The Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club rides again | Lit Feature | Chicago Reader

The Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club rides again 

Documentary photographer Danny Lyon's 1968 chronicle of a Chicago biker gang helped inspire Easy Rider. Now The Bikeriders revs up for a long-overdue reissue.

Danny Lyon, Route 12, Wisconsin from The Bikeriders (Aperture, 2014)

Danny Lyon, Route 12, Wisconsin from The Bikeriders (Aperture, 2014)

© Danny Lyon, Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery

Danny Lyon doesn't want to talk about the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club. The legendary documentary photographer won't say much about riding alongside Cal, Funny Sonny, Johnny, and the rest of the leather-clad gang in the 1960s, on an old Triumph cobbled together…

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