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    • 29 Sep 2023
    • 9:30 AM
    • Caltex 307 Diamond Creek Rd, St Helena
    • 14

    This is a pre ride to meet up with the main group for the Grand Final Day w/e ride, for those of us who live in the north or for those who want a bit extra for their long weekend ride in order to arrive at the 'official' starting point of the Grand Final Day w/e ride.

    Taking aprox 2hrs for 180 kms. Aim to arrive here by 0900 for a quick coffee and briefing.
    Departing from the Caltex service station 307 Diamond Creek Rd, St Helena at 0930.

    The aim of the ride is to take boredom out of doing the Geelong Rd and put a little extra into the tour. Heading north toward Whittlesea we'll then traverse across through Wallan , Romsey. From here we'll move south to Gisbourne, Bacchus Marsh then down the C704 to Lovely Banks BP service centre. For an approximate 1200 arrival.

    • 29 Sep 2023
    • 12:30 PM
    • 1 Oct 2023
    Registration is closed

    In the tradition of Grand Final heritage we are heading back to our Port Campbell roots. I will try and make the route there and back as varied as possible and Co-Captain Glenn will be offering an optional (for the more adventurous) 'adventure' route to match up along the way with our ride. Our ride down will go via Barwon Downs, Forrest down to Skenes Ck. Stopping for a break in Apollo Bay. From there we will run the B100 'The Great Ocean Rd' through Lavers Hill and Princetown onto Port Campbell. I plan the return trip to be a different route to Lavers Hill then run the C155 across to Skenes Ck. Coast Rd to Lorne then run the C151 up to Deans Marsh. We'll run the this back into Geelong and the 'Lovely Banks' service station for a refuel for our run home.  

    This ride now has 3 options. Couples, Twin share and Provide your own accommodation.

    I will also be running a separate start ride, for those who live in the north, from Plenty to Lovely Banks. Starting in Plenty at 1000                                                 

    Our official meeting point will be the BP service station 'Lovely Banks' at 1230.                    455 Geelong Ring Rd, Corio. Click on link below. 

    Mark the date for a double night getaway. I have arranged accomodation for us at the Southern Ocean Motor inn

    Friday night dinner will be at 'Waves Cafe Bar and Restaurant'.

    Saturday night dinner will be at the 'Port Campbell Hotel'.This will be the same location for viewing the match. 

    On Saturday 2 options will be offered for riding. One for those who want to be back in time to watch the match and one for those who don't. For those of you who may just want to have the Saturday 'off' The Port Campbell National Park has a lot offer in coastal viewing with geologic formation landmarks such as 'London Bridge' and 'The Razorback'. 


    • 15 Oct 2023
    • 9:30 AM
    • Platters Cafe, 67 Main Hurstbridge Rd, Diamond Creek
    • 18

    John Lyon has very kindly offered to lead this ride on behalf of Chris as he has the memory of a house brick and already had a prior engagement.

    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 far 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  – or 0412 250440

    • 4 Nov 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 6 Nov 2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Beechworth Bakery, 316 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville

    Melbourne Cup Weekend

    Neil is proposing a tour around the Avenal area over the Melbourne Cup weekend.

    The official tour 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. 

    Registration includes two nights of accommodation and pre-payment of two meals.

    Those doing their own thing on Sunday can opt out BEFORE the close-off. Special dietary requirements also need to be known early.

    Contact: Chris 

    • 8 Nov 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 3:15 PM
    • Platters Cafe & Bar, Diamond Creek
    • 25

    The day starts from Diamond Creek and is a full morning that takes in Murrindindi, Limestone, a break at Alexandra, Skyline Road to Eildon and eventually Snobs Creek Bar & Bistro for lunch.

    The route is similar to our Bonfire Station Ride earlier this year and bypasses a large section of Melba Hwy for the price of 4 km of easy dirt. A return over Black Spur will see an early finish at Healesville, plus or minus a side trip on the sealed bit of Acheron Way if conditions are good. Total distance is 220 - 250 km, plus commutes.

    Queries: Geoff - or 0408 533152

    • 12 Nov 2023

    Save the date. This should be a ride going east. Maybe a twin spur ride lead by Garry.LACE 

    • 19 Nov 2023
    • 9:30 AM
    • Platters Cafe & Bar, 1/67 Main Hurstbridge Rd, Diamond Creek VIC 3089
    • 20

    If you've not been on a ride for a while and need to blow the cobwebs out then this is for you!

    This ride has been prompted by and will be lead by our illustrious editor Neil. Current plan is an 'easyish' ride to Longwood pub for lunch via Ruffy.

    All members are encouraged to join this ride , even if you don't have one of those numbers.

    Plan your commute to the Platters Cafe to arrive no later than 9am, 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.

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

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

    Please note: registration cut-off is 3 days before 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.

