|Like many exclusive organizations, the Hells Angels maintain a great deal of secrecy involving the inner workings of their group. But enough has been written by members and observers to give a basic idea of what's required to join. Officially, you must:|
•Have a driver's license
•Own a working motorcycle
•Never have applied to be a police officer or prison guard
•Not be a child molester
Members also must be white.
| The road to full membership has several phases and can last years:|
Hang-around: A status that allows a prospective member to attend some club events.
Associate: If members take an interest in a Hang-around, Associate status might be offered.
Prospect: This status is full-acknowledgement that an individual is in the pipeline for consideration. The person may participate in club activities but has no club voting privileges.