Events

Events & Rallys

Moto Guzzi Events & Rallys

Mar 30 to Apr 1, 2018

FLORIDA MOTO GUZZI CAMP OUT

Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville, Florida 34602. For more information contact: MGNOC State Rep Tim Hewitt: 386-663-2072 (evenings).

Apr 20 to Apr 22, 2018

LOUISIANA MGNOC STATE RALLY

Come pass a good time with us at the Valhalla Motorcycle Campground in Homer, Louisiana. Will be kick-en tires and tell-en lies in the beautiful piney woods of North Louisiana . Camping is FREE! But you must buy your adult beverages from the Valhalla Bar that is located on the premises, NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL ALLOWED ON PREMISES. Special package prices for beer and liquor will be available for camp-side consumption. dinners for the weekend will be provided by Curtis and Tanna for a cost $40 and you will pay them directly when you are ready to eat (payments must be cash or credit card only – No personal checks). You are responsible for all of your other meals at the rally. Valhalla Motorcycle Campground offers lots of open or shaded camping area with two showers and a group campfire area (That’s where all that kick-en tires and tell-in lies takes place). The bar has a large covered pavilion overlooking a fishing pond. Valhalla Motorcycle Campground is located at 3000 Dutchtown Road, Homer Louisiana 71040. Check them out at www.valhalla-mc.com. For more info contact: Louisiana State Rep. Mark Perry at 337-523-2518 or email me at mdjperry@yahoo.com. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Apr 27 to Apr 29, 2018

MARYLAND SPRING CAMP OUT

The Last Annual Bill Sharp Memorial Campout (last weekend in April) at the Shad Landing area of Pocomoke River State Park in Snow Hill on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. We will be at our traditional area, in the Robin’s Nest camping loop. For more information contact: Howard Rhinehart, hr818a@gmail.com or 717 359 0768 by phone.

May 4 to May 5, 2018

THE 7TH ANNUAL 2018 “GATHERING OF EAGLES” N.A.R.

NOTE: This is a N.A.R. (Not-A-Rally), therefore, no entry fee! HOST HOTEL: The View Motel, 818 South Main Street, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326. Phone: 928-634-7581. Rooms: 1 queen bed $85 plus tax per night, 2 queen beds for 2 people are $88 plus tax per night. Rooms RESERVED under Mike Larson or Moto Guzzi at Website: www.theviewmotel.com. Email: theviewmotel@cableone.net. Historical NOTE: Motel is owned by The Lucille Ball Family. HOST CAMPGROUND (5 minutes away): Rio Verde RV Park, 3420 East SR89A, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326. Phone: 928-634-5990. Campsites $20.14 per night. Email: rioverdepark@gmail.com. Website: www.rioverdervpark.com. Friday night: Pizza! Includes non-alcoholic beverage / all you can eat Saturday night: Catered BBQ meal by HOG Wild BBQ in Cottonwood. Website: (www.AzHogWild.com). Meal options: Option 1: $25 includes meals for Friday and Saturday night at the hotel, wristband required, money collected on site Friday. Option 2: “Zero cost”…and you fend for yourselves! Questions? email Mike Larson at drdezmo@yahoo.com.

May 18 to May 20, 2018

33RD ANNUAL ILLINOIS MOTO GUZZI RALLY

Sorry absolutely no pets allowed, anyone who brings a pet will be asked to leave. Registration includes: rally cup, Friday night chili and brauts, Saturday night smoked pork dinner, Continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday, 24 hour coffee and cold drinks, hot showers, two nights camping, door prizes, wooded campsites, and 50/50 drawing. No electrical hook-ups. LOCATION: Nine (9) miles north of Oquawka, Illinois on the west side of the “Great River Road” at “Big River State Forest.” Accordance to the campground – no generators after 10: P.M. and before 7 A.M. Price: $35 before May 1st, $40 after May 1st. $5 for children 12 and under. Pre-registration: make checks payable to Illinois Moto Guzzi Riders Inc. Send to: E.G. Bowman, P.O. Box 231, Kirkwood, Illinois 61447. Questions? call E.G. Bowman at: 309-371-7912.

