Back in 2014 while on ride, Mark Mason and Titch Jones who have been riding most of their lives first discussed starting a motorcycle riding club. A few months later Mark Mason who is also the lead singer and guitarist for the rock band Ampage (ampage.com) Started writing a song called " Rolling Dogs of Thunder '' ( ROLL DOT ) for short About a fictitious motorcycle club. Soon the band began shooting the music video for the song along the the Mendocino coast in Northern California where Jones and Mason both live. While shooting the video, several other local bikers joined in along with the rest of the Ampage band members. They had drones in the air filming as well as cameras in cars following the bikes. Needless to say it was a lot of fun and that's when The Rolling Dogs of Thunder became a real Motorcycle Riding club! Life imitating art.
The club elected its officers starting with the first 6 members. We have about a dozen members in the club here in Northern Calif. plus another club Chapter in North Carolina.
After that we wrote our club bylaws. We hold club meetings on the first Thursday of each month to organize rides, new members, charity rides with other clubs as well as other club business. Each club member pays $25 month dues which is used for club costs , advertising, dinner rides, and sometimes helping out other bikers or clubs in need etc.
The club is open to all Races, Genders, Religion, Age, Disabilities. Were looking for motorcycle enthusiasts who just love to ride like we do. While most of us ride Harley Davidsons it doesn't really matter what kind of bike you ride as long as you have a motorcycle, are licensed and safe.
Feel free to contact us anytime with any questions or concerns
Mark Mason is the original founding member and president of the Rolling Dogs of Thunder
Bill Stokem is a founding member and Vice President
Titch Jones is original member and co-founder
Jerry Hall is Road Captain and one of the originals 6
Tony Brosseau is the assistant road captain and one of the originals 6
Mark Hollywood Hatten was president of our South Carolina chapter of the Rolling Dogs of Thunder but sadly was killed May 3rd 2020 while protecting a female passenger in a car from gun fire. Mark was a good friend, great musician,motorcycle rider and Hero.
Rolling Dogs of Thunder music video by the rock band AMPAGE