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

    • 14 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • 17 Oct 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    Register

    Ducati are again releasing the Ducati Corse 2021 Official Yearbook for pre order.

    As per last year the Club will order on your behalf so you can benefit from a discounted Club only price and to minimise the shipping costs.  Books will be available mid-December all going well.

    Note that these will only be available through the Club via pre order and must be pre-paid as we will not be ordering any extras.

    There are two options for purchase.  For those who can pick up the book please select the Book only option.  For those who need the book posted to you please select the Book + Postage option.




     

    • 3 Oct 2021
    • 12:30 PM
    • The Duck Inn, 6 Murchison St, Marysville
    • 28


    This is another social lunch hosted by Kathy Hodge. It is intended as a short, sharp ride if you wish, or a drive allowing partners to get involved. Previous lunches have been well attended by other halves.

    The venue for this one is Marysville’s Duck Inn.


    The day is limited to 30 Members and guests, meeting there, registrations close after Sept 30.

     

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    • 8 Oct 2021
    • 10 Oct 2021
    • Nundle, NSW

    The Thunder Rally is looking shaky for 2021 and at best will be postponed to Nov 19-21. The "A Group" have rolled over plans to the 2022 Rally instead. An offer to assist a second group will be repeated next year so there is plenty of time to mull what is a great trip.



    DOCNSW’s Thunder Rally is scheduled for October 8-10 this year. It is again at Nundle and not to be confused with a 40th anniversary lead-in event at Lake Cargelligo (Oct 6-7).

    An unofficial DOCV contingent is traveling up for the Rally. It is unofficial because first option was given to members of our 2017 and 2019 groups and the quota filled 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. Nundle is an appealing gold era town and the rally site at Sheba Dams is particularly attractive. The two groups would overlap there on Sat 9th then continue independently.

    Staying in smaller towns is one reason the trip does not work for a large, consolidated group. 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).

    The event is in support of NSW Royal Rehab Centre and Rally registration includes a T shirt offer.

    To be clear this is an offer to assist a second DOCV group. You are registering interest to join the group, it is not a commitment. It will require someone keen to emerge and run with the idea. The route and accommodation research is done if you choose to use it.

    Further information: Geoff 0408 533152 or gsalmon@bigpond.net.au



    • 10 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBA





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    • 19 Oct 2021
    • 8:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Google meet
    • 100
    Register

    Assuming we still can't quite meet in person we'll set up another Google Meet.  And hopefully we can still organise something a little different but we'll see how we go.

    Stay tuned for further details :-)


    Google Meet joining info

    Video call link: https://meet.google.com/vhu-zxwd-tvy

    Or dial: ‪(AU) +61 2 9051 3108‬ PIN: ‪161 610 152‬#

    More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/vhu-zxwd-tvy?pin=5921954964584


     

    • 20 Oct 2021
    • 9:45 AM
    • Beechworth Bakery, Healesville
    • 12

    Postponed from Sept 15

    Armando has engineered a morning that gets us to Thornton's Rubicon Hotel for a timely lunch. The day is approx 220 km so our finish at Healesville should not be late. It is an excellent way to ease back in - if allowed.


    • 24 Oct 2021
    • TBA
    • 30

    Moto GP is cancelled for the second year running but we will take up the slack with a ride to the Wally Pub.

    Walhalla - Nov, 2016

    • 30 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • TBC
    • 13
    Register

    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 





    • 6 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM
    • 7 Nov 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Platters Cafe

    Follow Neil around his backyard for an overnight stay at Euroa

    Details to Come


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    • 14 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM
    • Pakenham McDonalds, 98 Princes Hwy adj BP


    Getting Down And Dirty With Glenn & Oliver

    Departing from Pakenham Maccas @9.00am, with full tanks (BP next door) and full tummys.

    Morning session 237km lunching at Balook

    Afternoon session 185km finishing at Longwarry

    This event will be weather dependant.

    The roads will be normal car/motorcycle use but lots of unsealed, interspersed with transit sealed sections.

