Did the Hells Angel’s Bikers Ever Operate in Washington State?
Do The Hell's Angels Have A Chapter Here In Washington State?
Did The Hell's Angels Ever Come To Washington State?
I grew up in the 70's and 80's and the Hells Angels had quite the reputation I lived 30 miles outside of town on State Route 129, right along the Washington and Oregon border. I liked camping outside in my tent and once had thought that the Hells Angels might snatch me in the middle of the night from my foster parents --- I was eight years old so you can imagine my imagination running rampant.
I've never personally met a member of the Hells Angels but they are infamous and considered one of the big "four" biker gangs according to law enforcement along with the Pagans, Outlaws, and the Banditos.
I discovered that the first officially chartered Hells Angels club was in 1994 --- long after I had grown up so obviously I had a pretty vivid imagination and no Hells Angels were coming to take me away.
Yes, Hells Angels have a reputation but as I've learned with most motorcycle clubs, it's about camaraderie, doing community service, and the love for the bikes and open roads that really matters to most motorcycle riders.