2020 Victorian State H.O.G. Rally
1st November 2019
By Andrew Kidd
2020 Victorian State H.O.G. Rally.
Held over the Easter long weekend: 10th, 11th and 12th April 2020.
Hosted by the Dandenong Chapter of the Harley Owners Group and sponsored by Harley-Heaven Dandenong the Victorian State H.O.G. Rally will be held at the Dandenong Showgrounds. Situated just 35 Km from the Melbourne CBD, Dandenong is perfectly placed for between the magnificent Dandenong Ranges and the picturesque Mornington Peninsula.
Riding in these areas is the ideal escape if you're seeking inspiration and pure indulgence. We have three guided rides planned which will take in these awesome motorcycle friendly areas.
The Dandenong Ranges, thanks to the region's rich soil and agreeable climate, has become known as "the food bowl of Victoria." Most of the farms in the area offer tastings of their farm-fresh produce and artisan foods is a highlight for both locals and tourists. Green thumbs will be in heaven with many beautiful gardens to explore. Of course you can also take in art galleries, wildlife experiences, country villages, gourmet dining, and take in the incredible scenery on an historic steam train.
In the Mornington Peninsula you can ride along the coastline visiting waterfront restaurants, cafes and viewing the cliff-top mansions. There are lively local markets, grand historic gardens and art galleries. You can take in and number of water sports from sailing to scuba diving, fishing to sea kayaking. You can ride along the whole of the Port Phillip Bay coastline from Frankston to Portsea, stopping at seaside villages and taking the detour up to Arthurs Seat for the best views of the Peninsula. Then drop down a gear, exploring peaceful hinterland roads, wild Cape Schanck and historic Flinders before heading up the Western Port Bay coast. All of this is our back yard!
Rally venue will be:
- Gloria Pyke Netball Complex
Dandenong VIC 3175
A bus shuttle service will operate to local motels
There is about 35 motels within 2.5 km of the venue with approx. 900 rooms available
Camping available on-site (subject to permit approval)
Arrive Friday afternoon for light snacks and roving entertainers. Friday night catered meal with music by Locked and Loaded.
Saturday there will be vendors, guided rides, Chapter games, tattoo show, formal catered meal, a full bar service and entertainment by Duplicity and The Screamin’ Eagles! It’s going to be huge!
Sunday will be a Police escorted Thunder Ride to the Dandenong Market for a Show and Shine in front of 25,000 eager public participants. Music by Duplicity and an open air bar to enjoy along with a huge food hall, hundreds of traders and food stalls to enjoy and while away the day.
Website: Rally Website