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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.
Mon 17Introduction to Motorycle Carbs & Tuning, Kustom Kommune
Wed 19
Social Sip - last for 2018

Brandon Hotel

237 Station Street, Carlton.
Tues 25
Christmas Day
Overnighter to Omeo

Beat the post-Christmas ennui with a Guzzi-stretching run on the Great Alpine Road.
Staying at the Omeo Caravan Park.
  • Camping and cabins available.
  • You will have to organize your own accommodation.
Make your own way, or Melbourne departure will be leaving from Log Cabin Pizza, petrol station, 2000 Warburton Hwy, Launching Place at 9:30am

Will meet up with any SE riders at Willow grove - 10:30am - or Bairnsdale for lunch at 1:30.

More details contact Trish Rankin.
RSVP Trish 0425 774 466 or treasurer@motoguzzivictoria.club
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. 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. 
Wed 2
General meeting & Social Sip

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

Brandon Hotel

237 Station Street, Carlton.

Wed 16
Social Sip

Brandon Hotel

237 Station Street, Carlton.

Weekend 18-20Confusion Rally, Licola.  Eastern Suburbs Motorcycle Riders.  Details.
Sun 20
Womens Only Ride Day

Broadford State Motorcycle Sports Complex

International Island Classic

Phillip Island.  


Sat 26Australia Day
Mon 28Australia Day Public Holiday
25th Nulli Secundus Rally, Nug Nug Camping Ground and Caravan Park, Nug Nug Reserve Rd, Nug Nug.  TOMCC.

The Search for Max

Mad Max fans, riders and motoring enthusiasts are invited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the cult Australian film.

Sun 3Grampians Ride to Remember, starts in Ararat and travels through Moyston, Pomonal, Lake Lonsdale and arrives in Halls Gap. The ride back to Ararat will travel through Willaura and Maroona.  Details.
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.
Wed 6
General meeting & Social Sip

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

Brandon Hotel

237 Station Street, Carlton.

27th Redback Rally, Charlton.  Skeeta Grimshaw Tourers MCC.  Details.
Sat 9Bike & Tattoo Show, Longwarry Nth.  VVMC-Gippsland Chapter.

Boggy Creek Rally

Our annual overnight run with the Laverda Owners Victoria to Curdievale, camping at the Boggy Creek Pub.
  • or book a room 03-5566 5223.

Ride details tba.
Thurs 14Valentine's Day
Weekend 15-17
Australian Adventure Travel Film Festival



Weekend 14-18
Club Run to the Sellicks Beach Races

You will not see anything like this anywhere else. 120 Vintage and Veteran motorcycles and riders racing full bore on the beach.

  • Departing Melbourne 14th, return 18th.
  • Still sorting accommodation options - tba
  • Tickets available through Ticketec $96.85 +fee
    • Get in quick, limited tickets and they go fast
For details contact Glendon Dunn: well.dunn.services@gmail.com or 0405228373

Sat 16
Melbourne Open Crash Course for the Motorcyclist
8:45am - 4:45pm, 7 Century Drive, Braeside.
Wed 20
Social Sip

Brandon Hotel

237 Station Street, Carlton.

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.  


Weekend 22-2412th Groggy Wombat Rally, Meeniyan, South Gippsland. Flyer.
Weekend 22-24Tallangatta Rally, Tallangatta (Lake Hume). Flyer.
25 Feb -
3 Mar
2019 Ulysses Club National Rally, Mornington Racecourse, Mornington Peninsular.  Details.
26 Feb -
3 March
Avalon Airshow, Avalon Airport, Lara.
29th Annual Speed Week, Lake Gairdner, South Australia.  One of only a few places in the world where you can go flat out on a salt lake for 12 miles.  Details.
Tues 5Women's Wrench Night at Kustom Kommune.  Details.
Wed 6
General meeting & Social Sip

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

Brandon Hotel

237 Station Street, Carlton.

34th Cold Flame RallyPinch River Campground, Barry Way, Kosciuszko National Park. Monarchs MCC. 
Sun 9
Womens Only Ride Day

