Moto Guzzi National Owners Club
Moto Guzzi National Owners Club
Moto Guzzi National Owners Club
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Apr 13 to Apr 16, 2017


Shad Landing State Park, Pocomoke City, Maryland. Contact: Maryland/DC MGNOC Rep, Bill Sharp at for details.

Apr 21 to Apr 23, 2017


Come pass a good time with us at the Valhalla Motorcycle Campground in Homer, Louisiana. Will be kick-en tires and tell-in lies in the beautiful piney woods of North Louisiana. Camping is FREE! 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 over looking 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 Rep. Mark Perry at 337-523-2518 or email me at

May 5 to May 6, 2017


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 are $85 per night - Rooms RESERVED "Moto Guzzi". Website: - email: Historical Note: Motel is owned by The Lucille Ball Family. HOST CAMPGROUND: Rio Verde RV Park, 3420 East SR89A, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326, Phone 928-634-5990. Campsites are $20.14 per night. Email: Website: FRIDAY NIGHT: PIZZA at the hotel! Includes non-alcoholic beverage / all you can eat. SATURDAY NIGHT: Catered BBQ meal, at the hotel by HOG Wild BBQ in Cottonwood ( 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:

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 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 7 to Jun 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 email:

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


This year we are hosting our second basic campout at the Indian Caves State Park here in eastern Nebraska to keep past Nebraska MGNOC State Rep (Steve Lingg's) memory alive and have some fun. Indian Caves State Park is located in southeastern Nebraska on the banks of the Missouri River. Information on the park and its location can be found on the web at Nebraska Game and Parks ( or by calling 402-471-1414. Or email us at ( This campout is bring your own everything type event. It will be located in the Tent Camping Only area. There are hot showers available in the campground and each camp site can accommodate two tents. Each site also has a fire pit and an electrical outlet. The cost will be $8 dollars per day and as I said will cover two tents. So if you want to you can split the cost with someone else. When you arrive at the park entrance you will rent your campsite by the night for the weekend. I will have a sign at the campground entrance to help you find us. When you roll into the campground you will see signs stating that no vehicles are allowed off the paved roadway and must park in the lots provided. This rule has been kindly waved for our group and you can ride on and park your bike in the grass next to your tent. Please do so respectfully and be mindful of not doing any damage to the area so we can keep this privilege in the future. Anyone coming in a car or truck must stay on the pavement. The park is in a fairly remote area but within easy riding distance of several small towns and also not too far from four larger cities with full facilities, Auburn and Falls City in Nebraska, Rockport and St. Joseph in Missouri. Just seven miles north of the park entrance road is the small town of Nemaha, Nebraska. Located there is a very well stocked little grocery store complete with a deli and they even do a breakfast buffet on Saturday mornings. You can get pretty much anything you need in the way of food except alcohol. The owners are Amish. Speaking of alcohol it is permitted in the park as long as you don't try to bring in any large amount such as kegs or cases. Gas up in one of the larger towns listed or on the Interstate in Rock Port before you head to the park. None of the small towns you see around the immediate park area have gas stations. They have bars but no gas! There are plenty of nice twisty roads to ride in the area on both sides of the river. Close by is a winery in Brownville, Nebraska. Unlike the old Republican City location there is plenty to go see and do and the park itself is a very beautiful hilly tree covered place to ride and hike. Hope to see you there!

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 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. More information will follow.

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 on site. 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 (contact for address we're in the middle of moving). PayPal at

Aug 4 to Aug 6, 2017

2nd ANNUAL NOVA SCOTIA MOTO GUZZI & 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 pre-register 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


Rally will again be held at the Cycle-Moore Campground in Interlochen, Michigan. We will issue additional information later in 2017. Randy Peterson, Northern Michigan MGNOC Rep.

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 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 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