When one thinks of hobbies for the year 1914, motorcycles is probably not the first hobby that comes to mind, except of course, for motorcycle enthusiasts.
As soon as the motorcycle was invented, riders were ready to go and mothers were screeching, "Over my dead body, if not yours!" If leather chaps and jackets hadn't been made already, the motorcycle would have inspired their design.
Almost immediately, enthusiasts sought out one another and formed clubs. The first commercial motorcycles likely came about in the 1880s, but Tucson's club formed a wee bit later.
From the Arizona Daily Star, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1914:
The new club was good news to the Phoenix club, which had some lofty plans.
From the Star, Thursday, Feb. 5, 1914:
There are currently several motorcycle organizations in the Tucson area and many are known by their community service projects. The Morgue Lady recently came across local members of Bikers Against Child Abuse, an organization she hadn't known of before.
As a mother, the Morgue Lady appreciates motorcyclists who protect their heads with helmets and their limbs with leather jackets and chaps or at least with heavy jeans to limit the skin damage if the unthinkable happens. When she sees a helmetless rider or one in shorts and T-shirt, she cringes.
The Arizona Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs at azcmc.com seems like a good place to start for anyone who wants to check out local organizations.