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Max Biaggi on a Moto Guzzi V9-based special in Bianca Atzei's video clip "Ora esisti solo tu".


2017
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.
November

Weekend 24-26

Geelong Revival Motoring Festival
.

Details.
Sat 25Heather Ellis Author Talk, Yarra Junction Library.  Details.
Sat 25
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Sat 25
Canberra.  Canberra Labor Club, Belconnen. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Sat 25Broadford Car, Bike and Tattoo Show, Broadford.  Details.
Weekend 25-26SR500 Rally, Bethanga.  SR500 Club.  Flyer.
Weekend 25-26B.A.D. Drags, Gippsland Motorplex Bairnsdale Dragway.  Details.

Sun 26
President's Luncheon

We meet at Montrose BP 9:00 am for 9:30 departure.

Head out to Healesville - The Black Spur - Marysville - Reefton Spur - Warburton.

COFFEE Yayy!!!

N.B. we are not doing the Acheron Way (Narbethong - Warburton) due to the gravel road section.

Then on to Yarra Junction - Neerim - Warragul.

Arrive Geoff Miller's for lunch about 1:30pm

Catering by the MGCoV's Social Secretaries! They're getting bloody good at it.

New and prospective members welcome.
December

Sun 3
MGCoV Christmas Party

Flog your Guzzi down to our bbq lunch at Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, Moorooduc. 

Last year it was barbied prawns, leg ham, salads, crusty rolls and cheesecake! 

What will the Social Secretaries do this time!

Members, family and prospective members welcome.

Sun 3Motorcycle Only Swapmeet, Llanelly Public Hall Reserve between Newbridge & Tarnagulla via St.Arnaud Road.  Bendigo Historic Motorcycle Club.  Details.
Sun 3Come Try Day, Broadford.  HMRAV.
Wed 6
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.
Sat 9Vet Rok Annual PTSD Festival and Bike Show, VVMC Clubrooms, Longwarry North.  Details.
Sat 9
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Sun 10


Blasted daylight saving!  You're awake at six.  Plenty of time to throw a leg over...your Guzzi, and mosey off to

That’s Amore Cheese, 66 Latitude Boulevard, Thomastown

for breakfast and coffee at 8am.


Then on to BP Cooper St, Epping, at 9am for a 9.30 departure.

Through Whittlesea and Flowerdale, Yea, Molesworth and Yarck.  Turning off at Merton to Euroa.

Lunch at the Seven Creeks Hotel.

Last club run for the year...see you there!


Sun 10Road Broadford Ride Day, designed to provide road riders and recreational track riders with the opportunity to enjoy the experience of riding a road circuit under the safe direction of a Clerk of Course, 3 Track Marshals and paramedical services.  Details.

Sun 17


The 40
th Traditional Melbourne Toy-Run, TABCORP PARK in Melton.  

Starting points include Cranbourne, Dandenong, Eltham, Epping, Ferntree Gully, Gembrook, Lilydale, Yarra Valley, Melton, State Netball Hockey Centre, Wallan and Werribee.  

Victorian Motorcycle Council
Details.
Wed 20Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Mon 25Christmas Day
Tues 26
PAMS Motorcycle Across Australia

  • Perth-Adelaide-Melbourne-Sydney.

Inspired by Winifred Wells (and here), who at 22 years old, left Perth on Boxing Day 1950 and rode her Royal Enfield Bullet 350cc motorcycle solo all the way to Sydney and return.

Raising funds for the Guide Dogs Victoria breeding program.  
Sun 31New Year's Eve
Weekend 31-1 JanNew Year Gathering NSW 31 Dec - 1 Jan 2018

If you are at a loose end after Christmas then, once again, a few of us are getting together at Micalong Creek campground for a lazy slide into 2018.

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.

Entry & badge $15.