May 27, 2018

ON-THE-TRAIL-OF-NATHAN HALE TIDDLER TOUR (TT)

10:00 A.M. – ? For pre-’69, 305cc and below machines…or something along those lines. Italian preferred, but any-and-all 4-strokes and 2-strokes welcome. Starts/ends at Steve & Lynn Rossi’s house, 41 Orchard Road, East Haddam, Connecticut 06423. 50–mile morning route, Lunch stop in Coventry, Connecticut, 50-mile return ride. Trailer parking available. No dirt… Steven Rossi…CT-RI MGNOC State Rep. 248-470-5788 Cell, sldmrossi@aol.com

 

 

 

Jun 3, 2018

46TH MOTO GUZZI NATIONAL OWNERS CLUB NATIONAL RALLY AND MOTO GUZZI FESTIVAL AT WOODINVILLE, WASHINGTON

HOST: MGNOC State Rep, Ty Moore. Held on Sunday, June 3rd from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Sumerian’s Brewery & Pub (closes at 8:00 P.M.), in Woodinville, Washington, 15510 Woodinville Redmond Road NE, Suite E 100, Washington 98072. 425-486-5330. Campsites are available Friday and Saturday, June 1st and 2nd with checkout time at 11:00 A.M. on Sunday, June 3rd. Festival highlights include: Moto show – Vintage, Modern, Sport, Custom, Peoples Choice and Open (for non-Moto Guzzis). Trophies and prizes! ALSO: raffle drawings and door prizes; vendors (Moto Guzzi shirts, caps and accessories of all kinds); dealer displays of the latest and greatest Guzzis being offered; moto art display featuring the art of Dennis Matson; special musical guests to be announced; food vendors offering pizza, meatballs and the best brats and microbrews in the state! Non-Moto Guzzi motorcycles and automobiles will be represented as we are celebrating all things Italian (Aprilia, MV Agusta, Ducati, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Alfa and more). BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY, RIDE OR DRIVE! For those wanting to camp we are reserving a 60-person campsite. Details coming ASAP. FREE admission! Visit www.GuzziFest.com for updates and to register for the motorcycle show. Questions can be posted there or email: info@guzzifest.com. Special thanks to: Sumerian Brewing Company, Moto International (www.motointernational.com) and Moto Guzzi National Owners Club. There will be a special fundraising in support of the Multiple Sclerosis on site as we combine passion for Moto Guzzi with the impact for the community.

Jun 10, 2018

NEW ENGLAND SPRING FLING … *NEW EVENT*

10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Just like October’s Moto Guzzi New England Day, but at Sweet Evalina’s Stand, 688 Route 169, Woodstock, CT 06281, www.sweetevalinas.com, in the Northeast CT corner (instead of the Vanilla Bean). Stop by, kick some tires and have Lunch…and rev-up the Spring season! Steven Rossi…CT-RI MGNOC State Rep. 248-470-5788 Cell, sldmrossi@aol.com

 

Jun 15 to Jun 17, 2018

47TH ANNUAL KANSAS MOTO GUZZI RALLY

Place: Santa Fe Trail Cove pavilion at the Federal Reservoir very near Council Grove, Kansas. Camping fee: Thursday is paid at the gate for early arrivals. Two nights stay is $15 per person. Modern toilets, showers, electrical hookups, and water available. Saturday evening meal as usual! Town lodging information: www.councilgrove.com, 800-732-9211. The Cottage House, 800-727-7903; Prairie Lodge Motel, 785-466-6588; The Lodge, 785-499-5634 (7 miles from rally site). Little or no traffic, so getting from A to B is easy. For campout information contact: MGNOC State Rep, Jeff Taylor, 620-341-0785 or flynguzzi@yahoo.com.

