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

Apr 24 to Apr 27, 2014

MARYLAND/DC ANNUAL SPRING CAMPOUT

Shad Landing State Park, Pocomoke, Maryland. Call Bill Sharp for directions or details: 410-551-6939 or Email: bnsharp@verizon.net.

May 2 to May 4, 2014

2014 ARIZONA MOTO GUZZI GATHERING OF EAGLES

NO ENTRY FEE as this is an N.A.R. - "Not-A-Rally". Host Hotel: The View Motel, 818 South Main Street, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326. Rooms are $68-$75 per night. Ten rooms reserved until 4/1/14 under the name Mike Larson. 928-634-7581. Email: theviewmotel@cableone.net. Website: www.theviewmotel.com. Host Campground: Rio Verde RV Park, 3420 East SR89A, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326. $20.14 per night. 928-634-5990. Email: rioverdervpark@gmail.com. Website: www.rioverdervpark.com. Lots more information available - see rally ad in current newsletter. RSVP to Mike Larson when you make your reservations or with question: drdezmo@yahoo.com.

May 9 to May 11, 2014

11th EVER SWMO WILDGOOSE CHASE CAMPOUT

Indian Creek RV Park in Anderson, Missouri. Cost is only $7 per person/night. Jump on that glorious Guzzi and head to Anderson, Missouri this coming Mothers Day weekend. Wives always welcome. Great riding roads, spring weather, campground, fantastic camaraderie, breakfast, dinner, 50/50, awards, bonfire and maybe another bike show. Also lots of local things happening this weekend too! Directions: Come to Anderson and get on 71B. The campground is underneath the Indian creek bridge. Look for signs and lots of Moto Guzzis. Contact Luap McKeever at luap@wildguzzi.com or 479-586-3825 (before 8:00 P.M. CST) for more info. See you here!

May 16 to May 17, 2014

20th ANNUAL JIM BRANDES MEMORIAL CAMPOUT & CLUB MEETING

Whalen Island County Park. Located on the coast in Tillamook County, 5 miles north of Pacific City, 3 miles south of Sandlake on Three Capes Route. $40 fee includes: 2 nights camping in our group area, Friday night sausages, hot dogs, potato salad, chips & sodas, Saturday omelet breakfast, and Saturday spaghetti dinner. Monthly MGNOC Club Meeting will be held after breakfast on Saturday. Group ride Saturday. Contact: Gerri Jenkins at 503-263-3336 or email mamaguzzi@gmail.com.

May 16 to May 18, 2014

29th ANNUAL ILLINOIS MOTO GUZZI RALLY

Registration includes: rally pin and cup, Friday night chili & brauts, Saturday night smoked pork dinner, Continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday. 24-hour coffee and cold drinks, hot showers, two nights camping, no electrical hook-ups. Also included: wooded campsites, 50/50 drawing, door prizes. Location: Big River State Forest - accordance to the campground-no generators after 10:00 P.M. before 7:00 A.M. Price: $35 before May 1st, $40 after May 1st, $5 for children 12 and under. Pre-registration and info: Make checks payable to Illinois Moto Guzzi Riders Inc. Send: Shelby Paschal, P.O. Box 264, Kirkwood, Illinois 61447. Phone: 309-768-1130. Questions call: Stan Overstreet, 309-867-6705. Area motels: Super 8, Monmouth, Illinois, 309-734-8558; American, Monmouth, Illinois, 800-395-5007; Super 8, Burlington, Iowa, 319-752-9806; Biggsville Hotel, Lynn Biggsville, Illinois, 888-264-4087. Sorry absolutely no pets allowed. Anyone who brings a pet will be asked to leave.

May 23 to May 25, 2014

WEST VIRGINIA NEW CUMBERLAND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT RALLY

$30 before May 1, $35 after. Three days camping, hot showers, 24-hour coffee, dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings, dealers on site, entertainment, tours, maps, 50/50 drawing, door prizes, awards, rally pin, continental breakfast on Sunday morning. Send your fee to: John Ashcraft, 507 South Chester Street, New Cumberland, West Virginia 26047-9422. Make checks payable to: New Cumberland V.F.D. For more information email John at: jaybyrd507@yahoo.com. SORRY - No DOGS PLEASE! Local Lodging for cities of Newell and Weirton: Chester Mountaineer Park, 800-489-8192; Andrew Inn Town, 304-387-2800; Holiday Inn Express, 800-448-2296; Holiday Inn, 304-723-5522, 304-723-5522; Baymont Inn & Suites, 304-723-0050; Fairfield Inn & Suites,304-723-0088. Steubenville, Ohio: Super 8 Motel, 800-800-8000; University Inn, 740-282-0901; Hampton Inn, 740-282-9800.

