Bikeriders, Third Edition
A new 3rd Edition of The Bikeriders,
will be released by Chronicle Books, San Fransisco, this fall, with
20 unpublished pictures from the series, and color work done in
1965 and 1966 which was also omitted from earlier editions.
The text of The Bikeriders was
made from tape recordings. Selections from the original recordings
are available below as mp3 audio files.
THE BIKERIDERS, 1965
Ed Foley and Cockroach
were both members of the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club
Goodpaster who tells the "accident" story was a very
successful Midwestern Motorcycle racer. He ran, and still owns,
a motorcycle shop in Hobart, Indiana.
who tells the story "Chopped Scooter" was a former member
of the Hell's Angels, who had joined the Chicago Outlaws. His real
name was Arthur Dion. Cal died in the late 1970's.
a young member of the Milwaukee Outlaws, tells a number of stories
including one about his "pinko brother." Zipco was a didicated
cyclist. His real name is Martin Jergins. He told his stories while
in the Elmhurst Hospital recovering from a motorcycle accident.
was 28 years old when she married 19 year old Benny of the Chicago