FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you’re considering membership with the Buffalo Soldiers MC we want you to be prepared to be the best you can be. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions. We hope this helps with all of your concerns and you gain a better understanding of what it takes to be an active Buffalo Soldier.
THINGS TO KNOW IF YOU’RE CONSIDERING MEMBERSHIP
ARE YOU WILLING TO LEARN AND SHARE THE HISTORY AND LEGACY OF THE ORIGINAL BUFFALO SOLDIERS?
The history of the Buffalo Soldiers is one of the greatest true to life stories. What the Buffalo Soldiers did for this country is always being revealed and it is our responsibility to seek out that information, to preserve and share their legacy.
DO YOU OWN A MOTORCYCLE (750CC OR ABOVE) AND HAVE AN ENDORSEMENT ON YOUR LICENSE TO OPERATE A MOTORCYCLE? ARE YOU INSURED TO OWN AND OPERATE A MOTORCYCLE 750CC OR LARGER?
We are a law abiding long distance riding motorcycle club.
BEING A BUFFALO SOLDIER IS EXPENSIVE. ARE YOU FINANCIALLY PREPARED TO INCUR ADDITIONAL OBLIGATIONS? ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY DUES TO A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION?
A few expenses will include: $200 for the initial fees and colors, the clubs dress shirt, hotel fees, gas, and other costs not listed. Part of the mission of the NABSTMC is to give back to the community through time, man-power, and financial gifts in the name of charity. Dues and fundraisers helps us to fulfill that mission.
DO YOU OWN A DEPENDABLE MOTORCYCLE CAPABLE AND COMFORTABLE ENOUGH TO TRAVEL LONG DISTANCE?
Nothing is more disappointing than planning a ride and you can’t make it due to an inoperable bike. Buffalo Soldiers are known for riding long distances, so a sufficient displacement on a bike is advised, a comfortable cruiser is advised, and also the ability to transport all the items you will need on the trip should be considered.
DO YOU HAVE TIME TO DEVOTE TO BUFFALO SOLDIERS MATTERS AT LEAST THREE DAYS A WEEK?
This time may be used to e-mail, write or call current members of the chapter or other chapters, plan rides or communicating with the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club (NABSTMC).
DO YOU OWN A PERSONAL COMPUTER WITH ACCESS TO THE INTERNET?
Members maintain consistent contact with other chapters, the National Council and receive e-mail updates as well as other event information.
WILL YOU BE ABLE TO WEAR COLORS WITHOUT FEAR OR RETRIBUTION FROM OTHER MOTORCYCLE GROUPS?
In some areas motorcycle clubs get a bad rap based on the existence of “outlaw” motorcycle clubs. Since Buffalo Soldiers do not claim a “territory” it is important for you to know that there are groups/clubs that are territorial.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING AN ORGANIZATION THAT WILL HOLD INTER-CHAPTER RIDES AND WEEKEND GET-TOGETHERS?
Chapter members are encouraged to attend local events and to organize events to promote the camaraderie of the club, and increase chapter participation–all while demonstrating a positive public image.
ARE YOU WILLING TO PARTICIPATE IN MOTORCYCLING EVENTS THAT ARE “FAMILY ORIENTED”?
Buffalo Soldiers are known to be courageous, fearless and brave. We are that!, but we also behave in a manner that respects family, community, country, and most importantly GOD.
The name Buffalo Soldiers was initially selected to pay homage and ensure the legacy of the African American Soldier’s contributions in the post-Civil War era. That legacy would be carried forth by our membership.
do you know?
How much do you know about the original Buffalo Soldiers? Prepare for your success by watching this short video. Still have questions, feel free to contact us.