Philly Biker Featured in Out Magazine Spread On New York Gay Bikers Club

The latest issue of Out magazine features a photographic feature chronicling the members of New York City gay bikers organization Empire City Motorcycle Club (ECMC), the oldest ongoing gay all-riding organization in the nation.

Among the riders making an appearance is Philly’s Gary Philly (not his real last name), a member of local leather club Philadelphians MC, who became a full member of ECMC in a year ago this month. His involvement with the group began in 2012, when “I went to ride in the New York City Pride parade as a member of the Philadelphians MC. There I discovered an entire group of guys in a mandatory motorcycle-owning, riding club.”

Gary currently lives in Philly, which begs the question: Is being part of the club worth trucking up to New York on a regular basis? That’s a hike even if you do have motorcycle. But he says it’s the sense of togetherness that keeps him going back.

“It’s the brotherhood of the motorcycle riders in the club. We are a very close group, we support each other throughout the year on and off our motorcycles.”

Gary is the second Philadelphian in the past few months to make it in a national gay magazine. Last fall former G Philly cover model and local choreographer Gunnar Montana appeared on the cover of Instinct.

Check out Gary and the rest of his riding buddies in the Out article, here.