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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.

Weekend 19-21
Spaghetti Rally

Edi Cutting, King Valley.


If you would like company there are two organised rides to the Spag on Friday 19 & Saturday 20:
  • Friday: "skivers and shirkers", led by Glendon;
  • Saturday: "get me to the Spag on time", led by Ash.

Meet at BP Montrose (both days) for a 9.30 departure.

Follow the Maroondah Hwy through Lilydale, Healesville and via the Black Spur, stopping for coffee at Taggerty.
Onto the Jamieson Rd to Mansfield for fuel and lunch.  

Then it's through Tolmie, Whitfield to the SPAG RALLY at Edi for a mid-afternoon ale.
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
Weekend 20-21
Mt Tarrengower Hill Climb, Maldon.

Historic 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 20Inline4cafe's 5th Blessing of the Bikes, San Remo. Food, bands, displays and much more.  Details.
Sat 20Bike 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
Weekend 26-28
Australian MotoGP

Phillip Island 
Weekend 26-28The 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 272nd Annual Motorcycle Show, Beehive Hotel, Coolac, NSW.  Details.
Sat 27Blue Lake City Bike and Car Show, Mt Gmbier, S.A.  Details.
Fri 2Film Night "On Any Sunday", Kustom Kommune, Abbotsford.  8pm.  Details. Trade the tools for some popcorn and beer!
Weekend  2-4Us and Them Tourers Poker Run, Toners Lane, Morwell.  Full weekend of camping and party Friday and Saturday nights.  Poker run Saturday.  Details.
Weekend  2-431st Trout Rally, Jounama Creek Campground, near Talbingo, NSW.  Tumut Valley Riders.
Sat 3The 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 3El Disaster Drag Racing, Heathcote Dragstrip.  Details.
Southern Classic, Broadford State Motorcycle Complex.  HMRAV.
112th Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally, Beaufort.
Sun 4
President's Luncheon

Details tba.
Mon 5Introduction to Motorcycle Maintenance, Kustom Kommune
Mon 5Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners - get your leave appn in.
El Disaster Mallee Run, Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo.  Details.
Tues 6Melbourne Cup
Tues 6Women's Wrench Night at Kustom Kommune.  Details.
Wed 7
General meeting & Social Sip

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

New location: Brandon Hotel, 237 Station Street, Carlton.

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.
Sun 11
Festival of Italian Motorcycles

 Piazza Italia, Lygon St, Carlton.

Weekend 16-17
Bombala Bike Show

Bombala NSW.


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

Dubbo, NSW.

For the fellas.
Weekend 16-19Horizons Unlimited 3rd Snowy Mountains Travellers Meeting, Jindabyne, NSW.  Details.
Sun 18 5th Australian Postie Bike Grand Prix, Cessnock, NSW.  Details.
Wed 21
Social Sip.  

New location: Brandon Hotel, 237 Station Street, Carlton.
Weekend 23-25
Moto Expo Melbourne

Melbourne Showgrounds.  

Weekend 23-25Geelong Revival Motoring Festival, action packed motoring festival, held on Geelong’s picturesque waterfront.  Details.
Weekend 23-25SR500 Rally, Bethanga Rec Reserve.  Details.
Weekend 23-25MacArthur Rally, MacArthur Rec Reserve.  Details Tige 1400 129 299.
Sun 252nd 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 1Peninsular Toy Run, Frankston Pier from 7.30, departing 9.30 to Rosebud. Details.  Flyer.
Sun 2
MGCoV Christmas Party
Mon 3Introduction to Motorcycle Wiring & ElectricsKustom Kommune.
Tues 4Women's Wrench Night at Kustom Kommune.  Details.
Wed 5
General meeting & Social Sip

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

Brandon Hotel

237 Station Street, Carlton.

Weekend 7-8BAD Bitumen and Dirt Drags, Bairnsdale Dragway.  Details.
Sat 8
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).

, VVMC Longwarry Nth.  2nd annual VetRok music and bike festival.  Details.
Sun 941st Traditional Melbourne Toy Run.  Details.
Sun 16Club Ride tba
Mon 17Introduction to Motorycle Carbs & Tuning, Kustom Kommune
Wed 19
Social Sip - last for 2018

Brandon Hotel

237 Station Street, Carlton.
Tues 25Christmas Day
Weekend 28-30Last Chance Rally, Lake Nillahcootie.  Kawasaki Z Owners.
Sun 30Veteran Awareness Ride, Seymour to Melbourne.  Proceeds to Ward 17.  Details.
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.
Wed 2
General meeting & Social Sip

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

Brandon Hotel

237 Station Street, Carlton.

International Island Classic

Phillip Island.  


Mon 28Australia 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.

Clunes Showground

Details and here.

3 Weeks

3-25 Feb

After 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.

A 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 5Women's Wrench Night at Kustom Kommune.  Details.
Weekend 15-17
Australian Adventure Travel Film Festival


Weekend 16-17
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

Weekend 22-24
Superbike World Championship,

Philip Island.  

25 Feb -
3 Mar
2019 Ulysses Club National Rally, Mornington Racecourse, Mornington Peninsular.  Details.
26 Feb -
3 March
Avalon Airshow, Avalon Airport, Lara.
Tues 5Women's Wrench Night at Kustom Kommune.  Details.

Weekend  9-11
Labour Day Long Weekend

Raising funds for the two children’s charities:
  • SUDC (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.
  • DEBRA (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.
Held in Bright.  

National Veteran Motorcycle Rally, Ulverstone, Tas.  Details.
Fri 15Moto Guzzi's 98th Birthday

On 15 March 1921 the SocietÓ 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 15-17Touratech Adventure Expo, Myrtleford.  Details.
Sun 17St Patrick's Day
Weekend 29-31Dead Wombat Rally, The Reefton Pub, 1600 Woods Point Rd, McMahons Creek VIC 3799. Contact Rod 0409195393 or Geoff 0425750077. Details.
Weekend 19-22Easter Long Weekend
Thurs 25ANZAC Day
Weekend 26-28
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 7-1023rd Wintersun Run, Mildura. Details.
Weekend  8-10Queen's Birthday Long Weekend
All of August

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).

Sun 11
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 5Melbourne Cup
Wed 25Christmas Day

Giornate Mondiali Guzzi (Guzzi World Days)

Guzzi Centenary

We went in 2011...

We went in 2016...

We’ll be back in 2021!