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

Apr 13 to Apr 16, 2017

MARYLAND/DC ANNUAL SPRING CAMPOUT

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

Apr 21 to Apr 23, 2017

LOUISIANA MGNOC STATE RALLY

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 mdjperry@yahoo.com.

May 5 to May 6, 2017

6th ANNUAL ARIZONA GUZZISTI “GATHERING of EAGLES”

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: www.theviewmotel.com - email: theviewmotel@cableone.net. 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: rioverdepark@gmail.com. Website: www.rioverdervpark.com. 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 (AzHogWild.com). 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: drdezmo@yahoo.com.

May 12 to May 14, 2017

MOTO GUZZI SPRING CAMPOUT

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: barmar@mindspring.com if you have any questions. Hope to see you there.

Jun 2 to Jun 4, 2017

46th ANNUAL KANSAS MOTO GUZZI RALLY

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: 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.

Jun 23 to Jun 25, 2017

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! $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. johnulrich_55123@yahoo.com

Jun 23 to Jun 25, 2017

VIRGINIA STATE RALLY

I (MGNOC Rep, Ron Komoroski) am happy to report that Bob Corfield, a new resident of the state of Virginia, but a longtime MGNOC member and rider of our wonderful mountain roads and Virginia Rally attendee has stepped up to be the new Rally-Master for 2017. Bob decided to keep the rally at Willville, and on our "regular" dates. That is: 2017 Virginia State Moto Guzzi Rally, Willville Motorcycles only Campground, Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Bob is working on rally plans and is open to any and all ideas and suggestions. Most of our volunteers are again willing to help put the rally on. The same basic "crew" has been stepping up for decades now, and frankly, we're all moving a little slower these days. New (younger) energy is needed. Bob can be reached at vtwinbob@yahoo.com. Watch for more information in the MGNOC News and at the Rally Calendar on this webpage as plans come together.

Jul 7 to Jul 9, 2017

24th MGNOC IOWA RALLY

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: www.barnonthebluff.com. 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: g.vignovich@msn.com. 515-883-0825. 6121 SE Fourth, Des Moines, Iowa 50315. Make checks payable to: George Vignovich.

Aug 4 to Aug 6, 2017

2nd ANNUAL NOVA SCOTIA BIKE RALLY

www.NovaBikeRally.com Pictou County, Nova Scotia, 2541 Highway 376 Lyons Brook (Pictou), 4 kilometers south of Pictou. www.birchwoodcampground.ca. 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: larry@novascotiabikerally.com. Send your rally fee of $55 each to Helen at Birchwood Campground.

Aug 4 to Aug 6, 2017

33rd ANNUAL WISCONSIN MOTO GUZZI RIDERS RALLY

Will be held at Lake Joy Campground. All brands are welcome. Registration is to be announced before July 1, 2017. We will feature Wisconsin's best grilled brats and burgers Friday evening, pulled pork, and 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. Note that the camping area reserved for the rally does not include electric or water hookups. If you require electricity for medical equipment, there is a limited amount of tent camping space in the vicinity of the restroom/shower building. Bring your earplugs! Those with camper trailers and RV's who desire full hookups must contact Lake Joy Campground and make separate arrangements at www.wmgr.org. More information will be available as soon as possible.

Aug 4 to Aug 6, 2017

MASSACHUSETTS MGNOC RALLY

This will be the 5th year at Nobleview Outdoor Center. 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 $TBD. 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: MGNOC State Rep, Tom Halchuk: thalchuk@gmail.com. 508- 612-9509. Dave and Brittney Lemieux, Rally Chairpersons. dandblemieux@gmail.com 508-243-3197. Please send check (rally fee to be determined) payable to: Dave and Brittney Lemieux. PayPal at dandblemieux@gmail.com.

Aug 17 to Aug 20, 2017

NEW MEXICO STATE RALLY - DATIL, NEW MEXICO

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: nmmgnocrep@yahoo.com.

Aug 18 to Aug 20, 2017

MICHIGAN MOTO GUZZI RALLY

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. quixotic83@atlantic.net.