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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.
Wed 14Valentine's Day
Fri 16Broadford Raceway Ride Day, Winton.  Hosted by Champion's Ride Days.
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.

Sun 18
Summer Hatt Party

A MGCoV "impromptu feeding" event at

    • Midday for lunch
    • Lunch prepared by the Social Secretaries!
    • Families and prospective members welcome
For anyone who is interested in a ride to the Hatt Party, meet at Warrandyte Public Toilets, corner of Heidelberg-Warrandyte Rd and Warrandyte-Kangaroo Ground Rd (Warrandyte Bridge)

We will be following the Yarra Scenic Trail, Tourist Route No 2 on the map; 60 ks through the outer suburbs and City, roughly following the meandering course of the Yarra River. Clearly marked route so I might not get lost! No guarantees!!

Meet at 9.30 for a 10am departure, or 9am at the River View Cafe across the road for coffee.
Full tanks please.

And bring a hat!
Sun 18Around the Bay Ride, BP Westernport, 910 Thompsons Rd, Cranbourne West.  9.30am.  Ferry across the bay to Barwon Heads for fuel and lunch. Info.
Wed 21Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Black Dog Ride heads to the Superbike World Championships!

Registered riders will join Black Dog Ride from 21st February, riding from Benalla to Shepparton, Ballarat then Melbourne for a meet up with Superbike Champions, then riding to Phillip Island together with their trackside pass to the PI GP Circuit. Black Dog Riders will do lap of the PI Circuit on Thursday evening, enjoy a BBQ dinner on Friday, and can even participate in the inaugural BDR Go-Kart championship!

During the race carnival, from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th February, Black Dog Ride will be at the Expo Pavillion at the PI Circuit.

Fri 23Broadford Raceway Ride Day, Winton.  Hosted by Champion's Ride Days.
Weekend 23-25
Superbike World Championship

Philip Island.  

  • and Australian SuperBikes Rd1.
Tour de Tassie - booked out!

Sat 244th Annual Red Knights Charity Poker Run, starting Truganina Hall for Buninyong, Batesford, Truganina.  Proceeds to Werribee Mercy Hospital.  Details.
Sat 24Bermagui Poker Run, Bermagui Country Club, NSW. Details.
Mon 26Motorcycle Wiring 101 Course, Kustom Kommune, Abbotsford.  Details.
3rd Moto Guzzi Experience

A four-day stay of which two are spent entirely in the saddle of a Moto Guzzi, tasting all the magic, colours and perfumes of the roads of Sardinia.  

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
Weekend 2-4VJMC National Rally, Tamworth, NSW.  Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club.    Details.
Fri 2Longriders CMC March Party, 2/9 Amay Cres, Ferntree Gully.  Free entry.  Details.
Sat 38th Orbost Poker Run, MacDonalds Bairnsdale.  Poster.
Sun 4
Italian Auto Icons

Lygon St, Carlton.  

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



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.
We have booked the cottage at the Alexander Cameron Motel in Penola.  Sleeps 5 (or more if you’re willing to share a bed).

Self contained so no brekky, but BYO.  $108 for 2 nights if we fill the cottage.  

Contact the cavaliere il capitano Mark Galli mark@pantah.com.au if you want to book a bed.

Feeling shy?  Book-yer-own options:
Weekend  10-12Cold Flame Rally, Pinch River Campground, Barry Way, Kosciusko NP.  Monarchs MCC.  
Weekend  10-12Rivergum Rally, on the banks of the Murray River, signposted off the main highway between Renmark & Paringa. Tony (Grot) 0412 602 272.  Z Owners.
Sun 11Moto Spectacular. Organised by the Classic & Custom Japanese Motorcycle Club and is held each year on the Labour Day Weekend at the Austrian Club, 76-90 Sheehan Road, Heidelberg West.  Details.
Mon 12Labour Day
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

Fri 16
"Engaged to Death"  

Showing at the Sun Theatre Yarraville.  Celebrate Moto Guzzi's 97th birthday in style!

