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

    • 9 Oct 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Butler's Pantry, Rowville
    Register

    You could be forgiven for thinking this was a ride through the green hills of Ireland. However it is through the green hills of West Gippsland to the Kilcunda Seaview Hotel, for a wee dram!

    Departing the Butler's Pantry in Rowville at 9:30am with full tanks of fuel. The first time we'll see a fuel stop will be 200 Km and that will be after lunch. We'll come back via different hills and conclude the ride in Packy at 4pm. 

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    Garry - librarian@docv.org or 0417 382794

    • 18 Oct 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • The Manningham Hotel, Pavilion Room
    • 48
    Register

    Our October General Meeting is at the Manningham. Formalities start at 8 pm while socially the night is underway by 6:30. Please register so we can track numbers - see you there!


     

    • 23 Oct 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Platters Cafe, 67 Main Hurstbridge Rd, Diamond Creek
    • 20
    Register


    Showing great enthusiasm, Chris Williams has volunteered an "inaugural" ride!...it goes something like this:

    Starting with a coffee at Platter’s Cafe around 0900. We’ll be looking for a departure at 0930. Please arrive with a full tank as the next stop for fuel will be in Alexandra where we will stop for lunch at the Corner Hotel. The aim is to traverse, as possible, the Murrindindi River with a fun run (as per usual ) on the Whanregaren Rd, a personal favourite  . Returning through Caveat and Ghin Ghin and on to either Whittlesea or Kinglake for a departure coffee and /or cake for whoever needs the sugar.

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

    • 6 Nov 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • BP Petrol Station, Bulla
    • 20
    Register

    If you've not been on a member ride or are a new member, then this is for you!

    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

    This ride starts from the Bulla BP Petrol Station at  9.30 am and takes us north through Lancefield and Kyneton and on to Mount Macedon for lunch at the Macedon Lounge.  The ride finishes at the Calder BP Petrol Station. Total distance of ~198km (~3 hours of riding) plus your commutes.

    Plan your commute to the Bulla BP Petrol Station 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 in Kyneton after ~128 Km, 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. 

    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

    Start Point:

    Ride Route:

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

    Rocking, rolling, riding....this is no longer a John & Caroline ride but we will try for something similar to their Nilumbik Winery day last year. Detail to come - probable departure point is Platters for a morning ride, followed by lunch somewhere close to town and leaving a large chunk of the afternoon free.

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


    • 15 Nov 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • The Manningham Hotel, Pavilion Room
    • 50

    Our November General Meeting is at the Manningham. Formalities start at 8 pm while socially the night is underway by 6:30. Please register so we can track numbers - see you there!


     

    • 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

    Bookings Open 06 October @ 7.00pm

    Accommodation;

    Motel Rooms are $160 per room (for genuine couples)

    Dargo Central (House Opposite Pub), has a mixture of rooms,

    Single rooms are $85 per room

    Shared rooms are $65 per person

    Cabins are $65 per person (4 per cabin)

    Any motel rooms still available after the 03 December may be booked as a single, the cost is $125. Book in as a single and after that date if any available I will upgrade you, and you just pay the difference.

    Send me an email at glennl@wide.net.au and I will create a list in order of want.









    • 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.





    • 20 Dec 2022
    • 8:00 PM (UTC)
    • Manningham Hotel, Pavilion Room
    • 50
    Register

    The date for our Xmas meeting is confirmed as the usual third Tuesday of the month. We did try to bring it forward but our room at the Manningham was unavailable. It will be a colourful night with a raffle and our coveted Club honours awarded.

    Formalities start at 8 pm while socially the night should be well underway by 6:30. Please register so we can track numbers - space is restricted to about 50. Dress for Xmas!



     

    • 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

    • 15 Jan 2023
    • 11:00 AM
    • TBC

    We are running a Sunday afternoon BBQ again....in lieu of our Tuesday night BBQ by the Yarra of years past....in lieu of a January meeting. A site is yet to be confirmed but we will try for another low key 'Show & Shine' for older bikes if the venue suits.

    BBQ basics and soft drink will be supplied, BYO G and fancy stuff.



    • 18 Jan 2023
    • 9:30 AM
    • BP Bulla

    This is a 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 Wednesday excursion of 280 km, 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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    • 29 Jan 2023
    • Sticks & Stones Cafe, 371 Belgrave Gembrook Rd, Emerald

    This is a place holder for the Big Hot Long Ride to Licola, exact detail to follow. Usual start is from Emerald for a solid day of 450 km plus commutes. The name says it all - not a day for chit-chat, barista stops or gourmet eating. There'll be a pie at the turn and cold beverage(s) at the finish.


    Queries: Garry - librarian@docv.org or  0417 382794                                                              

    • 12 Feb 2023
    • 9:30 AM
    • BP Pakenham/ McDonalds

    Early place holder for an Inverloch ride.

