The Full Throttle Full Mag Riding Association has been established as a means to unite motorcycle enthusiasts around the world, to create avenues for networking and brotherhood, to promote awareness of the needs within our community and the accomplishments of our brothers, and to bring new perspectives to the stereotype of the biker.
Unity. Bikers come from all walks of life - from all socioeconomic backgrounds, from all professions, from all political persuasions, from all family environments. We are united by a passion for freedom and adventure that grows from the thrill of the ride and its proximity to death. We recognize that, in spite of the fractured nature of humankind, we are bound by a brotherhood of man that supersedes individual differences. FTFM patch-holders, therefore, respect the persuasions of all riders, in order to bring about a heightened awareness of the inalienable rights to liberty and security.
Brotherhood. A biker is a wanderer, a traveler, an explorer, and an adventurer. The thrill of the motorcycle comes from the ability to break the monotony of life’s obligations, and to experience new scenery and new sensations. But the build of the motorcycle necessitates a solitary existence - when one sets out on a motorcycle, he prepares to be alone with his thoughts, and to rely only on his own skills to maintain his security. Members of FTFM Riding Association have deep reverence for this self-reliance; however, our patch-holders also recognize that a man can not exist as an island. Literally and figuratively, bikes break down; routes can be lost; accidents happen. For this reason, it is essential that a biker has a network of brothers around him, whom he can call upon wherever he is in the world. In respect for this, FTFM patch-holders observe essential rights of hospitality and brotherhood. Furthermore, FTFM patch-holders take active interest in one another; we observe common ground and shared goals, for the support of our riders and our families, even when we are not behind the throttle of our bikes.
Awareness. FTFM patch-holders are charitable men and women, who keep the needs of our communities at the forefront of our minds. As such, the FTFM Riding Association seeks to provide avenues by which patch-holders might spread the word about pressing needs, charitable opportunities, events, and success stories. Furthermore, FTFM patch-holders are encouraged to share their talents and endeavors, to highlight their unique contributions to the community, and to discover opportunities to capitalize on those contributions in service of a greater good.
Perspective. For over a century, the stereotype of the biker has been characterized by crime, war, and debauchery. While we recognize that every group has its extremists, FTFM patch-holders seek to raise the integrity of the biker stereotype by performing charitable deeds in the community in a manner that is both visible and honorable.