WHO WE ARE
The Countrymen Veteran MC is an independent group of patriotic American civilians and military veterans supporting each other, our communities, and veteran causes. While many of our members are current or former military, we are not veteran-exclusive. Countrymen is for men who love to ride and desire to build genuine friendships amongst like-minded individuals in a biker organization with purpose and direction.
CVMC welcomes both cruisers and sport bikes (stunt riders and unsafe assholes need not apply). Countrymen candidacy is open to men regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, blue collar or white. We come together based on the common bond of loving the ride, loving the brotherhood, and shared national patriotism.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This is a group of real, passionate riders who are all a little rough around the edges, but good at heart. We have day rides, go to biker rallies, meet up for impromptu rides, host or participate in special social events and fundraisers in the biker community, and hang out off the bikes, too, for events like football watch parties, poker nights, and days at the gun range.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a 1% club, or “outlaw” club?
No. While some attribute the three-piece patch to being an “outlaw” organization, we are a generally law-abiding club; we just lean heavily on the idea that individuals should be free to make their own decisions so long as they do not put others at risk.
What territories do you claim?
None. We are not a territorial motorcycle club which is why there are no territorial rockers or other patches on our kutte.
Do you have to be a military veteran to join?
No. We have two classes of membership: Veteran Member and Patriot Member. While we strongly encourage veterans to consider the CVMC as a place of camaraderie akin to their time in service, our club is open to patriotic men who did not serve as well.
Are y’all members of the United Clubs?
We became proud members of the United Clubs DFW in the summer of 2017. It is a great social structure that facilitates communication and promotes fellowship with other area clubs. We are not yet members of the COC&I.
How many members and chapters do you have?
More than one, less than 1,000. We’re a young club, so we’re currently only operating our main chapter in the DFW area of Texas.
How does one become a member?
Make a commitment to come be a hang around; someone who’s not yet obligated but may be interested. After a couple months, the club votes to make you a Candidate (some clubs call them Prospects). After several months of Candidacy and meeting other criteria, you earn a vote for membership, and become a brother.
What other clubs are you affiliated with? Is CVMC a support club?
The Countrymen VMC is not affiliated with anyone, nor does it support any other club. We show all due respect to other established clubs, but are independent representing our brothers in kuttes, and our brothers and sisters in arms.
Can I buy a patch and skip the Hang-Around and Candidacy period?
Abso-fuckin-lutely not. Everything in Countrymen VMC is earned. Nothing is bought. Brotherhood means something in a Motorcycle Club. If humbling yourself to earn the title and the patch isn’t appealing, this is not the organization for you. May we suggest checking out local riding groups.
Isn’t Candidacy just a period of hazing?
The Countrymen Bylaws has a No Hazing policy. While every motorcycle club conducts their Candidacy/Prospect period differently, the CVMC uses this time to ensure a good mutual fit of personality, and provides ample time to learn about the MC world, its protocols, the club itself, and to prove your commitment to the club before the club commits itself to you. The CVMC isn’t for everyone, and the Candidacy period reveals that.
Is it like Sons of Anarchy?
If you ask us this, we will throat punch you.
What are the membership requirements?
There are some intangible criteria we look for and discuss with every Candidate, but as for written requirements for Patriot Membership, you must be a male at least 21 years old with a motorcycle, and have a good and trustworthy character commensurate with an organization representing military service members and veterans. You cannot previously or currently serve in law enforcement with arrest authority in Texas, you must keep your license and insurance current at all times, and continuously show the club and your brothers are the priority in your life after family and career. To be a Veteran Member, you must meet and sustain all the requirements of a Patriot member, and provide a DD214 showing an honorable, medical or general discharge from military service. Those with Other-than-Honorable, or Dishonorable discharges are excluded from membership altogether.
Why do I have to go through the Hang-Around and Candidacy period?
Countrymen VMC is not a riding group. This is family. We will protect what we’ve built, and we protect our family. Most of us have wives, children, and professional lives and the club is a part of that life. Would you let someone into your home and into your family without vetting their character and commitment?
What do you mean by commitment? I have a life, too, ya know.
Every club is different, but the Countrymen’s commitment is to family, career, then the club. We are not a club-first organization, but the club is third in that list. That means, when you’re not taking care of your family, or taking care of your career, each brother is reasonably expected to put time and energy into the club, the brothers, and supporting its mission.
Where do I start?
Get on your bike and come to our events. Get to know the members. If it seems like a good fit, we’ll work together from there.