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The '''Moped Army''' is a group of avid [[moped]] riders, originally formed as the [[Decepticons]] in 1997.  Eventually, as other moped riders showed an interest in creating their own branches associated with the Decepticons, the Moped Army was formed, with the Decepticons summarily becoming a branch of the Moped Army.
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The organization is comprised of self-governing branches which implement their own criteria regarding membership and organize their own activities.
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The Moped Army recognizes three classes of members:
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* '''Members''', who are active within their branch
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* '''Scouts''', who have left the geographic boundaries of their branch, and
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* '''Honorary''', who have helped the development of a branch without necessarily having become a member.
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Each branch, further, keeps a list of retired and deceased members.
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== Current Branches ==
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* [[The Action City Rockers]] (Austin, Texas)
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* [[The Bombardment Society]] (Cincinnati, Ohio)
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* [[Bourbon Bandits]] (Louisville, Kentucky)
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* [[Buffalo Boys]] (Souix Falls, South Dakota)
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* [[Creatures of the Loin]] (San Francisco, California)
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* [[Decepticons]] (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
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* [[Ghost Riders]] (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
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* [[The Guns]] (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
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* [[Hells Satans]] (Richmond, Virginia)
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* [[kHz]] (Boston, Massachusetts)
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* [[Landsquids]] (Sacramento, California)
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* [[Latebirds]] (Los Angeles, California)
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* [[Los dorados]] (Reno, Nevada)
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* [[Mission 23]] (Brooklyn, New York)
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* [[Mosquito Fleet]] (Seattle, Washington)
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* [[Motion Left]] (Elkhart, Indiana)
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* [[Orphans]] (Brooklyn, New York)
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* [[Peddy Cash]] (Chicago, Illinois)
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* [[Puddle Cutters]] (Portland, Oregon)
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* [[switcHANDsignal]] (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
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* [[The Tom Cruisers]] (Tempe, Arizona)
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== Previous Branches ==
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* [[Hell's Bombshells]] (Austin, Texas)
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* [[Janus]] (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
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* [[Local Heroes]] (New Brunswick, New Jersey)
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* [[Members Only]] (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
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* [[Moped Militia]] (Chico, California)
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* [[Noviy Lef]] (Dearborn, Michigan; merged with [[The Guns]])
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* [[One Screw Loose]] (Cumberland, Maryland)
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* [[Retrospecs]] (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
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* [[The Alphas]] (Tucson, Arizona)
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* [[The Blue Shirt Holiday]] (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)
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* [[The Thundercats]] (Odessa, Texas)
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* [[The Titans]] (Keansburg, New Jersey)
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* [[The Variators]] (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
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* [[50:1]] (Portland, Maine)
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== Older Affiliations ==
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Before it was known as Moped Army the Decepticons expanded under the name Decepticon Army. Members were affiliated using code names based on the first letter of their city and area code. These affiliations were not as autonomous or structured as today's branches.
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* [[K6-16]] (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
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* [[C6-17]] (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
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* [[L9-09]] (LaVerne, California)
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* [[S2-06]] (Seattle, Washington)
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* [[S2-07]] (Springvale, Maine)
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== Unaffiliated Gangs and Groups ==
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These groups consist of riders who are not Moped Army riders. Some of them are more official and are attempting to become official Branches, while others are groups of friends who just ride.
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* Black Pipes (Youngstown, Ohio) [http://www.mopedarmy.com/wiki/Black_pipes]
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* [[Breakfast Mafia, The|Breakfast Mafia]] (Kansas City, Missouri) <small>[http://www.breakfastmafiakc.com BM website]</small>
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* Bropeds (Bloomington, Indiana) [http://www.myspace.com/thebropeds]
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* Buzz Killers (Jacksonville, Forida) [http://www.buzzkillers.info]
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* Buzzbombs  (Des Moines, Iowa)
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* Cage Rattlers (State College, Pennsylvania)
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* [[The Children|Children]] (San Francisco, California)
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* Cold Trailers (Lawrence, Kansas)
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* Committee of Public Safety  (Eugene, Oregon) [http://www.myspace.com/eugenemopeds]
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* Cream City Cranks (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
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* [[Cuperteens]]  (Cupertino, California)
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* [[Decade Sparrows]] (Logan, Utah)
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* Dirty South Hobo Chik-fila (tentative) (Atlanta, Georgia)
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* Dustmites (Mesa, AZ) <small>[http://thedustmites.ning.com Dustmites website]</small>
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* Ghost Planet Militia (Ft. Myers, Florida/Indianapolis, Indiana)
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* [[It Ran Earlier|It Ran Earlier (I.R.E.)]]  (St. Louis, Missouri) <small>[http://www.mopedstl.com I.R.E. website]</small>
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* Merry Cranksters (Mystic, Connecticut)
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* Metal Ponies (Providence, Rhode Island)
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* Moon Ridders (SG Valley, California)
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* Mopheads (San Jose, California)
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* [[Mopedhead]] (San Jose, California)
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* Mud Bugs  (Louisiana)
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* Mustache Riders  (Midwest)
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* [[Ohpeds]] (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, Ohio) <small>[http://www.ohpeds.com OHpeds website]</small>
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* [[Prophets of Doom]] (Richmond, Virginia) <small>[http://www.mopedarmy.com/wiki/Prophets_of_Doom]</small>
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* Richard Gears (Portsmouth, New Hampshire)
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* Sharks  (Orlando, Florida)
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* Sign of Noshori (Salem, Massachusetts)
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* Snobs (Ferndale, Michigan)
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* South Jersey (Cape May, New Jersey)
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* SpokesMen  (Denver, Colorado)
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* Swoop Jockeys (ATLANTA, GA)
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* [[Sunset Riders]] (San Fransisco, California)<small>[http://www.myspace.com/sunsetriderssf Sunset Riders Myspace]</small>
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* The Chain Gang (Nashville, Tennessee)
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* The Descendants
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* The EastTex Armadillo’s (Texas)
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* The Rip Rips (Tampa, Fl)
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* The Road Gnomes (Rocklin, California)
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* The Speculaters (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
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* The Stampede (Westport, Massachusetts) [http://www.myspace.com/themopedstampede]
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* [[The Summerai]] (Green Bay, Wisconsin)
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* [[Unholy Smokers]] (Madison, Wisconsin)
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* The Usual Suspects (Inverness, Florida)
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* [[Treats]] (San Francisco, California)
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* [[Las Tortugas]] (Tucson, AZ)  [http://www.lastortugas.ning.com]
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* Two Stroke Terribles (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
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* [[Uphill Battle]] (Portland Oregon)
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* West Side Devils (Athens, Ohio) [http://www.mopedarmy.com/wiki/West_Side_Devils]
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* [[Woolly Bullies]] (Los Angeles California)
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==Related Links==
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moped_Army Wikipedia's Article on Moped Army]
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[[Category: Moped Jargon]]
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[[Category: Moped Community]]

