‘Ottawa’ Hells Angels Close Carlsbad Springs Nomad Club House
Was the writing on the wall for the Nomads?
Their inaugural president told the parole board that he would quit the local Hells Angels chapter when he got out of prison in 2014 — though he didn’t want it to fold for lack of members.
Then the group’s vice-president was the target of an attempted hit — surviving being shot at while riding his motorcycle earlier this year.
Now, it’s been revealed that a month after the Nomads hosted hundreds of fellow outlaw bikers at their Carlsbad Springs clubhouse in July for what’s essentially their annual convention, the Hells Angels shut the chapter down.
“I can’t speculate on why they closed,” said Det.-Staff Sgt. Len Isnor of the provincial biker enforcement unit, who reported that it happened Aug. 28.
“Chapters close and open all the time — the landscape is always changing with outlaw motorcycle gangs.”
The future could be uncertain for about a dozen members.