Upcoming Rides

    • 24 Sep 2021
    • 9:30 AM
    • 26 Sep 2021
    • Beechworth Bakery, Healesville


    Charlie Cameron #23

    Our base this year is Rutherglen. The journey up is via the Strathbogie and Warby Ranges – about 380 km and a better mix of riding than you might expect. It is a popular destination and the outward route is bound to include fresh territory for some. The return is 365 km via Beechworth, Whitfield and Lake Eildon's dark side. Start and finish is Healesville.

    Grand Final day itself is one of options. You can rule yourself out for selection and instead visit a winery or three, various foodie places, the Murray River around Corowa or perhaps range south for some gold history at Chiltern, Eldorado and Beechworth. Or you can run through the banner with the team – a day spent in the Ovens and Kiewa Valleys and back in time for the 4th quarter bounce. There are choices depending on weather, who is playing and personal form after Friday night.PLACE MAP HTML HERE

    • 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.


    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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

    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.


    • 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
    Join waitlist

    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.








    Fri 11

    To the Boat

    Spirit of Tas


    Sat 12

    Central Highlands E / Gordon Dam





    Sun 13

    West Coast





    Mon 14

    West Coast - Bitumen




    3 alt

    West Coast - Dirt




    Tue 15

    Northern Hills





    Wed 16




    St Helens


    Thurs 17

    East Coast, Ross





    Fri 18

    Mt Wellington / Southport / Hastings





    Sat 19

    Central Highlands W



    Spirit of Tas


    Sun 20

    Port Melbourne Post-mortem





    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

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