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
This is not an exclusive arrangement, so anyone interested is welcome.
Contact Mark Galli or John Ferguson.
Last MGCoV function at the
hoping that many of you can make to this history-making event as we say
thanks to Glen, Willhemina and staff for looking after the Guzzi Club
for the past 15 or so years.
- in the Atrium from 6.30pm;
- some light refreshments and drinks provided.
Let's give them a farewell to remember as we reminisce about the many happy occasions we’ve enjoyed at this iconic location.
Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St,
|Sat 22||26th Annual Albury Poker Run, Choppertown Wodonga. 09.30 sign in.|
|Weekend 22-23||BEARS Nationals Round 4, Broadford. Details.|
Great Spring Ride
|Departs from: the European Café, 161 Spring Street, City, opposite Parliament House, next to the Princess Theatre. |
Departs at: 10.00 AM sharp, so be there by 9.30AM for coffee.
from the Eastern suburbs will need to depart Springvale Road, just near
Springvale Station in downtown Springvale, by 9.30 in order to meet the
10.00AM Spring Street departure.
- The Geelong contingent will pick us up at the Springflower Café, Meredith at 11.30. Or outside the pub if that’s easier.
Down Spring Street, right into Little Collins and enjoy the reverberation of massed Guzzis through the canyon. Pass the Spring Caffe & Larder,
and enjoy the reverberation again. Left at Spencer and right onto
Flinders, thence Wurundjeri Way and the freeway West, for a drone to
We’ll pick up more riders on Bulban Road, just
over the roundabout at 10.30. A zig-zag gets us onto the Little
River (which is really a big Spring) - Ripley Road and that takes us to
the Bacchus Marsh road. Left for a couple of k’s before a right
onto Granite Springs and Staughton Vale, home of the famous Staughton
From there it’s a quick and orderly ride to Anakie where we turn right to Steiglitz, and stop for a coffee in Meredith.
from Meredith on the Durdidiwarrah Road is a good ride, once
incredibly bumpy, a real workout for the bike’s springs, it has
now been tamed. Left again on the Geelong-Ballan Road through
Fiskville, to Ballan.
We’ll bypass the former Mineral Springs Hotel at Korweinguboora and Daylesford, Victoria’s Springs capital, to go via Greendale and Trentham to the Radio Springs Hotel, known centre of the universe, at Lyonville. We expect to be there by 1.00 o’clock.
If you’re going to meet us there, please let Ferg know for the booking. There’s always a big group.
|Australian Classic Scooter Mille & Rally, Byron Bay, NSW. Details.|
|Weekend 27-30||6th Moto Guzzi Experience, Sardinia. Details. Brochure.|
|Fri 28||AFL Grand Final Public Holiday - three days away for for Guzzi owners!|
|Fri 28||Film Night "Vanishing Point", Kustom Kommune, Abbotsford. 8pm. Details. Trade the tools for some popcorn and beer! |
|AFL Grand Final Day. |
Leinster Arms last day of trading!
|Weekend 29-30||Golden Dragon Rally, Tarnagulla. Central Victoria Ulysses.|
|Weekend 29-30||Oasis Rally, Paruna, South Australia. Bear 0407 394 322.|
|Distinguished Gentleman's Ride|
Supported by the MGCoV.
|Tues 2||Women's Wrench Night at Kustom Kommune. Details. |
|Sun 7||Euroa Show and Shine. Details.|
|Mon 8||Introduction to Motorcycle Wiring & Electrics, Kustom Kommune.|
|Weekend 11-14||7th Moto Guzzi Experience, Sardinia. Details. Brochure.|
|Weekend 12-14||Australian Superbikes Rd7. Phillip Island.|
|Weekend 12-14||Overland Corner Rally, Overland Corner, Riverland, S.A. Redback Tourers Motorcycle Club SA. Details Pete: 0437 930 699.|
|Weekend 12-14||37th Kosciuszko Rally, Geehi Flat Campground, Kosciuszko National Park. Details.|
|Weekend 13-14||Melbourne Salami Festival, Welcome to Thornbury. Come and explore our new Grand Salami Garage and enjoy stalls, demonstrations and live music.|
|Weekend 19-21||Girder Fork Rally.
