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Max Biaggi on a Moto Guzzi V9-based special in Bianca Atzei's video clip "Ora esisti solo tu".

Mid-week ridesThere’s an informal group within the Club who go for a ride mid-week most weeks.  Usually a Wednesday or a Thursday, depending on who’s available when.
This is not an exclusive arrangement, so anyone interested is welcome.

Contact Mark Galli or John Ferguson.
Fri 26Australia Day
Weekend 26-28
International Island Classic

Phillip Island.

Weekend 26-28
Bikes, food, music festival, supporting Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation.

Weekend  2-4Nulli Secundus Rally, Nug Nug Reserve. Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club of Australia.  Details.

Weekend  3-4

Sheilas Shakedown

Camp Eureka, 100 Tarrango Rd, Yarra Junction.

Sat 33rd annual Ovarian Cancer Motorcycle Ride, St Ives Hotel, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga.  All bikes welcome.  Details.  Poster.
Sat 3Junee Poker Run and Blues NightJunee Golf Club, NSW.  Camping, breakfast and coffee available.  $30 includes ride, bands and bbq lunch.  Details.
Sat 3S.A Sidecar Gathering, Whyte Yarcowie.  Save Australia one pub at a time.  Free camping behind the pub.  All motorcycles welcome.  Contact Beetle 0458 294 271.  $25 badge and entry. Supporting Guide Dogs.
Sun 42018 Grampians Ride to Remember, Ararat.  This is the 10th Anniversary Grampians Ride to Remember so we're making it a very special event - stunning course, morning tea and then a BBQ lunch back at the Alexandra Gardens in Ararat.   Details.
Wed 7
General meeting & Social Sip

Great meals and great company.  All members and prospective members are welcome. 

Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.

Look for the Guzzis parked outside.
Australian Adventure Travel Film Festival


26th Redback Rally, Charleton.  Details.  Poster.
Sat 10Annual Car, Bike and Tattoo Show,199 Princes Way, Longwarry North. VVMC Gippsland Branch.
Weekend 10-11
Boggy Creek Run

Our annual weekend away with the Laverda Club.

Camp on the lawns at the Boggy Creek Pub,
  • or book a room (03-5566 5223).
  • drinks and meals in the pub, and Sunday brekky at Port Campbell.

Weekend 10-11Great Victorian Ride, Christian Motorcycle Assn Albury-Wodonga.  All welcome.  Route.
Sun 11

The Rotary Club of Torquay has extended an invitation to the Moto Guzzi Club of Victoria to attend their 11th Annual Motor Show.

Join in the carnival atmosphere of this popular event held at the spectacular beach-side setting of the Torquay foreshore (on The Esplanade opposite the Gilbert St shops).

Entry Fee is $20 for motorcycle & rider, with Adults $5 & Children free.  Many attractions available to entertain, plus food, good coffee, refreshments & memorabilia on sale.

Remember the Club Award for teams of 10 or more bikes.

This event is promoted by the Rotary Club of Torquay, proudly supported by the RACV & other local traders with all proceeds from the event to be used for Local, National and International Rotary projects.

Contactus@torquaymotorshow.com.au or ph:- 0418 521 321
Sun 11Mirboo North Italian Festa.  Details.
Wed 14Valentine's Day
Weekend 16-1730th Riders on the Storm Rally, Rubicon.  Pilgrim CMC.  Details.
Weekend 16-1811th Groggy Wombat Rally, Meeniyan Recreation Reserve.  Details.
Sat 17
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.

Sun 18
Summer Hatt Party

A MGCoV "impromptu feeding" event at

    • Midday for lunch
    • Lunch prepared by the Social Secretaries!
    • Families and prospective members welcome
Sun 18Around the Bay Ride, BP Westernport, 910 Thompsons Rd, Cranbourne West.  9.30am.  Ferry across the bay to Barwon Heads for fuel and lunch. Info.
Wed 21Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Black Dog Ride heads to the Superbike World Championships!

