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Canola fields, Grampians.  Photo: Usman Sadiq
2019
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.
March
Wed 20
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Sat 23Bad Company Racing Dirt Drags, Heathcote Park Dragstrip. Camping Sat night. Entry $25. Enquiries 0422 877 822.
Sun 24
Women's Only Ride Day

Broadford State Motorcycle Sports Complex

Details



Fri 29
Phillip Island Fun Day

MGCoV members are invited to the Ducati Owners Club Victoria track day at Phillip Island.

This Event is open for Invitational Member Registration.  Invitational Membership is a temporary membership of the Ducati Owners Club of Victoria that lasts for one event.

Registration CLOSES after 27-Mar-2019.  This is a limited capacity event. Registration numbers are capped to 100 participants.

Event price is $325.00.  

Details.
 
Weekend 29-31Dead Wombat Rally, The Reefton Pub, 1600 Woods Point Rd, McMahons Creek VIC 3799. Contact Rod 0409195393 or Geoff 0425750077. Details.  Flyer.
Weekend 29-31National Scooter Rally, Halls Gap, Grampians.  Details.
Sat 30John Moss Memorial Ride, Alexandra.  Leaving Davenport Auto Electrics (opposite Caltex) at 9.30 over the mountain and dam wall to Eildon Bakery.  Then back to Alexandra Showgrounds for a BBQ.  Richard 0433 291 495.  Redgate Classic Motorcycle Club.  Flyer.
Sat 30Eddington Sprints, Eddington. Historic Motorcycle Racing Assn of Victoria. Details.
Sun 31
Club Service Day

Service day has been booked at


  • 10am start;
  • BYO parts and fluids - tools provided by  Kustom Kommune;
  • if there is a particular problem that you want assistance with, contact the Club's  technical officer, Marc Robinson;
  • Coffee, beer and pizza provided.
Sun 31CFCC 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.
April
Mon 1Introduction to Motorcycle Wiring & Electrics. Kustom Kommune.
Wed 3
General Meeting & Social Sip

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

The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend
 5-7
Dirt Daze Weekend 2019, Krusic's Ride Park, Signboard Lane, Dutson Downs.  Details.
Sat 6
Sun 7
Heather's second book, Timeless On The Silk Road: An Odyssey From London to Hanoi, will be launched on Sunday, 7 April 2019.

This is a FREE EVENT. Food, beer, wine and soft-drinks provided for gold coin donation. RSVP for catering by 1st April.

You can purchase signed copies for $25, but if you can't make it to the launch, Timeless On The Silk Road will be available online and in bookshops as both a paperback and eBook from Monday, 8 April. You can also buy a signed copy for $30 (inc. postage) via www.heather-ellis.com with payment via PayPal.
Week
7-12
BMW Safari, NSW.  Details.
Weekend 12-14Victorian Outfit Rally, Carter's Beach (Ulupna Island), on the Murrar River near Strathmerton.  All bikes welcome.  Monarchs MCC.
Sat 13
Sponsored Geelong Crash Course for the Motorcyclist

Once again Geelong City Council, proudly through their Road Safety Programme, has sponsored a Crash Course for the Motorcyclist open to Victorian Motorcyclists.

The continued sponsorship allows participant to attend this full featured course for $40.00

8:45am - 4:45pm, Corio Library, Cox Rd, Norlane.

Details.
Sat 13Mirboo North Motorcycle Show.  Details.
Weekend 13-14
Weekend Away @ Jugiong

Either camping or pub accommodation-tba.

MGOANSW.  

Details.

Sun 14Rolling Dice Run, 11 London Drive, Bayswater. Free brekkie.  ISC Social MCDetails.
Mon 15Introduction to Motorcycle Carbs & Tuning. Kustom Kommune.
Wed 17
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend 19-22

Easter Long Weekend

2019 Shannons Insurance Broadford Bike Bonanza

Booking
Tues 23Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners.  Get your leave app in!
Wed 24Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners.  Get your leave app in!
Thurs 25ANZAC Day

Weekend 25-28
Weekender to Mitta Mitta
  •  and the great North-East.  