The tickets will be $12 for the Movie.  This will be  projected in High Def, much higher quality than the DVD.

It will be in Italian with English Subtitles. 

The is a special Hi Def version that is being supplied to us especially for this public screening from Rodagio films.  (It is not just us playing the DVD publicly, which is illegal).

To be sold on the night:  
  • TeeShirts at $30,
  • DVD’s at $30 
  • Posters at $15
to cover our public screening costs (at our cost, no profit to the club).

The theatre holds 80 people only and so it is likely we will book out so I suggest people book asap.

Book by emailing Brian Mckinnon at brian@protog.com.au   Obviously partners are welcome.

Pay on the night with any bookings firm unless cancelled 5 days prior, in other words don’t book unless you are coming.

Movie is at 9 PM sharp and we should move to the cinema at around 8.40.
(Yarraville village has aprox 25 restaurants and a Pub so maybe we could book a private function?  TBA.)

Will be a great night.

Weekend 16-18Australian Superbikes Rd2. Wakefield Park Raceway, NSW.
Weekend 16-18Women's OffRoad Training Camp. Dargo River Inn. Details.
Weekend 16-18Touratech Adventure Expo, Myrtleford.  Details.

Sat 17
36th Harold Parsons Ride, Maffra.  

Harold Parsons was a man who had an amazing ability to handle a motorcycle at speed. In 1920 he set numerous long distance world records riding a 600cc Indian motorcycle in the Maffra & Sale district.  We continue to celebrate motorcycling and Parsons’ connection with Gippsland.  

Riders will depart at one minute intervals and follow a narrowed 180 km course over sealed roads, including an optional timed reliability trial.  Morning tea and lunch will be provided. After the ride, a short presentation of awards and farewells will conclude the day’s activities by 4PM.  

This ride is well suited for riders of older slower motorcycles.  Riders of modern bikes are also invited to share the old bike experience.

More info: Peter Abikhair, Harold Parsons Ride Committee, Maffra-Sale Motorcycle Club
Ph (03) 5143 0961 
E-mail: peteaba18@aussieb.com.au
Sun 18

Women Only Ride Day

MV State Motorcycle Sportscomplex


Sun 18Winton Raceway Ride Day, Winton.  Hosted by Champion's Ride Days.
Sun 18Black Dog Ride 1 dayer, Albury Wodonga, Ballarat, Echuca, Geelong, La Trobe, Mildura, Melbourne North, Mornington, Penshurst, Wangaratta.  Details.
Mon 19Motorcycle Maintenance 101 Course, Kustom Kommune, Abbotsford.  Details.
Wed 21Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Weekend 22-25International Festival of Speed, Eastern Creek, Sydney.  Details.
Weekend 24-25Off-Road Rider Training with Miles Davis, Charnwood Camp, Lima East (between Bonnie Doon and Benalla).  Details.
Sun 25
Club Service Day
Sun 25Bikes by the Bay, Williamstown.  TBC.  Williamstown MCC.
Fri 30
Good Friday.  

Broadford Bike Bonanza.
Fri 30 Bikes R Back, Erica. An annual event supporting the Good Friday Appeal.
Ride to Cafe Erica:  $10.00 entry - includes Bikes R Back Stubby holder.
Live music, BBQs, Raffles & Auctions
Lots of fun supporting a fantastic Cause!
Sat 31
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Fri 30-
Sun 2
Z Owners Victoria 25th Silver Anniversary Rally, Lake Nillahcootie.  Details.
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.
Sun 8Rolling Dice Run, 11 London Drive, Bayswater.  $20, free brekky.  Details.
Sun 15Meander Down the Bay, Hastings Marina to the Rock n Rods Festival at Rosebud.  Details.
Mon 16Motorcycle Wiring 101 Course, Kustom Kommune, Abbotsford.  Details.
Wed 18Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Weekend 20-22Victorian Outfit Rally, Carter's Beach (Ulupna Island), Strathmerton.  Monarchs MCC.  TBC.
Weekend 21-22
Weekender to Mitta Mitta
Weekend 21-22All British Rally, Newstead.  BSA Motorcycle Owners Assocn.
Mon - TuesHoliday for Moto Guzzi owners - get your leave appn in.
Wed 25ANZAC Day
Sat 28
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Weekend 28-29Autumn Leaf RallyTumorramma Hall (about 35km East of Tumut on Wee Jasper Road).  Tumut Valley Riders MC.
Early May - Early June
Around Australia Ride

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

Raising money for Steven Walter Children's Cancer Foundation.  


