Upcoming Rides

    • 21 Aug 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Butlers Pantry, Rowville
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    The DOCV is very much a riding club, so if you're a new member or a member that has not yet been on a club ride, this ride is for you.

    Your first ride with the club can be a bit intimidating. After all you don't know anyone and you don't know what to expect.  So this ride is designed to ease you into club rides and get you started. It's classified as an "Easy Ride". It's a bit shorter than the typical club ride, has a few corners, and includes all of the club ride essentials:

    • Some great Victorian riding roads
    • Lunch at a reasonably priced but good venue
    • The camaraderie and shared experience of a group activity

    The ride departs from The Butlers Panty at 9.30 am and takes us through to Noojee for lunch via Drouin and Willow Grove. The ride finishes at Woori Yallock. Total distance of 205km (~3 hours of riding) plus your commutes.

    Plan your commute to the Butlers Pantry to arrive no later than 9 am, as we have various formalities to cover-off before we depart. Usually before a ride, we like to have a coffee, introduce ourselves to one another and have a bit of a chat. So most will tend to come at least 45 minutes before departure time.

    There will be a fuel stop but as with all rides, you need to have a full tank at the start.

    A fun route with nothing too challenging at a comfortable pace. 

    Please Note: If you join the ride without booking by the booking deadline, you may not get a seat at the lunch venue, which is usually very busy.

    Important: please take the time to acquaint yourselves with the club's riding protocols and etiquette. Your booking and participation in the ride will assume you have and requires it.

    Enquiries: Evan 0418 418 141 mailto:evan3161@gmail.com

    • 28 Aug 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Food on the Hill, 10/159 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill
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    Self-navigate to Red Hill (Food On The Hill) for brekky, or brunch depending on your Sunday body clock. Arrive anytime from 9:30. We are in no hurry. It will be followed by something organised if the weather is good.

    ***Prospective members welcome***


    • 11 Sep 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Butlers Pantry, 4/1090 Wellington Rd, Rowville
    • 25
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    A ride around the Mirboos with lunch at the North one, most likely at the hotel but with cafe and bakery options a few doors away. A morning coffee stop is planned at Yarragon where we hope to collect a few Gippslanders and offload them again at Longwarry in the afternoon. The ride will finish over refreshment at Nar Nar Goon Hotel. It is a morning of 200 km and an afternoon of 100, plus commutes. Suited to all.

    Our South Gippy Intelligence Officer advises that the west end of Grand Ridge Rd is goat track no more - now fully sealed through to Seaview. The uninterrupted 34 km should hold everyone's interest in the afternoon. 

    Queries:  Geoff - captain@docv.org or 0408 533152



    • 15 Sep 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • BP Bulla
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    This is an early Spring ride to lunch at Creswick's restored American Hotel aka "The Yank". It is very much a back roads kind of day and hopefully holds an upside surprise or two (excluding 1 km of rough but level road in Gleesons Rd, Mollongghip). It is a Thursday for something different and a 280 km excursion, plus commutes to and from Bulla. An earlier finish at Bacchus Marsh is optional.

    Queries: Geoff - captain@docv.org or 0408 533152

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    • 23 Sep 2022
    • 9:15 AM
    • 25 Sep 2022
    • Beechworth Bakery, Healesville


    After last year’s rude interruption we will have another tilt at Rutherglen. The journey up is a refreshing change via Strathbogie and Warby Ranges. Grand Final day itself is one of options, including a lap of the Ovens and Kiewa Valleys, while our return south is via Beechworth, the Toombullups, Eildon's dark side and then dispersing from Healesville. It is a full weekend with little change from two nights away.

    An itinerary will be emailed in the week prior. We are spread across four venues that are a few minutes walk from Rutherglen's centre and also from each other. Northern Victoria Members can join on Friday, or just catch up, over breaks proposed at Yea, Violet Town (lunch), Glenrowan or Rutherglen itself. The accommodation caps are rubbery but the number or riders should finish at about 30.

    Registration will open nearer the time and close after Wednesday, September 14, except premium Option D which must close a week earlier on Sept 7. Cost is for 2 nights accommodation plus lunch at Violet Town on Friday (the public holiday).

