What does a 3% patch mean?

By | August 17, 2020

Riding a bike can be really fun but whilst you might think that bike is used only for traveling from one place to the other, there are many people out there who ride their bikes as part of leisure activity. Bike riding has become a very popular activity among people. Bikers have not only made it their hobby, but some are so dedicated that they have made it their life’s mission to travel to a certain town, city, or country just on their bike. These dedicated and bike-loving individuals are the ones who are usually parts of their local or some world-renowned biker’s club.

Bikers are often seen wearing biker patches but what do these patches actually represent? The representation of the patches varies from one patch to the other, but a patch is usually worn by a person who is a member of a dedicated motorcycle club. This gives a form of a message to the people that a certain individual belongs to a certain club. These patches are placed by the bikers often at the back of their vest and are worn with pride since they represent meaning, culture, and tradition.

It is important to be noted that in the world of motorcycles and motorcycle clubs, there are many patches that can be worn by different motorcyclists throughout the world. The most interesting and common of which is the 3% three-piece back patch.

Three-piece back patch

Some and not all bike clubs offer this unique patch. Motorcycle clubs that are very serious with what they do and have adopted very rigorous standards about who passes certain criteria to become a member of the club, use the three-piece biker patch. This patch actually is very unique and sets them apart from the rest of the motorcycle clubs. The three-piece back patch is designed beautifully as well. The center part of the patch carries the emblem or the logo of the motorcycle club, while the top contains the name of the motorcycle club. The bottom part is the one where the location of the club is illustrated clearly. There are three patches and when mentioned together, are known as “colors”. There is no doubt that the three-piece back patch is the one that gives a clear indication regarding the owner of the patch. Only by seeing the patch, one can easily identify the logo, the name as well as the overall location of the motorcycle club. This is also known as the 3 per cent patch. This patch basically indicates that the owner of this patch is still awaiting the approval from the motorcycle club of choice in order to become a distinguished member of the club. Once they become the member of the club, they are fully allowed to wear the three-piece patch. Wearing the patch is a huge source of distinction and pride for the person as it indicates that the person wearing the patch is fully qualified to become an important member of the distinguished motorcycle club.