While the exact date of origin for the Sons of Leuven MC remains a well kept secret, known only by the founding 'Original Five', the 1% motorcycle club gained public attention in the Summer of 2014. At that time the 'Sons' or 'SOLMC' was founded in blood by a group of Belgian bikers formerly belonging to the Liberty City Chapter of the Lost MC. The five rebellious members, fed up after some tragical mistakes made by the Lost Chapter President and united by their common ideals and heritage, split off from the Lost MC. Leaving in bad standing and starting a new 1%er MC the Original Five, including a former Lost Road Captain, knew they faced the wrath of their much larger former brothers. And so it was, a short, but brutal biker war ensued which left one of the Original Five and three Lost MC members dead.
After a summer of violence a peace was brokered through mediation of other MC's whom had declared themselves neutral in the conflict. The Sons of Leuven were allowed to found a separate MC, but the Lost MC negotiators managed to restrict its territory to the heavily working class neighbourhood of East Hook in Broker and SoL was forced to serve as a Support Club for 3 years before achieving full independence. The Sons abided by the 'Conclave' with the Lost MC and was the most loyal support club every day of those three years. Approximately one year ago the term ended and the Sons of Leuven 'East Hook Original' Chapter became the first American SOLMC chapter. Rather popular among the dockers and highly invested in the local labour unions the East Hook motherchapter grew heavily, with 20 full-patched members and a few dozen prospects and hang-arounds. The four remaining original members were eager for expansion, not only of their members, but also their narcotics network. The Conclave forbade them from starting more chapters in Liberty City and tensions with the Lost MC were already resurfacing with the newly independent Sons becoming significant competitors in the drugs business.
With the risk of enraging the Lost MC once more, the Originals concluded that the Conclave stopped them from starting new chapters in Liberty City, but not outside of the city. New territories were sought and found on the West Coast, more specifically on the outskirts around Zancudo River. Two of the Originals were dispatched from the motherchapter to start the new 'Zancudo River' Chapter.
Everyone who ever tried to start something from scratch will tell you that it ain't easy. Be it a business, a newborn, building your house,... only through, hard work, discipline and sheer resolve do we accomplish the great works of our lives. Starting the Zancudo River chapter was no exception. For many months in the first half of 2018 the two East Hook Originals rode pretty much alone, figuring shit out as they worked their asses off to establish the very roots of the club.
Despite being low on numbers not even at the very beginning of the Zancudo chapter was prospecting made easy. Several tried an failed in those first months, being served to the centipede for there is no room for failure in this club.
By the summer of 2018 the club was reinforced by two more East Hook Originals, Taders and Bash and through even more hard work the first new members gradually started getting patched in by autumn. As the club slowly grew with every batch of around 20 hangarounds averagely yielding one member, larger more established clubs started to take notice. By the end of the year a first alliance was formed with two other small clubs, Dead Heretics MC and Dark Promises MC
Around the start of 2019 the club learned the hard way that while an alliance can offer safety, it can also become a burden as the high standards that the Sons uphold until this very day was unrivalled. Eventually leading to messy situations where the brother clubs could no longer keep up. After some incidents allies turned into enemies and so began the Crow War.
This short, but intense war lasted only a couple of months until the Dark Promises MC was forcefully disbanded. The first war of the Sons in the San Andreas State was won, but the bloodshed was far from over. Despite the brutal fighting the numbers of the club kept growing as the Sons grew more bold, claiming a larger chunk of turf in southern Blaine. This inevitable caused us to cross swords with the then dominant Brothers-in-Exile MC whom had previously held sway over Sandy Shores and the Grand Senora, the latter now also partially claimed by SOLMC.
Despite the loss of an East Hook Original, Bash, along with several other prospects and affiliates during these wars they remained a source of unity and brotherhood. It however did not prevent the growing club from facing internal unrest by brothers who grew corrupted with power, unable to put the club before their own ambitions. The 'dark days' were upon us.
Internal beef and betrayal let to a senior officer being voted out with eventually four former members splintering from the club that had given them everything. Together they formed a short-lived club called the Steel Dragons MC, but needless to say, they weren't long for this world after that. Nonetheless the conflict had turned brother against brother and while the club consolidated, even patching over the Dead Heretics MC, the heart was struck and it took several months to return to their former glory.
Despite the wars and hardships the club was back on their feet with the summer of 2020 being one worthy of remembrance. It was around this time that long-time SOLMC affiliate Cyco was released from prison and shortly afterwards taking office in the mother chapter. That same man held the club together as Spelev was called back to Liberty City for a couple of months in late 2020 and internal unrest had seen two other senior officers jump ship. Spelev returned before the end of the year, trading back his nomad bottom rocker for the Zancudo River one seeing how Cyco had gathered a new core group of extremely loyal and dedicated Sons around him, most of them still serving as senior officers.
The following two years saw the club not only rebuilding its past glory, but even surpassing that. Lessons had been learned in blood, hardships turned into experience, mistakes turned into knowledge and wisdom. The Sons of Leuven MC today is stronger than it ever was, even starting up a second chapter in the high north, known as the Paleto Forest chapter with Cyco as its Pres.
While the great northern expansion has brought us into further conflicts with larger clubs like the Infernal Punks and Banished Legion and their respective support clubs we are not impressed. We are not about quantity, but quality. We are about brotherhood, riding and having a good time and no matter how many of them come at us, they will never take that away from us. That is who we fucking are and always will be. Fuck the world.