The Legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers M/C
In 1993, the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club of Chicago was founded, in Chicago, by Ken 'Dream Maker' Thomas, to socialize men and women who shared similar ideals and the common bond of motorcycling. The name was chosen to uphold and perpetuate the heroic legend of the original Buffalo Soldiers and the legacy of excellence of the African American soldiers who followed.
The 'colors' (logo) worn on the back of the vest of the club members when riding represent the banner carried by the Buffalo Soldiers during peace-time negotiations in the 1800's.
Interest grew, and clubs were formed in Maryland, Florida, Delaware, Virginia and New Jersey. The rest, as they say, is history.
Today there are 85 NABSTMC chapters in the United States, including Hawaii, and 2 international Chapters in Nova Scotia and Ontario, Canada, that subscribe to the Constitution and By-laws of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Clubs (NABSTMC). While members love to ride and take pride in riding safely, they take equal pride in conveying a positive image, especially to youth, in their communities. BSTMC's are actively committed to community service and educational programs to all, regardless of religion, gender, or race.
In the summer of 2004, the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Clubs and all affiliates visited the Buffalo Soldiers Memorial.