1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. At the home of MGNOC Maryland/D.C. State Rep, Bill Sharp,1355 Ava Road, Severn, Maryland 21144. Call or email for directions or details: 410-551-6939 or bnsharp>at>verizon.net.
Elkader City Park and Campground, at Elkader, Iowa. Elkader is in beautiful northeast Iowa, on Highway 13, about halfway between Highway 3 and Highway 18. The park is toward the south end of town so can be accessed from Highway 13. There is nice shade tree tent camping for Friday and Saturday nights. Early arrivals need to pay at park Kiosk for extra nights. There will be coffee, tea, and lemonade all weekend. Also, you'll receive a rally pin, three great meals (beef for Friday supper, super Saturday breakfast, and thick pork chop for Saturday's supper), plus rolls and doughnuts Sunday morning. ALSO for your pleasure: dealer displays, observation poker runs, guided group lunch ride, swimming pool in park (cost not included) scenic roads to ride, and rest and relaxation. AREA motels and hotels: Elkader Inn, 563-245-2020; Garnavillo Motel, 563-964-2214; Super 8 Motel, 563-422-3464; Franklin Hotel, 563-933-6054. Web site for other accommodations: www.barmonthebuff.com. If these are filled, please ask them for recommendations. PRE-REGISTER before June 25th: adults $30; under 14 years old $15. AT THE RALLY adults $35, under 14 years old $25. Contact: MGNOC Iowa State Rep, George Vignovich, 6121 SE Fourth, Des Moines, Iowa 50315. Make checks payable to: George Vignovich. Phone: 515-883-0825. Email: g.vignovich>at>msn.com.
Northfork Group Camp, 11 miles southwest of Randle, Washington on Forest Service Road 23. Great roads in Mount St. Helens area. $35 per person includes camping Friday and Saturday nights, Friday & Saturday night dinners and Saturday breakfast. For more information contact MGNOC State Reps, Richard and Gayle Guthrie, 206-246-3181 or at rtguthrie4>at>msn.com.
Paul Smiths, New York. Come have dinner in the Adirondacks and stay awhile. More of a dinner party with camping then a rally. LIMITED CAMPING - PRE-REGISTRATION NECESSARY. Contact: North New York MGNOC Rep, Keith Smith, 584 Keese Mills Road, Paul Smiths, New York 12970. 518-327-3006. goosedown>at>roadrunner.com. DONATIONS ACCEPTED AND APPRECIATED.
10:00 – 2:00. Starts at the very top of East Rock Park in New Haven, Connecticut (no facilities, so make sure to stop beforehand). Ends at Black Rock Tavern, 76-78 Main Street, Thomaston, Connecticut 06787, 860- 283-4447.
Will be held at Lake Joy Campground (www.lakejoy.com). All brands are welcome. Registration is $35 before July 1, 2013 and $45 at the gate. We will feature Wisconsin's best grilled brats & burgers Friday evening, ham, turkey & beef Saturday evening and deluxe continental breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings. As always, Wisconsin's finest refreshments, including soft drinks, will flow from the artesian taps. The rally fee also includes tent camping Friday and Saturday. Lake Joy is located in the heart of Wisconsin's "driftless" region - the area not flattened by the glacier. It is spectacularly scenic riding territory. The campground has clean modern restrooms and showers, and a 60 acre private lake (no fishing license required) with two beaches. Tune in to http://www.wmgr.org/ for late breaking developments. For more information contact: MGNOC State Rep Chris Collins at: clct3>at>aol.com.
Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground, Cruso, North Carolina. Full service restaurant, hot showers, and laundry. Campground is just 10 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway north on Highway 276. No rally registration fee; but, the campground charges a camping fee. To reserve a chalet or for additional information about the campground contact the campground at: 828-235-8350. www.blueridgemotorcyclecamp.com. Campground mailing address: Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground, 59 Motorcycle Drive, Canton, North Carolina 28716.
NEW DATE and NEW LOCATION. Noble View Outdoor Center, Russell, www.nobleviewoutdoorcenter.org. Fee: $55 per person. Limited bunk space available, first paid first served on bunk space. Friday night is traditional La Famiglia night, you bring it we cook it. Saturday night lasagna dinner included. Local riding, hiking, swimming, and good times. Due to space constraints the rally will be limited to 70 participants, pre-registration is required. Contact info: MGNOC State Rep, Tom Halchuk, 508-612-9509, thalchuk>at>gmail.com. Sean Ryder, spryder>at>gmail.com. Checks to: Sean Ryder, 21 Evans Road, West Boylston, Massachusetts 01583 OR PayPal to: email@example.com. When you pre-register, please indicate if you wish to request bunk space (still a few spots left). Please include email address to reserve confirmation of registration.
