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
This is not an exclusive arrangement, so anyone interested is welcome.
Contact Mark Galli or John Ferguson.
|International Island Classic|
|Sat 26||Australia Day|
|Mon 28||Australia Day Public Holiday|
|25th Nulli Secundus Rally, Nug Nug Camping Ground and Caravan Park, Nug Nug Reserve Rd, Nug Nug. TOMCC.|
|Sat 2||Junee Poker Run & Blues Night, Junee Golf Club, NSW. $30 includes ride, bands and BBQ lunch. Details.|
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 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.
- A BBQ will follow at the grounds.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sun 3||Grampians 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 |
|RIDE NEW ZEALAND ON YOUR OWN BIKE|
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.
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 4||Introduction to Motorcycle Wiring & Electrics. Kustom Kommune.|
|Tues 5||Women's Wrench Night at Kustom Kommune. Details.|
|General Meeting & Social
NEW location from now on...
The Terminus Hotel
492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.
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
- 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.
|27th Redback Rally, Charlton. Skeeta Grimshaw Tourers MCC. Details.|
|Sat 9||Bike & Tattoo Show, Longwarry Nth. VVMC-Gippsland Chapter.|
|Thurs 14||Valentine's Day|
|Australian Adventure Travel Film Festival|
|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
For details contact Glendon Dunn: email@example.com or 0405228373
- Tickets available through Ticketec $96.85 +fee
- Get in quick, limited tickets and they go fast
Phoenix Park, Ballan
A female-only ride and campout.
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!
Details and tickets.
|Mon 18||Introduction to Motorcycle Carbs & Tuning. Kustom Kommune.|
Fri 22 Feb - Mon 4 March
|Tour de Tassie|
The 2019 Tour is Full.
No baker's dozen this time!
|Superbike World Championship, |
|Weekend 22-24||12th Groggy Wombat Rally, Meeniyan, South Gippsland. Flyer. |
|Weekend 22-24||Tallangatta Rally, Tallangatta (Lake Hume). Flyer.|
|25 Feb - |
|2019 Ulysses Club National Rally, Mornington Racecourse, Mornington Peninsular. Details. |
|26 Feb - |
|Avalon Airshow, Avalon Airport, Lara.|
|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 4||Introduction to Motorcycle Maintenance. Kustom Kommune.|
|Tues 5||Women's Wrench Night at Kustom Kommune. Details.|
|34th Cold Flame Rally, Pinch River Campground, Barry Way, Kosciuszko National Park. Monarchs MCC. |
|Tas Rally, Nietta, nor'west Tasmania. Details. MRA Tasmania.|
|Weekender to Penola|
Our annual run across western Victoria to the Coonawarra to meet up with the FRAT.
|Brighter Days Festival|
Raising funds for the two children’s charities.
Held in Bright.
|National Veteran Motorcycle Rally, Ulverstone, Tas. Details.|
Moto Guzzi's 98th 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 15-17||Touratech Adventure Expo, Myrtleford. Details.|
|Sun 17||Black Dog 1 Day Ride and St Patrick's Day|
|Weekend 29-31||Dead Wombat Rally, The Reefton Pub, 1600 Woods Point Rd, McMahons Creek VIC 3799. Contact Rod 0409195393 or Geoff 0425750077. Details. Flyer.|
|Sun 31||Club service day. Details tba.|
|Sun 31||CFCC 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.|
|Mon 1||Introduction to Motorcycle Wiring & Electrics. Kustom Kommune.|
|Dirt Daze Weekend 2019, Krusic's Ride Park, Signboard Lane, Dutson Downs. Details.|
|BMW Safari, NSW. Details.|
|Weekend 12-14||Victorian Outfit Rally, Carter's Beach (Ulupna Island), on the Murrar River near Strathmerton. All bikes welcome. Monarchs MCC. |
|Sponsored Geelong Crash Course for the Motorcyclist|
again Geelong City Council, proudly through their Road Safety
Programme, has sponsored a Crash Course for the Motorcyclist open to
The continued sponsorship allows participant to attend this full featured course for $40.00
8:45am - 4:45pm, Corio Library, Cox Rd, Norlane.
