To be frank, this club isn’t your normal motorcycle club.
That undoubtedly stems from the fact that their founder,
Scott “Jerry” Bernardo, is rarely described as normal.
His quick wit and often outlandish perspective on things
often result in a torrent of words that have made him an
ideal choice as floor announcer at FMX shows all over the
world, as well as a regular columnist for Red Bull Australia.
Not bad for a guy who was kicked out of art school in
Massachusetts for pranks he pulled.
When he discovered dirt bikes as a teen, though, he
was hooked and, naturally, gravitated towards like-minded
individuals. Before long, they decided to form their own
unofficial club, and in 1986 the club became a fixture in
New England woods racing. “We were just a bunch of little
dirt balls mucking about with ratty KTMs, shredding things
off in the rocky woods of New England,” Jerry recalls. “We
didn’t really raise hell, but we were young, and we were
growing up through the gauntlet of life.” Two-stroke misfits is how they described themselves, and besides their
actions, they turned out limited runs of T-shirts and stickers that grew their reputation.
In addition to those collectibles, Bernardo unleashed his
artistic talents by painting helmets, with his custom lids
gracing the heads of a number of the sport’s stars, including DB editor Tom Webb’s. Their often free-form style and
ample use of the neon colors in vogue during the era were
simply a visual expression of Bernardo’s personality and
JB’S NEW ENGLAND CLUB’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION RIDE
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