    If you decide along the way that you have had enough of the unsealed, there will be sealed alternatives.

    Suitable for all types who don't mind the back end sliding and the front end shaking, and the bike requiring a wash when you get home.


    • 16 Nov 2021
    • 8:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Google meet
    • 100
    Register

    We are planning on taking the November General Meeting back on the road.

    More details to come.


     

    • 21 Nov 2021
    • Platters Cafe & Bar, Diamond Creek
    • 30

    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.


    • 27 Nov 2021
    • TBA

    A day hosted by 'Club Permits Officer' and Spares guru Daryl Grant. Date has changed from Sunday 28 to Saturday 27.


    Our recent Red Plate events have been successful rides but have not attracted classic bikes in great number. DOCV has 70-odd permit scheme participants with 140 bikes. We have scheduled a lowish-risk date for weather and plan to coax more of them out.


    • 4 Dec 2021
    • 9:00 AM
    • 5 Dec 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Pakenham Macca's, Next to BP
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    Glenn's Yearly Dargo Run

    Dargo 1916 - you can just make out great grandpa Urgrobvater Loechel with rare BMW prototype and twinkle in his eye.

    This ride and the number of participants is dependent on Victoria's Covid restrictions.

    Departing at 9.00 the route will take us thru the rolling South Gippsland hills to our lunch at Yinnar Hotel.

    We will have a short rest, recuperate and release in Loch along the way.

    Following lunch we will make our way to Dargo with a short stop in Briagalong.

    Sunday depart Dargo at 9.00 for a fill-up at Stratford, fuel/food, then onto Longwarry Hotel for lunch.

    Following lunch we will slip back to Pakenham BP where the ride will finish.

    For 2021 we shall re-introduce the formal evening attire, it's not compulsory, just good fun.

    We have all the motel rooms for couple accommodation

    Dargo Central and Cathies House for single accommodation.

     

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    • 19 Dec 2021
    • TBA



    It ain't over till the fat lady sings and the year isn't finished till the Big Fella runs his Chrissy Ride. Join Gav for a sackful of joy, merriment and good cheer.


    • 11 Feb 2022
    • 20 Feb 2022
    • Station Pier, Port Melbourne
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    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.

    Day

    Date

    Region

    Long
    Km

    Short
    Km

    Overnight

    0

    Fri 11

    To the Boat



    Spirit of Tas

    1

    Sat 12

    Central Highlands E / Gordon Dam

    402

    378

    Strathgordon

    2

    Sun 13

    West Coast

    366

    352

    Tullah

    3

    Mon 14

    West Coast - Bitumen

    329

    192

    Tullah

    3 alt


    West Coast - Dirt

    (382)

    -


    4

    Tue 15

    Northern Hills

    348

    305

    Deloraine

    5

    Wed 16

    North-East

    394

    206

    St Helens

    6

    Thurs 17

    East Coast, Ross

    368

    263

    Hobart

    7

    Fri 18

    Mt Wellington / Southport / Hastings

    262

    -

    Hobart

    8

    Sat 19

    Central Highlands W

    368

    315

    Spirit of Tas

    9

    Sun 20

    Port Melbourne Post-mortem



    Home



    Total

    2837

    2011


    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 - don't be disheartened!

     

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

Past events

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
29 Aug 2021 Ride to Brekky - Yarra Junction
22 Aug 2021 Bloody Cold, Wet Ride to Tallarook
17 Aug 2021 August General Meeting
8 Aug 2021 Neil's Easy Ride to Neerim South for a pie (or quiche)
27 Jul 2021 July General Meeting
25 Jul 2021 Jerusalem Creek
21 Jul 2021 Midwinter Midweek
11 Jul 2021 Ride to Brekky II - Kinglake West
4 Jul 2021 Ride to Brekky - Kinglake West
15 Jun 2021 Annual General Meeting
12 Jun 2021 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)
2 May 2021 New Members/Introductory Ride
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 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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