SAVANNAH, GA (March 21, 2012): A national motorcycle club of military, law enforcement and other professional affiliations is hosting a motorcycle ride this weekend to benefit the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire.

 

The Savannah Chapter of the National Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club will host its 6th Annual Charity Event Saturday. Last year, more than 300 riders participated. Riders this year are expected from California, Washington, Texas, Michigan and Ohio along with members of the Blue Knights, a Savannah club of law enforcement officers. Riders donate $15 each and $5 for a passenger.

 

The Buffalo Soldiers are a non-profit, family-oriented motorcycle club composed of members dedicated to motorcycling. The club was founded to preserve the rich history of the Buffalo Soldiers army regiments during the mid-to-late 1800’s. The US Army’s 9th and 10th Calvary units also were called the “Buffalo Soldiers.” The name was adopted to express pride and accomplishments made during the decades following the civil war and to strengthen the values to youths and the community.

 

The 200 Club is an organization of businesspeople in the Savannah area that supports police and fire fighters by providing immediate financial assistance to the surviving spouse and children of those killed in the line of duty.

 

Registration begins at 9 a.m. The ride begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Georgia 204 and Interstate 95 and travels to Johnson Square in Downtown Savannah for a lunch before returning to the starting point.

 

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