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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.
June
Week
18-26
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 21
Winter Solstice
Weekend 22-24Casper Rally, Bummaroo Ford Camp Ground, Oberon Road, NSW.  Details.
Sat 23

Women Only Ride Day


MV State Motorcycle Sportscomplex
 
Broadford.  

Details.
Sat 23
38th Annual Icicle Ride


Departing BP Officer M1 Outbound.

Information: Niels Holm 0400 873 619 BMWMCC Vic.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Details



Sun 24
Breakfast at Maroondah Reservoir Park

  • Brekkie from 9am.

(Don't forget, no bikes beyond the carpark - the ranger got narky last time.)

Location

Watts River Rotunda for breakfast, accessed via Hendersons Loop Road which comes out of the top corner of the main car park.

Enter from McKenzie Ave, turn hard left as you enter the car park. There is a small parking area close by and an easy walk to the dunnies.

Brekkie, prepared by the Social Secretaries, will be on from about 9 am.
July
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.
Fri 6Film Night "The Motorcycle Diaries", Kustom Kommune, Abbotsford.  8pm.  Details. Trade the tools for some popcorn and beer!
Weekend
 6-8
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".
Sun 8Tocumwal Winter Swap Meet Show 'n Shine, Tocumwal Football Ground. 7am-5pm. Details.
Weekend 13-15United Tourers Winter Rally, Nerriga, NSW.  Details.
Sun 15Wagga Wagga 25th Annual Swap Meet, Wagga Showgrounds. Details.
Wed 18Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Weekend 21-22
Weekender to Ensay












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
Wed 1
Annual General Meeting


Brandon Hotel

237 Station Street, Carlton.

Details tba.

Fri 3Film Night "Closer to the Edge", Kustom Kommune, Abbotsford.  8pm.  Details. Trade the tools for some popcorn and beer!
Sat 4
Border Run

Border Village, SA.

FarRiders.

Weeks
5-25
The Great Australian Ride

East to West - ADVENTUREMAX

Details

Week
7-11
Sunraysia Safari Rally, Wentworth Showgrounds, NSW.  Details.
Week
9-18
Black Dog Ride is casting eyes and wheels north, heading to the Top End in 2018!  

Black Dog Riders from all around Australia are heading to the Top End to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention.

Details.
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
Wed 15Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Weekend 18-19Thor RallyLogan Pub, Wimmera Hwy, Logan.  Live band Saturday night, pub meals & bar snacks available all weekend.  Heaps of camping area on site.  Hosted by Ararat Motor Cycle Club.  
Info 03 53524690 03 53522850.  Flyer.
Week 19-25CMAA National Run and Tour, Camp Clayton, Tasmania.  Details.

Week 21-26


This event is a cross country touring road rally, open to all Italian motorcycles eligible for the following categories:

Vintage   pre 1958 (175cc)  
Classic    pre 1968 (250cc)
Modern   pre 1978 (500cc)

Motorcycles must be road registered or have appropriate club plates.

The event will be conducted under the banner of the DOCQ (Qld) Inc.

This is an untimed road rally in the spirit of the original Motogiro D’Italia that encourages the restoration and riding of classic Italian motorcycles.

This year’s event will be based at Eagle Heights Mountain Resort at Mt Tamborine for the first 3 days allowing us to explore more roads around Springbrook, Numinbah Valley and Northern NSW.

The ‘Giro will then transfer north to the Woodford Hotel to indulge in our favourite Sunshine Coast hinterland circuits.

To honour our 10th year, we will be holding a public display of all Giro bikes at the Woodford Memorial Hall on the Saturday afternoon, followed by a dinner and retrospective celebration. Guests are welcome, and we encourage any ‘Giro eligible bikes to be displayed, even if they are not being ridden. We are expecting well over 50 bikes, so it will be a rare and impressive line-up.

Entry forms will be available soon…

For details of the ride, bike display or anniversary dinner contact:

Jackie Bell        0407 693 180        jac_oby@hotmail.com
Trevor Fryer        0412 121 072        ducatisingles@hotmail.com
Peter Morrow    0413 941 550        p.s.morrow@bigpond.com
Weekend 24-26Peregrine Rally, Jabuk Reserve, Jabuk S.A.  Pilgrim CMC.  Flyer.

Sat 25

Spaghetti Bol-a-thon

  • Mrs Selmo's secret recipe
Weekend 25-26Flatlanders Motorcycle Rally, Undera Park Speedway, Undera.  $25.00.  Band, bonfire and BBQ Saturday night or byo tucker - firewood provided.  Bacon and egg rolls Sunday morning.  Tea and coffee.  BYO grog - 10 minute walk to the pub and store.  No dogs, attitudes or bad behaviour.  Hilly 0438 214 320.  Goulburn Valley MCC.
Weekend 25-26AMCA Australia Antique Motorcycle Weekend, Bulli Showground, Bulli, NSW.  Details.

It's now 40 years since the late great MIKE HAILWOOD won the Isle of Man TT on the 750SS Ducati. Prior to the TT, Mike competed in the 1977 “Castrol Six Hour” race in a team organised by Moreparts and Norm Fraser. At the AMCA National you can see and hear the Hailwood six-hour bike and listen to Mikes co-rider and motorcycle legend, Jim Scaysbrook.
Fri 31Film Night "Six Over", Kustom Kommune, Abbotsford.  8pm.  Details. Trade the tools for some popcorn and beer!
September
Sun 2Father's Day
Wed 5
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  7-9Australian Superbikes Rd6. Winton Motor Raceway.
Weekend  7-9Dargo High Plains Rally, Talbotville.  Monarchs MCC.  Doony 0400 960 081
Weekend  7-9Ghost Town Rally, Copi Hollow, NSW. Flyer.  Chickenman 1419 983 193 or ghosttownrally@internode.on.net
Weekend
7-9

There is not a more joyous moment for us than the three days of our Moto-Guzzi International Motorcycle Rally. Seeing so many passionate people come from all over Italy and the World to join our streets and contribute to the big party, by sharing our boundless passion for these beautiful motorcycles, is priceless.

