It takes much more than a tattoo and a motorcycle to become a true Dog.
The membership guidelines are but a part of the qualifications.... The rest, we will test on the street.
Mad Dog Motorcycle Club members are acquired by invitation only. Primarily for cruisers, the group only accepts motorcyclists dedicated to free spirited riding and brotherhood. Recruits have to be sponsored by a Member in Good Standing and surpass a strict period of at least 6 months. Check out these pictures and see what it's like to ride with the Mad Dogs.
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.
MDMC # 2
MDMC Ride Schedule -
Tuesday night is Brotherhood in Manila Doghouse. Rides/activities at 8 pm. Announcements at 9 pm. Rides on Tuesdays and Saturdays will be announced by text broadcast. - Guest riders are welcome.
Tuesday night in Angeles City & Subic contact us for details.
Saturday rides depart early morning every week from two locations. In Manila we meet at Petron on EDSA opposite Dusit Thani, in Angeles we meet at Petron on Clark. Any changes to the regular Tuesday and Saturday rides will be broadcast by SMS to all Dogs and anyone expressing an interest.
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 make themselves know to the Ride Lead or the Sweepers will do their job.
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.
Each year the Mad Dog Motorcycle Club hosts a Charity Poker Run to help some of the local Foundations in need of assistance. The pictures on the left reflect just a few of these events that are held each year.
The Charity Poker Run is open to all motorcycle and scooter riders no matter what size of bike you have. There will be participants from many of the local clubs in the region. There are great prizes for the best three poker hands at the end of the ride and a chance to win a new motorcycle in our raffle draw. To check the route and all the times and details please click on the link above.
Riding with the MAD DOGS is as close to heaven as some will ever come........
ROCK N ROLL!!!!
"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!"
Weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually, long ride, short ride, required ride, yay ride, nay ride, 'ho ride, bitch ride event ride, bride ride, paid ride...ahh, whatever!...we RIDE!.
It all started here. Manila, Philippines.
This website is dedicated to the countless Mad Dog MC antics that helped build the Club to what it is today. And as Tom #2 says, Mad Dog MC was a function of natural evolution....And the Club continues to strengthen and grow with each mile we ride...together...as Brothers...as Dogs.....and the miles roll on.
But.... there is one thing that does not evolve, that does not change, that is the constant that bonds us all together
RESPECT- knowing that once a Mad Dog, always a Mad Dog, that once a brother, always a brother.
Our Colors reflect our belief : FREEDOM, COURAGE, LOYALTY
For those who run with us, run fast, with the pack, and run free..... MDFFMD
L, H, & R
The Mad Dog
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, and Hong Kong....and further ... 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.
We have no affiliate clubs and we're not "hang arounds" for other clubs.
Just ring the bell and come on in!.
The Dog House
The Mad Dog Motorcycle Club Philippines Clubhouse is located at:
Bar Public Hours: 24/7
The Clubhouse is adjoined to the Handlebar Bar & Grill
The Dog House is occasionally closed for members-only functions.
We take pride in the life we've chosen. Writing our rules as we go along.
In our eyes, we don't have to be bandits and outlaws to earn our place...or... maybe we do....
Mad Dog Philippines Special Projects Team Join the University of the Philippines
Philippine General Hospital Pedia Oncology Support Group On Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, Mad Dog Motorcycle Club Philippines will be the major supporters of a day-long outdoor picnic to mark the 14th anniversary of the University of the Philippines - Philippine General Hospital Pedia Oncology Support Group.
The support group consists of some 75 kids with cancer and their parents / caregivers, organized by the Medical Social Service of the hospital which has social workers who help them out with their needs. MDMC Philippines have been working with them starting this year. Through the Mad Dogs Special Projects Committee a golf tournament was organized earlier in 2007 with the funds raised going for drugs needed by the kids, mostly for chemotherapy.
For the Friday event, we have received assistance from various Brothers as well as corporate and individual friends to make this a memorable day for the kids.
The event was held at the Makati Park on J.P. Rizal Avenue on the other side of the Guadalupe bridge after the old Fort Bonifacio gate near the University of Makati.
