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Photo: Coral Algie, My Sunshine Photography

2018
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.
April
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.

Weekend 28-29
Weekender to Mitta Mitta

Saturday April 28th:
  • Meet at BP Montrose 8am for 8.30 departure (note the earlier time, it’s a big ride, about 425km).
  • Ride north through Healesville, Alexandra, Yarck (stop at the Giddy Goat), Mansfield, Whitfield. Check out the Spag site.
  • On to Milawa, Myrtleford, Mudgegonga and Kergunyah South.
  • On to Mitta Mitta where a cabin awaits in the caravan park, sleeps 6; $28/head if we fill it. Or book your own cabin or accommodation.
  • Ride home Sunday same way or different if suggested.
A great weekend last year.

Weekend 28-29Autumn Leaf RallyTumorramma Hall (about 35km East of Tumut on Wee Jasper Road).  Tumut Valley Riders MC.
Sun 29The 59 Club Australia Rolling Dice Run.  Starting from 9am at 35 Donnelly’s Weir Rd, Healesville, for registration and breakfast. Four stage ride with a roll of the dice at each stop.
$20 gets you breakfast and goes towards the cash prize for the highest accumulated roll at the end. Details or 0427077688. 
Sun 29Road Broadford Rec Ride Day,  Broadford State Motorcycle Sports Complex.  The road days are structured around recreational riders wanting to try out the Race Track. Details.
May
Early May - Early June
Around Australia Ride

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

Raising money for Steven Walter Children's Cancer Foundation.  

Details.

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.
Weekend  4-7
Moto Guzzi Club GB Scottish Rally

Main's Farm,

Thornhill, Stirling.

Details.
Weekend
4-6
Roaming Swagman Rally, Burra Gorge, S.A.  MRA of SA.
Weekend
5-6
Wings Over Illawarra, Albion Park, NSW.  Details.

Sat 5
MRA 40 Years Rev Up Reunion

Standard Hotel, Fitzroy.  

Getting together for lunch on Saturday. Bring family and friends.  All welcome. We plan to run old video and ask people to bring along photos and memorabilia.  Saturday night will take care of itself. Contact Damien at damienkcodognotto@gmail.com or on 0419 846 855.  

Details.












Sat 5
International Female Ride Day


Get your friends together and ride to the Flowerdale Hotel.

If you want lunch, confirm your attendence to info@girlrider.com.au by the 2 May.

Tues 8WIRE ROPE BARRIER & NEGLECTED COUNTRY ROADS PROTEST RUN

Riders assembling in Bendigo will head for Melbourne via the Calder Highway. Details to be announced. Riders will join enroute. Others will organise rides on other highways lined with wire rope barrier. Others who work in the City will get to Parliament during their lunch break.



Speeches at Parliament House start at 1 pm.  Finish by 2 pm. Speakers will include people directly effected by wire rope barrier crashes and Members of Parliament.

More details.
Weekend 11-13Loaded Dog Rally, Tarago Showground, NSW.  Details.
Weekend 12-13Sandy Springs Sand Drags, Sandy Springs, S.A.  Mattchy 0427 085 089.
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.

Weekend 19-20Mildura Meander, Mildura Motorcycle Clubrooms, Olympic Park Speedway.  Promoting the use of older motorcycles and the social interaction with their owners.  Ian Kinleyside on 0427730968, email iankinleyside@ymail.com.au.  Sunraysia Historic Motorcycle Club.
Weekend 19-20Wunkar Pub Run, Wunkar, S.A.  Kawasaki Z Owners of SA.  Flyer.
Weekend 19-2021st AMTRA High Country Ride, Abbeyard.  Trail bikes and adventure bikes.  Fully catered.  Australian Motorcycle Trail Riders Association.
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 26Motorcycle and Tattoo Show, Lakes Motel, 76 Robertsons Rd, Kalimna West.   Easy Riders SMC Bairnsdale.  Dave 0419 505 410.
Sat 26
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Weekend 26-27
42nd Historic Winton

Winton Motor Raceway.  

