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Canola fields, Grampians.  Photo: Usman Sadiq
2019
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.
January
Weekend
 25-27
International Island Classic

Phillip Island.  

Details.
Sat 26Australia Day
Mon 28Australia Day Public Holiday
February
Weekend
 1-3
25th Nulli Secundus Rally, Nug Nug Camping Ground and Caravan Park, Nug Nug Reserve Rd, Nug Nug.  TOMCC.
Sat 2Junee Poker Run & Blues Night, Junee Golf Club, NSW.  $30 includes ride, bands and BBQ lunch.  Details.

Weekend
2-3 
The Search for Max
 

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

























Sun 3

Hatt Party

HATT PARTY…with a difference!

Come and join the Moto Guzzi Club at the annual Hatt Party, not at Hatt Reserve but...

at the Yarraville Trugo Club, Beaton Reserve, 48 Fehon St, Yarraville (Melways Map 41, K9).

  • Kick off at 11am, a game of Trugo demonstrated by the members of the Yarraville Trugo Club.
  • Followed by a game of Trugo, between teams of 8. 
    • A prize for the winning team, plus the kudos of being the inaugural Moto Guzzi Club Trugo Champions! 
  • A BBQ will follow at the grounds.
Trugo, a uniquely Melbourne game, was invented by railway workers in the 1920’s.  It flourishes today in Melbourne’s inner suburbs.  It’s a game for all ages and abilities.  Basically you hit a ring between your legs with a mallet, and try to score a goal.  If you do it’s a “True go”. Yarraville Trugo Club dates back to 1941, when Moto Guzzi was only 20 years old.  See www.trugo.org.au for more info.

So wear a hat and come along for a BBQ and a hit, promises to be a hoot.

Contact Mark Galli for catering and team registration: social@motoguzzivictoria.club

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
RIDE NEW ZEALAND ON YOUR OWN BIKE

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.
Mon 4Introduction to Motorcycle Wiring & Electrics. Kustom Kommune.
Tues 5Women's Wrench Night at Kustom Kommune.  Details.

Wed 6
General Meeting & Social Sip


NEW location from now on...

The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.

  • The Terminus will allow members to purchase meals from a “specials menu” of burgers, parmas and fish and chips, specifically provided for the members of the MGCoV on this night, so long as they identify themselves when ordering.
  • Meeting nights - all meetings will be conducted upstairs in the meeting room. 
    • It is requested that members leave their gear upstairs, out of the way of the general public.
  • Social Sips - find a seat or pre-book a table if you want to love up in a group 9481 3182.
  • Friendly atmosphere, great hospitality and plenty of parking.
Weekend
 8-10
27th Redback Rally, Charlton.  Skeeta Grimshaw Tourers MCC.  Details.
Sat 9Bike & Tattoo Show, Longwarry Nth.  VVMC-Gippsland Chapter.

Weekend
 9-10
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

Bright.

Details.


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.
Details.
Weekend 16-17
Sheilas Shakedown

Phoenix Park, Ballan

A female-only ride and campout.  

You don't have to ride to be involved.  If you're thinking about learning to ride, just interested in the scene or a badass throttle warrior come, talk, share, learn and party!  ​
 
Girls Only

Details and tickets.
Mon 18Introduction to Motorcycle Carbs & Tuning. Kustom Kommune.
Wed 20
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.











Week
Fri 22 Feb - Mon 4 March
Tour de Tassie

The 2019 Tour is Full.  

No baker's dozen this time!
Weekend 22-24
Superbike World Championship,

Philip Island.  

Details.

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.
March
Week
4-8
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.
Mon 4Introduction to Motorcycle Maintenance. Kustom Kommune.
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.

The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend
8-10
34th Cold Flame RallyPinch River Campground, Barry Way, Kosciuszko National Park. Monarchs MCC. 
Weekend
8-11
Tas Rally, Nietta, nor'west Tasmania. Details. MRA Tasmania.
Sun 9
Women's Only Ride Day

Broadford State Motorcycle Sports Complex

Details
Weekend
 9-11
Weekender to Penola

Our annual run across western Victoria to the Coonawarra to meet up with the FRAT.

Details tba.
Weekend  9-11
Brighter Days Festival

Raising funds for the two children’s charities.

Held in Bright.  

Details.
Week
10-15
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 17Black Dog 1 Day Ride and St Patrick's Day
Wed 20
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend 29-31Dead Wombat Rally, The Reefton Pub, 1600 Woods Point Rd, McMahons Creek VIC 3799. Contact Rod 0409195393 or Geoff 0425750077. Details.  Flyer.
Sun 31Club service day.  Details tba.
Sun 31CFCC Dice Run, BP Rockbank, Western Freeway. $10 reg.  Meet 9am, stands up at 10am, for ride to Little River  Hotel.  Family friendly, raffles, giveaways, sausage sizzle.  Supporting Cystic Fibrosis Community Care.  Flyer.  Supported by Snap-on and Repco.
April
Mon 1Introduction to Motorcycle Wiring & Electrics. Kustom Kommune.
Wed 3
General Meeting & Social Sip

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

The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend
 5-7
Dirt Daze Weekend 2019, Krusic's Ride Park, Signboard Lane, Dutson Downs.  Details.
Week
7-12
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 13
Sponsored Geelong Crash Course for the Motorcyclist

Once again Geelong City Council, proudly through their Road Safety Programme, has sponsored a Crash Course for the Motorcyclist open to Victorian Motorcyclists.