Registered riders will join Black Dog Ride from 21st February, riding from Benalla to Shepparton, Ballarat then Melbourne for a meet up with Superbike Champions, then riding to Phillip Island together with their trackside pass to the PI GP Circuit. Black Dog Riders will do lap of the PI Circuit on Thursday evening, enjoy a BBQ dinner on Friday, and can even participate in the inaugural BDR Go-Kart championship!

During the race carnival, from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th February, Black Dog Ride will be at the Expo Pavillion at the PI Circuit.

Weekend 23-25

Superbike World Championship, Philip Island.  And Australian SuperBikes Rd1.

Tour de Tassie - booked out!

Sat 24Bermagui Poker Run, Bermagui Country Club, NSW. Details.
Weekend 2-4Tallangatta Rally, Tallangatta Showgrounds.  Free camping in unpowered sites.  Registration is $20 prepaid or $25 on arrival.  First 100 receive a badge.  Breakfast $12 per person and Saturday evening meal $20 per person.
Further details contact Heather 0429 962 419 or Bill 0417 652 974
Weekend 2-4VJMC National Rally, Tamworth, NSW.  Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club.    Details.
Sat 38th Orbost Poker Run, MacDonalds Bairnsdale.  Poster.
Wed 7
General meeting & Social Sip

Great meals and great company.  All members and prospective members are welcome. 

Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.

Look for the Guzzis parked outside.
Weekend   9-11
Brighter Days Festival



Weekend  10-12
Weekender to Penola

- to meet up with the South Australian FRAT for fun, wine tasting and frivolity.

- screening of I Fidanzati della Morte.

Enjoy a flog across western Victoria to Penola, S.A.  Great roads and wide-open spaces.

Labour Day long weekend.
We have booked the cottage at the Alexander Cameron Motel in Penola.  Sleeps 5 (or more if you’re willing to share a bed).

Self contained so no brekky, but BYO.  $108 for 2 nights if we fill the cottage.  

Contact the cavalcare il capitano Mark Galli mark@pantah.com.au if you want to book a bed.

Book-yer-own options:
Weekend  10-12Cold Flame Rally, Pinch River Campground, Barry Way, Kosciusko NP.  Monarchs MCC.  TBC.
Sun 11Moto Spectacular. Organised by the Classic & Custom Japanese Motorcycle Club and is held each year on the Labour Day Weekend at the Austrian Club, 76-90 Sheehan Road, Heidelberg West.  Details.
Mon 12Labour Day
28th Annual Speed Week, Lake Gairdner, S.A. DLRA.

"Life may begin at 30, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150." ~author unknown
Thurs 15

Fri 16
"Engaged to Death"  

Showing at the Sun Theatre Yarraville.  Celebrate Moto Guzzi's 97th birthday in style!

The tickets will be $12 for the Movie.  This will be  projected in High Def, much higher quality than the DVD.

It will be in Italian with English Subtitles. 

The is a special Hi Def version that is being supplied to us especially for this public screening from Rodagio films.  (It is not just us playing the DVD publicly, which is illegal).

To be sold on the night:  
  • TeeShirts at $30,
  • DVD’s at $30 
  • Posters at $15
to cover our public screening costs (at our cost, no profit to the club).

The theatre holds 80 people only and so it is likely we will book out so I suggest people book asap.

Book by emailing Brian Mckinnon at brian@protog.com.au   Obviously partners are welcome.

Pay on the night with any bookings firm unless cancelled 5 days prior, in other words don’t book unless you are coming.

Movie is at 9 PM sharp and we should move to the cinema at around 8.40.
(Yarraville village has aprox 25 restaurants and a Pub so maybe we could book a private function?  TBA.)

Will be a great night.

Weekend 16-18Australian Superbikes Rd2. Wakefield Park Raceway, NSW.
Weekend 16-18Women's OffRoad Training Camp. Dargo River Inn. Details.
Weekend 16-18Touratech Adventure Expo, Myrtleford.  Details.

Sat 17
36th Harold Parsons Ride, Maffra.  

Harold Parsons was a man who had an amazing ability to handle a motorcycle at speed. In 1920 he set numerous long distance world records riding a 600cc Indian motorcycle in the Maffra & Sale district.  We continue to celebrate motorcycling and Parsons’ connection with Gippsland.  