Details.
June
Fri 1Film Night "Stone", Kustom Kommune, Abbotsford.  8pm.  Details. Trade the tools for some popcorn and beer!
June 2-10The 7th Annual Gibb River Postie Bike Ride, Broome to Kununurra, W.A.   Details.
Sun 33rd North-East Victoria Blanket & Jacket Run, departing Myrtleford 10am, Yackandandah 10.45am, Rutherglen 12.45pm, arriving Beechworth Salvos 1.00pm for soup and bread lunch.  Details Trevor  0434 811 045.  Details.
Wed 6
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
49th Alpine Rally, Yarrangobilly Village Campground, Cotterill's Cottage, next to the Snowy Mountains Highway, NSW.  Details

Weekend
 9-11
22nd Wintersun Rally

Cost is $20 electronically pre-paid or $25 (if paid after June 6th) and includes badge. $10 for day pass (no badge)

Held at Olympic Park, Johnsons Bend, Mildura – bush setting on banks of Murray River:
  • free camp firewood, toilets and HOT showers
  • fully catered – food and drink with trade stalls
www.facebook.com/wintersunrun

For information contact Bob – 0401 409 837, Gary – 0427 256 666 or Viv/Jon – 0407 361 108
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
Week
18-26
TLM Tour - Viaggio del Bosco. The south of Austria is the destination. Enclosed between the Alps and the Karawanken, a mountain range that forms the natural border between Austria and Slovenia. In this 9-day trip we will explore this area.  Details.
Wed 20Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Thurs 21Winter Solstice
Weekend 22-24Casper Rally, Bummaroo Ford Camp Ground, Oberon Road, NSW.  Details.
Sat 23

Women Only Ride Day


MV State Motorcycle Sportscomplex
 
Broadford.  

Details.
Sat 23
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Sun 24
Breakfast at Badger Weir
July
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.
Fri 6Film Night "The Motorcycle Diaries", Kustom Kommune, Abbotsford.  8pm.  Details. Trade the tools for some popcorn and beer!
Weekend
 6-8
Up The Creek Rally,  Jung Recreation Reserve, Jung.  Sharon 0353452687. M.O.T.A

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".

Fri 13
60th anniversary of the death of Keith Campbell (aged 26) - Australia's first motorcycling road racing world champion when he won the 1957 FIM 350cc world championship as a member of the Moto Guzzi factory racing team.
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!
August
Wed 1
Annual General Meeting

Location tba.
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!
Fri 3Film Night "Closer to the Edge", Kustom Kommune, Abbotsford.  8pm.  Details. Trade the tools for some popcorn and beer!
Sat 4Border Run, Border Village, SA.  FarRiders.
Weeks
5-25
The Great Australian Ride

East to West - ADVENTUREMAX

Details

Week
7-11
Sunraysia Safari Rally, Wentworth Showgrounds, NSW.  Details.
Weekend 10-11Moto Guzzi Club GB Guzzi Fest, Riverside Camping and Caravan Park, South Molton, Nth Devon.
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.
Weekend 18-19Thor RallyLogan Pub, Wimmera Hwy, Logan.  Live band Saturday night, pub meals & bar snacks available all weekend.  Heaps of camping area on site.  Hosted by Ararat Motor Cycle Club.  
Info 03 53524690 03 53522850.  Flyer.
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
Weekend 25-26AMCA Australia Antique Motorcycle Weekend, Bulli Showground, Bulli, NSW.  Details.
Fri 31Film Night "Six Over", Kustom Kommune, Abbotsford.  8pm.  Details. Trade the tools for some popcorn and beer!
September
Sun 2Father's Day
Weekend  7-9Australian Superbikes Rd6. Winton Motor Raceway.
Weekend  7-9Dargo High Plains Rally, Talbotville.  Monarchs MCC.  Doony 0400 960 081
Weekend  7-9Ghost Town Rally, Copi Hollow, NSW. Flyer.  Chickenman 1419 983 193 or ghosttownrally@internode.on.net
Weekend
7-9

Weekend
8-9
Ragged Fringe Rally, Bretti Reserve, NSW.  MGOANSW.  TBC.
Week 8-19
Postie Bike Challenge 

Desert-Gulf of Carpentaria-Rainforest.  

Details.