Revision as of 19:12, 25 March 2010

The term Moped Army also refers to a graphic novel of the same name authored by Paul Sizer.

The Moped Army is a group of avid moped riders, originally formed as the Decepticons in 1997. Eventually, as other moped riders showed an interest in creating their own branches associated with the Decepticons, the Moped Army was formed, with the Decepticons summarily becoming a branch of the Moped Army.

The organization is comprised of self-governing branches which implement their own criteria regarding membership and organize their own activities.

The Moped Army recognizes three classes of members:

  • Members, who are active within their branch
  • Scouts, who have left the geographic boundaries of their branch, and
  • Honorary, who have helped the development of a branch without necessarily having become a member.

Each branch, further, keeps a list of retired and deceased members.


Current Branches

Previous Branches

Older Affiliations

Before it was known as Moped Army the Decepticons expanded under the name Decepticon Army. Members were affiliated using code names based on the first letter of their city and area code. These affiliations were not as autonomous or structured as today's branches.

  • K6-16 (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
  • C6-17 (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  • L9-09 (LaVerne, California)
  • S2-06 (Seattle, Washington)
  • S2-07 (Springvale, Maine)

Unaffiliated Gangs and Groups

These groups consist of riders who are not Moped Army riders. Some of them are more official and are attempting to become official Branches, while others are groups of friends who just ride.

  • Black Pipes (Youngstown, Ohio) [1]
  • Breakfast Mafia (Kansas City, Missouri) BM website
  • Bropeds (Bloomington, Indiana) [2]
  • Buzz Killers (Jacksonville, Forida) [3]
  • Buzzbombs (Des Moines, Iowa)
  • Cage Rattlers (State College, Pennsylvania)
  • Children (San Francisco, California)
  • Cold Trailers (Lawrence, Kansas)
  • Committee of Public Safety (Eugene, Oregon) [4]
  • Cream City Cranks (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • Cuperteens (Cupertino, California)
  • Decade Sparrows (Logan, Utah)
  • Dirty South Hobo Chik-fila (tentative) (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Dustmites (Mesa, AZ) Dustmites website
  • Ghost Planet Militia (Ft. Myers, Florida/Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • It Ran Earlier (I.R.E.) (St. Louis, Missouri) I.R.E. website
  • Merry Cranksters (Mystic, Connecticut)
  • Metal Ponies (Providence, Rhode Island)
  • Moon Ridders (SG Valley, California)
  • Mopheads (San Jose, California)
  • Mopedhead (San Jose, California)
  • Mud Bugs (Louisiana)
  • Mustache Riders (Midwest)
  • Ohpeds (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, Ohio) OHpeds website
  • Prophets of Doom (Richmond, Virginia) [5]
  • Richard Gears (Portsmouth, New Hampshire)
  • Sharks (Orlando, Florida)
  • Sign of Noshori (Salem, Massachusetts)
  • Snobs (Ferndale, Michigan)
  • South Jersey (Cape May, New Jersey)
  • SpokesMen (Denver, Colorado)
  • Swoop Jockeys (ATLANTA, GA)
  • Sunset Riders (San Fransisco, California)Sunset Riders Myspace
  • The Chain Gang (Nashville, Tennessee)
  • The Descendants
  • The EastTex Armadillo’s (Texas)
  • The Rip Rips (Tampa, Fl)
  • The Road Gnomes (Rocklin, California)
  • The Speculaters (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • The Stampede (Westport, Massachusetts) [6]
  • The Summerai (Green Bay, Wisconsin)
  • Unholy Smokers (Madison, Wisconsin)
  • The Usual Suspects (Inverness, Florida)
  • Treats (San Francisco, California)
  • Las Tortugas (Tucson, AZ) [7]
  • Two Stroke Terribles (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • Uphill Battle (Portland Oregon)
  • West Side Devils (Athens, Ohio) [8]
  • Woolly Bullies (Los Angeles California)

Related Links

Wikipedia's Article on Moped Army