Membership Criteria

Full Membership Requirements:

  • Any person at least 21 years of age, is eligible for membership
  • Must be nominated at a monthly meeting by a “Full Member” in good standing
  • Must complete a membership application
  • Must own and operate a motorcycle that is 750cc or higher and able to maintain 70MPH for distances of 80 miles or greater
  • Class M licensed
  • Possess motorcycle insurance
  • Complete a DOT/or recognized safety training course
  • Must have roadside assistance for your bike
  • Perform regular maintenance on your bike
  • Complete a probationary period, no less than 6, not to exceed 9 months: including satisfying the organization’s 2,816 mile group ride policy
  • Must carry a majority vote of acceptance from the general membership
  • Must educate themselves and others on the history of the Buffalo Soldiers
  • Must actively support the organization and it’s functions
  • Pay entrance fee of $300 within 60 days upon being voted in as a Full Member
  • Must agree to abide by both the Columbia, South Carolina Chapter and the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club By-Laws

Associate Membership Requirements:

  • Motorcycle ownership is not required
  • Must be sponsored by an active “Full Member” in good standing
  • Any immediate family member or significant acquaintance of an active “Full Member” is eligible for associate member sponsorship

Candidates meeting the above criteria and whose association with the the club would be considered beneficial to the organization’s mission, may be recommended by any “Full Member”.

Note: All recommendations of this type will be considered on a case by case basis and sponsors must be able to articulate why such membership is warranted.

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