The purpose of BSMC-MD is to bring together touring cyclists in the greater Washington, DC area to promote safe motorcycling and to educate society regarding the Buffalo Soldiers (specifically the 9th and 10th Cavalry) and their contributions to American history. All members are expected to educate themselves and the community on the history of the Buffalo Soldiers in order to provide, as men and women, a positive image for black youths and be a role model in society.
The Buffalo Soldiers of Maryland Foundation, Inc. donate each year to the AACWM.
The African American Civil War Memorial (AACWM), at the corner of Vermont Avenue and U Street NW in Washington, D.C., commemorates the service of 209,145 African-American soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union in the American Civil War. The sculpture The Spirit of Freedom, by Ed Hamilton of Louisville, Kentucky, was commissioned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and completed in 1997.