Moto Guzzi National Owners Club
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RALLY CALENDAR

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

ANNUAL MGNOC NEVADA STATE CAMPOUT - DAYTON STATE PARK, DAYTON, NEVADA

Come join the Nevada Moto Guzzi Enthusiasts (pretty much just me) 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 with actual nature, and hiking paths located in and around 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. We will be celebrating our State's 150th birthday, with food, crafts and events happening all weekend in Downtown Dayton. Rally fee of $30 includes: Two nights tent camping, A hearty and tasty dinner Friday night, breakfast Saturday morning, a mysterious yet tasty feast Saturday night, muffins & coffee Sunday morning, worthwhile carbonated beverages, all the advice on local rides you can stand and directions on how to leave town. Trailer/RV campsites are available for $17/night if you trailer your non Guzzi. Local restaurants and casinos within walking distance. There are no nightly motels in Dayton, however there are nice by-the-hour/fantasy fulfillment motels five miles west. A few respectable and motorcycle friendly motels are a very nice 11 mile canyon ride away in Gold Hill or Virginia City, and Carson City is about 15 minutes. Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main, Virginia City, 775-847-0111, www.goldhillhotel.net; Sugar Loaf Motel, 434 South C Street, Virginia City, 775-847-0551, www.sugarloafmountain-motel.com; Silverland Inn & Suites, 100 North E Street, Virginia City, 775- 847-4484, info@silverlandusa.com; Gold Dust West Hotel Casino, 2171 Highway 50 East, Carson City, 877-519-5567, www.gdwcasino.com/Carson/. DIRECTIONS: Dayton is located 12 miles east of Carson City, 230 miles east of San Francisco and 1295 miles west of Dodge City, Kansas 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, on the banks of the historic Carson River (should there be any water in it). For more information contact: MGNOC Nevada State Rep Daniel South, 775-246-3870 (home), 775-220-8021 (cell). email: guzzizoomr@charter.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.

Sep 26 to Sep 28, 2014

MARYLAND/DC'S 15th ANNUAL RALLY

NEW LOCATION: Little Orleans Campground, Little Orleans, Maryland. The Maryland/DC Moto Guzzi Rally has been know as a laid back, relaxing event, due, in part to the hospitality of the KOA campground staff. Unfortunately things have changed. Well before last year's rally, we knew that we had to start looking for another rally site. I have always wanted a place that was grassy and sunny; but the most important things were a clean bath house, good access from an Interstate Highway, friendly campground staff and good food, either by the campground or close by. This past April, my wife and I set out looking for a new home for the MD/DC rally. I avoided going to Maryland's Eastern Shore, because so many people dislike crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. We drove nearly 300 miles through Maryland's, mountainous, western parts, looking for that new home. We also spent many hours looking at brochures, and computer print-outs to find the perfect new site for our rally, and I think we finally found it. The place is called Little Orleans Campground, in Little Orleans. It is located in western Maryland's, Allegany County. The proprietor was very friendly and had no problem with a motorcycle group invading their campground. She allowed us to drive around the campground, so that we could see if this place would work for the rally. The small tent area that we have reserved is at the end of one of the campground trailer loops, away from the congested trailer camping areas. It has a great view of the nearby mountains and valleys. This is one of the few areas that has its own private mountain view. This loop also has a small pavilion located in the center of the loop. We have also reserved the larger pavilion, up behind the camp store, for meals and gatherings. The campground also has large camping trailers, permanently placed throughout, for rent. I believe the basic trailer will sleep up to four people. If you are interested in staying in one of these trailers, you must call the campground to reserve one. Their number is 301-478-2325 or Email: goodpeople@hereintown.net. By reserving the tent loop, we are able to get a group rate and save everyone a little money. We had to pay in advance to reserve the two areas for the rally, so we are asking you to pre-pay if you can. It will also help us to calculate how much food and extras to bring, as it is with any rally. Please contact: MGNOC State Rep, Bill Sharp for details: 410-551-6939 or Email: bnsharp@verizon.net.

Oct 3 to Oct 5, 2014

WEST VIRGINIA - 9TH ANNUAL MOUNTAIN GUZZI RALLY

Pipestem State Resort Park. For more info: contact MGNOC state rep, Lemuel Stephens: lemueljstephens@gmail.com. Pipestem West Virginia.

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.

Oct 5, 2014

31th ANNUAL GUZZI RIDERS IN TEXAS (GRIT) RALLY

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 5, 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, October 3 and 4, 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 electric and water 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. Friday supper and Saturday breakfast and supper will be included also. 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@suddenlink.net.

Oct 17 to Oct 19, 2014

MGNOC STATE RALLY, BODEGA BAY, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Enjoy camping on the beach, BBQ pit and large roaring camp fire, Friday night pork chop dinner, Saturday pot luck. Camp sites feature cool sea breeze, fog horn, hot showers and flush toilets. $30 each, $40 for couples, includes camping both nights for Guzzi good times. Day visitors and all are welcome, camp ground parking fees may be extra. Doran Beach Regional Park, Bodega Bay, California. Please RSVP. For more info contact: MGNOC California Rep, Pierre DaCunha, 408-710-4886 or email at: pierredacunha@yahoo.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

Jun 18 to Jun 21, 2015

44th MGNOC NATIONAL - SWANZEY, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Cheshire Fairgrounds, 247 Monadnock (Route 12), Keene/Swanzey town line. ROKON International, Inc. has already committed to being at this rally with display/demo bike www.rokon.com (check out 'The Rokon Movie'). More exciting rally information to follow...stay tuned! New Hampshire MGNOC Rep, Randy Tefft. 603-355-9373. Email: rt@ne.rr.com. Full page rally ad will be listed in the newsletter starting with the December 2014 issue.