He doesn’t dress all in leather, and he certainly isn’t a rebel without a cause, but Art Mitchell could still be considered the unofficial leader of the Central Valley’s motorcycle culture.
Born and raised in Sunnyvale, Mitchell moved to Modesto in 1975.
The married father of five and grandfather of eight first learned to ride a motorcycle before he was barely old enough to attend school.
“I’ve always been involved with motorcycles,” Mitchell said. “My dad brought me home one when I was 5 years old. It kind of became a static babysitter for my parents, I think.”
And you could say he has not stopped riding since.