The rally will be over scenic sealed roads of the Cooma-Monaro
area and foothills of the Snowy Mountains. Two-day rally exclusively
for motor bikes manufactured before 1950. Cooma Monaro Historic Automobile Club|
|Mt Tarrengower Hill Climb, Maldon. |
hill climb for vintage and historic cars. Saturday practice is held
between 12 noon and 4.30pm. Sunday timed runs from 9am till 4.30pm.
|Sat 20||Inline4cafe's 5th Blessing of the Bikes, San Remo. Food, bands, displays and much more. Details. |
|Sat 20||Bike and Rod Run 2018, Flying Horse Inn,
Warrnambool. A charity fundraiser to raise money for a Prostate Cancer
Detector. All registered bikes and vehicles are welcome to attend. The
run will go from Warrnambool to Halls Gap for lunch then return to Woolsthorpe Hotel for a live band and a spit. There will be an Online auction and raffles on the night. Details.|
|Mon 22||Introduction to Motorycle Carbs & Tuning, Kustom Kommune|
|Australian MotoGP |
|Weekend 26-28||The Kenny Blake Festival of Motorcycling, Strathalbyn, S.A. Details. Phillip Island Australian MotoGP it will be on the big screen at the Strathalbyn Footy Club.|
|Sat 27||"Trialla" the Woolshed Do,
Foxhow-Camperdown Road. $20 entry, onsite camping, top bands,
cheap bar prices, adult revue, show-n-shine. Info Dave 0425 789
765. Camperdown and District Motor Cycle Club.|
|Sat 27||2nd Annual Motorcycle Show, Beehive Hotel, Coolac, NSW. Details.|
|Sat 27||Blue Lake City Bike and Car Show, Mt Gmbier, S.A. Details.|
|Fri 2||Film Night "On Any Sunday", Kustom Kommune, Abbotsford. 8pm. Details. Trade the tools for some popcorn and beer! |
|Weekend 2-4||Us and Them Tourers Poker Run, Toners Lane, Morwell. Full weekend of camping and party Friday and Saturday nights. Poker run Saturday. Details.|
|Weekend 2-4||31st Trout Rally, Jounama Creek Campground, near Talbingo, NSW. Tumut Valley Riders.|
|Sat 3||The Snowy Ride.
The Snowy Ride is a motorcycle event run annually in the Alpine Region
of NSW since 2001 and has helped the Steven Walter Children’s Cancer
Foundation (SWCCF) raise in excess of $7 million for research into a
cure for childhood cancer. Details.|
|Sat 3||El Disaster Drag Racing, Heathcote Dragstrip. Details.|
|Southern Classic, Broadford State Motorcycle Complex. HMRAV.|
|112th Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally, Beaufort.|
|Mon 5||Introduction to Motorcycle Maintenance, Kustom Kommune|
|Mon 5||Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners - get your leave appn in.|
|El Disaster Mallee Run, Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo. Details.|
|Tues 6||Melbourne Cup|
|Tues 6||Women's Wrench Night at Kustom Kommune. Details. |
|Australian Historic Road Race Championships, State Motorcycle Sports Complex, Broadford. Details.|
|Historic Sandown. Free entry for motorcycles and pillions. Details.|
|Fish Holes Rally, Enduro
Road, near Portland Vic, (follow the rally signs from the Shell servo
at Portland). $20/$25 prepaid open until 30th Oct. Firewood,
showers, food and drinks.|
South West Touring Club. Enquiries 0412 838 765.
|Festival of Italian Motorcycles|
Piazza Italia, Lygon St, Carlton.
|Bombala Bike Show|
|Weekend 16-19||Horizons Unlimited 3rd Snowy Mountains Travellers Meeting, Jindabyne, NSW. Details.|
|Sun 18 ||5th Australian Postie Bike Grand Prix, Cessnock, NSW. Details.|
|Weekend 23-25||Geelong Revival Motoring Festival, action packed motoring festival, held on Geelong’s picturesque waterfront. Details.|
|Weekend 23-25||SR500 Rally, Bethanga Rec Reserve. Details.|
|Weekend 23-25||MacArthur Rally, MacArthur Rec Reserve. Details Tige 1400 129 299.|
|Sun 25||2nd Annual Poker Run, Traralgon. 10am departure from Traralgon H-D. Lunch at Neerim Sth and snacks at Ryans Hotel, Traralgon. All bikes welcome. HOG Gippsland Chapter. |
|Sat 1||Peninsular Toy Run, Frankston Pier from 7.30, departing 9.30 to Rosebud. Details. Flyer.|
|MGCoV Christmas Party|
|Mon 3||Introduction to Motorcycle Wiring & Electrics, Kustom Kommune.|
|Tues 4||Women's Wrench Night at Kustom Kommune. Details. |
|Weekend 7-8||BAD Bitumen and Dirt Drags, Bairnsdale Dragway. Details.|
Partisans Australia Military Motorcycle Club
are proud to present VetRok 2018, a music festival to raise funds for
Veterans Mental Health. All funds go towards the Veterans Mental Health
Ward (Ward 17).
