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The Montgomery Street Motorcycle Club (MSMC) was founded in 1968 by a group of professionals who worked in the financial district of San Francisco. They commuted to work on motorcycles to deal with traffic and parking. The initial members were stock brokers, attorneys, advertising execs, bank VPs, etc. A few of these original charter members are still active. The club limits its active membership to just 40 members.

Sam Taylor's Official MSMC Web Page

The MSMC has had several traditions & rides that represent the unique nature of the club;

  • A Black-Tie Christmas Party each year followed the next morning by a Black-Tie Sunday Morning Ride up Marin's Hwy 1 to a great Champagne Brunch.
  • Monthly club meetings are a long lunch at the New Pisa Restaurant with entertainment or a speaker.
  • Our annual spring pilgrimage to Furnace Creek in the Death Valley National Park for high-speeds, wild flowers, and golf.
  • The Feather River Ride to Blairsden.
  • With an inside connection, we annually rent the Sears Point International Raceway in Sonoma to sharpen our skills.
  • The Markleeville Sprint !
  • The Fall Rally at Jim Revly's Song Dog Ranch.
  • And, monthly rides with wonderful parties hosted by club members.
  • Ride Sheet & Map for Mark Anderson's Birthday Ride - The Delta (1.1 Mb)

    I started riding with the club in 1981.  After a couple of years of rides & meetings, they voted me in during 1983.  Almost immediately, I took over the chores of club photographer as my predecessor suddenly became distracted with a new wife.   Chronicling the club activities and preparing for the big slide show at the annual Christmas parties was a lot of work.  I was the Ride Director in 1986.  After Chris was born in Nov. 1986, my participation with the MSMC became limited to mostly the long weekend rides & a few other events each year.  My participation dwindled to only 1-2 rides a year by the late '90s, and with my very busy schedule & life, I stopped paying dues & sort of faded away ...

    Great bunch of folks though, & who knows, now that I'm retired, I might sneak out on a ride or two with 'em again!

    Mike Chaplin catfish at endorphin-express dot com