May 25, 2014

(SUNDAY) TIDDLER TOUR (TT)…#6…"NORTH-BY-NORTHWEST"

10:00 AM - ? For pre-1969, 305cc and below machines…or something along those lines. Italian preferred, but any and all four-strokes and two-strokes welcome. And…Moto Guzzis! Brief dirt sections along the way. Starts/ends at Steve Rossi's house, 41 Orchard Road, East Haddam, Connecticut 06423. Trailer parking available. 248-470-5788 Cell, sldmrossi@aol.com.

May 30 to Jun 1, 2014

42rd ANNUAL KANSAS STATE MOTO GUZZI RALLY

This year's rally will be dedicated to David Kasitz. We hope his friends from over the years will attend. Place: Santa Fe Trail Cove at the Federal Reservoir very near Council Grove, Kansas. Camping fee is $5 per person per night is the only charge. Modern toilets, showers, electrical hookups and water available. No meals, no awards, or door prizes, but there is a picnic on Saturday night. Town lodging information: www.councilgrove.com, 800-732-9211; Cottage House, 800-727-7903; Old Trail Motel, 620-767-5034; The Lodge, 785-499-5634. 7 miles). For campout information contact: Norm Thomas, 620 794-4689, email: nthomas@myadvantageplus.com, OR Jeff Taylor, 620-341-0785, email: flynguzzi@yahoo.com.

Jun 6 to Jun 8, 2014

NEW YORK MOTO GUZZI RALLY

KOA Campground, Westfield, New York. Dinner Friday and Saturday, breakfast Saturday, coffee and cold drinks all weekend. Early arrivals okay. More details will follow. Contact: Western New York MGNOC Rep, Joe Casey, 585-591-6564, Cell: 716-560-0562, Email: joe_casey@msn.com.

Jun 13 to Jun 15, 2014

FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND DAISY STATE PARK, KIRBY, ARKANSAS

Come on out and enjoy a Guzzi weekend at Daisy State Park on Highway 70 near Kirby, Arkansas, overlooking beautiful Lake Greeson. This is a weekend of Guzzi's for those who are missing the annual Arkansas State Rally of old. Friday and Saturday night meals will be provided and coffee will be available. This will be a no charge rally, but donations will be gladly accepted. Your tent camping will be provided at no charge at the pavilion. RV's will need to register at the Park office at your cost and will be placed in the RV sections of the park as space is available. There will be a 50/50 raffle held on Saturday night. If you are interested please send an email David Welch: sickbay987@gmail. This way we can have a heads up to provide meals to everyone.

Jun 27 to Jun 29, 2014

32ND ANNUAL VIRGINIA MOTO GUZZI RALLY

Willville Motorcycle Camp, Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Willville is located 3/4 mile west of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Friday and Saturday meals and tent camping - $55 if postmarked by 5/17/2014. Friday and Saturday meals and tent camping - $65 if postmarked by 6/14/2014. Rally fee for RV, Motel / Hotel dwellers; subtract $20 from the above fee. Official Rally Registration Site: http://jfritzius.wix.com/vamotoguzzi. Only pre-registered rally attendees will be guaranteed meals. For additional information contact: Kurt or Susan Nordstrom / VMGOC, 306 Bell Grove Lane, Spotsylvania, Virginia 22551. Phone: 540-582-9414 or vaguzzirally@gmail.com. Strays always welcome.

Jul 4 to Jul 6, 2014

1ST EVER BIG STELLA CAMPOUT IN COLORADO

Location is northern Colorado. This campout will be limited to Moto Guzzi Stelvios ONLY. It's time for Stelvio owners to unite and have a bit of fun, socializing and learning. We will be hosting a campout and service seminar weekend. We are located in the Northern Colorado Rocky Mountains surrounded by the Roosevelt National forest on 35 acres with a 30x50 shop for the seminars. I have tools, including Piaggio diagnostic equipment. I can have parts as needed. Some of Colorado's best riding is out our front door. THE PLAN: Check in and set up Friday, July 4th. We will have hot dogs, beans and the fixings going all afternoon. The local community has a fireworks show that night, about a 30 minute ride away if you choose. Breakfast including espresso will be provided Saturday morning with the service clinic from 9:00-1:00 or as long as needed. You can choose to attend the clinic or we will provide maps for some great riding adventures. After the tech session there will still be time for some great riding before the Italian dinner on the deck. We have a large deck with outstanding views of the Rocky Mountains. Sunday morning we will provide Italian espresso and croissants before you depart for home or the National Rally in Elkader, Iowa. A bit about us, my wife and myself: We currently own and operate the local Moto Guzzi and Aprilia dealership. I am a Certified Moto Guzzi/Aprilia and BMW Master Tech with over 40 years experience wrenching. We both have many miles under our belts and both currently ride Stelvios . You must have a Stelvio, NO GS's, you can trailer if you want, No RV hookups. Cost for the weekend is $60. We will provide Friday dinner, Saturday meals including the Italian dinner on the deck and Sunday breakfast. Bottled water, potable water, coolers and ice will be supplied for your beer or soda. There are great places to set up your tents. Porta Johns will be on site. The property is at 8000 feet and can have cool evenings, and is accessed only by a 5 mile winding dirt road. We will provide you a map or GPS coordinates and a combination to the gate. It is locked and you cannot access the property without the combination. Email to steve@beemersandmore.com for any details and to complete payment. Steve Eddins, 800 Stockton Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524. 970-221-1014.