VetRoK, VVMC Longwarry Nth. 2nd annual VetRok music and bike festival. Details.
|Sun 9||41st Traditional Melbourne Toy Run. Details.|
|Sun 16||Club Ride tba|
|Mon 17||Introduction to Motorycle Carbs & Tuning, Kustom Kommune|
|Tues 25||Christmas Day|
|Weekend 28-30||Last Chance Rally, Lake Nillahcootie. Kawasaki Z Owners.|
|Sun 30||Veteran Awareness Ride, Seymour to Melbourne. Proceeds to Ward 17. Details.|
|31 Dec - |
|New Year Gathering, Micalong Creek Reserve, NSW. Rob Lovett 0417 267 425 or firstname.lastname@example.org (please put "New Year" in the subject line). BYO everything. |
|International Island Classic|
|Mon 28||Australia Day Public Holiday|
The Search for Max
Mad Max fans, riders and motoring enthusiasts are invited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the cult Australian film.
Details and here.
|3 Weeks |
|RIDE NEW ZEALAND ON YOUR OWN BIKE|
the great success of this year’s trip to New Zealand, we are doing it
again in 2019, primarily to enable riders to attend the Burt Munro
Challenge around Invercargill.
For those who may be
interested, a round of the ‘BEARS’ will be held close to Christchurch
at the Ruapuna Motor Racing Circuit on the 23rd and 24th of February.
This should be an excellent way to end your tour on a high.
Trip and booking details here (PDF).
Update: The cut-off date for booking a place on the 2019 NZ South Island Tour is November 1st 2018.
full container load of 24 bikes is required to make the shipping
viable. Currently we have half the numbers required, so if you’re
thinking about it get your application in now.
|Tues 5||Women's Wrench Night at Kustom Kommune. Details.|
|Australian Adventure Travel Film Festival|
|Council has approved the permit. |
We are GO!
Fri 22 Feb - Mon 4 March
|Tour de Tassie|
Paul is again organising a Club tour of Tasmania.
Already bookings are filling fast.
Hurry, first in best dressed!
Contact Paul ASAP to secure your spot:
- 0408 472 443
|Superbike World Championship, |
|25 Feb - |
|2019 Ulysses Club National Rally, Mornington Racecourse, Mornington Peninsular. Details. |
|26 Feb - |
|Avalon Airshow, Avalon Airport, Lara.|
|Tues 5||Women's Wrench Night at Kustom Kommune. Details.|
|Labour Day Long Weekend|
Raising funds for the two children’s charities:
(Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood); a charity close to some of our
groups heart which assist in research for unexplained deaths of
perfectly healthy toddlers.
Held in Bright.
(Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association); a debilitating
children’s disease where basically every day of their life is a
struggle as everything that touches their skin causes it to peel off.
It is similar to having third degree burns on their entire body with no
cure in sight.
|National Veteran Motorcycle Rally, Ulverstone, Tas. Details.|
|Fri 15||Moto Guzzi's 98th Birthday|
On 15 March 1921 the Societŕ Anonima Moto Guzzi
company was established for the manufacture and sale of motorcycles and
all other related activity in the metalworking industry. The founders
were Emanuele Vittorio Parodi, a well-known Genoese ship owner, his son
Giorgio and his friend Carlo Guzzi.
Parodi and Guzzi had served
in the Italian Air Force together with Giovanni Ravelli, a pilot killed
on 11 August 1919 during a test flight. They remembered their friend by
choosing a winged eagle as the symbol for their new company – now
recognised worldwide as the Moto Guzzi emblem.
|Weekend 15-17||Touratech Adventure Expo, Myrtleford. Details.|
|Sun 17||St Patrick's Day|
|Weekend 19-22||Easter Long Weekend|
|Thurs 25||ANZAC Day|
|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.
|Weekend 8-10||Queen's Birthday Long Weekend|
|All of August|
|RIDE NORTH AMERICA ON YOUR OWN BIKE|
We are planning a trip to North America in 2019 to give you the opportunity to visit all
those places you’ve always wanted to see from the seat of your own motorcycle.
Details here (PDF).
|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.
|Tues 5||Melbourne Cup|
|Wed 25||Christmas Day|
|Giornate Mondiali Guzzi (Guzzi
We went in 2011...
We went in 2016...
We’ll be back in 2021!