Moto Guzzi National Owners Club
Moto Guzzi National Owners Club
Moto Guzzi National Owners Club
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May 12 to May 14, 2017


High Country Motor Cycle Campground, 765 Stony Fork Road, Ferguson, North Carolina 28624. Phone: 336-973-3911. This event will be held in conjunction with the Poverty Riders International gathering. You pay for your own camping, if you want a cabin you'll need to reserve one ASAP. We put together pot luck and pass the hat for supper on Friday and Saturday night and gravy and biscuits for breakfast both days. Some of the county roads in this area are second to none, little or no traffic and if you want dirt and gravel roads they are here as well. Campground is about 35 minute from the Blue Ridge Parkway and 30 minutes west of Wilksboro, North Carolina. Contact me: Mark Tenney at: if you have any questions. Hope to see you there.

May 19 to May 21, 2017


Nine miles north of Oquawka, Illinois on the west side of the “Great River Road” at “Big River State Forest”. Rally fee: $35 before May 1st, $40 after May 1st. $5 for children 12 and under. Registration includes: rally cup, Friday night chili & brauts, Saturday night smoked pork dinner, continental breakfast for Saturday and Sunday, 24-hour coffee and cold drinks, hot showers, and two nights camping. No electrical hook-up and NO PETS ALLOWED. If you bring a pet, you will be asked to leave. Also included: Wooden campsites, 50/50 drawing and door prizes. For pre-registration fees: Make check out to: Illinois Moto Guzzi Riders, Inc. and send to: E.G. Bowman, P.O. Box 231, Kirkwood, Illinois 61447. Questions: Contact E.G. Bowman. Area Motels: Super 8, Monmouth, Illinois, 309-734-8558; Americinn, Monmouth, Illinois, 800-395-5007; Super 8, Burlington, Iowa, 319-752-9806; Biggsville Hotel, Lynn, Biggsville, Illinois, 888-264-4087.

May 26 to May 28, 2017


$30 before May 1st, $35 after. Three days camping, hot showers, 24-hour coffee. Entertainment, local tour maps, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, plaques, Continental breakfast Sunday morning, food available on site. Sorry – no dogs please. Contact: John Ashcraft, 507 South Chester Street, New Cumberland, West Virginia 26047-9422. 304-564-5015. Email:

May 27, 2017


Saturday May 28th starting at noon. Food and beverages supplied, the usual smoked pulled pork and great sides will be on hand. Iced tea, bottled water and lemonade in abundance. If you want any other libations please bring your own. Tire kicking and contacts on just what will be your destinations for the new riding season will be the order of the day. All bikes are welcome, but expect some good natured banter on which bikes are best with a heavy bias toward Moto Guzzi. We will be open no matter what the weather and our garage is a big one that can provide ample seating out of the conditions to enjoy a nice lunch before you get back on the road. And Ellie's homemade brownies will top off the meal for sure. The address for the event is: 849 South 32nd Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. If you need any information about local accommodations if you are doing an overnight or questions about the event contact us by phone at: 402-730- 2808 or email Ray and Ellie Rowen, MGNOC Nebraska State Reps.

May 28, 2017


10:00 A.M. - ? Sunday, 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 and Lynn Rossi's house, 41 Orchard Road, East Haddam, Connecticut 06423. 55–mile morning route, Lunch stop in Canterbury, Connecticut, 50-mile return ride. Trailer parking available. An all-new road edition!

Jun 2 to Jun 4, 2017


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:, 800-732-9211: The Cottage House, 800-727-7903; Old Trail Motel, 620-767-5034; 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, email:

Jun 9 to Jun 11, 2017


Early arrivals are always welcome. KOA Campground, Westfield, New York, 8001 Route 5, Westfield, New York 14787. Dinner Friday night. Sausage and gravy and biscuits Saturday morning. Awards for bikes ridden, chicken BBQ Saturday evening. Coffee and cold drinks all weekend. $12 rally fee, $10 per night camping, local motels provided on request. Contact: MGNOC Rep Joe Casey: 716-560-0562.

Jun 23 to Jun 25, 2017



Jun 23 to Jun 25, 2017


Willville Motorcycle Camp, Meadows of Dan, Virginia, just off the Blue Ridge Park. Registration: $55 pre-registration by June 1, 2017. $65 at the rally. $35 for non-campers. Includes: 2 nights camping, Friday and Saturday catered meals, coffee all day, rider awards. Information: Bob Corfield, or 724-272-5827. Rally website/Registration form: 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 23 to Jun 25, 2017


Grand Marais, Minnesota. Camp on the shore of Lake Superior at Downtown Grand Marias is only a few minutes walk away. The famous Gunflint Trail starts here! $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. Rally pin to the first 100 registrations, 50/50 drawing, Awards. Weather permitting a classic Italian motorcycle show at Kevin & Lynn Mackey's Lodging. Contact Information and $35 preregistration (until June 1st). John Ulrich, 3992 Stonebridge Dr. North, Eagan, Minnesota 55123.