    Queries:  Geoff - captain@docv.org or 0408 533152


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    • 7 Oct 2022
    • 9 Oct 2022
    • Nundle, NSW
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    DOCNSW’s Thunder Rally is scheduled for October 7-9 this year. An unofficial DOCV contingent is travelling up for the Rally. It is unofficial because first option will be given to members of our 2017 and 2019 groups and the quota is expected to fill without actually opening to the wider Club.

    This is an opportunity to self-organise a second group. Help is available with proven itineraries of around 8 nights as well as tips based on 2017/19 experience. Whether you are into old style rallies or not it is a great excuse to venture north and explore some of NSW’s best roads. Non-camping options are available at Nundle if booked early. Alternatively the Rally works with a rest day at Tamworth, followed or preceded with the option of Oxley Hwy.

    You are registering interest in the event, not committing. It will require someone keen to emerge and run with the idea. The research is done for several route options if you choose to use it.


    Further information: Geoff 0408 533152 or captain@docv.org


    • 9 Oct 2022

    Saint Garry has stepped up to lead a ride on this date - to somewhere. Expect rainbows!

    (Rumoured to be lunch at Kilcunda pub)


    Garry - librarian@docv.org or 0417 382794

    • 23 Oct 2022
    • Platters Cafe, 67 Main Hurstbridge Rd, Diamond Creek
    • 25

    Chris Williams has volunteered a ride and you can expect something well planned when it is finalised. For the moment it starts from Diamond Creek and will head north.


    Queries: Chris  – criswill@optusnet.com.au or 0412 250440

    • 6 Nov 2022
    • 20

    Save the date for another ride tailored to new members. If you are new to the Club then this is for you! Detail to follow.


    The DOCV is very much a riding club. Our rides combine interesting and enjoyable routes, good company and support and camaraderie that will stretch your riding horizons.

    Your first ride with the club can be a bit intimidating. After all you don't know anyone and you don't know what to expect.  So this ride is designed to ease you into club rides and get you started. It's classified as an "Easy Ride". It's a bit shorter than the typical club ride, has a few corners, and includes all of the club ride essentials:

    • Some great Victorian riding roads
    • Lunch at a reasonably priced but good venue
    • The shared experience of a club group activity

    It will be a fun route with nothing too challenging at a comfortable pace. 

    Established members are encouraged to get involved in the spirit of the event.

    Important: please take the time to acquaint yourselves with the club's riding protocols and etiquette. Your booking and participation in the ride will assume you have and requires it.

    Enquiries: Evan 0418 418 141 mailto:evan3161@gmail.com


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    • 13 Nov 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Platters Cafe & Bar, Diamond Creek
    • 30

    John & Caroline have another ride in store similar to their Nilumbik Winery day last year. Probable departure point is Platters for an easy paced day of around 200km. It will be followed by lunch somewhere close to town leaving the afternoon free.



    A decent ride of 200 km that starts from Diamond Creek and finishes with a leisurely lunch at Nillumbik Estate at Smiths Gully (St Andrews). A stop at Flying Tarts Bakery along the way makes it an indulgent kind of Sunday that ought to appeal to couples. All are welcome of course within our cap of 30.

    Registration will open nearer the time.

    • 16 Nov 2022
    • Butlers Pantry, 1090 Wellington Rd, Rowville

    A short but sharp day that starts from Rowville and finishes at Healesville with lunch at Reefton Hotel.

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    • 26 Nov 2022
    • 27 Nov 2022

    The last weekend of November - save it for Goat Track Glenn's annual Dargo overnighter. Always a potpourri of roads, fun and weather.


    Queries: Glenn - glennl@wide.net.au




    • 4 Dec 2022
    • TBA



    This has been chosen as the best weather date clear of Christmas and Glenn's annual Dargo event to tempt out our classic owners, and appreciators. Stand by for detail.
    • 18 Dec 2022
    • BP Pakenham/ McDonalds
    • 30

    Gav is conducting another Christmas Ride on December 18. Detail to come - expect a start from Pakenham and an early to mid-afternoon finish.





    • 2 Jan 2023
    • 9:30 AM
    • Beechworth Bakery, Healesville
    • 30

    We have skipped New Years Day to run this on a Monday. It will leave from Healesville and head for lunch at Euroa or possibly Strathbogie. A 360 degree view from Mt Wombat is on offer if the access road is in good nick. Still in planning but likely finish is Yarra Glen in a day of 350 km, plus commutes. 

