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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 21-22
Back to Dargo Weekend
The pub at Ensay is shut so were back to Dargo.

This time were staying at the Dargo River Inn.

$110/head gets you dinner, bed and full breakfast.

A great pub by the river, very bike friendly.

Meeting at BP Montrose on Saturday 21st, at 9 for a 9.30 departure.

  • Lunch at Heyfield.

Please let Run Captain Mark know if you are coming.
  • mark@pantah.com.au
  • ph 0407767764

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!


Wed 1
Annual General Meeting

Brandon Hotel

237 Station Street, Carlton.

  • Meals start 6:30
  • Meeting begins at 8:00 pm
Members Please TAKE NOTE – We are aware there are a number of positions on the committee which current committee people will not be standing  for again in 2019.

The CLUB NEEDS YOU NOW! The club cannot function without a committee.

To be considered for the Committee positions, nomination forms are provided on the website or in the last magazine and must be submitted by close  of business 25th July, 2018.

All positions will be declared vacant on the night and may be contested by any member, but the Committee Positions which are not being renominated for by current members are;

  • Vice President – should be prepared to stand in for the President when required
  • Secretary – should have access to a computer with email and possess reasonable computer skills
  • Treasurer – should have access to a computer with email and possess reasonable computer skills

Fri 3Film Night "Closer to the Edge", Kustom Kommune, Abbotsford.  8pm.  Details. Trade the tools for some popcorn and beer!
Sat 4
Border Run

Border Village, SA.


The Great Australian Ride



Sunraysia Safari Rally, Wentworth Showgrounds, NSW.  Details.
Black Dog Ride is casting eyes and wheels north, heading to the Top End in 2018!  

Black Dog Riders from all around Australia are heading to the Top End to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention.

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
Mon 13Introduction to Motorcycle Wiring & ElectricsKustom Kommune.
Wed 15Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
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.

Week 21-26

This event is a cross country touring road rally, open to all Italian motorcycles eligible for the following categories:

Vintage   pre 1958 (175cc)  
Classic    pre 1968 (250cc)
Modern   pre 1978 (500cc)

Motorcycles must be road registered or have appropriate club plates.

The event will be conducted under the banner of the DOCQ (Qld) Inc.

This is an untimed road rally in the spirit of the original Motogiro D’Italia that encourages the restoration and riding of classic Italian motorcycles.

This year’s event will be based at Eagle Heights Mountain Resort at Mt Tamborine for the first 3 days allowing us to explore more roads around Springbrook, Numinbah Valley and Northern NSW.

The ‘Giro will then transfer north to the Woodford Hotel to indulge in our favourite Sunshine Coast hinterland circuits.

To honour our 10th year, we will be holding a public display of all Giro bikes at the Woodford Memorial Hall on the Saturday afternoon, followed by a dinner and retrospective celebration. Guests are welcome, and we encourage any ‘Giro eligible bikes to be displayed, even if they are not being ridden. We are expecting well over 50 bikes, so it will be a rare and impressive line-up.

Entry forms will be available soon…

For details of the ride, bike display or anniversary dinner contact:

Jackie Bell        0407 693 180        jac_oby@hotmail.com
Trevor Fryer        0412 121 072        ducatisingles@hotmail.com
Peter Morrow    0413 941 550        p.s.morrow@bigpond.com
Weekend 24-26Peregrine Rally, Jabuk Reserve, Jabuk S.A.  Pilgrim CMC.  Flyer.

Sat 25

Spaghetti Bol-a-thon

  • Mrs Selmo's secret recipe
Weekend 25-26BEARS Nationals Round 4, Phillip Island.  Details.
Weekend 25-26Flatlanders Motorcycle Rally, Undera Park Speedway, Undera.  $25.00.  Band, bonfire and BBQ Saturday night or byo tucker - firewood provided.  Bacon and egg rolls Sunday morning.  Tea and coffee.  BYO grog - 10 minute walk to the pub and store.  No dogs, attitudes or bad behaviour.  Hilly 0438 214 320.  Goulburn Valley MCC.
Weekend 25-26AMCA Australia Antique Motorcycle Weekend, Bulli Showground, Bulli, NSW.  Details.

