Our main event is the 1000 mile ride. Every summer, members gather in a different location for 5 days of backroads, breathtaking landscapes, oil 'n smoke talk, and the pursuit of good "Velo" times amongst friends... Anyone can join, you don't need a Velocette!

Throughout the year, our members also attend or organize other "non-club" rides which we will be sharing on this page.

The Mellow Velo Fellow Ride in So-Cal, The Moto Melee, The Nor-Cal TT, The 49 Mile ride in San Francisco, The Rigid Ride in The Bay Area to name a few. All rides are open to all classic/vintage motorcycles and are not exclusive to Velocette.

If you would like to share a ride with us, please send details to and we will post it here.
We look forward to seeing you on the road...!

"100 mile rally" Kirkwood, CA 2017 Photo © JP Defaut


VOCNA 2021 Summer rally
19-24th JULY 2021
1,000 Mile ride in 5 days
Location: Ferndale, CA
Organizer: Paul D'Orleans
The Moto Melee
JUne 2021
Location: Presidio SF
Organizers: Harley Welch/Jeff Guzaitis

So what exactly is this "Moto Melee?
Well, it's three-days & ~850 miles of back-roads adventure for pre-1971 motorcycles with a START/FINISH in San Francisco. Established in 1998 by enthusiasts Jeff Guzaitis and Harley Welch, the Moto Melee was the natural progression from their wildly successful California Melee classic sports car rally.

On the Melee you'll get the opportunity to dodge suicidal squirrels, splash through stagnant water, stay at a seedy motel, possibly run out of gas and maybe... just maybe win a recycled trophy and the sweet taste of Melee fame. What's that you say? You ride your old bike but are ashamed of its shabby appearance. Maybe it has 3 different shades of primer, or pipes that are made out of old coffee cans? Hey... we understand, a lot of us ride those too. We welcome everything from the pedigreed to the proletariat, a wide diversity of machinery is represented at the Moto Melee.

So dust off that Indian bobber, put new tires on that Heinkel scooter or slap a Yamaha tank on that Zundapp, what ever it takes to have your machine ready for the ride. Just be there, because the Moto Melee is only ONCE a year, and if you miss it you have 362 days of waiting until we ride again! Stop being a spectator... saddle up and BE THERE. The only requirements are a good attitude and of course any pre-1971 motorbike.

Entry is limited and priority is always given to early entries and unusual bikes. So contact us and together we'll RIDE!

49 Mile ride
31st October 2021
Location: Start/Finish at The Ramp
Organizer: Pete Young

Based on the 49 mile scenic drive round San Francisco, this day ride is a great way to meet the Bay Area vintage motorcycle community. An annual event held on the last Sunday of October. All brands of old, pre-1974 (ish) motorcycles welcome. No fee. No club. No rules. Just some friends going for a leisurely ride around San Francisco with pitstops at major landmarks. Great photo opp!
Meet 8AM at the Ramp, back around 1pm for lunch.