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


2017
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.
August
Weekend 25-27Antique Motorcycle Weekend, Bulli Showgrounds, NSW.  All motorcycles 35 years and older.   Details.
Weekend 25-27
6th Peregrine Rally

Jabuk.

PilgrimCMC.
Weekend 26-27BEARS National Championship Rd4, Phillip Island.  Details.
Sun 27
MGCoV Service Day

Where: Kustom Komune, 8 Duke Street, Abbotsford. (Just off Victoria St near Victoria Gardens shopping centre)

When: from 10:30'sh until 5:00'sh.



  • Fully kitted work stations; bring or organise to have delivered your own spares, brake-pads, filters, engine-, gearbox- and rear-drive oil, fork oil, and brake and clutch fluid.
  • Also bring any Moto Guzzi specific tools. Club tools will be available for use on the day.
  • The technical officers will be in attendance to provide any technical support, as well as about another 20-odd "knowitalls".
  • Coffee machine onsite for coffee purchases.
  • New members welcome.  Want to learn about your bike?  Bring it along.


"A motorcycle functions entirely in accordance with the laws of reason, and a study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself.”

― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Sun 27Road Broadford Ride Day, designed to provide road riders and recreational track riders with the opportunity to enjoy the experience of riding a road circuit under the safe direction of a Clerk of Course, 3 Track Marshals and paramedical services.  Details.
September
Sat 2Bega Valley Motorcycle Expo, Candello, NSW.  Details.
Sun 3Bad Boy Bobbers Fathers Day Run, 97 Warrigal Rd, Hughesdale. Family and Learner friendly.  Proceeds to charity.  Bad Boy Bobbers.  Details.
Sun 3
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.
Wed 6Heather Ellis Author Talk, Vermont South Library.  Details.

Weekend
8-10

30th Ragged Fringe Rally




Bretti Reserve (on Thunderbolts Way, 32km from Gloucester).


MGOANSW.  


Contact: Andre Deubel 0402 448 014.

Weekend
8-10
Gulnare Pub Run, Gulnare, S.A.  Flyer.  S.A Tourers MCC.

Weekend
8-10

Mandello del Lario

City of Moto Guzzi

International Motorcycle Rally

Moto Guzzi 96th Anniversary Rally


Mandello del Lario, Italy.

Details.



Weekend
8-10
Dargo High Plains Rally, Talbotville.  TBC.  Monarchs MCC.
Weekend
8-10
Ghost Town Rally, Copi Hollow, NSW.  TBC.
Sat 9Ride for the Kids, Tolmie Tavern.  All bikes welcome.  Details.  MACE SMC-Yarra Ranges Chapter

Sat 9
$40 funded Geelong Crash Course for the Motorcyclist.

Once again Geelong City Council, RoadSafe Barwon and TAC have continued their support of ASMA.

  • 8:45am - 4:45pm

Weekend 9-10The Lunatic TOUR, Shire Hall Hotel, Ararat.  Details.  South of Heaven SMC.
Weekend 9-10Hartwell Motorcycle Club Championship Seniors, Broadford.
Weekend 15-17Black Knight Rally, Devenish Football Ground, Devenish.  Us and Them TourersFlyer.  2016.
Weekend 15-1710th Far Cairn Rally, Tottenham, NSW.  Flyer.  Stelvio goes the the Far Cairn Rally.
Weekend 15-18TLM Travel Naheland (North Pfaltz). "A nice long weekend on the engine" (Google Translation).  Details.
Sat 16Bombala Bike Show Warm Up Poker Run, Bombala Bakery.  Includes lunch, entertainment and entry to the bikeshow in November.  Details.
Sat 16
Wall to Wall: Ride for Remembrance

Annual charity ride to the National Police Memorial, Canberra, in commemoration of the service and sacrifice of our police.  

Details.

Sat 16
Wagga Wagga.  Lawson Motor Inn. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.

Sun 17
Great Spring Ride  

Meet at: 9.30am at The European, Spring Street, City (the café opposite Parliament House). 
        • Breakfast from 7.30am for the cultivated insomniacs.

Depart at: 10.00AM sharp.



