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

Aug 22 to Aug 23, 2014

19th OREGON MOTO GUZZI RALLY

Hood River Fairgrounds in the town of Odell, Oregon. Bike Show / Self Guided Tours / Closing Ceremony. $50 per person before July 21st, $60 after and at the gate. $30/$35 for children 6 to 12. Free for kids under 5 years old. All registrants receive: Friday and Saturday tent camping; Friday night dinner; Saturday breakfast and dinner, and all events and activities. $10 pre-rally tent camping fee per night. RV camping $15 per night. Send pre-registration fee to: Gerri Jenkins, 28375 South Sundowner Court, Canby, Oregon 97013. Payable to MGNOC of Oregon. Email Gerri at: mamaguzzi@gmail.com or call 503-263-3336. Hood River County Fairgrounds: www.hooddriverfair.org. Motels: No motels in Odell. Three of about twelve Hood River Motels (15 minutes, 8.4 miles from Odell): Riverview Lodge, www.riverforyou.com, 541-386-8719; Vagabond Lodge, www.vagabondlodge.com, 541-386-2992; Sunset Motel, 541-386-6322.

Aug 22 to Aug 24, 2014

20th ANNUAL ONTARIO GUZZI RALLY LAVINGNE, ONTARIO, CANADA

Again will be at the Lavigne Tavern. Hosted by the ONTARIO GUZZI RIDERS and the Village of Lavigne. Rally takes place at the western end of Lake Nipissing on Highway 64 near Sturgeon Falls. No rally fee, complimentary burgers, sausages etc. on Friday night. For Saturday night (with donations gladly accepted) we'll have a pig roast. Free live music Friday and Saturday nights usually very good. Camping: Joli Voyageur, 705-594-2813 or 877-869-2428; Cardinal (is a new campsite) www.cardinalparkmarina.com, 705-594-2475; DeLuxe Camp, 866-424-6343; Camp Raymond, 705-594-2301. For more information contact: MGNOC Ontario Province Rep, Phil Tunbridge, guzziphil@hotmail.com, 705-722-3312 OR Guy Fortier, guyfortier@netspectrum.ca, 705-594-2301.

Aug 29 to Aug 31, 2014

24th OHIO PLAIN AND CASUAL MOTO GUZZI RALLY

Friendly Hills Grange Camp, 5880 Friendly Hills Road (C.R. 418), Zanesville, Ohio 43701, is located 7 miles north of Zanesville, Ohio, and nestled right on the Muskingum River. Free Friday dinner. Saturday breakfast and Saturday dinner available onsite to purchase. 50/50 raffle, door prizes, awards for Guzzi riders, tent camping or air conditioned dormitory $8/night/person. Cabins $40/night, sleep six. Limited RV hook up, hot showers. Early and late arrivals welcome. Contact: Andrea Ank, 330-898-7705 or Ohio MGNOC Rep, John Henry 216-390-2727. To make cabin reservations or inquire about RV hook up availability call: 740-452-0016 www.friendlyhillscamp.org.

Aug 29 to Aug 31, 2014

ILLINOIS THE 24TH? ANNUAL BRING UR OWN EVERYTHING CAMPOUT

Some might want to stay until September 1st, they can attend the Springfield Mile. CAMPOUT IS AT LINCOLN'S NEW SALEM HISTORIC PARK. just two miles south of Petersburg, Illinois on Route 97, or 20 miles northwest of Springfield, Illinois. Very nice campground with lots shade trees, tables, fire pits. Clean restrooms and showers. Fee of only $5/person/night includes purchase of some firewood. We camp in the GROUP CAMP AREA. So we are away a bit from the motor homes, etc. Plenty of grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, etc. in Petersburg just two miles away. Always a nice group of about 20-30 people, so we can visit with each other a lot. Also, some nice riding along Illinois River and in Jim Edgar Panther Creek Wildlife area. Contact Paul Vinnedge at: 309-678-6070, or email: paulvinnedge@sbcglobal.net for more info.