Riders will depart at one minute intervals and follow a narrowed 180 km course over sealed roads, including an optional timed reliability trial.  Morning tea and lunch will be provided. After the ride, a short presentation of awards and farewells will conclude the day’s activities by 4PM.  

This ride is well suited for riders of older slower motorcycles.  Riders of modern bikes are also invited to share the old bike experience.

More info: Peter Abikhair, Harold Parsons Ride Committee, Maffra-Sale Motorcycle Club
Ph (03) 5143 0961 
E-mail: peteaba18@aussieb.com.au
Wed 21Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Sun 25Club Service Day
Sun 25Bikes by the Bay, Williamstown.  TBC.  Williamstown MCC.
Fri 30
Good Friday.  

Broadford Bike Bonanza.
Fri 30 Bikes R Back, Erica. An annual event supporting the Good Friday Appeal.
Ride to Cafe Erica:  $10.00 entry - includes Bikes R Back Stubby holder.
Live music, BBQs, Raffles & Auctions
Lots of fun supporting a fantastic Cause!
Sat 31
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Sun 1Daylight saving ends.
Mon 2Easter Monday
Wed 4
General meeting & Social Sip

Great meals and great company.  All members and prospective members are welcome. 

Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.

Look for the Guzzis parked outside.
Weekend  6-8Dead Wombat Rally, NEW LOCATION! The Reefton Pub, 1600 Woods Point Rd, McMahons Creek.
$20.00 entry includes badge, camping, wristband, fully catered. Wristband for rally priced drinks and discounted meals, live entertainment and raffles. STRICTLY NO B.Y.O.  Details.
Wed 18Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Weekend 21-22
Weekender to Mitta Mitta
Weekend 21-22All British Rally, Newstead.  BSA Motorcycle Owners Assocn.
Mon - TuesHoliday for Moto Guzzi owners - get your leave appn in.
Wed 25ANZAC Day
Sat 28
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Early May - Early June
Around Australia Ride

33 days, 15,000km, 80 towns and cities.  

Raising money for Steven Walter Children's Cancer Foundation.  


Wed 2
General meeting & Social Sip

Great meals and great company.  All members and prospective members are welcome. 

Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.

Look for the Guzzis parked outside.
Sat 5International Female Ride Day.  Details.
Weekend 11-13Loaded Dog Rally, Tarago Showground, NSW.  Details.
Sun 13Mother's Day
Wed 16Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.

Weekend 19-20
Weekender to Dalwhinnie Winery

  • Everyone will be tested on their ability to stand on their bike and drink a stubbie.  
    • Steve's already passed the test.
Weekend 19-20
The Moto Guzzi Club of Qld invites all motorcyclists to the Ruptured Budgie Rally at Mingoola.

Fri 25Benalla & District Classic Car & Motorbike Tour

Be part of the Benalla & District Classic Car & Motorbike Tour assembling 9am in front of the Benalla Art Gallery, situated in the Benalla Botanical Gardens.  No gravel roads.  Red plate vehicles welcome.  The tour concludes with a 'Shine & Show' display.   More information: Benalla Visitor Information Centre on 03 5762 1749.
Sat 26
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Weekend 26-27
42nd Historic Winton

Winton Motor Raceway.  

June 2-10The 7th Annual Gibb River Postie Bike Ride, Broome to Kununurra, W.A.   Details.
Weekend 9-1149th Alpine Rally.  TBC.  Henning Jorgensen: hpj333@gmail.com.
Mon 11Queen's Birthday Long Weekend
Weekend 15-17
International Moto Guzzi Meet

by the Moto Guzzi Club Netherlands.

The event takes place at
Camping De Koekoek (aka The wild Eagle)
Lekdijk 47
4235 VM Tienhoven (zh)

GPS: GPS: 51.961946, 4.945223

Beware there are three Tienhovens in the Netherlands!
Sun 17Club Ride tba
Thurs 21Winter Solstice
Sat 23
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Sun 24
Breakfast at Badger Weir

Weekend   7-8
Spirit of Mandello

"30 years! It is important!

