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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.

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.

Sat 2226th Annual Albury Poker Run, Choppertown Wodonga. 09.30 sign in.
Weekend 22-23BEARS Nationals Round 4, Broadford.  Details.

Sun 23
Great Spring Ride

Departs from: the European Café, 161 Spring Street, City, opposite Parliament House, next to the Princess Theatre.  

Departs at: 10.00 AM sharp, so be there by 9.30AM for coffee.
  • Those from the Eastern suburbs will need to depart Springvale Road, just near Springvale Station in downtown Springvale, by 9.30 in order to meet the 10.00AM Spring Street departure.
  • The Geelong contingent will pick us up at the Springflower Café, Meredith at 11.30.  Or outside the pub if that’s easier.

Down Spring Street, right into Little Collins and enjoy the reverberation of massed Guzzis through the canyon.  Pass the Spring Caffe & Larder, and enjoy the reverberation again.  Left at Spencer and right onto Flinders, thence Wurundjeri Way and the freeway West, for a drone to Werribee. 

We’ll pick up more riders on Bulban Road, just over the roundabout at 10.30.  A zig-zag gets us onto the Little River (which is really a big Spring) - Ripley Road and that takes us to the Bacchus Marsh road.  Left for a couple of k’s before a right onto Granite Springs and Staughton Vale, home of the famous Staughton Spring.

From there it’s a quick and orderly ride to Anakie where we turn right to Steiglitz, and stop for a coffee in Meredith.

North-east from Meredith on the Durdidiwarrah Road is a good ride, once incredibly bumpy, a real workout for the bike’s springs, it has now been tamed.  Left again on the Geelong-Ballan Road through Fiskville, to Ballan. 

We’ll bypass the former Mineral Springs Hotel at Korweinguboora and Daylesford, Victoria’s Springs capital, to go via Greendale and Trentham to the Radio Springs Hotel, known centre of the universe, at Lyonville.  We expect to be there by 1.00 o’clock.

If you’re going to meet us there, please let Ferg know for the booking.   There’s always a big group.
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 29
AFL 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 30
Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

Supported by the MGCoV.

Details tba.

Tues 2Women's Wrench Night at Kustom Kommune.  Details.
Wed 3
General meeting & Social Sip

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

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

Final planning for the Spag!

Sun 7Euroa Show and Shine.  Details.
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.
Weekend 13-14Melbourne Salami Festival, Welcome to Thornbury.  Come and explore our new Grand Salami Garage and enjoy stalls, demonstrations and live music.
Wed 17
Social Sip.  

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