Broadford State Motorcycle Sports Complex

Weekend  9-11
Brighter Days Festival

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 15
Moto Guzzi's 98
th 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
Wed 20
Social Sip

Brandon Hotel

237 Station Street, Carlton.

Weekend 29-31Dead Wombat Rally, The Reefton Pub, 1600 Woods Point Rd, McMahons Creek VIC 3799. Contact Rod 0409195393 or Geoff 0425750077. Details.  Flyer.
BMW Safari, NSW.  Details.
Weekend 12-14Victorian Outfit Rally, Carter's Beach (Ulupna Island), on the Murrar River near Strathmerton.  All bikes welcome.  Monarchs MCC.
Sat 13Mirboo North Motorcycle Show.  Details.
Weekend 13-14
Weekend Away @ Jugiong

Either camping or pub accommodation-tba.


Weekend 19-22

Easter Long Weekend

2019 Shannons Insurance Broadford Bike Bonanza

Thurs 25ANZAC Day
Fri 26Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners.
Weekend 26-28Autumn Leaf Rally, Tumorrama Hall, Tumorrama, NSW.  Tumut Valley Riders.  
Inquiries: tvriders@hotmal.com
Weekend 26-28
Sat 27Ride to Eat - FarRide East #56, Happy Valley Hotel, Great Alpine Road, Ovens.  FarRiders.
Weekend 27-28All British Rally, Old Newstead Racecourse, Newstead.  BSA Motorcycle Owners Association.   Details.
Sat 4International Female Ride Day.  Details.
Sun 11 - Sat 18
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.
Sun 12Mother's Day
Weekend 17-19
43rd Historic Winton Racing

Winton Motor Raceway, Benalla.  

Austin Seven Club
Weekend 18-19
Ruptured Budgie Rally

Mingoola, Qld.

23rd Wintersun Run


Weekend  8-1050th Alpine RallyYarrangobilly Village Campground (Cotterills Cottage), Snowy Mountains Highway.  Yes, it started in 1969.  All motorcyclists (no cars please) are invited to be a part of this great 'back to basics' rally.  Details: Henning Jorgensen at hpj333@gmail.com.
Weekend  8-10Queen's Birthday Long Weekend

Weekend 21-23

International Moto Guzzi Treffen of the MGCN

On the beautiful campsite on the banks of the River Lek, campsite “De Koekoek”, Nederland.

16th Annual Up The Creek Rally, Jung Recreational Reserve.  Sharon 0409 215 338,  Greg 0437 010 061.  mota.gds@gmail.com  Details.
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).

Sat 3Border Run 2019, Border Village, S.A.  FarRiders.
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.
Sun 18Vietnam Veterans Day and the Battle of Long Tan, Longwarry Nth. VVMC-Gippsland Chapter
Weekend 23-25Perigrine Rally, Jabuk Reserve, S.A.  Pilgrim CMC.  Details.
Sun 1Father's Day
Australian Super Bikes, Winton, Benalla. Round 5.
Sat 142019 Ride for Remembrance.  Details.
Fri 27Grand Final Eve public holiday
Sat 28AFL Grand Final
Sun 29The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride.  Details.
Australian Super Bikes, Phillip Island. Round 6.
Sun 6
Womens Only Ride Day

Broadford State Motorcycle Sports Complex

Sat 19Ride to Eat - FarRide East #58, Cape Jervis Tavern, Cape Jervis, SA. FarRiders.
Weekend 18-20Spaghetti Rally, Edi Cutting, King River.  TBC.
Sun 27Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2019
Mon 4
Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners.

Happy birthday to Carlo Guzzi, November 4, 1889.

(Secretary Jan giving Carlo a cuddle in 2016).
Tues 5Melbourne Cup
Sat 16Annual Remembrance Day Memorial Poker Run, Longwarry Nth. VVMC-Gippsland Chapter 
Sun 1
Womens Only Ride Day

Broadford State Motorcycle Sports Complex

Wed 25Christmas Day

Giornate Mondiali Guzzi (Guzzi World Days)

Guzzi Centenary

We went in 2011...

We went in 2016...watch the video

We’ll be back in 2021!