It's highly likely you've seen motorcycle biker gangs on the highways and byways. They've had a presence on Pacific Northwest roads for decades. Recently, however, law enforcement agencies have stepped up efforts to crack down on these biker gang groups and to prevent them from engaging in a variety of illegal activities including illegal drugs and other criminal activities. We'll take a look at the top 4 motorcycle biker gangs you're likely to see in Washington, Oregon, and California.

LOTS OF MOVIES, TV SHOWS AND BOOKS HAVE KEPT PEOPLE INTERESTED IN BIKER CLUBS AND GANGS

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Many people love to hear about, talk about and watch TV shows about biker clubs and gangs, including the very popular Sons of Anarchy show on FX Studio. In the show a single father, Jax Teller, struggles with the lawlessness of the gang in Charming, California. It's that lawlessness that is attractive to many people. And there's plenty of violence to watch.

WHAT ARE THE MOST DANGEROUS BIKER CLUBS IN WA, OR AND CA?

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The most recent violence tied to biker clubs happened in May at a New Mexico motorcycle rally in which three men were killed. In Washington state, law enforcement officials are determined to put a stop to motorcycle biker gang criminal activities.

Police say by far the most dangerous motorcycle biker gang clubs in Washington, Oregon, and Washington are Hells Angels and the Mongol Brotherhood or Mongol Nation, simply because of the crimes they've been involved in over the years.

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In Oregon the Bandidos have been in a long-running feud with other rival gangs like the Hells Angels. However many Bandidos members also operate in Eastern and Central Washington State. Two other clubs operate in the Pacific Northwest. The Mongols Motorcycle Club, also known as the Mongol Brotherhood or Mongol Nation, also has thousands of members in Washington state. It's an international outlaw motorcycle club that was founded in  Montebello, California, in 1969. The club is headquartered in Southern California.

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Top 4 Motorcycle Gangs in Washington, Oregon, and California

Recently, the FBI launched a nationwide crackdown on motorcycle biker gangs. Their presence in the Pacific Northwest remains a major concern for local law enforcement officials, too.

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