Jul 1, 2017


Saturday, at Doug and Amy Roper's 75 Parmelee Road, Haddam, Connecticut 06438 at 10:00 A.M. Longer morning loop, stop and pick up lunch on the return…eat back at Doug and Amy's…then on to a shorter afternoon loop. Trailer parking available. Always a GREAT time!

Jul 7 to Jul 9, 2017


Place: Elkader, Iowa in beautiful northeast Iowa, on Highway 13, about halfway between Highway 3 and Highway 18. The park is toward the south end of town and can be seen and accessed from Highway 13. Tent camping Friday and Saturday nights (early arrivals need to pay at Park Kiosk for extra nights), coffee, tea, lemonade all weekend. Three meals - Friday, Iowa beef supper; Saturday, breakfast and Iowa pork chop supper; Sunday morning, rolls and doughnuts (all food and drink included with the rally fee). Rally pin for the first 175 registered! ALSO: Dealer Displays; Observation Poker Runs; Guided Group lunch ride; Swimming pool in park (cost not included); rest and relaxation; scenic roads to ride. Area motels and hotels: Elkader Inn, Elkader, 563-245-2020; Best Rest Inn, West Union, 563-422-3537; Franklin Hotel, Strawberry Point, 563-933-6054; Elms Motel, West Union, 563-422-3841; Guttenberg Motel, Guttenberg, 563-252-1433. Web site for other accommodations at: If these motels are filled please ask them for other recommendations. Pre-register before June 30, rally fee (age 25 and older) - $35. Before June 30, rally fee (under age 25) - $15. Rally fee at the rally (age 25 and older) - $45. Rally fee (under age 25) - $25. Person to contact for info or to pre-register: MGNOC IOWA STATE REP, George Vignovich: 515-883-0825. 6121 SE Fourth, Des Moines, Iowa 50315. Make checks payable to: George Vignovich.

Jul 7 to Jul 9, 2017


Randle, Washington, $40 per person gets two nights camping, Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and dinner. Located at the North Fork Group Camp - Beaver Site, 11 miles SE of Randle, Washington, on Forest Service Road 23. For more information contact: MGNOC State Reps, Richard or Gayle Guthrie, at 206-246-3181 or

Jul 14 to Jul 16, 2017


Join us in beautiful Gibbonsville, Idaho at the Broken Arrow Campground, located just south of the Montana border and 33 miles north of Salmon, Idaho on U.S. Highway 93. Tent sites and cabins are available for a small fee. Call: Rosemarie at 910-916-4152 (cell), 208-865-2241 (Broken Arrow Resort). If you can't reach her on the cell number, try the Resort, as there's no cell service in Gibbonsville. A fine Mexican restaurant is located on premises. Day rides will take place, including historic Shoup, Big Hole National Battlefield, Chief Joseph Pass, Lost Trail Pass, Lost Trail Hot Springs, Jackson Hot Springs and Salmon. All motorcycles are welcome. For more information, please see rally ad in the MGNOC newsletter or contact: Steve Ford at 360-721-1310.

Jul 14 to Jul 16, 2017


Version 2.3 is here at the same great location, Big Basin Park in Boulder Creek, California at the Sequoia group campsite, with hot showers, flush toilets and power. Hurry - space is limited to 50 campers, but all day visitors are welcome. FREE premium Italian quality bottle opener. Again this year's feature is FOOD and Moto Guzzis: Friday night dinner is four cheese tortellini with various sauces. Saturday morning eggs benedict and hot coffee; Saturday dinner, world famous Mark Hineser's smoked meat dinner and wings. Fees are worth every penny at $60 per motorcycle and only $120 for couples. That includes both nights with all the food, snacks and drinks. ALL motorcycles must pay the park for a parking pass ($10). If you're allergic to meat, bring a pallet of allergy pills or we can make something else, let us know. For more info visit the web site or call MGNOC State Rep Pierre: 408-710-4886, or email:

Jul 14 to Jul 16, 2017


RALLY IN THE ADIRONDACKS. Place: Sugar Loaf Mountain Inn, 152 Bryant Siding Road, Mountain View, New York 12969. Owners: Bowen and Julie Morris, 518-483-1144. Email: Rally fee $50 for Friday and Saturday dinners and two nights camping. If possible, 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

