From the Studio: The Iron Riders

Jun 7, 2019

Robert V. "Bobby" McDonald, Buffalo Soldiers Re-enactors spokesman, in the studio.
Credit Spokane Public Radio

Robert V. "Bobby" McDonald, a Buffalo Soldier Reenactor, visits the studio to talk about an event in Wallace, Idaho this weekend celebrating the contributions of the Iron Riders: a group of twenty African American soldiers who rode bicycles across the country, from Missoula to St. Louis, 118 years ago this June. 

Meet the Iron Rider Reenactors, themselves all Vietnam Vets, in Wallace this weekend and hear the riveting story of these American heroes. On Friday, June 7, the Reenactors will have a commemorative ride on the Hiawatha Rail Trail. On Saturday, June 8, from 2 - 5 PM, the Iron Riders will be at the Northern Pacific Railway Depot Museum in full period costume.