For more information, contact Rob Lovett: rob@gaslightbooks.com.au
or 0417 267 425

2018
January
Wed 3
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.
Wed 17Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Weekend 19-2132nd Confusion Rally, Licola Caravan Park.  Eastern Suburbs Motorcycle Riders.  Flyer.
Sat 20
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Sun 21Club Ride tba
Sun 21Josie's Ride for Brain Cancer 2018BP Rockbank Outbound Truckstop.  Details.
Fri 26Australia Day
Weekend 26-28
International Island Classic

Phillip Island.

Details.
Weekend 26-28
Bikes, food, music festival, supporting Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation.

Details.
February
Weekend 2-4Nulli Secundus Rally, Nug Nug Reserve. Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club of Australia.  Details.
Sat 3Junee Poker Run and Blues NightJunee Golf Club, NSW.  Camping, breakfast and coffee available.  $30 includes ride, bands and bbq lunch.  Details.
Sat 3S.A Sidecar Gathering, Whyte Yarcowie.  Save Australia one pub at a time.  Free camping behind the pub.  All motorcycles welcome.  Contact Beetle 0458 294 271.  $25 badge and entry. Supporting Guide Dogs.
Wed 7
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
 9-11
Australian Adventure Travel Film Festival

Bright

Details.
Weekend
 9-11
26th Redback Rally, Charleton.  Details.  Poster.
Sat 10Annual Car, Bike and Tattoo Show,199 Princes Way, Longwarry North. VVMC Gippsland Branch.
Weekend 10-11
Boggy Creek Run

Our annual weekend away with the Laverda Club.

Camp on the lawns at the Boggy Creek Pub,
  • or book a room (03-5566 5223).
  • drinks and meals in the pub, and Sunday brekky at Port Campbell.




Weekend 10-11Great Victorian Ride, Christian Motorcycle Assn Albury-Wodonga.  All welcome.  Route.
Sun 11


The Rotary Club of Torquay has extended an invitation to the Moto Guzzi Club of Victoria to attend their 11th Annual Motor Show.

Join in the carnival atmosphere of this popular event held at the spectacular beach-side setting of the Torquay foreshore (on The Esplanade opposite the Gilbert St shops).

Entry Fee is $20 for motorcycle & rider, with Adults $5 & Children free.  Many attractions available to entertain, plus food, good coffee, refreshments & memorabilia on sale.

Remember the Club Award for teams of 10 or more bikes.

This event is promoted by the Rotary Club of Torquay, proudly supported by the RACV & other local traders with all proceeds from the event to be used for Local, National and International Rotary projects.

Details.
Contactus@torquaymotorshow.com.au or ph:- 0418 521 321
Sun 11Mirboo North Italian Festa.  Details.
Wed 14Valentine's Day
Weekend 16-1730th Riders on the Storm Rally, Rubicon.  Pilgrim CMC.  Details.
Weekend 16-1811th Groggy Wombat Rally, Meeniyan Recreation Reserve.  Details.
Sat 17
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Wed 21Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Weekend 23-25

Superbike World Championship, Philip Island.  Details.
March
Weekend 2-4Tallangatta Rally, Tallangatta Showgrounds.  Free camping in unpowered sites.  Registration is $20 prepaid or $25 on arrival.  First 100 receive a badge.  Breakfast $12 per person and Saturday evening meal $20 per person.
Further details contact Heather 0429 962 419 or Bill 0417 652 974
Sat 38th Orbost Poker Run, MacDonalds Bairnsdale.  Poster.
Wed 7
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   9-11
Brighter Days Festival

Bright.  

Details.



Weekend  10-12
Weekender to Penola

- to meet up with the South Australian FRAT for fun, wine tasting and frivolity.

- screening of I Fidanzati della Morte.



Enjoy a flog across western Victoria to Penola, S.A.  Great roads and wide-open spaces.

Labour Day long weekend.

TBC
Weekend  10-12Cold Flame Rally, Pinch River Campground, Barry Way, Kosciusko NP.  Monarchs MCC.  TBC.
Mon 12Labour Day
Week
12-16
28th Annual Speed Week, Lake Gairdner, S.A. DLRA.

