Moto Guzzi National Owners Club
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RALLY CALENDAR

Mar 4 to Mar 13, 2016

FLORIDA BIKE WEEK CAMPOUT - LAKE MONROE PARK

975 U.S. Highway 17-92, Debary Florida, Phone: 386-668-3825. For more information contact Tim Hewitt: 386-663-2072.

Apr 1 to Apr 3, 2016

CENTRAL FLORIDA MOTO GUZZI CAMPOUT

SERTOMA YOUTH RANCH, 85 Myers Road, Brookville, Florida 34602. For more information contact: Tim Hewitt at: 386-663-2072 or Steve Horsey at: 813-956-8951.

Apr 14 to Apr 17, 2016

MARYLAND/DC'S ANNUAL SPRING CAMPOUT

Robin's Nest Loop, Shad Landing, Pocomoke State Park, Maryland.

Apr 15 to Apr 17, 2016

MGNOC LOUISIANA 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 liqueur will be available for camp-side consumption. The famous Moons BBQ will be delivering BBQ ribs for supper on Friday night and Big beautiful rib eye steaks with all the fixings on Saturday night. Each meal will cost $15. You must pre order your meals by April 13. Please make checks out to David Munnerlyn Jr. Please write on the check which night or both you will be paying for. Send checks to: 100 Caladium Court, Lafayette Louisiana 70508. You are responsible for all of your other meals at the rally. Valhalla Motorcycle Campground offers lots of open or shaded camping with two showers and a group campfire area. (That's where all that kick'en tires and tell'en 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 Rep. David Munnerlyn Jr. at: 337-298-9481 or email me at: laf.guzzidave@yahoo.com), 'Laissez les bon temps rouler!'

May 5 to May 7, 2016

NORTH CAROLINA GUZZI SPRING CAMPOUT

High Country Motorcycle Campground, 765 Stoney Fork Road, Ferguson, North Carolina 28624. Between Wiksboro and Boone North Carolina. This will coincide with the Poverty Riders International (PRI) Campout. This is not a rally, no registration, and you pay for your own camping and pass the hat for food or potluck. Contact: High Country Motorcycle Campground for cabin reservations: 336-973-3911.

May 6 to May 7, 2016

2016 ARIZONA MGNOC - A GATHERING OF EAGLES

Note: There is NO ENTRY FEE as this an N.A.R. (Not-A-Rally). HOST HOTEL: The View Motel, 818 South Main Street, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326. Rooms are $68-$85 per night. Phone: 928-634-7581. Website: www.theviewmotel.com. Email: theviewmotel@cableone.net. Historical Note: Motel is owned by The Lucille Ball Family. Rooms RESERVED under Mike Larson or Moto Guzzi. HOST CAMPGROUND: Rio Verde RV Park, 3420 East SR89A, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326. Phone: 928-634-5990. Campsites are $20.14 per night. Email: rioverdepark@gmail.com. Website: www.rioverdervpark.com. FRIDAY NIGHT: PIZZA at the hotel! $5 includes all you can eat + water / soft drinks. SATURDAY NIGHT: NATES Cowboy Restaurant and Saloon, reservations at: 6:00 P.M. for 35+ people. Questions? Email: Mike Larson: drdezmo@yahoo.com.

May 28, 2016

NEBRASKA MGNOC OPEN GARAGE

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 motomanv11@neb.rr.com. Ray and Ellie Rowen, MGNOC Nebraska State Reps.

Jun 2 to Jun 4, 2016

45th ANNUAL KANSAS MOTO GUZZI RALLY - COUNCIL GROVE, KANSAS

(Sunday June 5th, everyone heads for home). Place: Santa Fe Trail Cove at the Federal Reservoir very near Council Grove, Kansas. Camping fee: Thursday is paid at the gate for early arrivals. Two night 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; 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: flynguzzi@yahoo.com or Norm Thomas, 620 794-4689, email: nthomas@myadvantageplus.com.

Jun 17 to Jun 18, 2016

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. $35 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 and Lynn Mackey's Lodging: click here. Contact Information and $30 pre-registration (until June 1st): John Ulrich, 3992 Stonebridge Drive. N. Eagan, Minnesota 55123. johnulrich_55123@yahoo.com.

Jun 17 to Jun 19, 2016

NEBRASKA MGNOC STEVE LINGG MEMORIAL CAMPOUT

Many of you know Steve Lingg organized the original Nebraska Annual Campout located near Republican City, Nebraska at the Harlan County Reservoir. When Steve passed way, too early in life from cancer, my wife Ellie and I took over as the Nebraska MGNOC reps. We had kept his campout going for several years but for many reasons had to shut down this event. Ever since we have been looking for a closer site to our home in Lincoln, Nebraska to get this event going again and have now found what we hope to be a new and better place to start up. This year we are hosting a new basic campout at the Indian Caves State Park here in eastern Nebraska to keep Steve'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 motomanv11@neb.rr.com. This campout will be 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 tents. 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, 2016

45th ANNUAL MGNOC NATIONAL RALLY - GRANT COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, JOHN DAY, OREGON

Located on Highway 26, John Day, Oregon has lots of lodging, cafes, restaurants, gas stations and lots more. There will be demo rides, field games, bike show, self guided tours, and closing ceremony. There are 25 RV parking spots available on site. To reserve RV parking, please call 541-575-1900. Webpage: www.grantcountyfairgrounds.com. There are several motels and B&B rooms available close by. For motel and B&B information, please check out the full page rally ad in the monthly newsletter, starting out with the January 2016 issue. Registration is $55 per person before May 25th, $65 after May 25th, $35 for children 7 to 12, for 6 years and under is free. Pet friendly. Send your pre-registration fee to: Gerri Jenkins, 28375 South Sundowner Court, Canby, Oregon 97013. Payable to MGNOC of Oregon. For more info, call 503-263-3336 or email Gerri at: mamaguzzi@gmail.com, or Gary at: motogary@gmail.com. You can go to the Oregon Club website at: www.orguzzi.org and use PayPal.

