Our colors represent a long history and we wear them with pride and respect. Our colors pay homage to African Americans of the 9th and 10th Calvary who sacrificed their lives so that our country could be what it is today. They are a badge of courage, sacrifice and honor as are those who continue to serve. The National Association of Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Motorcycle Club (N.A.B.S.T.M.C) is an organization of professional men and women that are dedicated to the sport of motorcycle riding and safety. We ride our motorcycles [Iron Horses] to represent the horses that were ridden by the Buffalo Soldiers during the 1800’s. Our objective is to educate those that are unfamiliar with the racism, sacrifices and hardships that the Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th and 10th U.S. Cavalries had to endure. Our vision is to instill this knowledge into the minds and hearts of our youth of today so that we can motivate them to become better citizens and leaders of tomorrow. We feel by doing this the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers of the past will live on forever and shall not be forgotten.
The National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club (NABSTMC) was established in October of 1993 in Chicago, Illinois by Kenneth “Dream Maker” Thomas. Dream Maker founded the NABSTMC for the purpose of fostering unity and fellowship with motorcyclists in the Chicago area. Since then, the NABSTMC has grown to over 100 chapter nationwide. We are professional men and women dedicated to the sport of motorcycle riding and safety; and educating the public about the accomplishments of the 9th and 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers. In addition, we “do good in the ‘hood’ through community service such as, feeding the homeless, awarding scholarships for graduating high school seniors and riding our motorcycles in support of organizations such as the Make-a-Wish Foundation.