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EVENTS May 2015
2:30-10:00 pm: Northern California Ducati Bike Nights at Benissimo (one of Marin's finest Italian Restaurants), 18 Tamalpias Dr, Corte Madera. NorCalDoc.com
6:00 pm: Bay Area Moto Guzzi Group monthly dinner at Giovanni’s(1127 N. Lawrence Expy, Sunnyvale, 408/734-4221). Members, interested Guzzi riders, elderly men with non-running Saab 96es, persons disillusioned by their current mode of transport and all other motorcycle riders always welcome. More information, contact Pierre at: 408/710-4886 or firstname.lastname@example.org
11:00 am: Santa Cruz Scooter Club Monthly Group Ride (Meet at Fin’s Coffee, 1104 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz)
Join us for our monthly ride, the 2nd Sunday of each month. We meet at Fin’s Coffee on Ocean Street in Santa Cruz, and depending on who shows, the weather, and how much time folks have, we plan a route for the day. We also usually stop for lunch somewhere. Rides will be cancelled due to rain. santacruzscooterclub.com
9:00 am: California (Northern) Moto Guzzi National Owners Club (MGNOC) breakfast at Putah Creek Cafe in picturesque Winters, California (Highways 505/128) MGNOC members and interested Guzzi riders meet for breakfast and a good time. The Putah Creek Cafe is located at Railroad Avenue. More information contact: Northern California MGNOC Rep, Don Van Zandt at 707-557-5199.
The reason for getting these events started was to provide a fun, social atmosphere for Ducati owners, folks that want to become Ducati owners, and folks that don’t yet know that they want to become Ducati owners to sit, eat, talk, walk around and look at other Ducatis. All brands and models of motorcycles are welcome.
1st Monday: Mill Valley Ducati Bike Night
Please come and join us from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at: The Cantina, 651 E. Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley. 415/378-8317
1st Saturday: San Francisco Ducati Bike Night
Please come and join us from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at: Zeitgeist, 199 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 9410. 415/255-7505
2nd Monday: South Bay Area Ducati Bike Night
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Pizza Antica, 334 Santana Row, #1065 San Jose. 408/557-8373
2nd Saturday: Livermore Ducati Bike Night
Please come and join us from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the Second Saturday of each month at Bella Roma Pizzeria, 853 East Stanley Blvd. Livermore, 925/447-4992
3rd Monday: Monterey / Carmel Ducati Bike Night
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Baja Cantina & Filling Station, 7166 Carmel Valley Rd. Carmel. 831/625-2252
3rd Wednesday: Emeryville Ducati Bike Night
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at Hot Italian, 5959 Shellmound Street, No. 75 , Emeryville. 510/652.9300
4th Monday: Sacramento Area Ducati Bike Night
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at Hot Italian, 1627 16th Street, Sacramento. 916/444.3000
4th Monday: Mid-Peninsula Ducati Bike Night
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at Sixto’s Cantina, 1448 Burlingame. 650/342-7600
4th Friday: Concord Ducati Bike Night
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month at Lazy Dog Café, 1961 Diamond Blvd, Concord. 925/849-1221
4th Saturday: Novato Ducati Bike Night
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month at Boca Pizzeria, 454 Ignacio Blvd, Novato. 415/883-2302
The Quail Motorcycle Gathering (Quail Lodge & Golf Club, 8000 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel, CA)
Celebrating the Evolution of the Motorcycle, honoring both pre- and post-war eras of the world’s finest sports and racing bikes, The Quail features a gourmet barbeque lunch with offerings from local wineries and breweries, together with live entertainment, leading motorcycle manufacturers, lifestyle vendors and more.
The Quail runs from 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, May 16th. Tickets are $75. For more information, and to buy tickets, go to signatureevents.peninsula.com/en/Motorcycle/Motorcycle.html.
Sheetiron 300 Dualsport (Stonyford, CA)
If your pinky etiquette isn’t up to snuff for The Quail, take your plated, actually street legal dual sport up to Stonyford for a weekend of riding. The Sheetiron is a two-day ride starting in Stonyford Saturday morning, breaking for the night in Fort Bragg, and returning to Stonyford Sunday afternoon. This is a non-competitive ride—riders of all abilities are welcomed.
Applications are accepted through April 1st. For more information, go to oaklandmotorcycleclub.camp9.org/event-1863205.
The Sacramento Mile (Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA)
Get your first taste of big time flat track action (flat trac-tion?) early this year—the Sac Mile has moved up a couple months in the AMA schedule, which means the Sacramento heat won’t be so brutal. There’s even free motorbike parking!
Tickets start at $29; grandstand seats are $60. For more information, and to buy tickets, go to sactomile.com.
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