space is for members, albeit non-exclusively.
TERMINATION & REFUSAL
Membership is a privilege and not a right.
Membership applications may be refused without a reason being given.
If club rules are broken, membership can be suspended or cancelled without warning.
Refunds will only be given on termination of active BSMC membership at the club's discretion.