Riding Resources

From learning how to ride a bike to performing advanced maneuvers, planning a day trip to packing for a cross country, or simply understanding how to check your bike's tire wear, a quick search of the web will result in a lot of resources for new and experienced motorcyclists.  Garden State Girls would like to add to the plethora of resources by sharing what we have learned along our way.  Check back often to see what's new or drop us a line if you have a question or topic suggestion.

Safety First >> Always Be Prepared

Like every other sport, motorcycling can result in injury.  Add the elements of being outdoors and the possibilities of unfavorable situations increase.  A responsible motorcyclist, however, can avoid bad situations and/or maximize the chances for a best outcome if properly prepared.  Here are a few tips based on our experiences:

Keeping Warm During Winter Riding

Learn how to keep yourself warm and protected when the temp drops and the road calls.

First Aid Travel Bag

Having the right balance of first aid supplies is crucial when facing common injuries on the road.

DIY Motorcycle Maintenance >> Taking Care of T-CLOCS 

Learn more about your bike and feel comfortable when performing simple Do-It-Yourself maintenance tasks.  Here are a few basic guides to help you along your way to being "in the know":

What is T-CLOCS?

A simple check list of the important operable elements of a bike, which you should review before each ride.  Here's a great article by Ultimate Motorcycling.

Brake Pads: Thickness & Types

If you need to purchase new brake pads, here are a few points to keep in mind.

Types of Brake Fluid

Brake fluid is a type of hydraulic fluid that is used in brake systems to aid in the movement of the brake pedal to actuate the brake pads at the wheels—thus stopping your bike.

Fuel Stabilizer for Winter

Know how much is enough when storing your bike during the winter or a prolonged period of time.

TCLOCS check list (downloadable pdf)
Print it out and tape it to your garage wall!

How to check and top off your brake fluid (video)
Yeah, brakes are important...and this is an easy one to check.

Winterizing Your Bike

by Patricia "Sidecar" Alonso

Gear & Accessories >> Product Info

The following are product references based on resources in use by members of the Garden State Girls NJ.  GSG is not endorsing these products for compensation of any type.


The newest MICHELIN® tire for all types of V-Twin Cruisers
Exceptional wet grip for cruiser bikes Performance without compromise
MICHELIN® Premium Touch Design MICHELIN® Aramid Shield Technology Ranked best Cruiser tire by Motorrad
15 sizes available


BRAKE FREE is the brightest smart high-visibility helmet accessory with built-in wireless brake detection. BRAKE FREE easily mounts to most helmets. It is detachable, so you can mount to multiple helmets and requires no apps, no wiring, and no hassle.

Viking Bags

Viking Bags is one of the world's largest motorcycle luggage online retailers in the world.  In addition to leather and hard saddlebags, Viking Bags offers all types of bike bags (sissy bar and tank bags, windshield, tail, and trunk bags, back packs, swing arm, fork bags and too).
Check out their sister brands, Elite Sports and Born Tough!

1 800 LAW-4-HOGS

Jerry Friedman, Esq. has been riding and successfully representing injured motorcyclists for over 35 years. Being a motorcycle rider, Jerry takes an aggressive but personalized approach to the handling of his client’s personal injury claims.

Motorcycle Riding Academy 

The Riding Academy of NJ at Montclair State University "The best place in NJ to learn how to ride a motorcycle, further develop your riding skills, and avoid a crash".

Women's Blue Detroit Steel Jeans

Kevlar® Coverage of the seat, knees, thigh and hip area.  Adjustable armor pockets at knees and thigh. Mesh lining for air circulation.

CORTECH GX Air Women's Glove

When temperatures rise the perforated goatskin palm and abrasion-resistant mesh construction keep your hands cool and safe. Touchscreen compatible for use with smartphones.

Women's Verano Jacket

A fully ventilated sport cut jacket has heavy 600d Polyester panels on the wear and abrasion areas.  Breathable mesh, making it perfect for riding when the weather is warm. EXO-Tec® CE Certified armor is included in the elbows and shoulders.

Bergen County Harley Davidson

124 Essex St. | Rochelle Park NJ 07662


Locomotion Powersports

 79 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, NJ 07430 
(201) 331-6255

Cycle Exchange

1393 US-46,
Ledgewood, NJ 07852 
(973) 927-6200

Pompton Sport Center

444 NJ-23,
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444 
(973) 839-1117

Cross Country Powersports

911 Middlesex Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840
(732) 491-2900

Cycle Gear

65 NJ-17,
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 
(201) 257-5985

2052 Lincoln Hwy,
Edison, NJ 08817 
(732) 248-7737