SUNDAY, JUNE 11TH, 2017
Decline of top-tier Motorcycle Clubs means more for the little guy
BY: Thomas Dolstra
Fort Carson, BC — With the decline of the “top tier” Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMG), many small, fledgling clubs are set to stake their claim as top dogs in San Andreas.
Los Payasos, a one percenter club originally founded in 2001 by Wayne Mackey, is one of the smaller clubs in the state. Los Payasos’ membership is unknown but experts have thought it to be less than twenty total members.
The club was formed when Road Warriors Motorcycle Club and Wild Coyotes Motorcycle Club, both of Bone County, unanimously voted to merge together under Mackey. The name Los Payasos is based off the small desert town, of Las Payasadas, Bone County, where both clubs met to drop their old colors and finalize the merger.
Between 2001 and 2012, Los Payasos had kept a relatively low profile to the public and law enforcement. No major incidents by members of Los Payasos were reported to police except for a small scuffle at a patched member’s home in 2008 which resulted in two arrests, one for an outstanding warrant and the other for possession of an illegal firearm.
In December of 2012, Mackey passed away due to colon cancer. With the club’s hierarchy aging and membership dwindling, patched members voted in Bruce Rogers as club president. Rogers, in his mid-thirties, has had no serious jail time but is known to police.
Since Rogers’ ascension to president, Los Payasos has increased it’s membership and also it’s notoriety in particular with law enforcement. Three separate brawls at club “outings” and reports of a shots fired incident at the home of a member all occurred within weeks of the vote.
The club, which predominantly consists of Caucasians, does allow for Hispanics to become fully patched in as there are several current and former Hispanic patched members.
As of today, Los Payasos has forged along and intends to carve a piece of the ever growing multi-billion dollar criminal underworld out for themselves.