Sep 5 to Sep 7, 2014

13th ANNUAL MAINE MOTO GUZZI RALLY

Two Rivers Campground in Skowhegan, Maine. Come to Maine and enjoy great riding, great company and a great time. Ride up to the Carrabassett Valley/Moosehead Lake Region for moose sightings. Ride over to the coast for fresh Maine Lobster, or explore Maine's back roads. Join the Maine Eagle Squadron for their annual picnic table bonfire, Galen's famous grolla, and good old-fashion Italian camaraderie. The cost is $45 which includes camping, showers, Friday night road-kill stew, Saturday night spaghetti dinner and 50/50 raffle and awards. Registration should be made by September 1st with Dan at Two Rivers Campground: 207-474-6482. Strays are welcomed. There are local motels for less adventurous. Any questions contact: MGNOC State Rep, Galen Burke at: 207-239-9665 or 207-803-2231 or email: burkegalen@yahoo.com. Two Rivers Campground website: www.tworvrs.com.

Sep 12 to Sep 14, 2014

13th ANNUAL MICHIGAN MOTO GUZZI RALLY

CYCLE-MOORE Campground, 1107 U.S. Highway South, Interlochen, Michigan. RALLY FEES (per person): Before September 1st $35; after September 1st $40. Under 14 vears old: $10 before September 1st; $15 after September 1st. RALLY FEE includes: Two nights camping, rally souvenir for pre-registered (until they run out), dinner Friday & Saturday, FULL breakfast Saturday, continental breakfast Sunday, group ride Saturday, vendors or site, tons of door prizes, 50-50 raffle, award plaques for GUZZI riders, free ice cream and popcorn (courtesy of Cycle-Moore). Contact: Ron Kurylo, 2490 Sarossy Lake Road, Grass Lake, Michigan 49240. 734-707-5572. Email: v11ev@hotmail.com.

Sep 12 to Sep 14, 2014

GEORGIA MOTO GUZZI CAMPOUT

Make your plans for the North Georgia Moto Guzzi campout in Suches, Georgia. Suches is located about 12 miles north of Dahlonega along Route 60. This is the campground newly reopened as Two Wheels of Suches. They have a few rooms available in the lodge and are building cabins. Contact them at: 706-973-1671 to reserve a room. Contact: MGNOC State Rep Wayne Orwig at: wayne.orwig@att.net for details.

Sep 12 to Sep 14, 2014

WEST VIRGINIA - LOST RIVER STATE PARK

Another camping or cabins weekend or just join us for our monthly Saturday breakfast at 10 A.M. (Gives those just riding to the breakfast time to get there.) This month we're meeting at the N&S Restaurant one mile south of the park road on Route 259. Rides in the area afterwards, on your own, or form a group. Any road over the mountain, whether on dirt or pavement, will throw you some wicked curves. Brandywine Mountain on U.S. 33 is a motorcyclist's dream. While you're at Brandywine ride south 5 miles on CR 21 past the U.S. Navy Information Operations Command, NIOC. Bet you didn't know there's a huge naval communication operations center in West Virginia. After the day's activities meet for dinner at the N&S for those staying the weekend. For more information contact: Lemuel Stephens lemueljstephens@gmail.com.

Sep 14, 2014

31st ANNUAL IMOC (ITALIAN MOTORCYCLE OWNERS CLUB) RALLY

10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. Hamilton Rod & Gun Club, Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Featured Machine: Moto Guzzi Loop-Frames! Finally, after 30 years, a new admission fee = $10 per person, $15 two-up. All proceeds donated to support Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (J.D.R.F.). This is America's biggest and longest-running all Italian motorcycle event. Contact: Steven Rossi, Connecticut-Rhode Island MGNOC State Rep. at: 248-470-5788, or sldmrossi@aol.com.