Eagle Guest Ranch Campground, Datil, New Mexico. Datil is located 62 miles west of Socorro , New Mexico on Highway 60. This campground is remote, primitive and beautiful. EVENTS: Poker run; bike show; 50/50; door prizes; trophies; and marshmallow roasts by the campfire and storytelling. FEES: $35 per person, includes camping fee, lunch and dinner Friday and Saturday, breakfast Sunday. There is only one motel in Datil: Eagle Guest Ranch 505-772-5612. Other motels are located in Magdalena, New Mexico (approximately 30 miles east of Datil): Western Motel in Magdalena, New Mexico, 505-854-2417. ATTRACTIONS: The Very Large Array (VLA) which is one of the largest radio telescope observatories in the world and nature walk trail at the campground. For additional information, please contact New Mexico Rep. Matt Forslund at: 1908 Chandelle Loop, N.E., Albuquerque , New Mexico 87112-4707. 505-850-8383. Email: nmmgnocrep>at>yahoo.com.
Place: Money Creek Haven, 18502 County 26, Houston, Minnesota 55943. Preregister before July 15th - $40; at the rally - $45. Registration includes tent camping Friday and Saturday nights; Friday evening meal; Saturday steak supper; Saturday and Sunday morning Quickfix breakfast; coffee and lemonade all weekend. Area motels: Money Creek, www.moneycreekhaven.com; Lokens Sawmill Inn, 888-791-9191; American of Caledonia, 800-634-3444; Crest Red Carpet Inn, Caledonia, 800-845-0904; Windswept Motel, Rushford, 507-864-2545. For additional information: www.houstonmnchamber.com. Send registrations to MGNOC Minnesota State Rep, John Ulrich, 3992 Stonebridge Drive, North Eagan, Minnesota 55123. Call 651-686-9916 or email mn.staterep>at>mgnoc.com.
Hosted by the ONTARIO GUZZI RIDERS & the Village of Lavigne. Rally takes place at the western end of Lake Nipissing on Highway 64 near Sturgeon Falls. Rally fee paid on or before August 1st is $55, after August 1st, $65. This amount includes three nights of camping, Friday & Saturday evening meals, and rally pin. Available on Thursday is an evening meal and breakfast for Friday and Saturday. Camping and cottage accommodations are within walking distance: http://www.ourcampground.ca/, Joli Voyageur 877-869-2428. See rally ad in this newsletter for other accommodations. There is no need to contact the campsite directly unless they want to take RVs. For more information or to pay rally fee via credit card go to: http://www.ontarioguzziriders.com/, or contact: MGNOC Ontario Province Rep, Phil Tunbridge, guzziphil>at>hotmail.com, 705-722-3312; OR Guy Fortier, guyfortier>at>netspectrum.ca, 705-594-2301.
Come join us again for our 2nd get together dubbed Versione 2.0, this time being held in the beautiful Big Basin National Park at the Sequoia group site. This year we will feature a fund raising raffle with the grand prize of a Kali Protectives Carbon fiber helmet. ALL gross funds generated by the raffle will benefit the Road Racing Action fund. FREE rally beanie to the first 50 preregistered campers and FREE rally key chains for all who attend. Dinner provided both nights by pit master Mark Hineser and continental breakfasts in the mornings. Please visit the website http://www.nata-rally.org/ for more info or call Pierre: 408-710-4886 check websites for fees.
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 are available on site to purchase, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, awards for Guzzi riders, tent camping or air conditioned dormitory $8/night/person. Cabins $40/night, sleep 6. Limited RV hook up, hot showers. Early and late arrivals welcome. For additional information: Contact: Andrea Ank, 330-898-7705 or Ohio MGNOC Rep, Jack Arnold, 740-537-2010. To make cabin reservations or inquire about RV hook up availability call: 740-452-0016 http://www.friendlyhillscamp.org/Home_Page.html
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>at>yahoo.com. Two Rivers Campground website: www.tworvrs.com.
Place: 4 miles northeast of Detroit, Oregon, FS Road 46. Bring and Share. $20 fee to cover camping in the group camp area. Usually plenty of food to go around, bring something to contribute. All Seasons Motel five minutes away. For reservations call 503-8543421 or 877-505-8779 or www.allseasonsmotel.net. Contact Gerri Jenkins at 503-263-3336 or email mamaguzzi>at>gmail.com.
Cycle-Moore Campground, 11075 U.S. Highway 31 South, Interlochen, Michigan 49643. Rally fees before September 1st (per person): adult $30, under 14 years $10. After September 1st: adult $35, under 14 years $15. Fee includes: dinner Friday and Saturday; full breakfast Saturday; continental breakfast Sunday; dealers on site; two nights camping; group ride Saturday; door prizes and rally souvenir. Contact: Ron Kurylo, 2490 Sarossy Lake Road, Grass Lake, Michigan 49240. Phone: 734-707-5572. Email: v11ev>at>hotmail.com.
