South East Va Breakfast
South East Va Breakfast
1st Sunday 9:00 AM monthly at Bunny's Restaurant, Suffolk, VA
Northern Va Guzzi Dinner
Northern Va Guzzi Dinner
1st Thursday each month 7:00 at Tony's New York Pizza
South West VA lunch
South West VA lunch
3rd Saturday monthly at Various
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Hello, welcome to the Virginia Guzzi Riders cyber club house. I am Ron Komoroski. Since 1992, my wife Alice & I have served as the Virginia Reps for the Moto Guzzi National Owners Club.

I bought my first Guzzi in 1980 and went to my first rally (in PA) in 1982. I found out about & joined the Virginia Moto Guzzi Owners Club in 1983 attending my first VA rally that same year. The original VMGOC, located in Tidewater, was formally chartered by the National MGOC in April of 1980 with 23 members. Over the years the group has grown and expanded to include members from every part of the state. Today a less formal and structured VMGOC is comprised of nearly 150 riders.

We are a diverse group with one common interest, Moto Guzzi Motorcycles. We have meets, rides, and other events year around, but the high point of each year is the Virginia State Moto Guzzi Rally. The club hosted it's first rally in Westmoreland park in 1981, the next year it was moved to Sherando Lake where the annual count started. Sherando was home for 19 years. The last year at Sherando, 1999, was the first year Alice & I took on full responsibility as rally hosts. We got our real baptism of fire In 2000, when we lead the VMGOC in hosting the National Moto Guzzi rally, The Sherando facility was too small for the expected turnout, so the National was put on at The Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista VA. The National drew over 620 riders from 49 states & 3 foreign countries for a four day event. With the help of Guzzi friends from around the country, especially North Carolina & Maryland, we had a successful & highly praised Gathering of Eagles National Rally. From 2001 to 2013 home for the rally remained at Glen Maury Park. Average attendance was about 120 riders.
Being the Rallymaster is a demanding experience. The easier it LOOKS the harder & more time consuming the work that went into putting it on. It can & will cause burn out in time. Consequently, Alice & I decided to retire as Rally-masters after the 25th annual rally in 2007. A record turn-out of 150 riders witnessed Alice & I turn the reins over to Roger & Marilyn Davis. Roger & Marilyn did an admirable job Rallymastering from 2008 thru 2013 including a National in 2012. They persevered through some of the worst weather we've ever had to deal with on a rally weekend. A resounding Thank You!! from Alice & I for a job well done. For 2014 Kurt & Sue Nordstrom have stepped up to be the new Va. Rallymasters. We ask all Va Guzzi riders to do what they can to help Kurt & Sue keep the excellent Va Rally tradition alive & well.
UPDATE: the 2014 VMGOC Rally, held at Willville Motorcycle Only campground in Meadows of Dan Virginia was a great success. Over 100 riders were in attendance. Kurt & Sue will host at Willville again in 2015.
The VMGOC has no dues, we ask the Virginia Guzzi Riders to attend the rally & volunteer their help with putting it on. Most years a small profit is made that supports our activities, maintains & upgrades the rally gear owned by the group. The VMGOC exists to foster moto-lust, friendship & camaraderie among motorcycle people no matter what brand they ride, with a focus on our sometimes irritating, sometimes aggravating but always beloved Moto Guzzis. We especially encourage all Moto Guzzi owners in Virginia to get something exciting between your legs, take that Goose out & play with it. We'll be looking for you at your local meet, on down the road, & at Guzzi rallies all over the country.
Ron Komoroski

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