On a Sunday afternoon in late August, a group of friends out on a ride around the Oklahoma City Metropolitan area had their lives forever changed. One automobile driver not paying attention left three dead and the rest with scars, bills and memories that would haunt them forever. This organization was founded in September of 1999 as The Society for Downed Bikers of Oklahoma. The original Founders started the organization to provide emotional and financial support to other motorcycle riders and their families that would find themselves facing this same unfortunate situation.

In September of 2002 the Board of Directors amended the Bylaws and changed the name to.

Downed Bikers Association