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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

    • 12 Feb 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 3:45 PM
    • BP Pakenham/ McDonalds
    • 23
    Register

    Stay cool on a summer ride to Inverloch that starts and finishes at Pakenham. The morning takes in 40 km of Grand Ridge splendour to Mirboo North, then the south fall off the ridge through Dumbalk. Lunch is at Inverloch and likely at Inlet Hotel if numbers are healthy.


    The afternoon return is a little more direct but will have its moments. The total day is 270 km plus commutes. Byo mesh, sunscreen and hydration pack.



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

    • 21 Feb 2023
    • 8:00 PM
    • The Manningham Hotel, Pavilion Room
    • 47
    Register

    Our February General Meeting is at the Manningham. Formalities start at 8 pm while socially the night is underway by 6:30.

    We are fortunate to have Isle of Man TT champion Cameron Donald as guest speaker. We could test our capacity of 50 for this one so it is important to register please.


     

    • 22 Feb 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The Butler's Pantry, Rowville
    • 23
    Register

    The plan is to head east with a swing through Willow Grove and lunch at Neerim South on return. There are options after that but the official route is a retrace through Powelltown and to disperse from Launching Place. Expect low traffic and high twistyness.


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

    QPLACE MAP HTML HERE

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

    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
    • 9:00 AM
    • 13 Mar 2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Beechworth Bakery, 316 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville

    Registration to open very soon !!


    Mini Turismo ’23 is heading to the North East. Our two night base is the Linaker Motel, Beechworth, located in the grounds of the old Mayday Hills Asylum that sits above the town.

    The official tour is 1,050 km and registration will close on or before March 2. It is suited to the bike-fit who enjoy the camaraderie of group rides.

    An itinerary with route, catering and stay arrangements will be emailed to registrants in the week before. Country Members have options to join on the Saturday at Mansfield (fuel), Whitfield (lunch) or Beechworth at day's end.

    There is a juggle with the number of rooms reserved and the number set for each registration category. Caps may alter as registrations progress. A Waitlist will operate and we will do our best up to an absolute cap of 36 riders or until the close-off on March 2.

    Pre-payment of one or more meals may ne necessary - registration will open as soon as those arrangements are clear.


    Queries: Geoff captain@docv.org or 0408 533152

    Lake Sambel



    • 21 Mar 2023
    • 8:00 PM
    • The Manningham Hotel, Pavilion Room
    • 50
    Register

    Our March General Meeting is at the Manningham. Formalities start at 8 pm while socially the night is underway by 6:30. We don't test our capacity of 50 often but please register so we can track numbers - see you there!


     

    • 23 Mar 2023

    Seeking a volunteer leader to organise a ride on or about this date. March is the best weather month of the year, midweek roads are quiet and you have a regular band of midweekers to draw from (apart from a few in New Zealand) - just add inspiration! PLACE 

    • 1 Apr 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • 2 Apr 2023
    • 2:30 PM
    • BP Truckstop, Lovely Banks outbound

    This is an overnighter to allow time to enjoy some of the roads and spectacular sights that Victoria's Surf Coast has to offer. It is hosted again by Orlando and Rachael who are Torquay locals.

    Detail is to be confirmed but work on a mid-morning start from BP Lovely Banks, accommodation arranged in Apollo Bay on Saturday night and a finish over lunch on Sunday, somewhere close to Geelong.


    • 18 Apr 2023
    • 8:00 PM
    • The Manningham Hotel, Pavilion Room
    • 50

    Our April General Meeting is at the Manningham. Formalities start at 8 pm while socially the night is underway by 6:30. We don't test our capacity of 50 often but please register so we can track numbers - see you there!


     

    • 19 Apr 2023
    • 9:45 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Platters Cafe, 67 Main Hurstbridge Rd, Diamond Creek
    • 25

    The morning comprises 150 km with stops at Romsey, Upper Coliban Reservoir and for lunch at Trentham East's Pig and Whistle Hotel. The afternoon returns over Mt Macedon. It is kept to 85 km and should see us dispersing from Bulla (on the end of Tullamarine Fwy) by 3:30 pm. Suited to all.


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


    • 23 Apr 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 3:15 PM
    • Platters Cafe & Bar, Diamond Creek
    • 20


    The day is Sunday of the ANZAC Day 'long weekend'. It starts from Diamond Creek and is a full morning that takes in Murrindindi, Limestone, a break at Alexandra, Skyline Road to Eildon and eventually Taggerty where a relaxed lunch is proposed at Bonfire Station. The microbrewery and occasion venue has an attractive setting and a simple menu that includes wood-fired pizza.


    The morning route has 3 sections of easy-peasy dirt that add to 5 km while the afternoon return is more or less direct to Healesville on Maroondah Hwy. Total distance is 235 km, plus commutes.


    The cap is 20, single guests are welcome, first in best dressed and a waitlist will operate after that. 


    Registration must close after Thursday, April 20.




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


    • 7 May 2023
    • 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


    PLACE MAP HTML HERE
    • 7 May 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • The Butlers Pantry, 4/1090 Wellington Rd, Rowville

    This is the usual Sunday before Mothers Day date for the Triumph Owners Club Link Run. The display of bikes at Bayles is a great way to spend a few hours and we will organise a short, classic-friendly ride to the event, most likely leaving from Rowville, plus a pub lunch afterwards.