Aug 3 to Aug 6, 2017


Now FOUR DAYS! Come and join us for our 5th year at the Nobleview Outdoor Center in Russell, Massachusetts. The site has spectacular mountaintop views, hiking trails and local swimming holes onsite. We have limited bunk space on request with early registration in bunkhouse log cabins with electricity. There are also tent sites available. Facility has modern showers and a large common area. Local area offers great riding through picturesque small New England towns, with plenty of things to see and do. Great local diners and restaurants for breakfast and lunch in the area. Cost is $60. We are limited to 70 participants; so, register fast! Thursday night dinner, Friday night La Famglia dinner (you bring it we cook). Bring something to share (sausage, other meats, etc.). Saturday dinner is salad, meat or vegetarian lasagna, artisan rolls, wine. Contact information: MGNOC State Rep, Tom Halchuk:, 508-612-9509. Dave and Brittney Lemieux, Rally Chairpersons:, 508-243-3197. Please send check for $60 payable to: Dave or Brittney Lemieux, 30 Saranac Street, North Smithfield, Rhode Island 02896. PayPal at

Aug 4 to Aug 6, 2017

2ND ANNUAL NOVA SCOTIA MOTO GUZZI AND FRIENDS RALLY, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, 2541 Highway 376 Lyons Brook (Pictou), 4 kilometers south of Pictou, Rally fee: $55. Registration includes two nights camping, bonfire, Friday night chili, 50/50 raffle, camaraderie, two poker runs, Saturday and Sunday self-guided tours. $1.00 showers. Lodging options: two cabins, swimming pool, water and electrical available. The Pictou Puffin B&B, 800-970-1791; Lionstone Inn Motel, 866-785-4157; Dolan's Inn & Suites, 866-648-3463; Caribou River Cottages, 902-485-6352. Mention the rally for discount price. Tourist season, so make reservation early. Please preregister early so we can serve you better. For more information, call toll free: 888-485-8565 or contact Larry Hogg: 902-485-1517. Email Larry at: Send your rally fee of $55 each to Helen at Birchwood Campground.

Aug 4 to Aug 6, 2017


Will be held at Lake Joy Campground. All brands are welcome. Registration is $40 before July 1, 2017 and $50 at the gate. See our ad elsewhere in this issue. Visit for additional information. Contact: Pyro Dan or 920-887-3128.

Aug 17 to Aug 20, 2017


Eagle Guest Ranch Campground, Datil, New Mexico. GRAND DOOR PRIZE: Custom-built MOTO GUZZI 850 T5. Come down and enjoy the serenity of Datil, great roads and good food! $50 registration includes: Your door prize ticket to win this 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:

Aug 18 to Aug 20, 2017


The 2017 Michigan Moto Guzzi Rally will again be held at the Cycle-Moore Campground in Interlochen, Michigan. Rally fee per person before August 1st: Adults $35, under 16 years old free; after August 1st, adults $45, under 16 years old free. Camping is $8 extra per day. Rally fee includes: two nights camping, dinner Friday and Saturday, breakfast Saturday and Sunday, Poker Rub / Group Ride on Saturday, rally souvenir pin, awards, prizes, raffle, free soft serve (ice cream) and popcorn. Place: Cycle-Moore Campground, 11075 U.S. 31 South, Interlochen, Michigan 49643. 231-276-9091. Contact/Mail checks to: MGNOC State Rep Randy Peterson, 5133 Park Edge Drive, Honor, Michigan 49640, 231-871-0811, Or: Frank Dituri, 2800 River Bend, Traverse City, Michigan 49696. 231-866-1851.

Aug 25 to Aug 27, 2017


At the Joli Voyageur Resort and Campground, 95 Caron Road, Lavigne, just down the road beside the Lavigne Tavern. Rally pre-registration fee $28 USD or $35 CAD, includes Saturday hot breakfast and dinner, awards, door prizes, campfire and Sunday early continental breakfast. Group rides Saturday, 50/50 drawing. Accommodation separate, camping $15 per night at the JV, or camping and cabins at other sites close by. See website for details. At the gate rally fee $45 CAD. Please, please, please pre-register, it helps us make it better for you. Friday evening is Tavern night with burgers and brats and free (really good) musical entertainment. Pre-register through the website at via PayPal, or cheques to Phil Tunbridge, 89 Lougheed Road, Barrie, Ontario, L4N 8E1.

Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017

27th MGNOC OHIO BUCKEYE RALLY (Labor Day Weekend)

Friendly Hills Grange Camp, 5880 Friendly Hills Road, (C.R.418), Zanesville, Ohio 43701. Located 7 miles north of Zanesville and nestled right on the Muskingum River. Free Friday night diner. Saturday breakfast and Saturday night dinner available on site to purchase. 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and awards for Guzzi riders. Tent camping or air conditioned dorms $10/night/person. Cabins $60/night, sleeps 6. Limited RV hookups, hot showers. Early and late arrivals welcome. Contact Ohio MGNOC State Rep, John Henry, 216-390-2727 or 440-636-9844. For cabin reservations or to inquire about RV hook up availability, please contact Friendly Hills at 740-452-0016. You can also visit their web site at:

Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017


Two Rivers Campground, 327 Canaan Road, Skowhegan, Maine. 207-474-6482. Rally Fee: $45. Located in central Maine with beautiful coast of Maine not far away. Or cruise up to the Moosehead region and enjoy some of the true beauty of the Maine woods and culture. Stay at campground and enjoy the quiet you have any questions, please give me a call. Thanks. Galen L. Burke, MGNOC Maine Rep. 207-239-9665. There are motel/hotels in the area also: Towne Motel, 207-474-5151; Belmont Motel, 207-235-6669; Kyes Motel, 800-981-1355.

Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017



Sep 21 to Sep 24, 2017


Kentucky River Campground, 1489 Steel Branch Road, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. It is hard to believe, but the Kentucky Guzzi Riders Fall Rally with be our 17th! Rally fee is $35. Camping is $8 per person per night. The rally site is about 9 miles north of Frankfort off U.S. 127. 866-227-2465. Hot showers and flush toilets. Contact Rally Chairman: Mike Gozia at 502-241-0337: 7004 Apple Orchard Lane, Crestwood, Kentucky 40014. Email:

Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017


DAYTON STATE PARK, DAYTON, NEVADA. Come join the Nevada Moto Guzzi Enthusiast (me) at Dayton State Park. An enchanting little park along the banks of the Carson River, in the path of the Pony Express Route, located in the historic Comstock Mining District. Historic sites, nature trails with actual nature, and hiking paths located in and around the park. Many local rides, both scenic and challenging, include Virginia City, Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. $30 if sign up by September 10; $40 if you show up unannounced. Rally fee includes: 2 Nights tent camping, tasty chicken cacciatore Friday night, yummy breakfast Saturday morning, Saturday night dinner, muffins and coffee Sunday morning. Dayton is located 1295 miles west of Dodge City, Kansas on U. S. Highway 50. We are 12 miles east of Carson City on Highway 50. Dayton State Park is located on the Southeast side of Highway 50, between the two stoplights in Dayton. With the flooding we are having this winter, we may actually have water in the river this fall. Local restaurants and casinos within walking distance. There are no motels in Dayton. However, there are rooms available five miles west which have an extraordinary level of room service, although they are quite expensive and charge by the hour. A few motels are very nice 11 miles away via a canyon ride to Gold Hill or Virginia City, and Carson City about 15 minutes away: Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main, Virginia City, 775-847-0111; Sugar Loaf Motel, 434 South C Street, Virginia City, 775-847-0551; Silverland Inn & Suites, 100 North E Street, Virginia City, 775- 847-4484; Gold Dust West Hotel Casino, 2171 Highway 50 East, Carson City, 877-519-5567. For more information contact: MGNOC Nevada State Rep Daniel South, 775-246-3870 (home), 775-220-8021 (cell or text), email

Sep 23, 2017


Saturday, 10:00 A.M. - ? Traverses scenic Rhode Island/Connecticut border, Inaugural event was-a-blast (!), now in its second year…same sort of rules as above. Starts and ends at John and Tammy Harris', 51 Canterbury Road. (Route. 169), Brooklyn, Connecticut 06234. Lunch stop along the way. Some trailer parking.

Sep 24, 2017


Sunday, see www.imoc.comwebsite for info. 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Hamilton Rod & Gun Club, 24 Hamilton Road, Sturbridge, Massachusetts 01566. Featured machine: Parilla. Admission: $10 per person, $15 two-up.

Oct 22, 2017


Sunday, 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 A.M. A tribute to Marsh Motorcycles, at The Vanilla Bean, Route. 44 and 169, 450 Deerfield Road, Pomfret, Connecticut 06259.

Dec 29, 2017


Saturday, 7:00 P.M. - ? End of year get together (two-up with the ladies or a partner, or solo) at The Log Cabin, 383 Route. 87, Lebanon, Connecticut 06249… 860-456-7663, Please R.S.V.P. to Steven Rossi by Wednesday, December 6…248-470-5788 or