August 24-26, 2018 Annual Event
Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club
Thanks go out to all of our sponsors for making 2019 a great year. Would like to thank all of the Charlottesville Soldiers for another great year as well. We look forward to a great 2020 Riding season.
Buffalo Soldier Creed
I'm a Buffalo Soldier and as a Buffalo Soldier, I will uphold the Standards and the Traditions set forth by my chapter and the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers motorcycle clubs.
I'm proud of my colors and the rich history that they represent. I will wear my colors with pride and will do all within my power to educate the general public about the rich history of the 9th and 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers.
I respect my colors and my Buffalo Soldier Sisters and Brothers. And when my riding days come to an end, I wish to be remembered as one who served with Dignity as a responsible biker and a proud BUFFALO SOLDIER
Buffalo Soldier History
The story of the American Buffalo Soldier is a story of courage and patriotism. These Buffalo Soldiers protected the American frontier and served in the Spanish-American War. All-black units continued to serve in American military campaigns, including the Mexican expedition, the Cuban Crisis, Philippine insurrection, both World Wars, and the Korean conflict. They chased bandit Pancho Villa, fought with Teddy Roosevelt at San Juan Hill, and the 9th Cavalry was Guard of Honor for President T. Roosevelt when he visited San Francisco and the Presidio. This was the first time black cavalry soldiers served as an escort for a U.S. President.
Regarding their nickname, Walter Hill writes in his article Exploring the Life and History of the Buffalo Soldiers: "... the 10th [cavalry] acquired the name 'Buffalo Soldiers; during the 1871 campaign against the Comanches in the Indian Territory. Grierson said that the Comanches respected the soldiers' tireless marching and dogged trail skills. They had earned the name of the rugged and revered buffalo. The 10th made the Buffalo its regimental coat of arms years later, but the term Buffalo Soldiers became synonymous with both the 9th and 10th units."