3 nights 4 days, Anzac Day 25th - 28th April.
  • Organised ride departing our Montrose sacred site @ 9.15 am sharp on Thursday 25th or do your own thing and join us at Mitta Mitta.
    • Please register your interest with the  Run Captain to secure a posi and also for catering purposes.
    • BYO sleeping bag.
  • Breakfasts and Friday night BBQ supplied
  • We have a planned ride to Omeo for lunch on Friday, returning the same way (Omeo Highway) before skippy hour.
Fri 26Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners.  Get your leave app in!
Weekend 26-28Autumn Leaf Rally, Tumorrama Hall, Tumorrama, NSW.  Tumut Valley Riders.  
Inquiries: tvriders@hotmal.com
Weekend 26-28
Sat 27Ride to Eat - FarRide East #56, Happy Valley Hotel, Great Alpine Road, Ovens.  FarRiders.
Weekend 27-28All British Rally, Old Newstead Racecourse, Newstead.  BSA Motorcycle Owners Association.   Details.
Mon 29Introduction to Motorcycle Maintenance. Kustom Kommune.
May
Wed 1
General Meeting & Social Sip

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

The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend
3-5
Emu Rally, Ararat Motorcycle Club. TBC.
Sat 4
International Female Ride Day

Details.

Sat 4
“I find your lack of faith disturbing.” – Darth Vader
Weekend
 4-5
PIRELLI MOTUL Victorian Road Race Championships (Round 2) + Victorian Supermoto Championships (Round 1). Broadford.  Details.
Sun 5TOMCC Annual Link Run 2019, Bayles Fauna Park.  Classic Vintage and Veteran bikes gather together from all over Victoria at the Bayles Recreation Reserve.  Triumph Owners MCC. Flyer.
Weekend 10-12
Dubbo Motor Bike Rally

Dubbo, NSW.  

We aspire to be the largest bike rally in Australia.  

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
Mon 13Introduction to Motorcycle Maintenance. Kustom Kommune.
Wed 15
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend 17-19
43rd Historic Winton Racing

Winton Motor Raceway, Benalla.  

Austin Seven Club
.
Weekend 17-19Pelikan Rally, Camp Kendron, Lake Bonney, Bamera, South Australia. BMWOCSA.
Weekend 18-19
Ruptured Budgie Rally

Mingoola, Qld.

Details.
Sun 26
Run to the Ocean View Hotel, Kilcunda

...for lunch.

Departing the BP servo on the Princes Highway, Packenham at 9.30 sharp.

(Weekender to Dalwhinnie Winery moved to June.)
Mon 27Introduction to Motorcycle Wiring & Electrics. Kustom Kommune.
June
Wed 5
General Meeting & Social Sip

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

The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend
 7-10
23rd Wintersun Run

Mildura.

Details.
Weekend  8-1050th Alpine RallyYarrangobilly 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 hpj333@gmail.com.
Weekend  8-10Queen's Birthday Long Weekend
Weekend 15-16

Overnighter to
Dalwhinnie Winery.  Details tba and tbc.
Wed 19
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.





Weekend 21-23


International Moto Guzzi Treffen of the MGCN

On the beautiful campsite on the banks of the River Lek, campsite “De Koekoek”, Nederland.

Sun 23Brekky at Badger Weir.  Details tba.
Mon 24Introduction to Motorcycle Carbs & Tuning. Kustom Kommune.
July
Wed 3
General Meeting & Social Sip

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

The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend
 5-7
16th Annual Up The Creek Rally, Jung Recreational Reserve.  Sharon 0409 215 338,  Greg 0437 010 061.  mota.gds@gmail.com  Details.
Weekend
6-8
Hattah Desert Race, Colignan.  Details.  
Sat 13Christmas In July Run 2019, FUNDraising fun day out. Wear something to do with Christmas or decorate your bike. With a ride to Clarkefield Hotel Coach and Horses Pub. Meet at McDonalds Western Ring Rd, Outbound, at 10am with 11am departure. ALL BIKES WELCOME. $10 per rider.
$5 pillion. Hosted by Red Knights Motorcycle Club Australia.
Tues 9Introduction to Motorcycle Maintenance. Kustom Kommune.
Wed 17
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend 19-21

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Man's landing on the Moon.

Apollo Rally
, Honeysuckle Campground, 20km from Tharwa, ACT, on the Apollo Road.  

$25 fee for camping, wood and badge.  Catered from Sat lunch to Sun breakfast.  
Byo booze/water.    

Contact Sarge 02 6296 5561, 0414 569 626, purbrick@iinet.net.au
Weekend 20-21Weekender to Dargo.  Details tba.
August
Sat 3Border Run 2019, Border Village, S.A.  FarRiders.
Mon 5Introduction to Motorcycle Wiring & Electrics. Kustom Kommune.
Wed 7
Annual General Meeting

Night of the long knives and big raffles.

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

The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.

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.