It's now 40 years since the late great MIKE HAILWOOD won the Isle of Man TT on the 750SS Ducati. Prior to the TT, Mike competed in the 1977 “Castrol Six Hour” race in a team organised by Moreparts and Norm Fraser. At the AMCA National you can see and hear the Hailwood six-hour bike and listen to Mikes co-rider and motorcycle legend, Jim Scaysbrook.
Mon 27Introduction to Motorycle Carbs & Tuning, Kustom Kommune
Fri 31Film Night "Six Over", Kustom Kommune, Abbotsford.  8pm.  Details. Trade the tools for some popcorn and beer!
Sun 2Father's Day
Wed 5
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  7-9Australian Superbikes Rd6. Winton Motor Raceway.
Weekend  7-9Burra Pub Run, Bon Accord Hotel, Burra, S.A.  Details.
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

There is not a more joyous moment for us than the three days of our Moto-Guzzi International Motorcycle Rally. Seeing so many passionate people come from all over Italy and the World to join our streets and contribute to the big party, by sharing our boundless passion for these beautiful motorcycles, is priceless.


Sat 8 Crash Course for the Motorcyclist, Geelong. Sponsored by the Geelong City Council.  Details.
Ragged Fringe Rally, Bretti Reserve, NSW.  MGOANSW.  Details.
Week 8-19
Postie Bike Challenge 

Desert-Gulf of Carpentaria-Rainforest.  


Sun 9
Club Service Day

Kustom Kommune

8 Duke Street

Mon 10Introduction to Motorcycle Maintenance, Kustom Kommune
Sat 15Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance.  Details.
Weekend 16-17Black Knight RallyDevenish.  Us and Them Tourers.

Wed 19
Last MGCoV function at the

Leinster Arms Hotel

  • in the Atrium from 6.30pm;
  • some light refreshments and drinks provided.
We’re hoping that many of you can make to this history-making event as we say thanks to Glen, Willhemina and staff for looking after the Guzzi Club for the past 15 or so years.

Let's give them a farewell to remember as we reminisce about the many happy occasions we’ve enjoyed at this iconic location.
The Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.

Weekend 22-23BEARS Nationals Round 4, Broadford.  Details.
Sun 23
Great Spring Ride

Details tba.
Australian Classic Scooter Mille & Rally, Byron Bay, NSW.  Details.
Weekend 27-306th Moto Guzzi Experience, Sardinia.  Details.  Brochure.
Fri 28AFL Grand Final Public Holiday - three days away for for Guzzi owners!
Fri 28Film Night "Vanishing Point", Kustom Kommune, Abbotsford.  8pm.  Details. Trade the tools for some popcorn and beer!
Sat 29AFL Grand Final Day.  Leinster Arms last day of trading!
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
Wed 3
General meeting & Social Sip

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

Location tba.

Final planning for the Spag!

Sun 7

Women Only Ride Day

MV State Motorcycle Sportscomplex



Mon 8Introduction to Motorcycle Wiring & ElectricsKustom Kommune.
Weekend 11-147th Moto Guzzi Experience, Sardinia.  Details.  Brochure.
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.
Wed 17Social Sip.  Location tba.
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
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 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  2-431st Trout Rally, Jounama Creek Campground, near Talbingo, NSW.  Tumut Valley Riders.
Sat 3El Disaster Drag Racing, Heathcote Dragstrip.  Details.
Southern Classic, Broadford State Motorcycle Complex.  HMRAV.
112th Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally, Beaufort.
Sun 4President's Luncheon
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
Wed 7
General meeting & Social Sip

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

Location tba.

Look for the Guzzis parked outside.

Shannons 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
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 21Social Sip.  Location tba.
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.
Wed 5
General meeting & Social Sip

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

Location tba.

Look for the Guzzis parked outside.

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 16Club Ride tba
Mon 17Introduction to Motorycle Carbs & Tuning, Kustom Kommune
Wed 19Social Sip - last for 2018.  Location tba.
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.
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).
Weekend 16-17
Council has approved the permit.

We are GO!

Weekend 22-24Superbike World Championship, Philip Island.  TBC.
26 Feb -
3 March
Avalon Airshow, Avalon Airport, Lara.
Weekend  9-11Labour Day Long Weekend
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 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  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!