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Photo: Coral Algie, My Sunshine Photography

2018
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.
August
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.
Sun 19Vietnam Veterans Day and the 52nd Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, Longwarry Nth Hall. The Vietnam Veterans MC - Gippsland Chapter invites all interested persons to help us commemorate this day. Details.
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


Our annual sauce cooking day to prepare the bolognese sauce for the Spaghetti Rally.
  • using Mrs Selmo's secret bolognese recipe;
  • this will be held at Paul's place in Springvale from 10.00am;  
    • contact Paul for the address on 0408 472 443.
  • all members welcome.
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!
September
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

Weekend
7-9

News that has just been confirmed is something that we have been waiting for with bated breath: the V85 is going to be there for sure! Plus, we’ll be able to get a close-up look at the bike at her world premier!


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.

Details.

Sat 8 Crash Course for the Motorcyclist, Geelong. Sponsored by the Geelong City Council.  Details.
Weekend
8-9
Ragged Fringe Rally

Bretti Reserve, NSW.  

MGOANSW.  

Details.
Week 8-19
Postie Bike Challenge 

Desert-Gulf of Carpentaria-Rainforest.  

Details.


Sun 9
Club Service Day

Kustom Kommune

8 Duke Street
Abbotsford



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

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.
Week
26-29
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.

October
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

Broadford.  

Details.

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.

Details.
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.

Details.
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.
November
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.
Weekend
3-4
Southern Classic, Broadford State Motorcycle Complex.  HMRAV.
Weekend
3-4
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.
Week
5-9
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.

Weekend
 8-11
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
Weekend
 9-11
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.

Details.

Weekend 16-19
2018 Mega Babe Raid and the World Record Setting Event

Dubbo, NSW.
  
Details.

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.  

Details.
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.
December
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).

VetRoK
, VVMC Longwarry Nth.  2nd annual VetRok music and bike festival.  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.
2019
January
Wed 2
General meeting & Social Sip

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

Brandon Hotel

237 Station Street, Carlton.

Weekend
 25-27
International Island Classic

Phillip Island.  

Details.

Mon 28Australia Day Public Holiday
February

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.

Clunes Showground

Details and here.


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).
Tues 5Women's Wrench Night at Kustom Kommune.  Details.
Weekend 16-17
Council has approved the permit.

We are GO!

Details.
Weekend 22-24Superbike World Championship, Philip Island.  TBC.
26 Feb -
3 March
Avalon Airshow, Avalon Airport, Lara.
March
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.  

Details.
Week
10-15
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
April
Weekend 19-22Easter Long Weekend
Thurs 25ANZAC Day
Weekend 26-28
May
May
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.
June
Weekend  8-10Queen's Birthday Long Weekend
August
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.
November
Tues 5Melbourne Cup
December
Wed 25Christmas Day
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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