Jun 22 to Jun 24, 2018

36TH ANNUAL VIRGINIA STATE RALLY

Willville Motorcycle Camp, Meadows of Dan, Virginia, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, www.willvillebikecamp.com Registration fee: $55 campers, $30 for non-campers, if pre-registered by 6/10/18. Additional $10 to these fees at rally. Includes: two nights camping, Friday and Saturday catered meals, coffee all day, rider awards. Information: Bob Corfield, vtwinbob@yahoo.comor 724-272-5827. Rally website / registration form: ronkom.wixsite.com/vamg Join your fellow Moto Guzzi riders and motorcycle enthusiasts and enjoy the great roads of the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwestern Virginia! Visit with old friends and make new ones! You’ll be glad you did!

Jun 22 to Jun 24, 2018

MINNESOTA MOTO GUZZI RALLY

Grand Marais, Minnesota, minnesota.mgnoc.com. Camp on the shore of Lake Superior at www.grandmaraisrecreationarea.com. Downtown Grand Marias is only a few minutes walk away. The famous Gunflint Trail starts here, www.visitcookcounty.com/communities/gunflint-trail. $40 rally fee includes two nights tent camping with hot showers. Friday night pulled pork meal, Saturday night herring meal, “quick fix” breakfast both mornings. Coffee and lemonade all weekend. 50/50 drawing, awards. (sorry no pins). Weather permitting, a classic Italian motorcycle show at Kevin and Lynn Mackey’s home. Contact Information and $35 preregistration (until June 1st): MGNOC State Rep, John Ulrich, 3992 Stonebridge Drive, North, Eagan, Minnesota 55123. Email: johnulrich_55123@yahoo.com.

Jul 7, 2018

DOUG & AMY ROPER’S TIDDLER TOUR (TT)

10:00 A.M. – ? Same as above, motorcycle-wise. Starts and ends at the Roper’s, 75 Parmelee Road, Haddam, Connecticut 06438. Longer morning loop, stop and pick up lunch on the return…eat back at Doug & Amy’s…then on to a shorter afternoon loop. Trailer parking available. Always a GREAT time! Steven Rossi…CT-RI MGNOC State Rep. 248-470-5788 Cell, sldmrossi@aol.com

 

Jul 13 to Jul 15, 2018

26TH ANNUAL IOWA MOTO GUZZI RALLY

Tent Camping Friday and Saturday nights. (Early arrivals need to pay at Park Kiosk for extra nights). Coffee, tea and lemonade all weekend. Included with rally fee are three meals: Friday, Iowa beef for supper; Saturday, breakfast, and Iowa pork chop for supper, and rolls and donuts on Sunday morning. Rally pin for the first 190 registered. ALSO: Dealer displays, observation poker runs, guided group lunch ride on Saturday. There is a swimming pool in the park (cost not included in the rally fee). Rest, relax and enjoy all the scenic roads in the area to ride. Area Motels and Hotels: Elkader Inn, 563-245-2020; Best Rest Inn, in West Union, 563-422-3537; Elm Motel, in West Union, 563-422-3841; Franklin Hotel, Strawberry Point, 563-933-6054, Guttenberg Motel, Guttenberg, 563-252-1433. If these accommodations are filled please ask for recommendations. Pre-registration closes June 30. Rally fees before June 30: Age 25 and older $35. Under age 25 $15. At the rally: Age 25 and older $45. Under age 25 $25. Contact person for information or to pre-register: Dennis Revis email: dennisrrev@aol.com. Phone: 515-491-1882. Mailing address: 2253 Terrace Avenue, Winterset, Iowa 50273. Make checks payable to: Dennis Revis.

Jul 13 to Jul 15, 2018

NEW YORK MOTO GUZZI RALLY*

RALLY IN THE ADIRONDACKS. Place: Sugar Loaf Mountain Inn, 152 Bryant Siding Road, Mountain View, New York 12969. Bowen and Julie Morris, 518-483-1144. Email: sugarloafbub@gmail.com. Rally fee $50 for Friday and Saturday dinners and two nights camping. Please register so we’ll know how much food to order. Send your rally fee to: MGNOC State Rep, Keith Smith, 584 Keese Mills Road, Paul Smiths, New York 12970. For more information: 518-327-3006 or email goosedown@roadrunner.com.

