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    • 19 Apr 2023
    • 9:45 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Platters Cafe, 67 Main Hurstbridge Rd, Diamond Creek
    • 21

    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  – or 0408 533152

    • 23 Apr 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 3:15 PM
    • Platters Cafe & Bar, Diamond Creek
    • 16

    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 and over the Black Spur. 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 - 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

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

    The Triumph Owners Club Link Run is scheduled on the usual Sunday before Mothers Day. The display of bikes at Bayles is a great way to spend a few hours and Peter Shearman will lead a classic-friendly ride to get there. To be confirmed but likely setting off from Rowville and followed by lunch somewhere afterwards.

    Queries: Geoff Salmon,

    • 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  – 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 - or 0408 533152

    • 10 Jun 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • 11 Jun 2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • BP/McDonald's, Pakenham

    A ride to Licola leaving at 10 am? Yep, and with a bonus of completing the bitumen beyond Licola on the Jamieson and Tamboritha Roads - all possible with a stay in Maffra on Saturday night. Our provider is Maffra Motor Inn.

    The preferred route on Sunday is to return via the east end of the Strzelecki Ranges. It comes together with a 9 km section of Grand Ridge Road that is unsealed between Carrajung and Balook. The idea will be aborted unless road condition is confirmed in the days prior and the weather is cheery.

    An early finish is planned at Nar Nar Goon. The event is designed for the season and to provide a head start to what remains of the Kings Birthday weekend. 

    Caps are presently set at 10 twin sharers, 4 couples and 4 singles. They may alter, or expand, with the pattern of early registrations. Waitlists will operate and we will do our best up to the cut-off. Everything will be locked after Thursday, June 1 - that is how it must be.

    It is a roll of the dice with the weather - a weekend of 650 km, plus commutes, and fresh territory for at least some. Suited to hardy, touring types.

    Queries:  Geoff or 0408 533152

    • 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 -


    • 29 Sep 2023
    • 1 Oct 2023

    Mark the date for a double night getaway.


    • 25 Nov 2023
    • 26 Nov 2023
    • TBA

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

    • 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 groups. The groups will run in parallel and have sport touring, 'goat track' and 'slow down and sniff the roses' foci. People can also hive off and do their own thing at any time, as always. A detailed promo will appear in Desmoto before registration opens.

    Queries: Geoff Salmon - or 0408 533152

Past events

25 Mar 2023 The Spectacular Surf Coast Ride II
23 Mar 2023 Midweek place holder
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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