CONNECTING OUR COMMUNITY | CREATING EXPERIENCES | INSPIRING ADVENTURE
“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, loyal visitors who feel like this is their club. And it is. Friendships are made, adventures are planned, and the vibe here is like few other places in London or Los Angeles, never mind in the biking world.
CONNECTING OUR COMMUNITY
Our membership team is there to help bring members together for more 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 epic adventure. You will also meet some of the Bike Shed team, to get insights and input into what we are planning for the future.
We have many Members-only experiences, like the monthly Captain’s Tables dinners, hosted by the likes of Fast Freddy Spencer, Charley Boorman, Elspeth Beard, Neil Spalding, and many more. Members also get first-dibs on our new events like the Bike Shed Festival and the Bike Shed Scramble. Our members newsletter will keep you up to date with what is going on every week. Members are also invited to our Private Members page on Facebook where we can share club-related information, while members arrange meetings and rides, get help and advice on anything bike related, and share interesting or relevant information to 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. A few members have even gone on jungle-biking holidays together in the far east. Use our community and our space to create your own adventures with the people you get on with best, or find and create your own crowd.
To join the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club here and now, all you need to do is click the big image-button below and apply online. Your application will be reviewed and, assuming you qualify (see below), you'll be advised of a full membership within 3 working days. If your application is rejected we will return your application fee immediately.
HOW DO I QUALIFY?
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. Beyond that simple requirement we are seeking like-minded people to be part of a community, and that takes all sorts, so we expect riders from all tribes and types to be part of our membership.
DO I NEED A REFEREE?
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 simply 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.
LONDON OR LA?
Bike Shed membership is global, so all members can visit both clubs, but the price you pay is based on the club closest to where you live, and where you will visit most often.
London membership is cheaper than LA membership simply because London has no dedicated private member's spaces with no limit on member numbers, whereas our LA destination is much bigger with more facilities and services, and offers access to our members-only bar, plus private dining spaces and access to the VIP mezzanine areas during events.
Bike Shed LA also has membership numbers limited to around 1,000 people.
Bike Shed London membership is currently £250 per year, or you can pay £30 a month.
Bike Shed LA membership is currently $1,000 a year.*
*Please don't try to join the cheaper London membership if you will frequent the LA club more often. We will be able to tell.