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Some say recent a controversy between a group of motorcycle riders and a motorist in New York has tainted the image of motorcycle riders. News 10's Dalfred Jones met with local motorcycle clubs to get their point of view.

There is a distinct difference between motorcycle clubs and renegade riders.

"Clubs are basically brotherhood. It's not so much "gangs", it's a brotherhood where the brothers come together, brothers and sisters come together and enjoy each other and ride around and whatnot. And enthusiasts are your everyday people, your lawyers your doctors, our ex-governor who ride bikes just for the fun and enjoyment and freedom of the road. What we are out here today to do is let our people in our community be aware that that's not who we are. We out here in Lafayette Parish and surrounding parishes we consider ourselves as professional bikers" says Down and Dirty M.C Member A.B. Rubin.

Clubs like the Down and Dirty Riders do numerous projects in the community, volunteering at homeless shelters, voter registration and the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Heymann Park. The club also hosts a bowling for bikes tournament, where the proceeds are used to purchase bike for kids doing well in school.

"The perception on bikers has changed lately because those things that you see on TV that's happening, those are images of people individually. If you notice you never see problems with club riders, it's the renegades that you saw" says Road Rats M.C. Member Quentin Moore.

The Down and Dirty Motorcycle Club is hosting a bowling for bikes tournament at Lafayette lanes on November 18th and it is open to the public. If you're interested in participating you can contact A.B. at 852-1130.

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