Route:
  • Up Spring Street, we swing left onto Victoria Street, turning right into Elizabeth Street and riding over the top of the original spring, now long buried, which was the source of the creek bed that Elizabeth Street now replaces.  Into Flem road, fuel at the Mobil for those who need it, then up Mount Road and onto the Tulla Freeway, in the remaining free bit.
  • Exit at Mickelham Road.  We run parallel with the Moonee Ponds Creek as far as Dunhelen Road which leads to the source of the creek, Dunhelen Spring.
  • We pass Donnybrook Road, bypassing the eponymous Springs Hotel, and the mineral spring, because it costs to get in and we’re cheap.
  • Now we’re on the old Sydney Road, and we head through the big dippers up towards Wallan.  There are two short (3km) gravel sections in this.  Good gravel, hard packed.  We rode it in the wet and it was fine.  Don’t be a chicken.  It’s only dirt and will wash off.  Leave the Ducati at home.
  • At the Romsey road, turn left and we pass through Spring Valley.
  • We could divert out to and through Springfield, but there’s sod all there so won’t.
  • South out of Woodend we follow Ashbourne Road to the end; a left, a right at the Pig and Whistle, a straight ahead at the Tylden–Trentham road and we’re onto Springhill road, which takes us through…….Springhill, and thence to the mineral Spring capital of the known universe, Daylesford.  
  • However, at the edge of Daylesford we swing left through Musk (The Greatest City On Earth), past the eminently forgettable Leitches Spring, and the posh Peppermint Springs Retreat, until we arrive at Lyonville and the Radio Springs Hotel, declared centre of the universe, for lunch.

Have booked for 25 at 12.30.  Enclosed and heated verandah, good food, good beer, and even Ash will get some lunch.



It’s always a great day, always gets a good crowd, so don’t miss it.
Sun 17
Narrandera.  Ex Servicemen's Club. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.         
Wed 20Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Sat 23
Canberra.  Canberra Labor Club, Belconnen. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.

Sun 24
Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

Just as Moto Guzzi motorcycles are world renown as stylish, elegant and timelessly fashionable, so too are many (ok, a mere handful) of our members.  Combine both the motorcycle and the rider for the perfect bespoke combo at this year's Distinguished Gentlemans Ride.
 
The DGR is all about the combination of classic and vintage motorcycles with formal gentlemen's attire.  The accompanying photo amply demonstrates the immaculate dress code of some of the Club Chaps which caught the discerning eye of The Age photographer back in 2015.


 
A Chapess may also attend provided she has the classic/vintage motorised bi-cycle combined with the appropriate fashion statement.  Equestrian styled riding breeches or jodhpurs, with tweed jacket and false moustache can be both fetching and delightfully de rigueur.
 
The Ride is a great fun day out and raises money for prostate cancer.
 
For full details go to the Distinguished Gentleman’s website or otherwise contact Rob McHugh on 0409218346.

Prizes on offer include a 2017 Triumph Bonneville T120, Limited Edition Zenith DGR Ton-Up Watch and a DGR x Hedon Helmet.
Weekend 29-0120th Golden Dragon Rally, Tarnagulla Reserve.  Central Victorian Ulysses.  Flyer.
Weekend 29-01AFL Grand Final Long Weekend
Sat 30Road Broadford Ride Day, designed to provide road riders and recreational track riders with the opportunity to enjoy the experience of riding a road circuit under the safe direction of a Clerk of Course, 3 Track Marshals and paramedical services.  Details.
Fortnight   30 Sep -
10 Oct
Postie Bike Challenge

Desert-Snow-Rainforest

Brisbane to Melbourne.  

Details
October
Sun 1

(Daylight saving commences)
Girls Only Track Day

  • including coaching and mentoring.

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   6-8
Australian Superbike Championship

Round 7

Phillip Island.
Week 8-15
 National Ride Your Motorcycle To Work Week.

This is an industry initiative aimed at getting you back on your motorcycle, and helping get your ready-to-ride hassles sorted in readiness for a long summer of riding enjoyment.

Details.

Weekend 13-15
37th Spaghetti Rally  


Once again the Moto Guzzi Club of Victoria hosts the Spaghetti Rally at Edi Cutting Camping Ground.
  • $30 for rally badge and spaghetti feed on Saturday night;
  • $10 spit roast on the Friday night for the early rollers;
  • $5 bacon and egg rolls for brekky both Saturday and Sunday mornings;
  • beer, soft drinks, bags of ice from our chiller;
  • port-a-loos,
  • firewood;
  • free tea and coffee!  
All the cameraderie of Guzzisti that you can bear.

More info.  Don't miss it.