Jun 24 to Jun 26, 2016

VIRGINIA STATE MOTO GUZZI RALLY

Willville Motorcycle Campground in Meadows-of-Dan, Virginia. Details to follow.

Jul 8 to Jul 10, 2016

25th MGNOC IOWA RALLY

Welcome to the Heartland. Elkader City Park and Campground. Elkader is in beautiful northeast Iowa, on Hwy 13, about halfway between Hwy 3 and Hwy 18. The Park is toward the south end of town and can be seen and accessed from Hwy 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; rolls and doughnuts Sunday morning included in 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, 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, 563-252-1433. Web site for other accommodations: www.barnonthebluff.com. If these motels are filled please ask them for other recommendations. Pre-register before June 30th: Age 25 and older - $35. Under age 25 - $15. At the rally: Age 25 and older - $45 Under age 25 - $25. Person to contact for info or to pre-register: MGNOC IOWA STATE REP, George Vignovich: g.vignovich@msn.com, 515-883-0825. Mailing address: 6121 SE Fourth, Des Moines, Iowa 50315. Make checks payable to: George Vignovich.

Jul 22 to Jul 23, 2016

MGNOC / FOX POWERSPORTS MOTO GUZZI WEEKEND

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN. More information will follow.

Jul 29 to Jul 31, 2016

1st ANNUAL MOTO GUZZI NOVA SCOTIA CAMPOUT

Campground and rally site is at Caribou River, 11 kilometers west of Pictou, 5748 Hwy 6 (Sunrise Trail), home of Larry and Joyce Hogg. Pre-registration: $20 before July 1st, $25 after. Registration includes: two nights of camping, bonfire, Friday night hot dogs, Saturday home-cooked breakfast, Observation/Power Runs, three tours, Awards, Field Games, Show and Shine, 50/50 raffle, Bike Light Show, camaraderie, Sunday Continental breakfast, Poker Run (subject to your interest). Lodging options: The Pictou Puffin B&B, 800-970-1791; Lionstone Inn Motel, 866-785-4157; Dolan's Inn & Suites, 866-648-5463; Caribou River Cottages, 902-485-6352. Mention the rally for discounted prices. It's Tourist Season – so BOOK EARLY! Come early, stay late, there is lots to do and see. Send your rally fee to: Larry Hogg, 5748 Highway 6, Scotsburn, Nova Scotia. Canada B0K1R0. Larry's phone: 902-485-1517. Email: larry@novascotiabikerally.com. MGNOC ED Note: Americans will need a passport. FW

Aug 5 to Aug 7, 2016

2016 MASSACHUSETTS MGNOC RALLY

This will be the 4th year at Nobleview Outdoor Center www.nobleviewoutdoorcenter.org. The site has spectacular mountaintop views, limited bunk space on request with early registration in bunkhouse log cabins with electricity or tent sites, modern showers, large common area. The area offers great riding through picturesque small New England towns, local swimming holes and hiking on site and great local diners and restaurants for breakfast and lunch in the area. Cost is $55. We are limited to 70 participants so register fast! Friday night La Famiglia dinner: You bring it we cook. Bring something to share (sausage, other meats, etc.). Saturday dinner is provided: salad, meat or vegetarian lasagna, artisan rolls, wine. Contact information: Tom Halchuk, MGNOC State Rep. thalchuk@gmail.com 508-612-9509. Dave & Brittney Lemieux, Rally Chairpersons. dandblemieux@gmail.com 508-243-3197. Please send $55 check payable to: Dave & Brittney Lemieux. PayPal at: dandblemieux@gmail.com.

Aug 5 to Aug 7, 2016

MOTO GUZZIS IN THE BLUE RIDGE CAMPOUT

Place: Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground, Cruso, North Carolina. Ten minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, north on Highway 276. Full facility campground with campsites and chalets. Full service restaurant, hot showers and laundry. Call campground to reserve chalets: 828-235-8350. Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground, 59 Motorcycle Drive, Canton, North Carolina 28716. Awards for Moto Guzzi riders. No rally fee, www.blueridgemotorcyclecamp.com. For more information, contact MGNOC state rep, Mark Tenney: barmar@mindspring.com.

Aug 18 to Aug 21, 2016

NEW MEXICO STATE RALLY - DATIL, NEW MEXICO

Eagle Guest Ranch Campground, Datil, New Mexico. GRAND DOOR PRIZE: MOTO GUZZI To Be Announced Come down and enjoy the serenity of Datil, great roads and good food! More details to follow. Contact: MGNOC State Reps, Matt Forslund, 505-850-8383, or Stephan Byarlay, 505-321-5177. Email: nmmgnocrep@yahoo.com.