Sun 11Bad Company Racing Dirt Drags, Heathcote Park Dragstrip. Camping Sat night. Entry $25. Enquiries 0422 877 822.
Sun 18New/Old BBQ.  Details tba.
Sun 18Vietnam Veterans Day and the Battle of Long Tan, Longwarry Nth. VVMC-Gippsland Chapter
Wed 21
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend 23-25Perigrine Rally, Jabuk Reserve, S.A.  Pilgrim CMC.  Details.
Weekend 24-25PIRELLI MOTUL Victorian Road Race Championships (Round 3). Phillip Island.  Details.
Sun 25
Bol-a-Thon 

Using Mrs Selmo's secret recipe, we prepare the bolognese for the Spaghetti Rally.  

Details tba.
September
Sun 1Father's Day
Mon 2Introduction to Motorcycle Carbs & Tuning. Kustom Kommune.
Wed 4
General Meeting & Social Sip

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

The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend
 6-8
Australian Super Bikes, Winton, Benalla. Round 5.
Weekend
 7-8
Ragged Fringe Rally

MGOAoNSW

TBC...
Week
7-17
2019 Postie Bike Challenge

The Birdsville Track … 3500+ kilometres linking Brisbane to Adelaide!

Details.
Sat 142019 Ride for Remembrance.  Details.
Mon 16Introduction to Motorcycle Maintenance. Kustom Kommune.
Wed 18
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Sun 22
Great Spring Ride

Caution: improper use of spurs on your Guzzi can be dangerous.

Details tba.
Fri 27Grand Final Eve public holiday
Sat 28AFL Grand Final
Sun 29The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride.  Details.
October
Wed 2
General Meeting & Social Sip

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

The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend
 4-6
Australian Super Bikes, Phillip Island. Round 6.
Sun 6
Women's Only Ride Day

Broadford State Motorcycle Sports Complex

Details
Weekend 11-1338th Kosciusko Rally, Geehi Hut Campsite, Alpine Way, Kosciusko NP, NSW. BMWMCCACT.
Mon 14Introduction to Motorcycle Wiring & Electrics. Kustom Kommune.
Wed 16
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.



Weekend 18-20
Spaghetti Rally

Edi Cutting, King River.

Details.
Sat 19Ride to Eat - FarRide East #58, Cape Jervis Tavern, Cape Jervis, SA. FarRiders.
Sat 19Bike and Rod Run, Warrnambool. 8am-10am Show and Shine and Walk-up Registrations at Lake Pertobe, Warrnambool. Then Ride/Drive your vehicle from Lake Pertobe to Halls Gap for a BBQ lunch then return via Dunkeld Hotel to the Woolsthorpe Hotel for a live band and a spit for Dinner.
Lots of Prizes and Giveaways throughout the day including top 3 best Cars and Bikes on the day.
All money raised is donated to “Let’s Talk”.  Details.
Weekend 25-27
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Phillip Island

Details
November
Sat 2Pyjama Run - Safe Steps: fundraising for Safe Steps, being a service for victims of family violence. We are seeking donations of pyjamas for children/adults to be given to shelters through this organisation. Riders $10 - Pillions $5. All bikes welcome. Wear your pj's over your bike gear.
Fun day out. Meet at McDonalds Western Ring Rd, Outbound. Red Knights Motorcycle Club Australia.
Sun 3President's Lunch.  Details tba.
Sun 3Bad Company Racing Dirt Drags, Heathcote Park Dragstrip. Camping Sat night. Entry $25. Enquiries 0422 877 822.
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
Wed 6
General Meeting & Social Sip

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

The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Weekend
9-10
PIRELLI MOTUL Victorian Road Race Championships (Round 4) + Victorian Supermoto Championships (Round 2). Broadford.  Details.
Sun 10
Festival of Italian Motorcycles 

Details tba.
Mon 11Introduction to Motorcycle Carbs & Tuning. Kustom Kommune.
Sat 16Annual Remembrance Day Memorial Poker Run, Longwarry Nth. VVMC-Gippsland Chapter 
Weekend 15-16
Wed 20
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Mon 25Introduction to Motorcycle Maintenance. Kustom Kommune.
December
Sun 1MGCoV Christmas Party
Sun 1
Women's Only Ride Day

Broadford State Motorcycle Sports Complex

Details
Wed 4
General Meeting & Social Sip

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

The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Sun 15Club ride
Wed 18
Social Sip


The Terminus Hotel

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy Nth.


Wed 25Christmas Day
2021


September
Giornate Mondiali Guzzi (Guzzi World Days)

Guzzi Centenary


We went in 2011...

We went in 2016...watch the video

We’ll be back in 2021!
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