Moto Guzzi National Owners Club
Moto Guzzi National Owners Club
Moto Guzzi National Owners Club
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RALLY CALENDAR

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.

Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2018

28th 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 Moto 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. To inquire about RV hook up availability, please contact Friendly Hills at 740-452-0016. You can also visit their web site at: www.friendlyhillscamp.org. At this time, cabins have all been spoken for, but there could be cancellations. Call me, (John Henry), if you desire to be added to a waiting list. First come, first served. There are no credit card machines available. Cash or check only please.

Sep 6 to Sep 9, 2018

1ST BI-ANNUAL MOTO GUZZI UTAH GET-TOGETHER, N.A.R.

Place: Beautiful Midway Valley, Northern Utah. Zermatt Resort will be the base of operations. We will be able to reserve a room for $139 per night plus tax (resort fees are being waived). You may reserve either a King single room, or a double Queen room. The resort has provided an updated link to book rooms. Camping has been reserved at Springer-Hollow Group site for those interested in camping for Friday and Saturday nights. If there is sufficient interest Thursday night will be reserved also. Wasatch Mountain State Park, Pine Creek campground. There will be a fun ride available on Friday for about 120 miles. There will be two group rides available to participate in on Saturday. #1 Will be up Chalk Creek Road, to Evanston, then over Mirror Lake Highway and back to Midway Valley through Kamas for approximately 200 miles. #2 A dirt/street ride for those so inclined, that will include about 50 miles of easy dirt road (part of the Utah's Backcountry Discovery Route) total miles about 150 miles. Host: Roy Shadbolt, rshadbolt@msn.com or call 801-589-4725.

Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018

MAINE MOTO GUZZI RALLY

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. Road Kill Stew Friday night. Stay at campground and enjoy the quiet. If 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, 2018

RICONN TIDDLER TOUR (TT)

10:00 A.M. - ? Traverses scenic Rhode Island/Connecticut border. Two prior events were-a-blast (!), now in its third year...same sort of rules as above. Starts and ends at John and Tammy Harris', 51 Canterbury Road. (Rte. 169), Brooklyn, Connecticut 06234. Lunch stop along the way. Some trailer parking. Steven Rossi...CT-RI MGNOC State Rep. 248-470-5788 Cell, sldmrossi@aol.com.

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 21 to Sep 23, 2018

17th ANNUAL MGNOC NEVADA STATE CAMPOUT, 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. $35 if RSVP by 10 September; $45 if you show up unannounced. Rally fee includes: two nights tent camping, Chicken Cacciatore Friday night, yummy breakfast Saturday morning, a fishy Saturday night dinner, muffins and coffee Sunday morning, liquid Beverages, advice on local rides and brothel lore and directions on how to leave town. DIRECTIONS: 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, on the banks of the Carson River (if it's there). Local restaurants and casinos within walking distance. There are no motels in Dayton. However, there are rooms available 5 miles west which have an extraordinary level of room service, although they are quite expensive and charge by the hour. A few motels are a very nice 11 mile canyon ride away in Gold Hill or Virginia City, and Carson City is about 15 minutes: Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main, Virginia City, 775-847-0111, goldhillhotel.net; Sugar Loaf Motel, 434 South C Street, Virginia City, 775-847-0551, www.virginiacity-nv.org; Silverland Inn & Suites, 100 North E Street, Virginia City, 775- 847-4484, info@silverlandusa.com; Gold Dust West Hotel Casino, 2171 Highway 50 East, Carson City, 877-519-5567, www.gdwcasino.com. For more information contact: MGNOC Nevada State Rep Daniel South, 775-246-3870 (home), 775-220-8021 (cell or text), email guzzizoomr@charter.net.

Sep 27 to Sep 30, 2018

18th ANNUAL KENTUCKY FALL RALLY

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: motogozi@yahoo.com.

Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018

GEORGIA MOTO GUZZI CAMPOUT

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 5 to Oct 7, 2018

WEST VIRIGINA MOUNTAIN GUZZI RALLY

Pipestem State Resort Park at Pipestem, West Virginia.

Oct 7, 2018

35TH ANNUAL GUZZI RIDERS IN TEXAS (GRIT) RALLY

NEW LOCATION! NEW LOCATION! NEW LOCATION! NEW LOCATION! GUZZI RIDERS IN TEXAS (GRIT) RALLY. The one-day FREE event for Guzzi riders and their guests will be held at 15093 County Road 431 (aka Jim Hogg Road), Lindale, Texas. It's at the intersection of County Roads 431 and 474 and the entrance is on County Road 474. Come early for the pre-rally campout on Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 4. No W/E hookups. There is a swimming pool with a heated spa, so bring your swimsuit and towel. All meals provided and coffee, tea, water, and soft drinks will be available all weekend. It's okay to come early and/or stay a day or two later! For more info, contact: MGNOC Texas State Rep Georganne Foster, 903-316-7720.

Oct 11 to Oct 14, 2018

OKLAHOMA MOTO GUZZI CAMPOUT

Talimena State Park, Highway 271N, Talihina, Oklahoma. Seven miles north of Talihina, Oklahoma on Highway 271N. One mile from entrance of Talimena Scenic Drive. Fifty four miles of twisties through the Quachita Mountains. Call before noon for RV reservations: Mary Keyser, Campground Hostess, 918-567-2052. Park includes RV sites with water, electricity and picnic table. Tent sites include a level tent pad, picnic table and water faucet. The large pavilion includes water, electricity picnic tables and barbeque pit. Free firewood. Several fire pits throughout the park. There are two restrooms/shower houses with plenty of hot water. The park abuts a recreation area with hiking and mountain biking trails. Nearby Talihina boasts several good restaurants, a grocery store, liquor store and several gas stations. There are B&Bs and motels for those who do not wish to camp.

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!

Nov 15 to Nov 18, 2018

FLORIDA MGNOC ANNUAL CAMPOUT

Scott's Ferry Campground, 14 miles south of Blountstown, Florida off SR 71. Camping fee for motorcycles is $5 per night. Basically same schedule as past years. Thursday night pot luck, Friday night fish fry with all the trimmings, Saturday night seafood Gumbo and fresh kill wild hog smoked in pecan and endless kegs of Kraft brew. Round the clock coffee and cookies. Contact Guzzi Jim, North Florida MGNOC rep for more info. 850-871-2800. Email: guzzijim@bellsouth.net.

Dec 8, 2018

CHRISTMAS-TIME AT YE-OLDE-CABIN

End of year get together (two-up with the ladies or a partner, or solo) at The Log Cabin, 383 Rte. 87, Lebanon, Connecticut 06249... 860-456-7663, www.logcabinct.com. Please R.S.V.P. to Steven Rossi by Wednesday, December 5... 248-470-5788 or sldmrossi@aol.com.