|Sat 13||Mirboo North Motorcycle Show. Details.|
|Weekend Away @ Jugiong|
Either camping or pub accommodation-tba.
|Sun 14||Rolling Dice Run, 11 London Drive, Bayswater. Free brekkie. ISC Social MC. Details.|
Easter Long Weekend
2019 Shannons Insurance Broadford Bike Bonanza
|Tues 23||Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners. Get your leave app in!|
|Wed 24||Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners. Get your leave app in!|
|Thurs 25||ANZAC Day|
|Weekend 25-28||Weekender to Mitta Mitta and the great North-East. Details tba.|
|Fri 26||Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners. Get your leave app in!|
|Weekend 26-28||Autumn Leaf Rally, Tumorrama Hall, Tumorrama, NSW. Tumut Valley Riders. |
|Sat 27||Ride to Eat - FarRide East #56, Happy Valley Hotel, Great Alpine Road, Ovens. FarRiders.|
|Weekend 27-28||All British Rally, Old Newstead Racecourse, Newstead. BSA Motorcycle Owners Association. Details.|
|Mon 29||Introduction to Motorcycle Carbs & Tuning. Kustom Kommune.|
|Emu Rally, Ararat Motorcycle Club. TBC.|
|International Female Ride Day|
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 12||Mother's Day|
|Mon 13||Introduction to Motorcycle Maintenance. Kustom Kommune.|
|Weekend 17-19||Pelikan Rally, Camp Kendron, Lake Bonney, Bamera, South Australia. BMWOCSA.|
|Ruptured Budgie Rally|
Overnighter to Dalwhinnie Winery. Details tba and tbc.
|23rd Wintersun Run|
|Weekend 8-10||50th Alpine Rally, Yarrangobilly 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Weekend 8-10||Queen's Birthday Long Weekend|
|Sun 16||Club ride. Details tba.|
International Moto Guzzi Treffen of the MGCN
On the beautiful campsite on the banks of the River Lek, campsite “De Koekoek”, Nederland.
|Sun 23||Brekky at Badger Weir. Details tba.|
|16th Annual Up The Creek Rally, Jung Recreational Reserve. Sharon 0409 215 338, Greg 0437 010 061. email@example.com Details.|
|Weekend 20-21||Weekender to Dargo. Details tba.|
|Sat 3||Border Run 2019, Border Village, S.A. FarRiders.|
|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).
|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 18||New/Old BBQ. Details tba.|
|Sun 18||Vietnam Veterans Day and the Battle of Long Tan, Longwarry Nth. VVMC-Gippsland Chapter. |
|Weekend 23-25||Perigrine Rally, Jabuk Reserve, S.A. Pilgrim CMC. Details.|
Using Mrs Selmo's secret recipe, we prepare the bolognese for the Spaghetti Rally.
|Sun 1||Father's Day|
|Australian Super Bikes, Winton, Benalla. Round 5.|
|Sat 14||2019 Ride for Remembrance. Details.|
|Great Spring Ride|
|Fri 27||Grand Final Eve public holiday|
|Sat 28||AFL Grand Final|
|Sun 29||The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride. Details.|
|Australian Super Bikes, Phillip Island. Round 6.|
|Weekend 11-13||38th Kosciusko Rally, Geehi Hut Campsite, Alpine Way, Kosciusko NP, NSW. BMWMCCACT.|
|Sat 19||Ride to Eat - FarRide East #58, Cape Jervis Tavern, Cape Jervis, SA. FarRiders.|
Edi Cutting, King River.
|Sun 27||Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2019|
|Sun 3||President's Lunch. Details tba.|
|Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners.|
Happy birthday to Carlo Guzzi, November 4, 1889.
(Secretary Jan giving Carlo a cuddle in 2016).
|Tues 5||Melbourne Cup|
|Festival of Italian Motorcycles |
|Sat 16||Annual Remembrance Day Memorial Poker Run, Longwarry Nth. VVMC-Gippsland Chapter |
|Sun 1||MGCoV Christmas Party|
|Sun 15||Club ride|
|Wed 25||Christmas Day|
|Giornate Mondiali Guzzi (Guzzi
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We’ll be back in 2021!