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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.
September
Sat 2325th Anniversary Albury Poker Run, Carrier Arms Hotel, Wodonga.  Sign on 9.30am.  Breakfast and lunch available.  Free after party.  All bikes welcome.  Details.
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.

Note: meeting place for Club members, who also identify as ‘distinguished gentleman’, is at Argyle Square (same place as the FOIM, cnr Lygon & Argyle in Carlton) at 8.00am prior to the DGR starting place.
Weekend 29-0120th Golden Dragon Rally, Tarnagulla Reserve.  Central Victorian Ulysses.  Flyer.
Weekend 29-01AFL Grand Final Long Weekend
Sat 30

The Bungendore Car and Bike Show

It's time to wash those Guzzi's again.

It would be great to have a range of Guzzi's in Roperville to show what this brand is all about.  

Bungendore, NSW.

Queries to Mota Moda 0417 462 440

Details.
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.
Sat 7New Wheels for Wheels Poker Run, Tumut.  Fundraising for Narell's new vehicle for her electric chair.  Tumut Valley Riders.  Details.
Sun 8Alexandra Swap Meet, Alexandra Showgrounds.  Details.
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.
Sun 22Carlton Italian Festa, Piazza Italia, Lygon St.  Details.
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
"Experience the thrill of riding a truly authentic and icon Italian motorcycle from the Moto Guzzi range at Peter Stevens Motorcycles in Ringwood VIC on Saturday October 28!

The Moto Guzzi Australia Team and the Moto Guzzi Owners Club of Victoria (sic) will be on location from 10am-4pm offering test rides on a range of models including the new V7III range (Stone and Special) as well as V7II’s, the California Audace and Eldorado 1400, and a host of V9’s with Factory fitted accessories.

All test rides are free and families are welcome so come and join us to celebrate the release of the all new Moto Guzzi V7III !"
Ride the Range


Peter Stevens Motorcycles, Ringwood.  

Test ride the range of Moto Guzzi Motorcycles before you buy.  
  • 10am-4pm.  
  • Coffee cart onsite.


Sat 28

Australian FIM Speedway Grand Prix


Etihad Stadium.  

Details.
Sat 28
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  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 29
Border 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 5Guy Fawkes Poker Dice Run, Dixon Field, Roberston St, Gisborne.  Breakfast and lunch provided.  Proceeds to Children's Tumour Foundation Australia.  Rotary Gisborne.  Details.
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
Remembrance Day Memorial Poker Run

Robin Hood Pub.  

Details.

VVMCVic
.
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.



Week
12-18
The Extra Dollop Tour, Ride4Life are organising a week long ride from Shepparton to Mildura the long way.  Details.
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 19Krew Unity 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.
Sat 25Broadford Car, Bike and Tattoo Show, Broadford.  Details.
Weekend 25-26SR500 Rally, Bethanga.  SR500 Club.  Flyer.
Weekend 25-26B.A.D. Drags, Gippsland Motorplex Bairnsdale Dragway.  Details.
December

Sun 3
MGCoV Christmas Party

Flog your Guzzi down to our bbq lunch at Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, Moorooduc. 

Last year it was barbied prawns, leg ham, salads, crusty rolls and cheesecake! 

What will the Social Secretaries do this time!

Members, family and prospective members welcome.

Details tbc.
Sun 3Motorcycle Only Swapmeet, Llanelly Public Hall Reserve between Newbridge & Tarnagulla via St.Arnaud Road.  Bendigo Historic Motorcycle Club.  Details.
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 9Vet Rok Annual PTSD Festival and Bike Show, VVMC Clubrooms, Longwarry North.  Details.
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.

Sun 17


The 40
th Traditional Melbourne Toy-Run, TABCORP PARK in Melton.  

Starting points include Cranbourne, Dandenong, Eltham, Epping, Ferntree Gully, Gembrook, Lilydale, Yarra Valley, Melton, State Netball Hockey Centre, Wallan and Werribee.  

Victorian Motorcycle Council
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 10-11
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 11Mirboo North Italian Festa.  Details.
Weekend 16-1730th anniversary Riders on the Storm Rally, Rubicon.  Pilgrim CMC.  Details.
Sat 17
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Weekend 23-25Superbike World Championship, Philip Island.  Details.
March
Weekend   9-11
Brighter Days Festival

Bright.  

Details.



Weekend  10-12
Weekend 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.

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
Sun 1Daylight saving ends.
Mon 2Easter Monday
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.
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
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!
Week
7-11
Sunraysia Safari Rally.  TBC.
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.
Weekend 24-26Peregrine Rally, Jabuk Reserve, Jabuk S.A.  Pilgrim CMC.
September
Fri 28Grand Final Public Holiday TBC.
October
Weekend 19-21Spaghetti Rally TBC.
Sun 28MotoGP Phillip Island TBC.
November
Mon 5Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners - get your leave app in.
Tues 6Melbourne Cup
Weekend 16-19
2018 Mega Babe Raid and the World Record Setting Event

Dubbo, NSW.
  
Details tba.
December
Tues 25Christmas Day
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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