Sun 9
Club Service Day

Kustom Kommune

8 Duke Street
Abbotsford



Week
13-16
TLM Tour - Fairyland.  4-day motorcycle trip to the Weserbergerland, Germany.  A hilly region with beautiful routes is characterized by the many castles and is the country where many fairy tales find their origin.  Between these tourist attractions are beautiful winding roads to fully enjoy motorcycling and to end the day with a beer in the Biergarten.  Details.
Sat 15Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance.  Details.
Weekend 16-17Black Knight RallyDevenish.  Us and Them Tourers.
Sun 23Great Spring Ride
Week
26-29
Australian Classic Scooter Mille & Rally, Byron Bay, NSW.  Details.
Fri 28AFL Grand Final Public Holiday
Fri 28Film Night "Vanishing Point", Kustom Kommune, Abbotsford.  8pm.  Details. Trade the tools for some popcorn and beer!
Weekend 29-30Golden Dragon Rally, Tarnagulla.  Central Victoria Ulysses.
Weekend 29-30Oasis Rally, Paruna, South Australia.  Bear 0407 394 322.
Sun 30Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
October
Sun 7

Women Only Ride Day


MV State Motorcycle Sportscomplex

Broadford.  

Details.

Weekend 12-14Australian Superbikes Rd7. Phillip Island.
Weekend 12-14Overland Corner Rally, Overland Corner, Riverland, S.A.  Redback Tourers Motorcycle Club SA.  Details Pete: 0437 930 699.
Weekend 12-1437th Kosciuszko RallyGeehi Flat Campground, Kosciuszko National Park.  Details.
Weekend 19-21
Spaghetti Rally

Edi Cutting, King Valley.
Weekend 19-21Girder 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
Sat 20Inline4cafe's 5th Blessing of the Bikes, San Remo. Food, bands, displays and much more.  Details.


Weekend 26-28
Australian MotoGP

Phillip Island 
November
Fri 2Film Night "On Any Sunday", Kustom Kommune, Abbotsford.  8pm.  Details. Trade the tools for some popcorn and beer!
Weekend  2-431st Trout Rally, Jounama Creek Campground, near Talbingo, NSW.  Tumut Valley Riders.
Sun 4President's Luncheon
Mon 5Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners - get your leave appn in.
Tues 6Melbourne Cup
Weekend 8-11Shannons Australian Historic Road Racing Championship, Broadford State Motorcycle Complex. The Preston Motorcycle Club will bring the AHRRC to the complex for the first time.  Details
Weekend 9-11Fish 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.
Sun 11
Festival of Italian Motorcycles
Weekend 16-17
Bombala Bike Show

Bombala NSW.

Details.
Weekend 16-19
2018 Mega Babe Raid and the World Record Setting Event

Dubbo, NSW.
  
Details.

For the fellas.
Weekend 16-19Horizons Unlimited 3rd Snowy Mountains Travellers Meeting, Jindabyne, NSW.  Details.
Weekend 23-25
Moto Expo Melbourne

Melbourne Showgrounds.  

Details.
Weekend 23-25SR500 Rally, Bethanga Rec Reserve.  Details.
Weekend 23-25MacArthur Rally, MacArthur Rec Reserve.  Details Tige 1400 129 299.
December
Sun 2MGCoV Christmas Party
Sat 8VetRoK, VVMC Longwarry Nth.  2nd annual VetRok music and bike festival.  Details.
Sun 16Club Ride tba
Tues 25Christmas Day
Weekend 28-30Last Chance Rally, Lake Nillahcootie.  Kawasaki Z Owners.
31 Dec -
1 Jan
New Year Gathering, Micalong Creek Reserve, NSW. Rob Lovett 0417 267 425 or rob@gaslightbooks.com.au (please put "New Year" in the subject line).  BYO everything.
2019

Weekend
2 - 3 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.


Weekend 22-24Superbike World Championship, Philip Island.  TBC.
26 Feb -
3 March
Avalon Airshow, Avalon Airport, Lara.
Weekend 15-17 MarchTouratech Adventure Expo, Myrtleford.  Details.
May
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.
2021




September
Giornate Mondiali Guzzi (Guzzi World Days)

Guzzi Centenary


We went in 2011...

We went in 2016...

We’ll be back in 2021!
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