You can never truly judge a book by it’s cover and bikers are especially true.
People have this horrible perception of bikers that is just not true in many respects. For example, I remember about five or six years ago I was driving somewhere and I was changing a flat tire on the side of the road in the rain. Out of nowhere this group of about ten bikers pulled up behind me.
Then the darnedest thing happened, one of them handed me an umbrella and the other nine proceeded to lift the back of my car that was sinking into the mud and changed the tire.
One group of people who almost always seem to get stereotyped are bikers. Because they look tough and wear leather jackets and metal spikes, people have grown afraid of them. Just like pit bulls, bikers are not necessarily threatening people. More often than not, they are kind-hearted individuals who put out a gruff exterior when they face the world around them.
In 2017, a Minnesota family learned the truth about a gang of bikers after they stormed into a residential neighborhood atop their hogs.
Tracy had reported that her son, who was in middle school, had become a victim of bullying. His classmates and peers had started name-calling and verbally abusing him. But soon their acts of aggression escalated and the bullies started physical assaulting Tracy’s son Zane.
The boy had been punched and pushed around. The bullies also wrote slurs and profanity on Zane with permanent markers, further shaming him in school.
The bullying became nightmarish that Tracy had no one to turn to. In a last-ditch effort, she reached out to random people online. She shared Zane’s story and prayed that someone would be able to do something to help the victimized boy.
Suddenly, a group of leather-clad, tough-looking bikers rode onto Zane’s street in Minnesota. There were a lot of bikers, all looking rather viscous. Because he had been the victim of so much abuse from bullies, Zane was worried. He hid inside his home until the gang pulled on in front of his house and called for him to come out.
Zane learned that the bikers were members of “Syd’s Angels Bikers Against Bullies.” And they were not there to add to his victimization but to fight back against his tormentors and protect him.
The group leader and founder Greg Carson presented Zane with a t-shirt and a promise that he would always have someone if the bullying got worse. And then the group prayed with Zane.
After the prayer session, Zane hopped on one of the bikes and rode through town, showing everyone that Zane had protection now.
His bullies got the message.