Oh, the new King River Brewery has opened, just 8km south of the rally site.  Drop in for lunch.  

Or, over the road, Gracebrook Vinyard; great meals and views.





Weekend 13-15
Motorclassica


Royal Exhibition Building, Carleton.
  
The featured marque at this year’s Motoclassica is Moto Guzzi.
 

They are very interested in Guzzis pre-1980, or otherwise anything unique and interesting.

The organisers are hopeful to get a set of Le Mans from the Mark 1 through to Mark 5.


They say that they believe a club member or members may be aware of a very rare Le Mans Mark 2 known as a “Pommie Special”.  It was painted black and gold rather than the usual red. 

Does anybody know of this machine and would the owner offer it up for exhibition at the Motoclassica?
 

Russell Murray is the main point of contact for us at the Classica.  Ring him on 0438394543.
Weekend 13-1536th Kosciusko Rally, Geehi Hut Campground, Alpine Way, NSW. Details.
Sat 144th Blessing of the Bikes San Remo.  Details.
Weekend 14-15Mt Tarrengower Hill Climb.  Historic Motorcycle Racing Association Victoria.
Weekend 14-15Overland Corner Rally, off Goyder H'way, 21km east of Barmera, S.A.  Redback Tourers MC.   Details.
Weekend 14-15Girder Fork Rally, Cooma.  Details.
Wed 18Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Weekend  18-22Aussie Trikefest, Sunshine Coast, Qld.  Details.



Weekend  20-22
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Phillip Island.
Weekend 20-22Patchewollock Music Festival.  As all the other bikes head south, you head north!  Details.
Weekend 21-22Tony Kirby Memorial Ride to Emmaville, NSW.  DSMRA.
Wed 25Heather Ellis Author Talk, Hills Riders.  Details.
Weekend 26-2842WLA Harley-Davidson 75th Anniversary Ride, Albury to Canberra.  Details.
Weekend 27-291st Road Warriors Charity Festival, Yarrawonga Showgrounds.  Details.
Sat 28

Australian FIM Speedway Grand Prix


Etihad Stadium.  

Details.
Sat 28
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Sat 28Clare Valley Cruise, S.A.  ... a series of roads closed to public traffic that collectively create an inspiring one-way loop for cruiser motorcyclists.  Proceeds to the Lions Club.  Details.
Sat 28Ride to Eat - FarRide East #47 - The Pub in the Scrub, Dergholm.  Details.
Weekend 28-29Trialla the Woolshed Doo, Camperdown-Foxhow Road, approx 24 km (20 minutes) out of Camperdown.  Gates open 1 pm; close 10 pm.  Camperdown District MCC.  Burnout comp, show & shine, top bands, top female revue, hot food, cheap bar prices, on-site camping.
Oct 28 -
Nov 6
Black Dog Ride to Tasmania

Black Dog Ride's iconic annual long distance ride is heading to the Apple Isle in 2017! 
Sun 29Border Bike Fest, Gateway Lakes, Wodonga.  Details.

Sun 29
November
Wed 1
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   3-5Trout Rally, Jounama Creek Camping Area, opposite Talbingo turnoff.  Tumut Valley Riders.
Sat 4
Snowy Ride.  Details.
Weekend   4-5Southern Classic, Broadford.  HMRAV.
Sun 5
President's Luncheon


Details tba.
Sun 5Inglewood Alive Festival.  Details.
Week
6-10
El Disaster Mallee Run, departing Bendigo.  Details.
Mon 6Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners.
Tues 7Melbourne Cup
Weekend 10-1236th Fish Holes RallyEnduro Road, Cape Bridgewater.  Details.
Sat 11
9th Mods & Rockers Ride

Meeting at Brighton Bath Car Park from 11am, departing 12noon to Antique Motorcycles in Cheltenham.

Live Band, Food, Bar, Show n' Shine, Trophies, Trade Stalls.

The 59 Club.
Weekend 11-12BEARS National Championship Rd 6, Broadford.  Details.

Sun 12
Festival of Italian Motorcycles

Piazza Italia, Lygon St, Carlton.



Wed 15Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Weekend 16-19Horizons Unlimited Snowy Mountains Travellers Meeting, Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre, NSW.  Details.
Weekend 17-18
Weekend 17-20
2Wheel Babes Raid

Ballarat, Victoria.  