Jul 10 to Jul 13, 2014

43rd MGNOC NATIONAL RALLY

Elkader, Iowa at the Elkader City Park and Campground. 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 and can be seen and accessed from Highway 13. The first 400 registered will receive: Tent camping Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (early arrivals need to pay at park Kiosk for extra nights), coffee, tea, lemonade all weekend; Rally Pin; FOUR Meals - Thursday Iowa beef supper, Friday Lasagna supper, Saturday breakfast and Iowa pork chop supper, and rolls & doughnuts Sunday morning. (We are planning on 400 and this is the number our caterers have.) ALSO: Bike Show; 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; Garnavillo Motel, 563-964-2214; Super 8 Motel, 563-422-3464; Franklin Hotel, 563-933-6054. Web site for other accommodations www.barnonthebluff.com. If these motels are filled please ask them for other recommendations. Pre-register: NOTE: IF YOU PRE-REGISTER AND CANNOT ATTEND, YOUR MONEY WILL BE REFUNDED. Before June 25th: Adults - $55; Under 14 - $25; at the Rally: Adults - $65; under 14 - $35. Person to contact for info or to pre-register: MGNOC IOWA STATE REP George Vignovich, 6121 SE Fourth, Des Moines. Iowa 50315. 515-883-0825 515-285-7209. Email: g.vignovich@msn.com. Make checks payable to: George Vignovich. If you send your email address - we will send a registration form to fill out and return with your check.

Jul 25 to Jul 27, 2014

NEW YORK RALLY IN THE ADIRONDACKS

Come have dinner in the Adirondacks and stay a while. CHARLIE'S INN, P.O. Box 44, Junction Road, Lake Clear, New York 12945. 518-891-9858. www.charlies-inn.com. There are cabins and rooms available at the Inn at an extra cost. Other services at the Inn are: restaurant, bar, laundry, showers and gasoline. Rally fee is $46. You get two nights camping, Friday night dinner of hamburger and hot dogs; Saturday night spaghetti (with or without) meat balls. Please pre-register with MGNOC New York State Rep, Keith Smith, 584 Keese Mills Road, Paul Smiths, New York 12970. 518-327-3006. Email: goosedown@roadrunner.com

Aug 1 to Aug 3, 2014

27th ANNUAL DEEP FOREST CAMPOUT

Randle, Washington. Cost is $35 per person which includes two nights camping, Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast & dinner and lots of fun. Contact: MGNOC State rep Richard or Gayle Guthrie for more information at 206-246-3181 or rtguthrie4@msn.com.

Aug 1 to Aug 3, 2014

30th ANNUAL WISCONSIN MOTO GUZZI RIDERS RALLY

Will be held at Lake Joy Campground (www.lakejoy.com). All brands are welcome. Registration is $35 before July 1, 2014, and $45 at the gate. We will feature Wisconsin's best grilled brats and burgers Friday evening, ham, turkey and beef Saturday evening and 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 www.wmgr.org for late breaking developments. For more information contact: Pyro Dan: 920-887-3128 or dan@dpguzzi.com.

Aug 1 to Aug 3, 2014

MOTO GUZZIS IN THE BLUE RIDGE CAMPOUT

More information will follow.

Aug 8 to Aug 10, 2014

2nd MASSACHUSETTS MGNOC RALLY (former Yankee BMW-Heath Rally)

Now in its 2nd year in…at the beautiful Noble View in Russell, Massachusetts. Begins with legendary, Friday night wine-tasting and sausage fest. Contact Sean Ryder for more details at 508-494-7244 or spryder@gmail.com.

Aug 8 to Aug 10, 2014

3RD NATA-RALLY SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA CALIFORNIA

Version 2.1 is here at the same great location, Big Basin Park in Boulder Creek, California at the Sequoia group campsite, with hot showers and power. Hurry - space is limited to 50 campers, but all day visitors are welcome. FREE 11oz coffee cup to all those who preregister and rally pins are available for a small donation. This year's feature is FOOD: Friday night dinner is smoked Tri-Tip and Turkey again from pit master Mark Hineser; Saturday morning pancakes with bacon and linguisa and hot coffee; Saturday's dinner, world famous Phil's Fish market CIOPPINO with the only other thing you need, bread. BYOVino. Fees are worth every penny at $60 per motorcycle and $90 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 shell fish, bring a pallet of pills or we can make something else, let us know. For more info visit the web site www.nata-rally.org or call: MGNOC California State Rep, Pierre DaCunha at: 408-710-4886

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.

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 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

MARYLAND/DC'S 15th ANNUAL RALLY

Location TBA. Call Bill Sharp for details: 410-551-6939 or Email: bnsharp@verizon.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.

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.

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