    Queries: Geoff  – captain@docv.org or 0408 533152

Past Rides

7 Aug 2022 Jerusalem Creek
24 Jul 2022 Ride to Brekky - Macedon
20 Jul 2022 Yea Midweek
10 Jul 2022 Lunch with Kathy
10 Jul 2022 Armando's lead-in ride to 'Lunch with Kathy'
26 Jun 2022 Ride to Brekky - Yarra Junction
11 Jun 2022 Brass Monkey Ride
29 May 2022 Goulburn Gallop
25 May 2022 Riding Through the Glen - Midweek
15 May 2022 Who Listens to the...Radio?
1 May 2022 TOMCC Link Run
27 Apr 2022 Mt Sugarloaf the Long Way - Midweek
23 Apr 2022 Dunkeld for Lunch
23 Apr 2022 Imola 50th Anniversary Ride
10 Apr 2022 Agnes Falls
26 Mar 2022 The Spectacular Surf Coast Ride
12 Mar 2022 Mini Turismo
6 Mar 2022 Mornington Meander - Red Plate Ride
2 Mar 2022 Midweek Monkey Business
27 Feb 2022 POSTPONED: Tip Toe Thru the Dandelions Take Two
11 Feb 2022 Tiger Hunt 2022
2 Feb 2022 Tip Toe Thru the Dandelions
30 Jan 2022 Big Hot Ride
26 Jan 2022 Australia Day Ride
12 Jan 2022 Come Ride With Armando and I (GTG)
2 Jan 2022 Happy New Yarck
19 Dec 2021 Gav's Christmas Ride
4 Dec 2021 Glenn's Dargo Obsession
27 Nov 2021 Red Plate Ride
21 Nov 2021 Ride & Lunch with John & Caroline
17 Nov 2021 Rubicon Rumba Midweek III
14 Nov 2021 GODAD - Glenn & Oliver Down and Dirty
13 Nov 2021 Re-Run First Leg Of DOG Ride ( Dirty Oliver & Glenn)
7 Nov 2021 Jinxed Jaunt to Pyalong - Reset II
24 Oct 2021 Cancelled: Not the Phillip Island Moto GP
20 Oct 2021 Postponed: Rubicon Rumba Midweek II
10 Oct 2021 Cancelled: Neil's Easy Ride
8 Oct 2021 Deferred: NSW Thunder Rally
3 Oct 2021 Cancelled: Marysville Lunch with Kathy
24 Sep 2021 Cancelled: Grand Final Weekend - Rutherglen
19 Sep 2021 POSTPONED: DOCV Bikes & Coffee at Jay Leno's Garage
12 Sep 2021 Cancelled: Evan's New Member/ Introductory Ride
29 Aug 2021 Cancelled: Ride to Brekky - Yarra Junction
22 Aug 2021 Cancelled: Bloody Cold, Wet Ride to Tallarook
8 Aug 2021 Cancelled: Neil's Easy Ride to Neerim South for a pie (or quiche)
25 Jul 2021 Cancelled: Jerusalem Creek
21 Jul 2021 Cancelled: Midwinter Midweek
11 Jul 2021 Ride to Brekky II - Kinglake West
4 Jul 2021 Postponed: Ride to Brekky - Kinglake West
12 Jun 2021 Cancelled: Brass Monkey Ride
19 May 2021 Si Si Seymour Midweek
16 May 2021 Kathy Hodge Lets Lunch
16 May 2021 Armando's Ride To Lunch
12 May 2021 The Long Way by Glenn Loechel
9 May 2021 DOG Ride ( Dirty Oliver & Glenn)
21 Apr 2021 L2's to Inline 4 - Midweek: Take Bloody 3!
18 Apr 2021 Garry's Red Plate Ride - Ridem Dont Hide Them *Date Change
24 Mar 2021 Cancelled: Alexandra Midweek Ride: Take 2
20 Mar 2021 Armando's Gourmet Mystery Overnighter (Couples and Singles)
6 Mar 2021 2021 Mini Turismo Singles and Couples Registration
6 Mar 2021 SWANPOOL MOTO FESTIVAL
26 Feb 2021 Mark's Duck Soup FRIDAY Ride
14 Feb 2021 DOG Ride ( Dirty Oliver & Glenn)
7 Feb 2021 Garry Red Hot One to Licola
27 Jan 2021 Mt Baw Baw Midweek Ride

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