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The East Bay Dragons are a motorcycle club in Oakland. Started in 1959, it was one of the first all-black motorcycle clubs.

The club was originally started as a car club by Tobie Gene Levingston, who wrote a book Soul on Bikes: The East Bay Dragons MC and the Black Biker Set along with Keith and Kent Zimmerman.

The club was recognized in a city council proclamation on January 8, 2014:

"The East Bay Dragons Motorcycle Club, when dealing with a community often battling negativity and violence, have remained a symbol of positive community activism, and pride within Oakland and within the African American community."

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