Make your plans for the North Georgia Moto Guzzi campout in Suches Georgia. This is the campground newly reopened as Two Wheels of Suches. They have a few rooms available in the lodge. Contact them at: 706-973-1671 to reserve a room. Contact Wayne Orwig at: wayne.orwig>at>att.net for details.
Hamilton Rod and Gun Club, Sturbridge, Massachusetts from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Visit: www.imocusa.com for more information. Featured machine "Ducati Bevel Bikes". Admission is $5. MGNOC State Rep, Steven Rossi.
Snug Harbor/Hagerstown KOA. This is a "No charge Rally". (KOA Camping Fee: $9/night/person.) Friday Night "Wild Bill Chili", (by donation), other meals provided by the KOA Kampground $$. For directions or details call: Bill Sharp at 410-551-6939 or email: bnsharp>at>verizon.net.
Another annual MGNOC Nevada State Campout. Dayton State Park, Dayton, Nevada. Come join the Nevada Moto Guzzi Enthusiasts (well, me anyway - MGNOC Rep Daniel South) 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 and hiking located in 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, with food, crafts and events happening all weekend in Downtown Dayton. Rally fee of $30 includes: two nights tent camping, a robust yet tasty dinner Friday night, Saturday morning breakfast, a hearty feast Saturday night, muffins & coffee Sunday morning. Trailer/RV campsites are available for $17/night. Local restaurants and casinos within walking distance. There are no motels in Dayton, however there are brothels 5 miles west. A few motels are 11 miles canyon ride away in 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. DIRECTIONS: Dayton is located 12 miles east of Carson City 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.
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 Randy Bernard at 816-262-1912.
When planning your rally trips for 2013 be sure to block out September 26-29 for the 12th Annual Kentucky Fall Rally. Ride tree lined country lanes through the hills of Kentucky Horse Country. At the end of the day sit by the big fireplace and renew old friendships and, of course make new friends. Rally fee is $35. Camp around the large pavilion for $8 per person per night. Rally site is the Kentucky River Campground, 1489 Steel Branch Road. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. It's about 9 miles north of Frankfort off U.S. 127. 866-227-2465. Hot Showers and flush toilets too! Contact: MGNOC State Rep, Jerry Hylton, 859-322-7039. Email: blackdogdaddio>at>yahoo.com
Location: Pipestem State Resort Park at Pipestem, West Virginia. Fantastic roads in an area of indescribable natural beauty. Rivers, mountains, roads, fall foliage. This one has it all. On West Virginia State Route 20 just past Bluestone Lake and the New River National Scenic Gorge. An hour-and-a-half ride to the New River Bridge. If you haven't been here, try to make it this year. For additional information contact MGNOC State Rep Lemuel Stephens: 304-633-7417, or email at: lemueljstephens>at>me.com.
CONNECTICUT. 10:00 - 2:00. A tribute to Marsh Motorcycles, at the Vanilla Bean, Rout 44 and 169, 450 Deerfield Road, Pomfret, Connecticut 06259 www.vanillabeancafe.com
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 6, 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 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 E&W 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. 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>at>suddenlink.net.
Talimena State Park! Get-together with us for camaraderie, camp fire stories and great roads to ride. This will be our TWELFTH year to enjoy this picturesque area of Oklahoma. No fees except the amount charged for camping by the state, which isn't much. Bring your own stuff and do your own thing, but come so we can enjoy your company. The state park is small and quaint with tons of trees, numerous picnic tables, a gazebo which we nearly always commandeer, clean, well maintained restrooms and of course the surrounding roads are blast to ride. Yeah, you'll have a good time with like minded Guzzi riders. Park location is in the southeastern part of the state. Located 20 miles south of Wister and 6 miles north of Talihina on Highway 271. Easy to find the park, then look around for Guzzis. Contact: MGNOC Oklahoma State rep Michael Dethrow, at 918-742-0452, 918-638-1426 (cell) or email: hifi57>at>yahoo.com.
THE GATHERING OF EAGLES IN BODEGA BAY. Come camp on the beach, ride the beautiful surrounding hills and sit around the camp fire and tell tall tales. The event is at Doran Beach Regional Park and the fee is $35 for the weekend. A commemorative rally pin is included for first 50 campers. For more information, please contact MGNOC State Rep, Don Van Zandt at: mowtow>at>earthlink.net or Pierre at: pierredacunha>at>yahoo.com or 408-710-4886.
7:00 PM - ? 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, www.logcabinct.com. Please R.S.V.P. to MGNOC State Rep Steven Rossi by Wednesday, December 4 248-470-5788 or sldmrossi>at>aol.com.