Details.
Sun 19Melbourne 500 Charity Ride, Ringwood, riding 250kms to Inverloch and return.  Rider Entry - $35 Rider and Pillion - $60.  Breakfast and event pack and badge included.  Lunch available to purchase.   Proceeds will be donated to Bridge Builders Youth Organisation and Maroondah Breast Clinic.  Details.
Sun 19Unity Ride and Family day for MND - Round 3, 2017, Ferntree Gully Hotel.  Details.
Weekend 24-26Geelong Revival Motoring Festival. Details.
Sat 25Heather Ellis Author Talk, Yarra Junction Library.  Details.
Sat 25
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Sat 25
Canberra.  Canberra Labor Club, Belconnen. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Weekend 25-26SR500 Rally, Bethanga.  SR500 Club.  Flyer.
December
Sun 3MGCoV Christmas Party
Sun 3Come Try Day, Broadford.  HMRAV.
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.
Sat 9
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Sun 10Club ride tba.
Sun 10Road Broadford Ride Day, designed to provide road riders and recreational track riders with the opportunity to enjoy the experience of riding a road circuit under the safe direction of a Clerk of Course, 3 Track Marshals and paramedical services.  Details.
Wed 20Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Mon 25Christmas Day
Tues 26
PAMS Motorcycle Across Australia

  • Perth-Adelaide-Melbourne-Sydney.

Inspired by Winifred Wells (and here), who at 22 years old, left Perth on Boxing Day 1950 and rode her Royal Enfield Bullet 350cc motorcycle solo all the way to Sydney and return.

Raising funds for the Guide Dogs Victoria breeding program.  
Sun 31New Year's Eve
Weekend 31-1 JanNew Year Gathering NSW 31 Dec - 1 Jan 2018

If you are at a loose end after Christmas then, once again, a few of us are getting together at Micalong Creek campground for a lazy slide into 2018.

The campground has toilets and basic showers and a great little swimming hole.
 
It's located on Nottingham Road, 10km (inc 6km dirt), from Wee Jasper.
Supplies available Tumut, Yass or Canberra. There is no fuel at Wee Jasper & THE PUB AT WEE JASPER IS CLOSED.

Camping fee payable to Ranger.

Entry & badge $15.

For more information, contact Rob Lovett: rob@gaslightbooks.com.au
or 0417 267 425

2018
January
Wed 3
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.
Wed 17Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Sat 20
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Sun 21Josie's Ride for Brain Cancer 2018BP Rockbank Outbound Truckstop.  Details.
Fri 26Australia Day
Weekend 26-28
International Island Classic

Phillip Island.

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

Details.
February
Weekend
 9-11
Australian Adventure Travel Film Festival

Bright

Details.
Weekend 10-11Great Victorian Ride, Christian Motorcycle Assn Albury-Wodonga.  All welcome.  Route.
Sun 11Mirboo North Italian Festa.  Details.
Sat 17
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
March



Weekend  10-12
Weekend to Penola

- to meet up with the 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.

Yes!  Monica Bellucci will definitely be there!

TBC

Weekend  10-12Cold Flame Rally, Pinch River Campground, Barry Way, Kosciusko NP.  Monarchs MCC.  TBC.
Mon 12Labour Day
Week
12-16
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

Sun 25Bikes by the Bay, Williamstown.  TBC.  Williamstown MCC.
Fri 30Good Friday
Sat 31
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
April
Mon 2Easter Monday
Wed 25ANZAC Day
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.

Weekend 19-20
The Moto Guzzi Club of Qld invites all motorcyclists to the Ruptured Budgie Rally at Mingoola.

TBC.
Sat 26
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
June
June 2-10The 7th Annual Gibb River Postie Bike Ride, Broome to Kununurra, W.A.   Details.
Mon 11Queen's Birthday
Sat 23
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
July
Fri 13
60 years since the death of Keith Campbell, Australia's first Moto GP champion.  

The year before, he won the 1957 championship for Moto Guzzi.
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
Weekend 11-12Off Centre Rally, Forrest, W.A. For the serious adventure rider, the OCR is a classic.  Held every two years and requiring a minimum 200kms of dirt to a remote Australian location decided at the preceding OCR.  Some details.  Some more.
Sat 18
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
November
Tues 6Melbourne Cup
Weekend 16-19
2018 Mega Babe Raid and the World Record Setting Event

Dubbo, NSW.
  
Details tba.
2019
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.
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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