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

    • 26 Feb 2023
    • 9:45 AM
    • Beechworth Bakery, Healesville

    Come join Flavio's ride to Jamieson. Lunch is at the former Lakeside Hotel, now Jamieson Brewery & Grill, on the foreshore of Lake Eildon. Beware his disclaimer...the whiskey is smooth, double distilled, taken neat or mixed - to be enjoyed with friends but be wary it can bite if you over indulge!

    Meet at Beechworth Bakery ahead of a 09:30 briefing. Lunch and fuel is at Jamieson and return is approximately the same route.

    Suited to most but stamina is required for the 60 km each way on Eildon-Jamieson Road. 


    • 11 Mar 2023
    • 13 Mar 2023
    • Beechworth Bakery, 316 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville


    Mini Turismo '23 will be based at Mayday Hills, Beechworth. The middle day promises fresh territory in the Upper Murray/Lower Mitta, well clear of our lycra friends. 

    The Labour Day weekend is March 11-13....save the date!


    Queries: Geoff captain@docv.org or 0408 533152

    Lake Sambel



Past events

23 Sep 2022 Grand Final Weekend - Rutherglen
20 Sep 2022 September General Meeting
15 Sep 2022 Creswick Midweek
11 Sep 2022 Mirboo North
28 Aug 2022 Ride to Brekky - Red Hill
21 Aug 2022 New Members/Introductory Ride
16 Aug 2022 August General Meeting
7 Aug 2022 Jerusalem Creek
24 Jul 2022 Ride to Brekky - Macedon
20 Jul 2022 Yea Midweek
19 Jul 2022 July General Meeting at Ducati Melbourne
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
21 Jun 2022 AGM & General Meeting
11 Jun 2022 Brass Monkey Ride
29 May 2022 Goulburn Gallop
25 May 2022 Riding Through the Glen - Midweek
17 May 2022 May General Meeting
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
19 Apr 2022 April General Meeting
16 Apr 2022 Broadford Bike Bonanza 2022
10 Apr 2022 Agnes Falls
3 Apr 2022 New Year BBQ- NOW IN APRIL
1 Apr 2022 Dainese VIP Event
26 Mar 2022 The Spectacular Surf Coast Ride
15 Mar 2022 March General Meeting at Mornington
13 Mar 2022 Swanpool Motor Festival
12 Mar 2022 Mini Turismo
6 Mar 2022 Mornington Meander - Red Plate Ride
2 Mar 2022 Midweek Monkey Business
27 Feb 2022 ASBK Parade Lap
27 Feb 2022 Garage Tour - DesmoSport Ducati
27 Feb 2022 Garage Tour - Boost Mobile Ducati
27 Feb 2022 POSTPONED: Tip Toe Thru the Dandelions Take Two
26 Feb 2022 Fun Day at Broadford with Champion Ride Days
15 Feb 2022 February General Meeting
11 Feb 2022 Tiger Hunt 2022
6 Feb 2022 Grampians Ride to Remember
5 Feb 2022 First Aid for Motorcyclists
2 Feb 2022 Tip Toe Thru the Dandelions
30 Jan 2022 Big Hot Ride
26 Jan 2022 Australia Day Ride
19 Jan 2022 Midweek to Marysville
16 Jan 2022 Cancelled: New Year BBQ
12 Jan 2022 Come Ride With Armando and I (GTG)
2 Jan 2022 Happy New Yarck
19 Dec 2021 Gav's Christmas Ride
14 Dec 2021 December Xmas General Meeting
12 Dec 2021 Cars & Coffee at Jay Leno's Garage
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
16 Nov 2021 November General Meeting
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
19 Oct 2021 October General Meeting
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
21 Sep 2021 September General Meeting (Online event)
19 Sep 2021 POSTPONED: DOCV Bikes & Coffee at Jay Leno's Garage
14 Sep 2021 Ducati Annual Year Book Pre Order
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
17 Aug 2021 August General Meeting
8 Aug 2021 Cancelled: Neil's Easy Ride to Neerim South for a pie (or quiche)
27 Jul 2021 July General Meeting
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
15 Jun 2021 Annual General Meeting
12 Jun 2021 Cancelled: Brass Monkey Ride
19 May 2021 Si Si Seymour Midweek
18 May 2021 May General Meeting
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!
20 Apr 2021 April General Meeting
19 Apr 2021 Phillip Island Fun Day
18 Apr 2021 Garry's Red Plate Ride - Ridem Dont Hide Them *Date Change
24 Mar 2021 Cancelled: Alexandra Midweek Ride: Take 2
23 Mar 2021 March General Meeting at Mornington Ducati
20 Mar 2021 Armando's Gourmet Mystery Overnighter (Couples and Singles)
13 Mar 2021 Broadford Fun Day
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
23 Feb 2021 DATE CHANGE: February General Meeting
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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