History

Mission Statement 

We are a group of individuals who share a passion for motorcycles. Our mission is to promote safe motorcycle riding and to provide an active social club for our members.

History

The foundation for the Sikh Motorcycle Club was laid in 2003. A well-known and respected Punjabi radio broadcaster Harjinder Singh Thind requested a small group of motorcycle enthusiasts to make a short documentary on Sikh motorcyclists, who wore turbans while riding.

That same year this small group and founders of the club Harjinder Singh Thind, Avtar Singh Gill, Malkit Singh Rai, Kulwinder Singh Khangura and Amritpal Singh Randhawa began to meet on regular basis in a warehouse in Surrey. They often participated in local ride events under the banner Royal Enfield Club.

In 2004, Harjinder Singh Thind put out a call on Radio Punjab for other Sikh motorcyclists to join their club. Thanks to the call, a large group of riders came forward and became members. The first meeting was held at Lovely Banquet Hall in Surrey and the club’s name was chosen as it remains today the Sikh Motorcycle Club.

The first executive committee consisted of a president – Harjinder Singh Thind; Vice-president -Avtar Singh Gill; Secretary – Malkit Singh Rai and Treasurer – Kulwinder Singh Khangura. After numerous meetings and discussions, the club’s constitution and bylaws were formed and a logo was created.

Since its inception, the club continues to hold regular meetings and organize riding events during spring and summer months. Additionally, the club members have participated in various charitable events and are committed to enhancing outreach efforts to the other organizations.

The club also unanimously decided to honor a Sikh activist Avtar Singh Dhillon for his efforts toward launching and later winning the legal challenge for helmet exemption for riders wearing turbans. To recognize his determination, dedication and hard work Mr. Dhillon was respectfully appointed as the Guardian (Sarprasat) of the club. The law regarding helmet was finally changed on July 7th, 1999 and Sikhs with a turban have since been allowed to ride their motorcycles without a helmet.

The Sikh Motorcycle Club’s mission is to help injured motorcyclists and to bring awareness about the significance of turban and the Sikh religion in the mainstream Canadian society.

The Sikh Motorcycle Club’s mission is to help injured motorcyclists and to bring awareness about the significance of turban and the Sikh religion in the mainstream Canadian society.

Today, there are over 100 members of the Sikh Motorcycle Club from all over British Columbia, and the club continues to grow.

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Goals

Raise awareness about motorcycle safety among members.

Help injured motorcyclists in cooperation with other organisations.

Increase awareness in the broader community about SIKHS and TURBANS- The Sikh next door is not a stranger.