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.
Weekend  4-7
Moto Guzzi Club GB Scottish Rally

Main's Farm,

Thornhill, Stirling.

Sat 5
MRA 40 Years Rev Up Reunion

Standard Hotel, Fitzroy.  

Getting together for lunch on Saturday. Bring family and friends.  All welcome. We plan to run old video and ask people to bring along photos and memorabilia.  Saturday night will take care of itself. Contact Damien at damienkcodognotto@gmail.com or on 0419 846 855.  

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.

Weekend 19-20Mildura Meander, Mildura Motorcycle Clubrooms, Olympic Park Speedway.  Promoting the use of older motorcycles and the social interaction with their owners.  Ian Kinleyside on 0427730968, email iankinleyside@ymail.com.au.  Sunraysia Historic Motorcycle Club.
Weekend 19-2021st AMTRA High Country Ride, Abbeyard.  Trail bikes and adventure bikes.  Fully catered.  Australian Motorcycle Trail Riders Association.
Fri 25Benalla & District Classic Car & Motorbike Tour

Be part of the Benalla & District Classic Car & Motorbike Tour assembling 9am in front of the Benalla Art Gallery, situated in the Benalla Botanical Gardens.  No gravel roads.  Red plate vehicles welcome.  The tour concludes with a 'Shine & Show' display.   More information: Benalla Visitor Information Centre on 03 5762 1749.
Sat 26
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Weekend 26-27
42nd Historic Winton

Winton Motor Raceway.  

June 2-10The 7th Annual Gibb River Postie Bike Ride, Broome to Kununurra, W.A.   Details.
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.
Weekend 9-1149th Alpine Rally.  TBC.  Henning Jorgensen: hpj333@gmail.com.
Weekend 9-11Wintersun Rally, Mildura.  Sy 03 50 211 111.  TBC.
Mon 11Queen's Birthday Long Weekend
Weekend 15-17
International Moto Guzzi Meet

by the Moto Guzzi Club Netherlands.

The event takes place at
Camping De Koekoek (aka The wild Eagle)
Lekdijk 47
4235 VM Tienhoven (zh)

GPS: GPS: 51.961946, 4.945223

Beware there are three Tienhovens in the Netherlands!
Sun 17Club Ride tba
TLM Tour - Viaggio del Bosco. The south of Austria is the destination. Enclosed between the Alps and the Karawanken, a mountain range that forms the natural border between Austria and Slovenia. In this 9-day trip we will explore this area.  Details.
Wed 20Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Thurs 21Winter Solstice
Sat 23

Women Only Ride Day

MV State Motorcycle Sportscomplex

Sat 23
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Sun 24
Breakfast at Badger Weir
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.
Up The Creek Rally,  Jung Recreation Reserve, Jung.  Sharon 0353452687. M.O.T.A

Weekend   7-8
Spirit of Mandello

"30 years! It is important!

And 30 years ago, 60 members, the biggest Moto Guzzi club in Switzerland, nearly 1000 exits, concentrations and rides almost without a breakdown!
In a family spirit, all gathered around the same passion that is Moto Guzzi.
"Guzzi once - always taste it"
This year we look forward to welcoming you again as Guzzist friends from around the world in a "Spirit of Mandello" for our 30th Anniversary.

Join us on 7 and 8 July 2018 in Valeryres-sous-Rances".

