- 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.
- The Action City Rockers (Austin, Texas)
- BLK BLK (Denver, Colorado)
- Bourbon Bandits (Louisville, Kentucky)
- The Buzzards (Sumpter, South Carolina)
- Cream City Cranks (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
- Creatures of the Loin (San Francisco, California)
- Decepticons (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
- Ghost Riders (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
- Hells Satans (Richmond, Virginia)
- Hot N' Ready's (HnR) (Chicago, Illinois)
- Landsquids (Sacramento, California)
- Latebirds (Los Angeles, California)
- Metal Ponies (Providence, Rhode Island)
- Mission 23 (Brooklyn, New York)
- Mosquito Fleet (Seattle, Washington)
- Motion Left (Elkhart, Indiana)
- Orphans (Brooklyn, New York)
- Puddle Cutters (Portland, Oregon)
- White Line Riders (Wilmington, North Carolina)
- The Bombardment Society (Cincinnati, Ohio)
- The Guns (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
- Peddy Cash (Chicago, Illinois)
- The Tom Cruisers (Tempe, Arizona)
- Buffalo Boys (Souix Falls, South Dakota)
- Hell's Bombshells (Austin, Texas)
- Janus (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
- kHz (Boston, Massachusetts)
- Local Heroes (New Brunswick, New Jersey)
- Los dorados (Reno, Nevada)
- Members Only (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
- Moped Militia (Chico, California)
- Noviy Lef (Dearborn, Michigan; merged with The Guns)
- One Screw Loose (Cumberland, Maryland)
- Retrospecs (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
- switcHANDsignal (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
- The Alphas (Tucson, Arizona)
- The Blue Shirt Holiday (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)
- The Thundercats (Odessa, Texas)
- The Titans (Keansburg, New Jersey)
- The Variators (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
- 50:1 (Portland, Maine)
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.
For a complete list of gangs and groups see: Moped Gangs and Groups