Frequently Asked Questions

 Let's clear up any misconceptions about the COC&I and what we represent.
This is a unique culture with a rich, proud history of honor & respect which is NOT like anything you have seen on a TV drama or on the news.
Our goal is to make a difference in your life and those around you. Don't just stand on the sideline; get engaged in your motorcycle community! 
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    Who is allowed to attend a COC&I meeting?
    Anyone !! We invite each and all to come out and learn how to get involved in the motorcycle community and how to make a difference. It is also helpful to dispel the perception that it is a gathering of "Outlaws". So come out and meet some of the nicest, helpful and friendliest folks you will ever meet.
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    Where does my donation go?
    Some of the expenses of COC would be in the area of lobbying, legal assistance and the acquisition of meeting space.
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    How many COC&I regions are in Texas?
    There are 12 regions in TX that deliver informative updates on State and Local issues, events, Legislation and happenings in the biker community. We pride ourselves in the daily contribution to individual and community well being. We believe that by sharing common values we can increase the opportunity of each individual in the community.
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    Why does the COC include independents?
    We are all a family bound by the love of riding. When a MRO or a "rights" association needs support to help implement approved grass roots strategies such as letter writing to legislators, the C.O.I.R., working in concert with M/Cs and riding associations will be called upon to assist with the manpower to help implement the "Action."
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    Does the COC&I have to give me permission to start a Motorcycle Club?
    No! The COC&I will however help guide a new club by introducing them to clubs in their local area. Also, the COC&I will ensure there is no conflicts with club colors and patches that are currently established in the region 3 area. In time, and with the guidance of the COC&I, local RC’s and MC’s new members will be able to seamlessly fit into the local motorcycle community and will receive help from other clubs and independents for any charities and fundraisers for years to come.
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    What is a U.S. Defender?
    US Defenders are men and women from the Confederation of Clubs and the C.O.I.R. who volunteer to represent their different clubs and groups. The US Defenders receive training in grass roots strategies and then take that training back to their clubs and groups. Find out more about these dedicated men and women by attending a regional COC or NCOM meeting in your area.
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    Can a riding club with sport bikes join the COC?
    Yes. In fact, we have appointed sport bike liaisons to help deliver information to the Sport bike enthusiast.
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    How do I get more involved and participate?
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