Sep 19 to Sep 21, 2014

23rd ANNUAL MISSOURI-KANSAS (MO-KAN) RALLY

At the Pony Express Campground. A few miles south of Maysville, Missouri. More information in a future issue. Pony Express RV Campground a few miles south of Maysville, Missouri, on Missouri Highway 33. $45 registration for adults, $5 registration for children 12 years and under. Includes camping, dinner, and beverage for Friday and Saturday. Also includes breakfast on Saturday morning. Guzzi riders coming before Friday need to check in with the campground office and pay the daily camping fee. Send registration fee to: MO-KAN GUZZI, 816 Lincoln Street, St. Joseph, Missouri 64501. For more information check our website at www.mo-kanguzziclub.com or call Ace Malott at 816-262-2651 or Bill Andresen at 816-671-0027.

Sep 19 to Sep 21, 2014

ANNUAL MGNOC NEVADA STATE CAMPOUT - DAYTON STATE PARK, DAYTON, NEVADA

Come join the Nevada Moto Guzzi Enthusiasts (pretty much just me) at Dayton State Park. This is a charming 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. This will also be the weekend of the annual Dayton Valley Days. We will be celebrating our State's 150th birthday, with food, crafts and events happening all weekend in Downtown Dayton. Rally fee of $30 includes: Two nights tent camping, A hearty and tasty dinner Friday night, breakfast Saturday morning, a mysterious yet tasty feast Saturday night, muffins & coffee Sunday morning, worthwhile carbonated beverages, all the advice on local rides you can stand and directions on how to leave town. Trailer/RV campsites are available for $17/night if you trailer your non Guzzi. Local restaurants and casinos within walking distance. There are no nightly motels in Dayton, however there are nice by-the-hour/fantasy fulfillment motels five miles west. A few respectable and motorcycle friendly 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, www.goldhillhotel.net; Sugar Loaf Motel, 434 South C Street, Virginia City, 775-847-0551, www.sugarloafmountain-motel.com; 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/Carson/. DIRECTIONS: Dayton is located 12 miles east of Carson City, 230 miles east of San Francisco and 1295 miles west of Dodge City, Kansas on U. S. Highway 50. Dayton State Park is located on the south/east side of Highway 50, ½ mile north of the only stoplight in Dayton, on the banks of the historic Carson River (should there be any water in it). For more information contact: MGNOC Nevada State Rep Daniel South, 775-246-3870 (home), 775-220-8021 (cell). email: guzzizoomr@charter.net.

Sep 25 to Sep 28, 2014

14th 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 will be our 14th! Yes, time does go by fast: Especially when you're enjoying riding through Kentucky horse country. At the end of the day sit by the big fireplace and renew old friendships and, of course make new friends of fellow riders. 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 too! Contact Rally Chairman: Mike Gozia at 502-241-0337: 7004 Apple Orchard Lane, Crestwood, Kentucky 40014 or, email: motogozi@yahoo.com.

Sep 26 to Sep 28, 2014

MARYLAND/DC'S 15th ANNUAL RALLY

NEW LOCATION: Little Orleans Campground, Little Orleans, Maryland. The Maryland/DC Moto Guzzi Rally has been know as a laid back, relaxing event, due, in part to the hospitality of the KOA campground staff. Unfortunately things have changed. Well before last year's rally, we knew that we had to start looking for another rally site. I have always wanted a place that was grassy and sunny; but the most important things were a clean bath house, good access from an Interstate Highway, friendly campground staff and good food, either by the campground or close by. This past April, my wife and I set out looking for a new home for the MD/DC rally. I avoided going to Maryland's Eastern Shore, because so many people dislike crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. We drove nearly 300 miles through Maryland's, mountainous, western parts, looking for that new home. We also spent many hours looking at brochures, and computer print-outs to find the perfect new site for our rally, and I think we finally found it. The place is called Little Orleans Campground, in Little Orleans. It is located in western Maryland's, Allegany County. The proprietor was very friendly and had no problem with a motorcycle group invading their campground. She allowed us to drive around the campground, so that we could see if this place would work for the rally. The small tent area that we have reserved is at the end of one of the campground trailer loops, away from the congested trailer camping areas. It has a great view of the nearby mountains and valleys. This is one of the few areas that has its own private mountain view. This loop also has a small pavilion located in the center of the loop. We have also reserved the larger pavilion, up behind the camp store, for meals and gatherings. The campground also has large camping trailers, permanently placed throughout, for rent. I believe the basic trailer will sleep up to four people. If you are interested in staying in one of these trailers, you must call the campground to reserve one. Their number is 301-478-2325 or Email: goodpeople@hereintown.net. By reserving the tent loop, we are able to get a group rate and save everyone a little money. We had to pay in advance to reserve the two areas for the rally, so we are asking you to pre-pay if you can. It will also help us to calculate how much food and extras to bring, as it is with any rally. Please contact: MGNOC State Rep, Bill Sharp for details: 410-551-6939 or Email: bnsharp@verizon.net.