    Start point:

    • 25 Nov 2023
    • 8:30 AM
    • 26 Nov 2023
    • Maccas Pakenham

    Departure; Maccas Pakenham at 08.30am with a full tank.

    Bookings Open 03 October @ 7.00pm

    Accommodation; (pricing may alter as sale of pub is imminent)

    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 November may be booked as a single, the cost is $125. Book in as a single or shared room and after that date if any available I will upgrade you, and you just pay the difference.

    Send me an email at and I will create a list in order of want.

    Lunch on Saturday will be at "The Woody" (Woodside Pub)

    We are booked in for the evening meal at 7pm Dargo Pub Time

    Lunch on Sunday will be at the Bunyip Pub

    • 17 Dec 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BP Pakenham/ McDonalds, 98 Princes Hwy, Pakenham
    • 30

    Gav's Christmas Ride leaves Pakenham's Princes Hwy Maccas at 09:30. There will be a morning break at Kelly's Bakery, Korumburra, then on to Trafalgar for fuel (150 km) and the town's Criterion Hotel for lunch.

    This year the ride extends into the afternoon with another 100 km to finish, over refreshing cheer, at Yarra Junction. 

    A cap of 30 applies. Earn a spot on Santa's Nice list by registering early and cancelling if circumstances change.

    • 7 Jan 2024

    Save the date. This should be a ride going east. Maybe a twin spur ride lead by Garry.LACE 

    • 14 Jan 2024
    • 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. Or something similar. To be confirmed,

    Queries: Chris or 0408 533152

    • 10 Feb 2024
    • 7:00 AM
    • 18 Feb 2024
    • Argosy Motor Inn, 221 Tarleton St, East Devonport
    • 13

    The 2024 Tiger Hunt is set. There are two nights at Wynyard, a single night in Queenstown, then double night stays in Hobart and St Helens. You need to get yourself to our breakfast briefing at Devonport's Argosy Motor Inn by 7 am on Saturday February 10 with a full tank, fresh tyres (seriously) and faith in the leadership!

    The format is a little different for this one with opportunity to switch between three groups on most days. The groups will run in parallel and have sport touring, 'tailored' dirt (to suit average experience on the day) and tourist foci. Hunters can also hive off and do their own thing at any time, as always.

    The event is capped at 36 riders. Pillions and tagalongs do not count toward the cap but a registration deposit of $190 is required from all. It will be applied to a spread of things including a quality event T shirt, our breakfast briefing in Devonport and Tiger Hunt Dinner in Hobart. Any refunds will reduce in line with commitments made by the Club. No refunds will be made after January 28.

    Trip Notes will be issued soon after registration. They outline the itinerary with everything you need to book ahead. Hunters are encouraged to make their Spirit bookings, however, promptly after signing on. Expect plenty of company if you choose the day or evening sailing on Friday 9th and return on the evening sailing on Saturday 17th..

    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 operate should demand exceed places - don't be discouraged if the event fills early.

    Queries: Geoff Salmon - or 0408 533152

    • 9 Mar 2024
    • 11 Mar 2024

    Save the date for our annual Labour Day weekend, 2 night getaway.


Past events

13 Sep 2023 Wonthaggi Midweek
10 Sep 2023 Beep-Beep Incorporating Guildford
20 Aug 2023 Gallop around Gippsland
20 Aug 2023 For those who missed it an Intro Ride - Cobaw Range - plus more
13 Aug 2023 New Member Intro Ride - Cobaw Range
12 Aug 2023 Probably Heading East
6 Aug 2023 Ride to Brekky - Whittlesea
9 Jul 2023 Lunch with Kathy
25 Jun 2023 Ride to Brekky - Warburton
10 Jun 2023 Brass Monkey Ride - Maffra
31 May 2023 Redesdale Pub - Midweek
21 May 2023 Thorpdale Spud Run
7 May 2023 New Member/ Introductory Ride
7 May 2023 TOMCC Link Run
23 Apr 2023 Bonfire Station, Taggerty
19 Apr 2023 Pig & Whistle - Midweek
25 Mar 2023 The Spectacular Surf Coast Ride II
11 Mar 2023 Mini Turismo - Beechworth
26 Feb 2023 Flavio's Jamieson Run
22 Feb 2023 Neerim South Midweek
12 Feb 2023 Inverloch
5 Feb 2023 New Member Intro Ride
29 Jan 2023 Big Hot Ride
18 Jan 2023 Creswick Midweek
2 Jan 2023 New Year Strathbogie Ride
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
13 Nov 2022 Morningtown Ride - CANCELLED
6 Nov 2022 New Member Intro ride
23 Oct 2022 Chris's Inaugural Murrindindi Meander
9 Oct 2022 Ride to Somewhere in ...........Ireland ?
23 Sep 2022 Grand Final Weekend - Rutherglen
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
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
19 Jan 2022 Midweek to Marysville
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
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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