BSMC Membership: The Lowdown
By Dutch van Someren - 27 Nov 20
We assume you have also read the main Membership Page on the website, where some of this info is repeated, however, it may help if you take a moment to read everything below before you apply to join.
Thank you for considering BSMC membership.
Bike Shed Membership is primarily about:
- Supporting the Club
- Being part of the Membership Community
- Taking Part in Bike Shed Rides, Events and Experiences
- Being Inspired to organise and create Adventures
Membership Privileges include:
- Access to LA's Members-Only spaces:
In detail: Member plus one guest, however, more guests may be allowed off-peak, at the Manager's discretion.
Bear in mind the members' spaces cannot accommodate all members at once, so access should not necessarily define your reasons for membership. The whole shared club space at 1580 Industrial St is also for members to enjoy.
- LA Membership is limited to 1,000 people, to avoid overcrowding, while London Membership is not limited.
- Taking part in Monthly hosted members' nights/rides/dinners/talks
- Discounts online, in-store and in the restaurant
- Access to a bar/restaurant Tab system, with a monthly bill for what you eat & drink
- Access to purchase Limited Members-Only products
- Free Admission to selected Bike Shed main Events
- First Access to all other paid Events (e.g. track days, off-road days, camping trips, etc)
- First Access to Limited Edition BSMC Products
- Discounts and Privileges with BSMC Partners
- An invitation to join the private BSMC members group on Facebook, where members share news, info and arrange more rides and meets, and members' events are posted.
**Year two payments start one year from our opening date.
Read More below, or HERE.
Our membership software will track which club you frequent most often, so please be careful to chose the correct membership subscription price.
The LA One Hundred will have a unique Members Card, priority access to the Whisky Lockers in LA, their name on the wall in our LA Club Lounge (unless they elect to be omitted) and they will be allowed to purchase LA One-Hundred-only products, e.g. a BSMC Members ring in gold or platinum, uniquely numbered or designed, TBC, an LA100 pin, and other items.
The cost to join the LA One Hundred is a one-off lifetime payment of $10,000, equal to just over 8 year's LA membership at year-one, post-opening price (which is likely to increase for newbies in the future).
Membership is then valid for life with nothing further to pay, and covers all BSMC club memberships, past, present and future.
You must first subscribe, confirm that you ride, tell us why you want to join and if you don't have a referee we will arrange a meeting or call to confirm your membership. In the event that your application cannot be accepted, your subscription will be immediately refunded.
We ask members - and all Bike Shed visitors - to be considerate to other members, customers and neighbours in London and DTLA. We might love to push the limits when we ride on the streets, but we ask our visitors to refrain from stunting, speeding or unnecessary loud revving in or near our premises, and to respect other residents and businesses in the area. ... We already know what a motorcycle sounds like, and so do our customers.
BE KIND TO OUR TEAM
Bike Shed's staff are there to make your experience as good as it can be, from the membership team and managers to the bartenders and wait-staff, to the chefs and cleaners. They work hard, and we expect a lot from them. Many of them also ride, and are passionate about the club. In other circumstances they could be one of you, so, treat them kindly - and remember - you can judge a lot about a person by how they treat those who serve or work for them.
Please do not take any photographs in the member's areas. We will also ask all customers to refrain from taking photographs of people not in their own personal group during their visit to the Bike Shed without permission. We will do all we can to protect our member's privacy wherever they are in our public and private spaces.
PARKING YOUR MOTORCYCLE
When there are no large events, we will allow overnight parking for members, arranged in advance, or agreed on the day, at the manager's discretion.
We expect everyone to park their motorcycle considerately to make room for other members and customers. Badly parked motorcycles may be moved, or removed.
Leave your differences at the door. The Bike Shed is common ground for all members and visitors, and we are a safe space for all who love moto-culture. We will not tolerate any discrimination or aggressive behaviour.
ACCESS TO MEMBERS-ONLY AREAS
The members' lounge and other members' spaces in Los Angeles are exclusively for members, plus one guest when we are not too busy. However, the members bar cannot accommodate all members at the same time, and access to this exclusive bar should not define your BSMC membership. Bear in mind that the whole club space is for members, albeit non-exclusively.
TERMINATION & REFUSAL
Membership is a privilege and not a right.
Membership applications may be refused without a reason being given.
If club rules are broken, membership can be suspended or cancelled without warning.
Refunds will only be given on termination of active BSMC membership at the club's discretion.
APPLY TO JOIN NOW
Assuming you are happy and have understood everything written above, and that you are a motorcycle rider, who wants to be part of our club and community, we would like to invite you to apply to join below:
If you have already spoken to a one of our founders, please do insert their name as your referee.
JOIN BSMC LONDON - Annual membership application & subscription
JOIN BSMC LOS ANGELES - Annual membership application & subscription
JOIN THE LA ONE-HUNDRED - Application, with one-off, lifetime subscription