Details.

Sat 8 Crash Course for the Motorcyclist, Geelong. Sponsored by the Geelong City Council.  Details.
Weekend
8-9
Ragged Fringe Rally, Bretti Reserve, NSW.  MGOANSW.  TBC.
Week 8-19
Postie Bike Challenge 

Desert-Gulf of Carpentaria-Rainforest.  

Details.


Sun 9
Club Service Day

Kustom Kommune

8 Duke Street
Abbotsford



Week
13-16
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.
Sat 15Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance.  Details.
Weekend 16-17Black Knight RallyDevenish.  Us and Them Tourers.
Wed 19Social Sip at the Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold St, Collingwood.
Sat 22
Leinster Arms last day of trading!
Sun 23Great Spring Ride
Week
26-29
Australian Classic Scooter Mille & Rally, Byron Bay, NSW.  Details.
Fri 28AFL Grand Final Public Holiday
Fri 28Film Night "Vanishing Point", Kustom Kommune, Abbotsford.  8pm.  Details. Trade the tools for some popcorn and beer!
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
October
Wed 3
General meeting & Social Sip

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

Location tba.

Final planning for the Spag!

Sun 7

Women Only Ride Day


MV State Motorcycle Sportscomplex

Broadford.  

Details.

Weekend 12-14Australian Superbikes Rd7. Phillip Island.
Weekend 12-14Overland Corner Rally, Overland Corner, Riverland, S.A.  Redback Tourers Motorcycle Club SA.  Details Pete: 0437 930 699.
Weekend 12-1437th Kosciuszko RallyGeehi Flat Campground, Kosciuszko National Park.  Details.
Wed 17Social Sip.  Location tba.
Weekend 19-21
Spaghetti Rally

Edi Cutting, King Valley.

Details.
Weekend 19-21Girder 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 20-21
Mt Tarrengower Hill Climb, Maldon.

Historic hill climb for vintage and historic cars. Saturday practice is held between 12 noon and 4.30pm. Sunday timed runs from 9am till 4.30pm.

Details.
Sat 20Inline4cafe's 5th Blessing of the Bikes, San Remo. Food, bands, displays and much more.  Details.
Sat 20Bike and Rod Run 2018, Flying Horse Inn, Warrnambool. A charity fundraiser to raise money for a Prostate Cancer Detector. All registered bikes and vehicles are welcome to attend. The run will go from Warrnambool to Halls Gap for lunch then return to Woolsthorpe Hotel for a live band and a spit. There will be an Online auction and raffles on the night. Details.


Weekend 26-28
Australian MotoGP

Phillip Island 
Weekend 26-28The Kenny Blake Festival of Motorcycling, Strathalbyn, S.A.  Details.  Phillip Island Australian MotoGP it will be on the big screen at the Strathalbyn Footy Club.
November
Fri 2Film Night "On Any Sunday", Kustom Kommune, Abbotsford.  8pm.  Details. Trade the tools for some popcorn and beer!
Weekend  2-431st Trout Rally, Jounama Creek Campground, near Talbingo, NSW.  Tumut Valley Riders.
Weekend
3-4
Southern Classic, Broadford State Motorcycle Complex.  HMRAV.
Weekend
3-4
112th Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally, Beaufort.
Sun 4President's Luncheon
Mon 5Holiday for Moto Guzzi owners - get your leave appn in.
Tues 6Melbourne Cup
Wed 7
General meeting & Social Sip

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

Location tba.

Look for the Guzzis parked outside.

Weekend
 8-11
Shannons 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
 9-11
Fish 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

 Piazza Italia, Lygon St, Carlton.



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.
Wed 21Social Sip.  Location tba.
Weekend 23-25
Moto Expo Melbourne

Melbourne Showgrounds.  

Details.
Weekend 23-25SR500 Rally, Bethanga Rec Reserve.  Details.
Weekend 23-25MacArthur Rally, MacArthur Rec Reserve.  Details Tige 1400 129 299.
December
Sun 2
MGCoV Christmas Party
Wed 5
General meeting & Social Sip

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

Location tba.

Look for the Guzzis parked outside.

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.
Sun 16Club Ride tba
Wed 19Social Sip - last for 2018.  Location tba.
Tues 25Christmas Day
Weekend 28-30Last Chance Rally, Lake Nillahcootie.  Kawasaki Z Owners.
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
Weekend
 25-27
International Island Classic

Phillip Island.  

Details.

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.


Weekend 22-24Superbike World Championship, Philip Island.  TBC.
26 Feb -
3 March
Avalon Airshow, Avalon Airport, Lara.
March
Weekend  9-11Labour Day Long Weekend
Fri 15Moto 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 15-17Touratech Adventure Expo, Myrtleford.  Details.
Sun 17St Patrick's Day
April
Weekend 19-22Easter Long Weekend
Thurs 25ANZAC Day
May
May
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.
June
Weekend  8-10Queen's Birthday Long Weekend
August
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.
November
Tues 5Melbourne Cup
December
Wed 25Christmas Day
2021




September
Giornate Mondiali Guzzi (Guzzi World Days)

Guzzi Centenary


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We’ll be back in 2021!
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