And 30 years ago, 60 members, the biggest Moto Guzzi club in Switzerland, nearly 1000 exits, concentrations and rides almost without a breakdown!
In a family spirit, all gathered around the same passion that is Moto Guzzi.
"Guzzi once - always taste it"
This year we look forward to welcoming you again as Guzzist friends from around the world in a "Spirit of Mandello" for our 30th Anniversary.

Join us on 7 and 8 July 2018 in Valeryres-sous-Rances".

Weekend 21-22
Weekender to Ensay
Sun 22
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.

Weekend 26-29

Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival

Details, and here.  

  • Robbo's keen for a MGCoV weekend so lean on him to organize it!
TbaBlack Dog Ride is casting eyes and wheels north, heading to the Top End in 2018!  

Specific dates will be out soon, but we can confirm that we plan to head to Darwin in the first half of August 2018.  This is a long awaited destination for Black Dog Riders.

Stay tuned for more info!
Sat 4Border Run, Border Village, SA.  FarRiders.
The Great Australian Ride


Sunraysia Safari Rally.  TBC.
Weekend 11-12Off Centre RallyMt Dare Hotel, Witijira, South Australia. For the serious adventure rider then the OCR is a 40+ year classic.  Held every two years and requiring a minimum 200kms of dirt to a remote Australian location decided at the preceding OCR.  Details
Sun 12New/Old BBQ
Sat 18
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Week 19-25CMAA National Run and Tour, Camp Clayton, Tasmania.  Details.
Weekend 24-26Peregrine Rally, Jabuk Reserve, Jabuk S.A.  Pilgrim CMC.  Flyer.
Sat 25
Spaghetti Bol-a-thon
  • Mrs Selmo's secret recipe
Sun 2Father's Day
Weekend  7-9Australian Superbikes Rd6. Winton Motor Raceway.
Ragged Fringe Rally, Bretti Reserve, NSW.  MGOANSW.
Week 8-19
Postie Bike Challenge 

Desert-Gulf of Carpentaria-Rainforest.  

Sun 9Club Service Day
Sun 23Great Spring Ride
Australian Classic Scooter Mille & Rally, Byron Bay, NSW.  Details.
Fri 28AFL Grand Final Public Holiday
Weekend 29-30Golden Dragon Rally, Tarnagulla.  Central Victoria Ulysses.
Sun 30Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
Weekend 12-14Australian Superbikes Rd7. Phillip Island.
Weekend 19-21
Spaghetti Rally

Edi Cutting, King Valley.
Weekend 26-28
Australian MotoGP

Phillip Island 
Weekend  2-424th Trout Rally, Jounama Creek Campground, Near Talbingo, NSW.  TBC.
Sun 4President's Luncheon
Mon 5Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners - get your leave appn in.
Tues 6Melbourne Cup
Weekend 8-11Australian Historic Road Racing Championship, Broadford State Motorcycle Complex. The Preston Motorcycle Club will bring the AHRRC to the complex for the first time.  Details
Sun 11Festival of Italian Motorcycles
Weekend 16-19
2018 Mega Babe Raid and the World Record Setting Event

Dubbo, NSW.
Details tba.
Sun 2MGCoV Christmas Party
Sun 16Club Ride tba
Tues 25Christmas Day
Sat 2 Feb
The Search for Max

Mad Max fans, riders and motoring enthusiasts are invited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the cult Australian film.

Clunes Showground

Details and here.

The Long Ride 2019 will be going to Darwin in May 2019.

We want as many riders as possible to register and to ride. Registration availability will be notified shortly.

After arriving in Darwin from all parts of Australia, we will be riding on to Broome for those who want to go that far.

The Long Ride Australia: raising awareness of prostate cancer and men's health.
11 August
100th anniversary of the aircraft crash and death of Giovanni Ravelli who, along with fellow pilot Georgio Parodi, and mechanical engineer Carlo Guzzi, was the inspiration for Moto Guzzi.  

He is commemorated by the Moto Guzzi eagle logo, based on the Italian Air Corps wings insignia.

Giornate Mondiali Guzzi (Guzzi World Days)

Guzzi Centenary

We went in 2011...

We went in 2016...

We’ll be back in 2021!