"Life may begin at 30, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150." ~author unknown
Thurs 15

Sat 17St Patrick's Day
Wed 21Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Sun 25Club Service Day
Sun 25Bikes by the Bay, Williamstown.  TBC.  Williamstown MCC.
Fri 30Good Friday.  Broadford Bike Bonanza.
Sat 31
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
April
Sun 1Daylight saving ends.
Mon 2Easter Monday
Wed 4
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  6-8Dead Wombat Rally, NEW LOCATION! The Reefton Pub, 1600 Woods Point Rd, McMahons Creek.
$20.00 entry includes badge, camping, wristband, fully catered. Wristband for rally priced drinks and discounted meals, live entertainment and raffles. STRICTLY NO B.Y.O.  Details.
Wed 18Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Weekend 21-22Weekender to Mitta Mitta
Wed 25ANZAC Day
May
Early May - Early June
Around Australia Ride

33 days, 15,000km, 80 towns and cities.  

Raising money for Steven Walter Children's Cancer Foundation.  

Details.

Wed 2
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.
Sat 5International Female Ride Day.  Details.
Weekend 11-13Loaded Dog Rally, Tarago Showground, NSW.  Details.
Sun 13Mother's Day
Wed 16Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.






Weekend 19-20
Weekender to Dalwhinnie Winery


  • Everyone will be tested on their ability to stand on their bike and drink a stubbie.  
    • Steve's already passed the test.
Weekend 19-20
The Moto Guzzi Club of Qld invites all motorcyclists to the Ruptured Budgie Rally at Mingoola.

TBC.
Sat 26
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
June
June 2-10The 7th Annual Gibb River Postie Bike Ride, Broome to Kununurra, W.A.   Details.
Mon 11Queen's Birthday Long Weekend
Sun 17Club Ride tba
Thurs 21Winter Solstice
Sat 23
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Sun 24Breakfast at Badger Weir
July
Fri 13
60 years since the death of Keith Campbell, Australia's first Moto GP champion.  

The year before, he won the 1957 championship for Moto Guzzi.
Weekend 21-22Weekender to Ensay
Sun 22
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.

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!
August
TbaBlack Dog Ride is casting eyes and wheels north, heading to the Top End in 2018!  

Specific dates will be out soon, but we can confirm that we plan to head to Darwin in the first half of August 2018.  This is a long awaited destination for Black Dog Riders.

Stay tuned for more info!
Week
7-11
Sunraysia Safari Rally.  TBC.
Weekend 11-12Off Centre Rally, Forrest, W.A. For the serious adventure rider, the OCR is a classic.  Held every two years and requiring a minimum 200kms of dirt to a remote Australian location decided at the preceding OCR.  Some details.  Some more.
Sun 12New/Old BBQ
Sat 18
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Weekend 24-26Peregrine Rally, Jabuk Reserve, Jabuk S.A.  Pilgrim CMC.  Flyer.
Sat 25
Spaghetti Bol-a-thon
  • Mrs Selmo's secret recipe
September
Sun 2Father's Day
Weekend 8-9Ragged Fringe Rally, Bretti Reserve, NSW.  MGOANSW.  
Week 8-19
Postie Bike Challenge 

Desert-Gulf of Carpentaria-Rainforest.  

Details.
Sun 9Club Service Day
Sun 23Great Spring Ride
Fri 28AFL Grand Final Public Holiday
Sun 30Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
October
Weekend 19-21
Spaghetti Rally

Edi Cutting, King Valley.
Sun 28
Australian MotoGP

Phillip Island 
November
Sun 4President's Luncheon
Mon 5Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners - get your leave app in.
Tues 6Melbourne Cup
Sun 11Festival of Italian Motorcycles
Weekend 16-19
2018 Mega Babe Raid and the World Record Setting Event

Dubbo, NSW.
  
Details tba.
December
Sun 2MGCoV Christmas Party
Sun 16Club Ride tba
Tues 25Christmas Day
2019
Sat 2 Feb
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.
11 August
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.
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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