The two clubs that make up Skylands Sport Touring Motorcycle Club (SSTMC) were formed in the early 1990’s as all-brands motorcycle clubs that emphasized the “sport” in sport-touring. We ride most every Sunday, year-round, as long as it’s over 40 degrees and the roads are salt free and/or not icy.
We ride at a spirited pace, but we pride ourselves on having a high safety-awareness and always ride non-competitively. Our riding rules are designed to maximize both enjoyment and safety, and enable our rides to be fun for riders of different skill levels. In fact, our most important rule is to “ride your own ride” – meaning that each rider rides at a pace that is comfortable for him or her.
SSTMC invites non-members to join us for Sunday rides, though you first must contact the club beforehand: see Joining SSTMC For A Ride for specific contact info. We also recommend that you review the FAQ for other information. Experience has taught us that properly setting expectations will help make your first SSTMC ride both safe and enjoyable. Ride destinations are in Rides & Events.
All riders are required to wear Proper Protective Gear in the form of helmet, motorcycle jacket, riding pants, boots and gloves. We do not make exceptions to the PPG requirement. Additionally, All motorcycles on SSTMC rides must have good tires, brakes, and current legal paperwork.
SSTMC in-season rides ( April thru Nov. ) generally meet at 9:00 am from 4 convenient starting locations rotated weekly in: Far Hills, Clinton, Denville, and Troy Hills/Parsippany or Mahwah New Jersey. In months with 5 Sundays, the 5th Sunday start point will be selected by the ride leader.
In addition to the Sunday rides, we also do multi- day trips (both domestic and international), track days, training (i.e., American Supercamp), multi-surface adventures, and a couple of non-riding events (i.e., motorcycle show, holiday party).