Moto Guzzi: National Owners Club Rally

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Motorcycling News

Grab your helmet, hop on your motorcycle and take a ride with the Moto Guzzi National Owners Club (MGNOC) for the 39th Annual MGNOC National Rally. The rally will take place June 24 – 26 at the Grand County Fairgrounds in John Day, Oregon.

The MGNOC is an active group of motorcycle enthusiasts who enjoy the mystique, unique craftsmanship and riding pleasures provided by the historic Italian brand, Moto Guzzi.

MGNOC Rally participants will have the opportunity to ride along canyon roads, through pine forests and across juniper-covered mountains in scenic Eastern Oregon. The event also includes field games, bike shows and self guided tours of the area.

Moto Guzzi USA will be in attendance at the event, offering demo rides on the current range of products, technical seminars, as well as sponsoring the Saturday breakfast and handing out door prizes.

Additionally, several Moto Guzzi dealers will be present, including Cascade Moto Classics of Portland, Empire Cycle and Powersports of Spokane, and Moto International of Seattle.

“Members of the MGNOC are some of the most dedicated Moto Guzzi enthusiasts,” said Rick Panettieri, Moto Guzzi brand manager.

“We have been attending this annual rally with our demo bikes for the past few years and look forward to seeing our old friends again, making new friends, and riding the local roads on the latest Moto Guzzi models.”

Registration for the MGNOC National Rally is $55 after May 25, $35 for children 7 to 12 and free for children 6 and under.

Registration includes a Rally pin, camping for three nights, dinner on Friday, breakfast and dinner on Saturday, continental breakfast on Sunday and all activities.

A motorcycle-oriented road map will also be provided at the time of registration. To make reservations, call 541-575-1900 or e-mail gcfair@grantcounty-or.gov.

For more information about the MGNOC, please visit www.mgnoc.com. For the latest news about Moto Guzzi, please visit www.motoguzzi-us.com.

Founded in 1921, Moto Guzzi is one of Europe’s oldest continuous manufacturers of motorcycles. The brand continues to produce bikes from its original location on the shores of Lake Como in the village of Mandello del Lario, Italy. Today, they are owned by the Piaggio Group.

Established in 1884 by Rinaldo Piaggio and based in Pontedera in Pisa, Italy, the Piaggio Group is one of the world’s top manufacturers of two-wheel motor vehicles.

With more than 7,000 employees, an annual production of more than 610,000 vehicles in 2009, five R&D centers, seven production facilities in Europe and Asia and operations in more than 50 countries – the Piaggio Group has a consolidated leadership in the European two-wheeler market.

The company produces scooters, motorcycles and mopeds in the 50cc to 1,200cc displacement range, marketed under the Piaggio, Vespa, Gilera, Derbi, Aprilia, Scarabeo and Moto Guzzi brands.

The Group also manufactures three- and four-wheel light transportation vehicles for the Ape, Porter and Quargo ranges.