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About the Club

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We Are The largest African American motorcycle club

The philosophy of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club is to promote the history of African American veterans, to be a positive role model for youth in our community, to support our veterans by visiting local veterans, their families, and supporting our fallen heroes, to support charitable organizations in our community, to uphold the traditions and standards of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club, as well as to promote motorcycle safety in our community.

Our History

nabstmc Motorcycle Club History

Dream Maker
Ken " Dream Maker" Thomas / founder and President emeritus

Believing that it was time to establish a modern progressive motorcycle club that focused on promoting a positive image among African Americans that would be respected in the community and throughout the country, Kenneth ‘Dream Maker’ Thomas founded the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club of Chicago in October 1993.

The name Buffalo Soldiers was initially selected to pay homage to and ensure the legacy of African-American military contributions in the post-Civil War era. Under the leadership of Kenneth Thomas, the new club was chartered as the Buffalo Troopers Motorcycle Club of Chicago.

The National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club was formed in 1999, with the Chicago Chapter being recognized as the mother chapter of the organization. The club has grown to over 120 chapters to date, with a chapter in Hawaii and Germany.

Derek " CORK" Woods
Michael " SNAP" Ross

Springfield Mass Chapter History

The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Springfield Mass, was chartered by Derek ” CORK” Woods and Michael ” SNAP” Ross in June 2004.

After a unanimous vote from the Executive Council of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Clubs, we were granted a Chapter Charter on September 4, 2004.

The members and chapters of the NABSTMC do not discriminate against race, religion, gender, or ethnic origin. We are an organization comprised of minority members and accept those who share our values and support our cause.

We are dedicated to riding and the “Biker” way of life. We live to ride with the wind in our faces and long for the brotherhood that comes from a group riding together. “WE CLAIM NO TERRITORY”

Our Mission
Another integral aspect of our club’s mission is active community involvement. We believe in using our passion for motorcycles to impact the areas where we live and ride positively. Whether organizing charity events, participating in fundraising rides, or volunteering our time to support local causes, we are committed to giving back and making a difference.

Our Goals
To carry on that great tradition of the original Buffalo Soldiers by serving our communities as responsible and respectable citizens, as they did our country. 

Our Purpose
To promote goodwill and good citizenship among members and the community at large.​

To educate members and the community regarding the history of the Buffalo Soldiers, specifically the 9th and 10th Calvary, and its legacy without discrimination.

To promote motorcycle safety.​

To be committed to developing community service programs, including scholarships or aid to other underprivileged groups.