Jul 28, 2018

NEW HAMPSHIRE MGNOC 1-DAY RALLY*

Surry Mountain Dam/Recreation Area, Route 12A, Surry, New Hampshire. 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the “Aspen” Pavilion. Burgers, hotdogs and cookout stuff. Great local riding and scenery. ALSO: Day-before get-together on July 27th at MGNOC State Rep’s house, 17 Boston Place, Keene, New Hampshire for pizza and gelato. $10 per person for both days. Bring bathing suits and flip flops! Camping or motel is on you – available in the Keene, New Hampshire area. Email: rt@ne.rr.com or call 603-355-9373 Randy Tefft for headcount.

Aug 3 to Aug 5, 2018

MASSACHUSETTS MOTO GUZZI DAMN YANKEE RALLY

We are moving back to our old venue and joining old friends the Yankee Beemers in Heath, Massachusetts. This will be a bring your own everything event. Located in beautiful Berkshires , the Damn Yankees Rally is rustic camping at one of New England’s oldest operating fairgrounds, The Heath Fairground. Rustic, outdoor showers. Saturday evening chicken BBQ by the Heath Volunteer Fire Department is included; Legendary Church Ladies homemade pies and baked goods. Free Coffee if you bring your own mug. Saturday night “burn it all” bonfire is always a good time. Saturday activities include a guided Dual Sport Ride, a visit to a legendary ISDT Spanish Motorcycle museum, A Magical Mystery Tour, a “MotoGymKhana” and Live Band. All brand riders and their guests Welcome! Hot Showers (now with real privacy doors! Rally Fee: Pre-Register $55 (by July 21) $65 at the gate. Children under 13 years, $15. Add $5 for Thursday night August 3rd camping. Ken Springhetti: kz1000@hotmail.com. Please consider volunteering to work the Registration desk, kitchen, score an event, lead a ride, or sing with the band! Bring your musical instrument and jam by the campfire! Please mail checks to: Yankee Beemers, Attn: Damn Yankee Rally, P.O Box 2151, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420. For more information contact: Massachusetts MGNOC Rep Tom Halchuk for details at 508-612-9509, or thalchuk@gmail.com.

 

Aug 16 to Aug 19, 2018

NEW MEXICO STATE RALLY – DATIL, NEW MEXICO

Eagle Guest Ranch Campground, Datil, New Mexico. GRAND DOOR PRIZE: Another motorcycle, of course! Come down and enjoy the serenity of Datil, great roads and good food! $50 Registration includes: Your door prize ticket to win this year’s motorcycle! Plus, camping fee Thursday through Saturday nights, lunch and dinner Friday and Saturday, coffee and rolls Sunday. Mechanic and service work available. Parts for sale and swap. Contact: MGNOC State Reps, Matt Forslund, 505-850-8383, or Stephan Byarlay, 505-321-5177. Email: nmmgnocrep@yahoo.com.

Aug 24 to Aug 26, 2018

ONTARIO GUZZI RIDERS

2018 West Nipissing Rally at the Joli Voyageur Resort and Campground, 95 Caron Road, Lavigne, just down the road beside the Lavigne Tavern. ALL MAKES WELCOME. Pre-registration fee: $29 (USD) or $35 (CAD). Includes Saturday hot breakfast and dinner and Sunday early continental breakfast. Friday evening is Tavern night with burgers and brats and free musical entertainment. Awards, door prizes, campfire, group rides and 50/50 draw. Accommodation separate. Camping $15 per night at the JV. Cabins available at the JV and other nearby sites. See website for details, also www.jolivoyageur.com 705-594-2813. Please, please, please pre-register. It helps us make it better for you. Pre-register through the website at www.ontarioguzziriders.com via PayPal, or cheques to Phil Tunbridge, 89 Lougheed Road, Barrie, Ontario, L4N 8E1 705-722-3312.

