Club Events

The Club run many sorts of events from our fortnightly weekend rides, through to overnighters or weekends away (not to be missed) to our fantastic Fun Day events at the Phillip Island circuit.  This is the place to keep your eye on to see what is happening. 

Events may appear here before registration is open. If  the event is a limited-numbers event, there may be a wait list option for you to put your name down in case anyone cancels. 

Many events are free, some are not, some events require a deposit or full payment up front, some events have limited numbers.  So, be sure to check the event details by clicking on the event below.  In the event that you are no longer able to attend a paid for event we do have a Refund Policy which you can review here.

Only financial club members may book an event, although unless the event is specified as 'members only', a club member may book for their non-members guests.  Again, check the event details.  

Note: all events are run under permit by Motorcycling Australia Permit # MA2517

All upcoming events

    • 26 Jan 2022
    • 28

    Got nothing to do this Australia Day?

    Fancy being "out with the boys" onya bike.

    Well, a few of the mates are going to do a lap (follow the planned route of the postponed GODAD) of South Gippsland.

    If you choose to do the entire lap plan on a 450km ride.

    This ride will be on a lot of unsealed surfaces, but suitable for road tyres.

    You can join the ride at Nar Nar Goon and depart wherever you wish or at the completion back at Nar Nar Goon.

    The mates and I will be departing Morwell Caltex at 10am so should be at Nar Nar Goon about 11.30am.

    If you are joining us, please contact me on the below.

    Glenn:   or 0428 513713

    • 30 Jan 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Sticks & Stones Cafe, 371 Belgrave Gembrook Rd, Emerald

    Big Hot Ride

    This is the Big Hot Long Ride to Licola. It originated a number of years ago as a 600 km ride in the hottest time in summer as the Big Belter Ride. We are a little wiser and older these days but make no mistake, this is not a stop, sip latte and chat kind of ride. This is a ride for those who like to keep moving. Stops will be for fuel, personal relief and rehydration only. Departing Emerald and wandering out through Noojee, Willow Grove, and eventually Licola for a pie and sauce, sweating under a tree. Then we head home again via mostly the same roads finishing at the Launching Place hotel for a refreshing ale just like old-timers used to do after 6hrs in the saddle. 

    Total distance is 450 Km plus your personal commute. Meet at 9:00am with a full tank and empty bladder. We'll depart at 9:30:00. Ride should conclude around 4:30  pm.                                                                    

    • 2 Feb 2022
    • 10:15 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Butlers Pantry Rowville
    • 27

    Departing Butlers @ 10.15, meet before hand for a bit of a chat.

    Heading North East we shall explore some unfamiliar roads, (there may be short sections of unsealed) before arriving in the Yarra Junction area.

    Nerrim South will be the food and refreshment stop, then for something new we shall do the entire "Old Telegraph Road" in one sweep.

    Need more details?


    • 5 Feb 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Manningham
    • 9

    As we mentioned recently we will be running a First Aid for Motorcyclists course, because the more Club members we have who know first aid the better everyone will be on the, hopefully unlikely, chance that you might need it.    

    Final details and the location will be confirmed once we have final numbers, but at this stage we have one course booked and if numbers allow we will book a second.  We require a minimum of 10 to run and a maximum of 15 per course.  Please continue through to the wait list if you are interested but the event is booked out so we know when we have enough interest to run a second course.

    We will be running the Motorcycle Accident Management Training HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation HLTAID011 Provide First Aid course at a discounted rate for DOCV members of $145 per person.  This is a fully certified course that you can also use if you need to maintain first aid qualifications in any of your other lives.

    Details on the course can be found here 

    PLEASE NOTE: there is some homework required prior to attending the course.  You will first need to register via this link and you will then be sent the details of the online work you will need to have completed prior to the course.

    • 6 Feb 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Ararat Soldiers Memorial Park

    The 14th Annual Grampians “Ride to Remember” will be held on Sunday, 6th February 2022. DOCV has no official connection to the event however the date is a blank in our own Calendar and it may interest some.

    The ride is conducted by the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation in support of Police Members who have died in service. It is 197 km and will start in Ararat at 9 am and travel a circular route including “morning tea at Buangor, then onto Raglan, Elmhurst, and into the picturesque Pyrenees Region via the Wimmera River Valley, Glenlofty, Malakoff Forest, passing through the winery areas and onto Landsborough before heading back via Crowlands to Ararat for a relaxing lunch at the Alexandra Gardens”.

    Go to for further detail and registration. Entry is $40 per rider/pillion.

    • 11 Feb 2022
    • 20 Feb 2022
    • Station Pier, Port Melbourne
    Registration is closed

    Macquarie River, Ross

    The plan is to head straight over the Highlands from Devonport for the first night at Strathgordon. It is followed by two nights at Tullah Lakeside Lodge on the west coast, single nights at Deloraine and St Helens, then a double-header in Hobart to finish. It is a double clockwise swirl that gets the west in first, just to confuse the anti-counterclockwisers.

    Features of this Hunt include a multi-option day based from Tullah, quality time in the hills of northern Tasmania, working in the historic town of Ross (pictured) and sampling some new roads down south. The intended route is here. More detail was published in August Desmoto.








    Fri 11

    To the Boat

    Spirit of Tas


    Sat 12

    Central Highlands E / Gordon Dam





    Sun 13

    West Coast





    Mon 14

    West Coast - Bitumen




    3 alt

    West Coast - Dirt




    Tue 15

    Northern Hills





    Wed 16




    St Helens


    Thurs 17

    East Coast, Ross





    Fri 18

    Mt Wellington / Southport / Hastings





    Sat 19

    Central Highlands W



    Spirit of Tas


    Sun 20

    Port Melbourne Post-mortem





    The event is capped at 36 riders. Pillions are excluded from the cap and must register separately. Riders, please register for the main event first as you are subject to the count of 36 bikes.

    A registration deposit is set at $225 and is required from both riders and pillions. It will be applied to a spread of things including an event T shirt, our breakfast briefing in Devonport, a morning tea at Longford (Day 1), a group dinner at Tullah (Day 3), lunch at Riana on Day 4 and the Tiger Hunt Dinner on our last night in Hobart. Refunds will reduce in line with commitments made by the Club. No refunds will be made after January 28, unless the event is cancelled.

    Trip Notes will be issued after registration. They give the full itinerary with everything you need to book ahead. Hunters are urged to make Spirit bookings, at the least, promptly after registration – TT Lines have a sympathetic refund policy and will waive cancellation and amendment fees if the unthinkable eventuates with Covid.

    A contact list will be distributed within the group to assist interaction and sharing initiatives. The default is that you are on the list...please advise promptly if you want your email or mobile withheld as the list will go out in the first communication.

    A Waitlist will be created should demand exceed places.


    Queries: Geoff Salmon - or 0408 533152

    • 15 Feb 2022
    • 8:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Manningham Hotel
    • 49

    General meetings are back for 2022!

    As usual we will be at the Manningham in the usual room and this month we will have Steve from 3741 Adventures coming to tell us about his new business based out of Bright and running tours on Scrambler Desert Sleds!  

    Please register to ensure we meet the room number limit requirements.

    See you there!