    Queries: Geoff Salmon, captain@docv.org

    • 16 May 2023
    • 8:00 PM
    • The Manningham Hotel, Pavilion Room
    • 50

    Our May General Meeting is at the Manningham. Formalities start at 8 pm while socially the night is underway by 6:30. We don't test our capacity of 50 often but please register so we can track numbers - see you there!


     

    • 21 May 2023
    • 9:30 AM
    • The Butlers Pantry, 4/1090 Wellington Rd, Rowville
    • 30

    The day comprises a South Gippsland morning with lunch at Thorpdale's Travellers Rest Hotel. It is followed by a North Gippsland afternoon and Home Hotel finish at Launching Place.

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


    • 31 May 2023
    • 9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Beechworth Bakery, Healesville
    • 25


    The day starts from Healesville with Kinglake West as a potential collector point. There is a morning break at Broadford then a pass through the scenic granite country around Pyalong and Tooborac. The route extends to Heathcote before turning for lunch at Redesdale Hotel. Bourke & Wills Track and Darraweit Guim are on the afternoon agenda before a finish at Diamond Creek from 3:45 pm. Distance is 305 km, suited to all.


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


    • 10 Jun 2023
    • 11 Jun 2023
    • TBA

    Save the date for a Saturday night away on the King’s Birthday long weekend. Detail is in the making but expect a stay at Maffra or nearby. The bitumen beyond Licola and the east end of the Strzelecki Ranges are featured in a roll of the dice with the weather.


    Queries:  Geoff captain@docv.org or 0408 533152


    • 20 Jun 2023
    • 8:00 PM
    • The Manningham Hotel, Pavilion Room
    • 50

    Our June General Meeting is at the Manningham. Formalities start at 8 pm while socially the night is underway by 6:30. We don't test our capacity of 50 often but please register so we can track numbers - see you there!


     

    • 25 Jun 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • Riverview Cafe & Wine Bar, 3373 Warburton Hwy, Warburton


    Self-navigate to Warburton's Riverview Cafe for brekky, or brunch depending on your Sunday body clock. Arrive anytime from 9:00, no need to be punctual. Scratch that motorbike itch and be home for the afternoon, or ride on with the group if conditions are good.

    ***Prospective members welcome***


    • 9 Jul 2023
    • 12:30 PM
    • Black Spur Inn, 436 Maroondah Highway, Narbethong
    • 30

    This is another social lunch hosted by Kathy Hodge. It can be a self-navigated ride if you like, or a drive allowing partners to get involved. Previous lunches have been well attended by significant others. The venue is Narbethong's Black Spur Inn and our booking is for 12:30 pm.

    Note that registration will close after Sunday, July 2. Please be sure to cancel if you need to.

    Special needs: Kathy - hodgek9728@gmail.com


     

    • 18 Jul 2023
    • 8:00 PM
    • The Manningham Hotel, Pavilion Room
    • 50

    Our July General Meeting is at the Manningham. Formalities start at 8 pm while socially the night is underway by 6:30. We don't test our capacity of 50 often but please register so we can track numbers - see you there!


     

    • 29 Sep 2023
    • 1 Oct 2023

    Mark the date for a double night getaway.


    Queries:  captain@docv.org

    • 25 Nov 2023
    • 26 Nov 2023
    • TBA

    The weekend is set for Glenn's Dargo extravaganza for 2023.


    • 4 Dec 2023
    • Phillip Island GP Circuit

    The Club has secured one of the best dates in a long time to run our next Phillip Island Fun Day. Save the date of Monday, December 4!! Our Fun Days are always fun. Detail will update in a more determined campaign than ever to make it a success on all fronts.

    • 9 Feb 2024
    • 18 Feb 2024
    • 136 Corio Quay Rd, North Geelong
    • 36

    The dates are set for another Tiger Hunt in 2024. A counter-clockwise route is in the pipeline with two nights at Wynyard, a single night in Queenstown, then double nights in Hobart and St Helens. The format is similar to past Hunts but with more opportunity to switch between organised groups. The groups will run in parallel and have sport touring, 'goat track' and 'slow down and sniff the roses' foci. People who hive off for their own thing at times are welcome as always. A detailed promo will appear in Desmoto ahead of registration opening.


    Queries: Geoff Salmon - gsalmon@bigpond.net.au or 0408 533152


Past events

5 Feb 2023 New Member Intro Ride
29 Jan 2023 Big Hot Ride
18 Jan 2023 Creswick Midweek
15 Jan 2023 January BBQ
2 Jan 2023 New Year Strathbogie Ride
20 Dec 2022 December Xmas General Meeting
18 Dec 2022 Gav's Christmas Ride
10 Dec 2022 Impromptu Off the Tar Trek
4 Dec 2022 Red Plate Ride to Broadford
26 Nov 2022 Dargo
16 Nov 2022 Reefton Spur Midweek
15 Nov 2022 November General Meeting
13 Nov 2022 Morningtown Ride - CANCELLED
6 Nov 2022 New Member Intro ride
23 Oct 2022 Chris's Inaugural Murrindindi Meander
18 Oct 2022 October General Meeting
9 Oct 2022 Ride to Somewhere in ...........Ireland ?
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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