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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.
November


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.
Sat 17Annual Remembrance Day Poker Run, Vietnam Veterans MC, Longwarry Nth.  Flyer.
Sat 17
10th anniversary Mods vs Rockers

Middle Brighton Baths to Antique Motorcycles, Cheltenham.

On arrival there will be a show and shine, bands (Itchy Fingers), trade stalls, licensed bar, food and drinks and lots, lots more....

Sun 18
Crash Course for the Motorcyclist
7 Century Drive, Braeside, 8:45am-4:45pm.

The world standard, “Crash Course for the Motorcyclist”, this open course is available to riders wanting to gain the confidence, skills and knowledge to make a difference at a motorcycle accident.  
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.
Sat 24Echuca Toy Run.  Details.
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 1Bendigo Toy Run, Lansell Square car park at 8am for an 8.30 start.  Details.
Sat 119th Gippsland Toy Run, Traralgon.  Gather at Bobber Dave's Bike Shop on Nefertiti Court, Traralgon, from 9.00am for breakfast and depart to Old Gippstown at 11.00am to arrive at Old Gippstown for lunch and presentation of toys.  For more info on ride call Stephen on 0432 717 399
For info on Toy Collection call Alf on 0412 313 168.  Details.
Sat 1Peninsular Toy Run, Frankston Pier from 7.30, departing 9.30 to Rosebud. Details.  Flyer.


Sun 2


MGCoV Christmas Lunch



Members, prospective members and families are invited to the Moto Guzzi Club of Victoria’s biennial Xmas party (we didn’t have one last year, remember).

  • Time: 10am 'til the food runs out. Catering by the MGCoV.
  • Dress: Festive (with kevlar).
Sun 2Toy Run for Father Bob.  Heading to Port Melbourne.  Details.
Sun 224th Mildura Toy Run.  Details.
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
7-8
BAD 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.
Sat 8Ballarat Toy Run.  Details.
Sun 941st Traditional Melbourne Toy Run.  Details.
Sun 9North-East Victoria Annual Toy Run.  BP service station, Bright, 10.00am start. Depart Myrtleford Coles carpark at 10.45.  Yackandandah 11.45.  Arrive Beechworth Town Hall Gardens 12.00-12.30.  Bring toys or non-perishable food for the Salvos.  Details 0427501 033.
Sun 921st Annual Keith Hamilton Toy Run, 9am, Sale Clock Tower.  Donations to GJ Gardner Homes office.
Sun 9Bairnsdale Toy Run.  Details.
Sun 16
Club Ride to Mt Baw Baw

Details 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.

Wed 16
Social Sip


Brandon Hotel

237 Station Street, Carlton.

Weekend 18-20Confusion Rally, Licola.  Eastern Suburbs Motorcycle Riders.  Details.
Weekend
 25-27
International Island Classic

Phillip Island.  

Details.

Sat 26Australia Day
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).

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.
Wed 6
General meeting & Social Sip

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

Brandon Hotel

237 Station Street, Carlton.

Weekend 8-1027th Redback Rally, Charlton.  Skeeta Grimshaw Tourers MCC.  Details.
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

Wed 20
Social Sip


Brandon Hotel

237 Station Street, Carlton.



Week
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.  

Details.
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.
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. 

Brandon Hotel

237 Station Street, Carlton.


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 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 17St Patrick's Day
Wed 20
Social Sip


Brandon Hotel

237 Station Street, Carlton.

Weekend 29-31Dead Wombat Rally, The Reefton Pub, 1600 Woods Point Rd, McMahons Creek VIC 3799. Contact Rod 0409195393 or Geoff 0425750077. Details.
April
Weekend 19-22Easter Long Weekend
Thurs 25ANZAC Day
Fri 26Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners.
Weekend 26-28
May
Sat 4International Female Ride Day.  Details.
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
Weekend 18-19
Ruptured Budgie Rally

Mingoola, Qld.

Details.
June
Weekend 7-1023rd Wintersun Run, Mildura. Details.
Weekend  8-10Queen's Birthday Long Weekend
July
Weekend 5-716th Annual Up The Creek Rally, Jung Recreational Reserve.  Sharon 0409 215 338,  Greg 0437 010 061.  mota.gds@gmail.com  Details.
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.
September
Sun 1Father's Day
Fri 27Grand Final Eve public holiday
Sat 28AFL Grand Final
October
Sun 27Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2019
November
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
December
Wed 25Christmas Day
2021




September
Giornate Mondiali Guzzi (Guzzi World Days)

Guzzi Centenary


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