The continued sponsorship allows participant to attend this full featured course for $40.00

8:45am - 4:45pm, Corio Library, Cox Rd, Norlane.

Details.
Sat 13Mirboo North Motorcycle Show.  Details.
Weekend 13-14
Weekend Away @ Jugiong

Either camping or pub accommodation-tba.

MGOANSW.  

Details.

Sun 14Rolling Dice Run, 11 London Drive, Bayswater. Free brekkie.  ISC Social MCDetails.
Wed 17
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend 19-22

Easter Long Weekend

2019 Shannons Insurance Broadford Bike Bonanza

Booking
Tues 23Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners.  Get your leave app in!
Wed 24Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners.  Get your leave app in!
Thurs 25ANZAC Day
Weekend 25-28Weekender to Mitta Mitta and the great North-East.  Details tba.
Fri 26Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners.  Get your leave app in!
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.
Mon 29Introduction to Motorcycle Carbs & Tuning. Kustom Kommune.
May
Wed 1
General Meeting & Social Sip

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

The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend
3-5
Emu Rally, Ararat Motorcycle Club. TBC.
Sat 4
International Female Ride Day

Details.

May the force be with you.
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
Mon 13Introduction to Motorcycle Maintenance. Kustom Kommune.
Wed 15
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend 17-19
43rd Historic Winton Racing

Winton Motor Raceway, Benalla.  

Austin Seven Club
.
Weekend 17-19Pelikan Rally, Camp Kendron, Lake Bonney, Bamera, South Australia. BMWOCSA.
Weekend 18-19
Ruptured Budgie Rally

Mingoola, Qld.

Details.
Weekend 25-26

Overnighter to
Dalwhinnie Winery.  Details tba and tbc.
June
Wed 5
General Meeting & Social Sip

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

The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend
 7-10
23rd Wintersun Run

Mildura.

Details.
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
Sun 16Club ride.  Details tba.
Wed 19
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.





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.

Sun 23Brekky at Badger Weir.  Details tba.
July
Wed 3
General Meeting & Social Sip

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

The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend
 5-7
16th Annual Up The Creek Rally, Jung Recreational Reserve.  Sharon 0409 215 338,  Greg 0437 010 061.  mota.gds@gmail.com  Details.
Wed 17
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend 20-21Weekender to Dargo.  Details tba.
August
Sat 3Border Run 2019, Border Village, S.A.  FarRiders.
Wed 7
Annual General Meeting

Night of the long knives and big raffles.

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

The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.

All of August
RIDE NORTH AMERICA ON YOUR OWN BIKE

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.

Sun 18New/Old BBQ.  Details tba.
Sun 18Vietnam Veterans Day and the Battle of Long Tan, Longwarry Nth. VVMC-Gippsland Chapter
Wed 21
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend 23-25Perigrine Rally, Jabuk Reserve, S.A.  Pilgrim CMC.  Details.
Sun 25
Bol-a-Thon 

Using Mrs Selmo's secret recipe, we prepare the bolognese for the Spaghetti Rally.  

Details tba.
September
Sun 1Father's Day
Wed 4
General Meeting & Social Sip

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

The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend
 6-8
Australian Super Bikes, Winton, Benalla. Round 5.
Weekend
 7-8
Ragged Fringe Rally

MGOAoNSW
Week
7-17
2019 Postie Bike Challenge

The Birdsville Track … 3500+ kilometres linking Brisbane to Adelaide!

Details.
Sat 142019 Ride for Remembrance.  Details.
Wed 18
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Sun 22
Great Spring Ride

Details tba.
Fri 27Grand Final Eve public holiday
Sat 28AFL Grand Final
Sun 29The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride.  Details.
October
Wed 2
General Meeting & Social Sip

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

The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend
 4-6
Australian Super Bikes, Phillip Island. Round 6.
Sun 6
Women's Only Ride Day

Broadford State Motorcycle Sports Complex

Details
Weekend 11-1338th Kosciusko Rally, Geehi Hut Campsite, Alpine Way, Kosciusko NP, NSW. BMWMCCACT.
Wed 16
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Sat 19Ride to Eat - FarRide East #58, Cape Jervis Tavern, Cape Jervis, SA. FarRiders.
Weekend 18-20
Spaghetti Rally

Edi Cutting, King River.

Details.
Sun 27Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2019
November
Sun 3President's Lunch.  Details tba.
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
Wed 6
General Meeting & Social Sip

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

The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Sun 10
Festival of Italian Motorcycles 

Details tba.
Sat 16Annual Remembrance Day Memorial Poker Run, Longwarry Nth. VVMC-Gippsland Chapter 
Wed 20
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


December
Sun 1MGCoV Christmas Party
Sun 1
Women's Only Ride Day

Broadford State Motorcycle Sports Complex

Details
Wed 4
General Meeting & Social Sip

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

The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Sun 15Club ride
Wed 18
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Wed 25Christmas Day
2021


September
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!
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