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    • 21 Jun 2024
    • 9:30 AM
    • Platters Cafe, 67 Main Hurstbridge Rd, Diamond Creek
    • 20
    Register


    Yes that's right. It's a Friday. Trying something different!

    Starting with a coffee at Platter’s Cafe around 0930. We’ll be looking for a departure at 1000. 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

    • 14 Jul 2024
    • 11:30 AM
    • The Emerald Corner store Cafe, 371 Belgrave-Gembrook Rd, Emerald
    • 27
    Register

    Self navigate yourselves to the The Emerald Corner store Cafe, 369 Belgrave - Gembrook Rd, Emerald for lunch. See website for details and menu. Have lunch and swap stories and look at each others bikes. Would love to see some 'Red Plate ' bikes here.

    After lunch we can go for a ride. I will lead a ride heading north toward Healesville.

    Or you may like to lead your own ride heading south or even east.

    Or just have lunch , chat and enjoy your own day

    It's a new financial year thus its time for some new ideas. I'm planning on running a few more days like this and possibly midweek also.

    So let me know what you think.


    Queries: Chris - captain@docv.org or 0412 250 440

    • 21 Jul 2024
    • 9:15 AM
    • Butlers Pantry, 1090 Wellington Rd, Rowville
    • 6
    Register

    The main event is 'Lunch with Kathy' at Neerim South Hotel and this is a dirt option to get there. It is a proposal only at this stage - to be confirmed when likely weather is known.

    The route is all-weather 2WD. There is nothing technical intended but you will need an appetite for gravel roads. There is a lot of them, comprising warm-up sections to Gembrook and then Gembrook to Neerim entirely.

    For those who want more, a run around Neerim Plantation is planned after lunch and then an alternative return to Rowville through Bunyip State Park.

    Registrations are capped at 8 but please join the Waitlist if it fills.




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


    • 11 Aug 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Butlers Pantry, 1090 Wellington Rd, Rowville
    • 22
    Register

    Winter is a moist time of year so the plan is to stay flexible for this one. It departs Rowville at 1000 AM for lunch at Wonthaggi Hotel. We will take a wide arc getting there and a more direct return to finish at Pakenham, not late. 

    Queries: Chris - captain@docv.org or 0412 250 440


    • 15 Sep 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:15 PM
    • Platters Cafe & Bar, Diamond Creek
    • 20

    This is a temporary place holder for Neil. There will be a ride on this day so mark the date in your diary.





    Queries: Chris. captain@docv.org  


    • 27 Sep 2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • 29 Sep 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Pakenham McDonalds, 98 Princes Hwy adj BP
    • 21
    Register

    This years Grand Final w/e ride is heading East. With the Bonang Rd now freshly sealed all the way through. This year being done in reverse. From north to south. Bombala to Orbost. This could be the highlight of the tour if not the Mt Darragh road will be.

    C'mon whichever team is going to win. Go Cats!

    Detail will be given in the itinerary email nearer the time.


    Orbost is base for the two nights in a program that includes NSW's Mount Darragh Rd for something different. The snaking, 105 km of Bonang Road now freshly sealed is of course a highlight.  Day 2 will be one of amazement. Ensure your tyres have plenty of grip. There will be enough twisties to have you wanting cheezels.

    So remember the price is for 2 nights accomodation.

    This ride is suited to bike-fit riders with a reasonable level of experience.

    Orbost accommodation will be the Orbost Countryman Motor Inn   https://orbostcountryman.com.au/ - an itinerary with route, catering and stay arrangements will be emailed to registrants in the week before. Gippsland Members have the option to join us on Saturday at Heyfield (fuel and lunch).

    Lunch will be at the Railway Hotel https://www.railwayhotelheyfield.com.au/

    Departing at 0900 with a full tank of fuel and breakfast consumed. Rider briefing at 0845.

    This year my plan is to do our usual run north of the freeway through Jindivic, Willow Grove, Heyfield (fuel & lunch), Stockdale, Bairnsdale, Bruthen, Nowa Nowa then Orbost.

    Day 2. Will be a reverse Bonang ride heading Cann River first then north up to Eden. From here we'll go inland to Nethercote ,Wyndham and the up the Mt Darragh Rd before heading west to Bombala for lunch. With a nice leisurely lunch we'll head south down the Bonang Rd 'in reverse for most of us'. Never done it this way myself back to Orbost.

    Day 3. The ride home will run south of the freeway after Bairnsdale turning left toward Meerlieu ,Clydebank then crossing over back to Glengarry ,Yallourn north Neerim south ,Powelltown finishing up at the Launching Place Home Hotel.

    A generous number of motel rooms are reserved. Couples registration is for just that, couples! We will do our best to accommodate those preferring a single room and booking early will help. There is no guarantee of sufficient single rooms. Rooms will be allocated to those opting to share first. The remaining rooms will be allocated to singles on a first come basis. Unsuccessful Single registrations, if any, will revert to sharing and a 50% refund issued. Sound complicated? Possibly, but we aim for the best result for the most people.

    Queries: Chris captain@docv.org or 0412 250 440

    • 13 Nov 2024
    • 9:45 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Yarra Glen Cafe
    • 25

    This ride is carried forward from March after being postponed by roadwork.

    A modest but sharp day that starts from Yarra Glen and finishes at Healesville, or earlier at Launching Place if it suits. There will be stops at Steavenson Falls, Lake Mountain and Reefton Hotel for lunch.

    The day amounts to 3:45 saddle time and 180 km. A short, 4 km section of dirt is proposed between Launching Place and Healesville. It is Shire road but avoidable if preferred.

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



    • 30 Nov 2024
    • 1 Dec 2024
    Details Closer To Event


    • 22 Dec 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BP Pakenham/ McDonalds, 98 Princes Hwy, Pakenham
    • 34

    Gav's Christmas Ride      Ho Ho Ho

    This years ride will be a leisurely jaunt around Gippsland back roads of 230km with lunch at the Neerim South Hotel and finishing at Cunninghams Hotel Yarra Junction for Xmas drink.






Past events

8 Jun 2024 Kings Birthday Ride
19 May 2024 A North Westerly ride by John
14 Apr 2024 Ride to lunch in Strathbogie @ Sevens Ck Wagyu
24 Mar 2024 Neil's sports bikes and Garage Queens ride
20 Mar 2024 Highlands Midweek
9 Mar 2024 Mini Turismo Weekend
3 Mar 2024 Red Plate Ride (Tour of the Reservoirs)
25 Feb 2024 New Member Intro Ride
10 Feb 2024 Tiger Hunt 2024
21 Jan 2024 The Great Unsealed (2)
14 Jan 2024 Neil's Easy Ride to the Longwood Pub
7 Jan 2024 New Year Ride to Kevington
3 Jan 2024 Mitchell River National Park
17 Dec 2023 Gav's Christmas Ride
3 Dec 2023 New Member Introductory Ride (rerun)
26 Nov 2023 New Member Introductory Ride
25 Nov 2023 Dargo
19 Nov 2023 Postponed - Neil will be in Perth. Neil's 916/996/998/748/999/749/1098 series bikes ride
12 Nov 2023 Sandy Point Stretch
8 Nov 2023 Snobs Creek - Midweek
29 Sep 2023 Grand Final Weekend
29 Sep 2023 Pre ride for Grand Final Day w/e ride
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
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
6 Mar 2021 SWANPOOL MOTO FESTIVAL
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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