Mad Dog Wheel Spin Department.
You just had to ask ...
1. 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.
2. To join, a Member must have a 400cc bike or larger -- In keeping with the hardware necessary to enjoy riding with the Club, the minimum engine displacement standard must be met before being considered as prospect. Most Members rely on Harley Davidson as their preferred bike due to the speed, agility, quality, reliability, weight, and reputation as being the very best motorcycle made. But remember, it's the biker, the Brother, not the bike that ultimately counts.
3. Prospects must serve a minimum six month prospect period in which certain membership duties are fulfilled - The intent is to get to know the Club members and have a good time while doing it. This gives both the prospect and the Club a chance to get a feel of each others skills and habits. Remember that in riding, trust is of utmost importance, this is what we will be establishing at this stage. Take note that not all prospects pass their prospect status.
4. After successfully passing probation, full members are obligated to get the Club tattoo on his shoulder as a sign of dedication to the Club and Brotherhood of MDMC -- Each tattoo is numbered and is strictly FOR MEMBERS ONLY. Over 230 tattoos have been issued as of 2011, including Members in Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand Japan and China.
We are an international Club -- Members come from all walks of life and are a mixture of Filipino and Expatriate nationalities. We have formal Chapters in the Philippines, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. In addition, the Club has Members In Good Standing in the UK, US, Korea, and Australia. In true biker spirit, we do our own thing, keep to ourselves, and TCOB. Most importantly, and as evident from our web site, we love to ride, raise a little hell, have fun, and enjoy a strong brotherhood every step of the way.
Our mission is very simple: be the paramount bike club in the Philippines with the most road miles while having FUN!
Interested? Come check out the Dog House and meet the bro's -- bring your bike -- join us on a ride or two -- have a beer or ten -- prospect the Club.
Peace Brothers. Ride Safe. Chrome side up
An important and defining document, this CODE OF CONDUCT outlines obligations of members and directors, riding rules and the disciplinary process. It is the product of dialogue and debate among the members and was proudly adopted at our Quarterly General Meeting (QGM) on 11 June 2000. It is not meant to cover all specific circumstances. Rather, it serves to articulate the essence of behavior expected of all Mad Dogs --- behavior in terms of public image, safety, and, most importantly, brotherhood.
Common sense and logic rule; concern and respect for fellow members and the Club prevail.
OBLIGATIONS OF DIRECTORS
Obligations of members are also applicable to Directors, Committee Chairmen, Sgts.-at-Arms and other appointed officials. It is expected these elected and appointed office holders will lead by example and perform their duties in a fair, unbiased and responsive manner. Any misuse of authority will be investigated by the BoD and could result in appropriate disciplinary action.
OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS
DUES AND CONSUMABLES: Members are expected to pay dues and consumables on or before the Annual General Meeting (AGM) generally held the first Saturday of December. Any member unable to meet this deadline for financial reasons should explain this in writing to the Board of Directors (BoD) for consideration. Members who fail to meet the payment schedule and do not notify the BoD of special financial circumstances within 30 days after the AGM, subject themselves to possible dismissal and return of colors to the Club. Reapplication for membership is subject to BoD approval under terms the BoD deems appropriate to the circumstances.
ATTENDANCE: Members are expected to support the Club, the Clubhouse and official Club activities. Attendance at QGM and the AGM are mandatory as well as certain rides. In the event a member cannot attend a mandatory activity or ride, written, advance notice must be submitted. Failure to submit written apologies will result in a P1,000 fine.
BEHAVIOR: Members should insure their behavior is at all times in keeping with the privilege of belonging to the most prestigious motorcycle club in the Philippines. Actions deemed by the BoD to have a negative impact on the Club will be grounds for sanctions.
COLORS: Colors should be worn with pride and treated with respect. Members are encouraged to wear Colors whenever on the road as it increases awareness of the Club; however, Colors are mandatory for all official rides and functions. Failure to wear Colors for official rides and functions will result in a fine and possible sanctions.