The term "colors" is used when referring to a motorcycle clubs'
patch with two rockers. One is placed over the top of the middle
large graphic patch and one placed underneath it. The rockers are
usually curved bars with the top bar designating the club name and
the lower bar designating the location of the club. The two rockers
are separate from the middle, larger graphic type patch, hence the
term three-piece patch. Motorcycle clubs differ from riding clubs
or other types of motorcycle organizations as they traditionally
have "prospecting" time (a probationary training period) required
before the club members decide to accept the individual into the
group and allow him to wear or "fly" the colors of the group. Most
club colors will also have MC printed on the rocker or as an
additional small, rectangular patch, sometimes referred to as a
"cube," to further clarify it as a motorcycle club rather than
another type of organization.