Sep 16, 2018

35TH ANNUAL IMOC RALLY

See www.imoc.website for info. 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Hamilton Rod & Gun Club, 24 Hamilton Road, Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Featured marque = Laverda. Admission = $10 per person, $15 two-up. America’s biggest and longest-running all Italian motorcycle event! Steven Rossi…CT-RI MGNOC State Rep. 248-470-5788 Cell, sldmrossi@aol.com.

 

Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2018

27TH ANNUAL MO-KAN CLUB MISSOURI RALLY

Pony Express RV Park, Maysville, Missouri. More information to follow.

Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018

GEORGIA MOTO GUZZI CAMP OUT

Make your plans for the Georgia Moto Guzzi campout in Suches Georgia. Suches is located about 12 miles north of Dahlonega along route 60. This is the motorcycle campground, Two Wheels of Suches. They have a few rooms available in the lodge, and a number of cabins. Contact them at twowheelsofsuches.com, or call 706-973-1671 to reserve a room or cabin. No reservation needed for campers. Contact: MGNOC State Rep Wayne Orwig at wayne.orwig@att.net for details.

Oct 21, 2018

22ND ANNUAL MOTO GUZZI NEW ENGLAND DAY

10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. A tribute to Marsh Motorcycles, at The Vanilla Bean, Rte. 44 and 169, 450 Deerfield Road, Pomfret, Connecticut. 06259 – www.vanillabeancafe.com. Steven Rossi…CT-RI MGNOC State Rep. 248-470-5788. Cell, sldmrossi@aol.com

 

Nov 9 to Nov 11, 2018

16TH MOTO GUZZI/ BMW GUMBO RALLY

Swamp Scooters Motorcycle Club. Come pass a good time and “laisser les bon temp rouler” – or, “let the good times roll” for those not fortunate enough to live here – at Bayou Wilderness RV Resort (www.bwrvr.com) just outside Lafayette, Louisiana. Come on over for Friday and Saturday nights, bring a tent for primitive camping under beautiful oak trees. Friday: arrive, get set up, relax and chat with friends over an evening meal which we provide; sit around the bonfire to trade tall stories and enjoy beverages which you may purchase from the on-site RV General Store. Saturday: Breakfast will be provided. Or just relax at the campsite. This gives you plenty of time to explore the local area. Information on this to see can be obtained on site. We expect to have the Louisiana State Motorcycle Safety Foundation representatives on site, new motorcycles from our local dealers, and some vendors. Enjoy our 10th Annual Don Royer Gumbo Cook-off early in the evening. This is a competitive event that will have you sampling true down-home recipes. Our local riders all claim to have the winning recipe prepare these unique Cajun gumbos, and it’s said that most of them are right! This is a serious business folk, so bring an appetite, and you won’t go away hungry. There’ll be local music, perhaps some awards and door prizes given out while you sit around the campfire, kicking tires & telling more impossible stories under the starry skies. Cac’est bon! Sunday: Pack and leave. Bid au revoir to friends both old and new, until next year. A safe ride home! Pre-entry fee is $70, which includes a T-shirt, and rally pins for the first 150 who pre-register, or $60 with no t-shirt or rally pin, either way, $70 at the door with no shirt or rally pin. This pays for two nights camping, with one breakfast, two evening meals and entertainment. Pre-entry deadline is 8th October 2018. Entry at the door is $70 and some T-shirts may be available for purchase. If you would like to compete in our cook-off, please email president@swampscooters.net. Space for teams is limited, so get in touch early. We will have clean Port-o-lets, and water stations in the camp area. There is a both house with toilets and hot showers in the RV area for our use. There is no electricity at the campsite; to arrange, at your expense, an RV site with electrical outlets call the campground at: 337-896-0598. This also goes for travel trailer, camper, bus or similar. If you prefer a hotel, contact our “pres” about local hotels that close by. You may mail in your money with the Registration Form or go here and register and pay with PayPal. Send any questions to president@swampscooters.net. We hope you’ll come join us!

 

 

 

*Staff from Hamlin Cycles Will be in Attendance