Hello, My Name is Ken Thomas aka "Dream Maker"
I am the founder of the Chicago Buffalo Troopers Motorcycle Club, formally the Chicago Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club. The National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club was formed in 1999 after the growth of our club with Buffalo Soldier chapters in other states. With the Chicago Chapter being recognized as the mother chapter of the organization the club has grown to over 115 chapters to date.
I am a retired Chicago Police Officer and I currently ride a 2013 Victory Cross Country Tour. I have been riding motorcycles over 30 years and I chose to form the motorcycle club after experiencing the activities of the local clubs in the Chicago area. I wanted to create a new club that honored the history and legacy of those African Americans that fought and died for this country and a club that would be respected within our community and throughout this nation. Our mission as a club is simple, we ride, educate, and give back to community.
As they say, “The rest is history”
One Club, One Patch, One Mindset – AND ONE LOVE
Founder of the NABSTMC
Kenneth "Dream Maker" Thomas
Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Retrace at Fort Leavenworth, Ks
July 31, 2004
We dedicate our web-site to the everlasting memory of those civil war era warriors who fought for much more than just the cause of the United States but for that which they were promised with the passage of the 14th amendment. Their desire to collect on this promise strengthened their resolve resulting in their forging ahead to prove themselves worthy.
Since the arrival of African captives in America, historical information regarding their past has been either omitted or that which is known, not taught in our schools. However, other Americans have the ability to research information regarding their lineage dating back to the fourteenth century. Until the establishment of the Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers MC and other groups that bear the Buffalo Soldier name, a number of their new members were not aware of their ancestor's Buffalo Soldier history. Several Buffalo Soldiers organizations have resurrected the image of the Buffalo Soldiers and therefore taken on the responsibility of never again allowing them to vanish from our memory.
You are hereby invited to enter the territory of the Buffalo Soldiers, a territory that encompasses a range spanning five frontiers. These frontiers are a product of a single club which resulted in the establishment of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Clubs. The NABSTMC currently has a foot print that covers 66% of the States of the Union, including Hawaii and Korea. We, the Chicago BTMC are proud to be, The First of Many.
Visit the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Buffalo Troopers Motorcycle Club Chapters by clicking on this link NABSTMC .
Chicago Buffalo Troopers MC
1507 East 53rd Street - Suite 839
Chicago, Il 60615