Oct 3 to Oct 5, 2014

WEST VIRGINIA - 9TH ANNUAL MOUNTAIN GUZZI RALLY

Pipestem State Resort Park. For more info: contact MGNOC state rep, Lemuel Stephens: lemueljstephens@gmail.com. Pipestem West Virginia.

Oct 5, 2014

18th ANNUAL MOTO GUZZI NEW ENGLAND DAY

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

Oct 5, 2014

31th ANNUAL GUZZI RIDERS IN TEXAS (GRIT) RALLY

The one-day FREE event for Guzzi riders and their guests will be held at the American Legion, Post 15, 18251 CR 498 in Lindale, Texas. It begins Sunday morning, October 5, at 8:00 A.M. with coffee, tea, and Ken Hand's delicious homemade dessert breads. Enjoy a scenic "Armadillo Run" through East Texas or do some tire kickin' and bench ridin' with friends. There will be Awards, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Spaghetti Lunch is included! Come Friday or Saturday, October 3 and 4, for the Pre-Rally Campout and camp for free at the American Legion. If you need electric and water hookups, then it will cost $15 per night. Please contact me in advance if you need electric and water hookups. You can pitch a tent wherever you want - by the lake or under the trees on higher ground! There is a big fire ring by the lake and plenty of wood for a fire if we don't have a burn ban this year. Friday supper and Saturday breakfast and supper will be included also. You will find plenty of things to do in the East Texas area so you won't get bored if you come early! Kids and pets are welcome. For those of you who don't like to camp, there are several motels in Lindale and surrounding areas. For more information, contact MGNOC Texas State Rep Georganne Foster, 903-316-7720 or georganne@suddenlink.net.

Oct 17 to Oct 19, 2014

MGNOC STATE RALLY, BODEGA BAY, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Enjoy camping on the beach, BBQ pit and large roaring camp fire, Friday night pork chop dinner, Saturday pot luck. Camp sites feature cool sea breeze, fog horn, hot showers and flush toilets. $30 each, $40 for couples, includes camping both nights for Guzzi good times. Day visitors and all are welcome, camp ground parking fees may be extra. Doran Beach Regional Park, Bodega Bay, California. Please RSVP. For more info contact: MGNOC California Rep, Pierre DaCunha, 408-710-4886 or email at: pierredacunha@yahoo.com.

Dec 6, 2014

CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS-TIME AT YE-OLDE-CABIN

7:00 PM - ? Steven Rossi...Connecticut / Rhode Island MGNOC State Rep. Cell: 248- 470-5788. sldmrossi@aol.com

Jun 18 to Jun 21, 2015

44th MGNOC NATIONAL - SWANZEY, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Cheshire Fairgrounds, 247 Monadnock (Route 12), Keene/Swanzey town line. ROKON International, Inc. has already committed to being at this rally with display/demo bike www.rokon.com (check out 'The Rokon Movie'). More exciting rally information to follow...stay tuned! New Hampshire MGNOC Rep, Randy Tefft. 603-355-9373. Email: rt@ne.rr.com. Full page rally ad will be listed in the newsletter starting with the December 2014 issue.