Fri 13
60th anniversary of the death of Keith Campbell (aged 26) - Australia's first motorcycling road racing world champion when he won the 1957 FIM 350cc world championship as a member of the Moto Guzzi factory racing team.
Weekend 21-22
Weekender 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!
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!
Sat 4Border Run, Border Village, SA.  FarRiders.
The Great Australian Ride


Sunraysia Safari Rally.  TBC.
Weekend 10-11Moto Guzzi Club GB Guzzi Fest, Riverside Camping and Caravan Park, South Molton, Nth Devon.
Weekend 11-12Off Centre RallyMt Dare Hotel, Witijira, South Australia. For the serious adventure rider then the OCR is a 40+ year classic.  Held every two years and requiring a minimum 200kms of dirt to a remote Australian location decided at the preceding OCR.  Details
Sun 12New/Old BBQ
Sat 18
Melbourne.  Warrandyte Community Centre. 10.45am-3.00pm.  Details.
Week 19-25CMAA National Run and Tour, Camp Clayton, Tasmania.  Details.
Weekend 24-26Peregrine Rally, Jabuk Reserve, Jabuk S.A.  Pilgrim CMC.  Flyer.
Sat 25
Spaghetti Bol-a-thon
  • Mrs Selmo's secret recipe
Sun 2Father's Day
Weekend  7-9Australian Superbikes Rd6. Winton Motor Raceway.
Weekend  7-9Ghost Town Rally, Copi Hollow, NSW.  TBC  Chickenman 1419 983 193.
Ragged Fringe Rally, Bretti Reserve, NSW.  MGOANSW.
Week 8-19
Postie Bike Challenge 

Desert-Gulf of Carpentaria-Rainforest.  

Sun 9
Club Service Day
TLM Tour - Fairyland.  4-day motorcycle trip to the Weserbergerland, Germany.  A hilly region with beautiful routes is characterized by the many castles and is the country where many fairy tales find their origin.  Between these tourist attractions are beautiful winding roads to fully enjoy motorcycling and to end the day with a beer in the Biergarten.  Details.
Weekend 16-17Black Knight RallyDevenish.  Us and Them Tourers.
Sun 23Great Spring Ride
Australian Classic Scooter Mille & Rally, Byron Bay, NSW.  Details.
Fri 28AFL Grand Final Public Holiday
Weekend 29-30Golden Dragon Rally, Tarnagulla.  Central Victoria Ulysses.
Weekend 29-30Oasis Rally, Paruna, South Australia.  Bear 0407 394 322.
Sun 30Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
Sun 7

Women Only Ride Day

MV State Motorcycle Sportscomplex



Weekend 12-14Australian Superbikes Rd7. Phillip Island.
Weekend 19-21
Spaghetti Rally

Edi Cutting, King Valley.
Weekend 21-22Girder 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 26-28
Australian MotoGP

Phillip Island 
Weekend  2-431st Trout Rally, Jounama Creek Campground, near Talbingo, NSW.  Tumut Valley Riders.
Sun 4President's Luncheon
Mon 5Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners - get your leave appn in.
Tues 6Melbourne Cup
Weekend 8-11Shannons 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 9-11Fish 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
Weekend 16-19
2018 Mega Babe Raid and the World Record Setting Event

Dubbo, NSW.
Details tba.
Weekend 16-19Horizons Unlimited 3rd Snowy Mountains Travellers Meeting, Jindabyne, NSW.  Details.
Weekend 23-25Moto Expo Melbourne, Melbourne Showgrounds.  Details.
Sun 2MGCoV Christmas Party
Sat 8VetRoK, VVMC Longwarry Nth.  2nd annual VetRok music and bike festival.  Details.
Sun 16Club Ride tba
Tues 25Christmas Day
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 and here.

26 Feb -
3 March
Avalon Airshow, Avalon Airport, Lara.
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.
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.

Giornate Mondiali Guzzi (Guzzi World Days)

Guzzi Centenary

We went in 2011...

We went in 2016...

We’ll be back in 2021!