The Buffalo Soldiers motorcycle club was formed on
August 14th, 1991, by four friends who had been riding motorcycles for several
years. They decided that forming a motorcycle club in Harrisburg was a good
idea and would provide an opportunity to prove to the community that motorcycle
riders are "Good Guys". By joining together, they could organize trips within
the state or out of state, and meet other motorcycle clubs. In addition,
they could support Harrisburg area organizations that assist under-privileged
children, senior citizens, the homeless, and any other groups that might
need help. On August 14, 1991, an election was held for president,
vice-president, secretary and treasurer. The elected officers then nominated
members for road captain, pace setters and flanker positions; the roles of
these road officers being to ensure safe riding formations on the
The motorcycle club was named Buffalo Soldiers in honor
of the calvary regiments composed of Afro-Americans that helped tame the
Western Frontier. The name Buffalo Soldiers was given to those brave men
by the American Indians. Originally, the buffalo was chosen as the center
logo for members denim jackets. Shortly thereafter, the club decided to change
the logo to a buffalo head balanced on calvary sabres.
After naming the club, the members immediately began
drafting club by-laws.
The only requirement to join the Buffalo Soldiers
motorcycle club is to have a motorcycle of at least 650cc's and to be willing
to honor the club by-laws. Members of the club own all types of motorcycles,
for example: Harley-Davidson's, Honda's, Yamaha's and Suzuki's.
Each member is issued the top and bottom rockers of the colors
upon initiation. He is then placed on probation for several months. At the end of
the probation period each member is issued the buffalo head which complete colors.
The Buffalo Soldiers motorcycle club has grown since
1991. Initially, the club consist solely of male members and a Buffalo Soldiers
Motorcycle Club Auxiliary formed (April, 1996) made up of the members' significant
others. The Club now has Several female riders in the club as members.
In 1998 the Buffalo Soldiers acquired a club house in Harrisburg and
treat it and the neighborhood in which it belongs with the utmost respect.
Initially the club planned not to have any chapters, however in 2000 the club grew by
expanding our membership base to Pittsburgh, PA thus creating a chapter there. In 2004
another chapter was opened in Philadelphia, PA. We now have three chapters.
utmost importance is given to good member standing and behavior while representing
the club, and each member strives to make the club more respected in the community;
the goal to be recognized on the road with a heartfelt" There Goes One Of The
Buffalo Soldiers; One of the "Good Guys".
Copyright 1999 by the Buffalo
Soldiers M/C of Hbg, Pa.