We are members of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Clubs (NABSTMC).

The Central Maryland Chapter is one of four chapters in the State of Maryland (Maryland Chapter, Central Maryland, Maryland – Eastern Shore and Aberdeen) and one of over 120 chapters across the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Puerto Rico and Korea.

Luis “Bear” Valdes, Reuben “Reub” Lawson, Calvin “Blue” Murphy and Denise “Butterfly” Kirkland founded our chapter in the year 2000. We now comprise a membership of 50+ members dedicated to serving the communities of the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Our membership is composed of active and retired military persons; active and former law enforcement officers; lawyers; local, state and federal government employees; business owners and self-employed entrepreneurs.

We exist to provide a positive image for the youth in our communities and to be a positive image of motorcycling through safe riding and community service. We support organizations such as the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, the Perry Point Veterans Hospital, the Baltimore Station, Rockville’s Finest (Youth Group), Boy’s Hope/Girl’s Hope, Sarah’s House (battered women and children), the Bea Gaddy Foundation, the Big Book Bag Program, Step Out for Diabetes, Habitat for Humanity, Comcast Cares Day and offer Scholarships to High School Seniors. We are proud Buffalo Soldiers and continually promote The HISTORY and LEGACY of OUR FORGOTTEN HEROES.

Chapter President’s Message

Ernest “Jazz” Gorham

Welcome to Central Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Clubs.

We are not a 1% club and we claim no territory, however, we take our club and our membership seriously. Our colors represent a long history and we wear them with pride and respect. We are dedicated to the sport of long distance and local motorcycle riding and presenting a positive image of African American motorcycle enthusiasts.

The Central Maryland Chapter is located in Baltimore, Maryland and is proud of its history of serving the Baltimore Metropolitan area through community service and education.

Community service; supporting local charities, national charities and veteran‘s organizations.

Education; educating the public about the rich history and legacy of the 9th and 10th U.S. Cavalry “Buffalo Soldiers” and other segregated African American Military units from 1866 to 1944 and providing scholarship assistance to college bound students in our area.

I thank you for browsing our web site and should something that you see peak your interest, feel free to contact us for further information concerning membership or event participation.

Best Regards,

Ernest “Jazz” Gorham Jr

President, Buffalo Soldiers Central Maryland Chapter 

“For to be free is not merely to cast off ones chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others”

Nelson Mandela

2024 – 2026 Exec Board & Admin Staff

Douglas “Big D” Alexander | Vice- President
Tonya “T Spoon” Gorham | Secretary
Bernadine “Sweetie Pie” Smith | Treasurer
Keith “Diesel” Kelley | Sergeant at Arms
Edgar “Flexx” Robinson | Chaplain
Warren “Nightshift” Smith | Charity Chairman
Frederick “Doc” Rivers | Scholarship Chairman
Theodora “Lady T” Factory | Membership Chairwoman
Willie “Tripp” Farrell | Road Captain

Buffalo Soldiers 9th and 10th Cavalry