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Almaden Valley Backroads Run - July 11, 2020

Note: This is a PAID member run only. Unfortunately, due to some local county concerns and restrictions, a Gold Country run at this...

Santa Barbara Overnight





Here are the details for the February 22 - 23, 2020 overnight run to Santa Barbara via Foxen Canyon and San Marcos Pass. We will be leaving from Paso Robles on Saturday morning, please see details on optional Friday night.

Please RSVP for this event via MotorSportReg:
https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/overnight-to-santa-barbara-norcal-minis-359400


Your Hosts For The Event:
Nikki and Simon Tildesley


Optional Friday Night Stay in Paso Robles - February 21, 2020

For anyone wishing to take up the optional Friday stay in Paso Robles - then we could consider visiting the Sensorio Field of Light.
https://www.sensoriopaso.com/
NOTE: this needs to be booked in advance and the last entrance is 7.30pm


Hotel Suggestion Paso Robles (optional Friday night)
Downtown Paso Robles 
Adelaide Inn
1215 Ysabel Avenue
Paso Robles, CA 93446

https://www.adelaideinn.com/



Saturday - February 22, 2019

Location:
Starbucks
189 Niblick Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Meeting Time/Departure Time:
10:00am/10:30am

Details
We will be leaving Paso Robles and heading down Highway 46 before turning onto Old Creek Road for some amazing twisties. We will join Highway 1 just north of Morro Bay. Passing through Pismo Beach staying on Highway 1 to Santa Maria. Leaving Santa Maria and heading to Santa Barbara via Foxen Canyon Road and Highway 154 (San Marco Pass). We may stop at a winery on Foxen Canyon Road.

Lunch
TBD, but most likely in the Santa Maria area

Dinner
TBD - perhaps get a group together for dinner or you are free to dine where you wish


Route:
https://goo.gl/maps/ZW5LZz4Z8CHYrXQ36

Hotel Suggestion Santa Barbara

Beachside Inn
336 West Cabrillo Boulevard
West Beach, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-6556
https://www.beachsideinn.com/

Aviana Inn
128 Castillo St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 963-4471
https://www.avaniainnsantabarbara.com/




Sunday - February 23, 2020

Details
We will take a drive back towards Paso Robles using the most direct drive. Once in Paso Robles - for those who are interested we will stop at the Estrella Warbirds Museum where there is a great collection of old planes, cars and military vehicleshttps://www.ewarbirds.org/index.shtml

Meeting Location:
Aviana Inn on Castillo Street
https://www.avaniainnsantabarbara.com/

Meeting Time/Departure Time:
10:30am/11:00am

Route:
https://goo.gl/maps/TKUTJhaiGnVDPBHw8

Please RSVP for this event via MotorSportReg:
https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/overnight-to-santa-barbara-norcal-minis-359400

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By the way if you are not a fully paid member of NorCal Minis there is a $5.00 fee for the event but can be applied to your membership fee for the year if you join up. Check out the details below: Create your MotorSportReg Account and Join Today! Use the NorCal MINIs Membership link below:
NorCal MINIs Membership

Instructions for joining MotorSportReg and joining NorCal MINIs can be found in the following document: I






Annual Holiday Party & Run Recap





Hi Everyone,

We had a fun time at the PJ & Pancakes breakfast at East Bay MINIs on December 7. 2019.  Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the gathering.  December is always such a busy time, but still fun to get together and just look back over our past year.  I got to meet some new members and hangout with long time members too.

We filled the Toys for Toys box for East Bay and donated $250 to Valley Humane Society.


The rain held of for a small group of us who took the drive out to the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge and the Migratory Bird Viewing Platform.  The road over Patterson Pass was great.  A few speed humps as we went through Livermore and out by the Lawrence Livermore Lab, but after that it was clear for the MINI following the Malibu.  HAHA.  

Amazingly, as I was packing up my car with the last supplies I used for the breakfast, the rain started pouring down. Perfect timing!  

Thanks again for coming, 
Christine & Michael Toibin

Here are the photos from the PJ & Pancake Breakfast:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/YtZikDuYsMP4H1Lp9

Next up: January 12, 2029 - SF Peninsula - La Honda / Pescadero / Fish n chips run:
http://www.norcalminis.com/2019/12/bay-area-backroads-run.html

Bay Area Backroads Run January 12, 2020




Here are the details for the January 12, 2020 Run
Please RSVP for this event via MotorSportReg:
https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/bay-area-backroads-run-norcal-minis-648423

 
Your Hosts For The Event:


Anita Weemaes and Christoph Fritsch

Meeting Location
Pioneer Saloon back parking lot
2925 Woodside Rd, 
Woodside, CA 94062

Meeting Time/Departure Time (NOTE NEW MEETING TIME)
9:30am/10:00am

Details
This run will be twisty and scenic, starting slowly through the town of Woodside, up Kings Mountain Road (beware of groups of bicyclists who dislike groups of cars!) to Skyline. 

We'll regroup in the lot as we cross over Skyline and then head south past the iconic Alice's restaurant (you can gawk at all the fancy cars and bikes, but we're not stopping) and turn right down La Honda. We'll take a right on Pescadero Creek and follow that into the town of Pescadero for a short break. 

We'll regroup by the bridge on Stage Road and follow that to the end, where we'll turn right on Hwy 1 North and make our way to Moss Beach Distillery. We have made reservations now for 12:30 and people can choose from light fare OR the Sunday brunch menu. Please confirm whether you'll join us for lunch or not by January 10th.

And if they want to bring dogs, they can get their own table outside on the patio (they should make their own reservations then)

Route (UPDATED ROUTE)
https://goo.gl/maps/KZqKRWRE3fXYGiad8




                                        

Optional Lunch   
Moss Beach Distillery
140 Beach Way
Moss Beach, CA 94038
https://mossbeachdistillery.com/


The Light Fare Menu
https://mossbeachdistillery.com/menu/light-fare/










Please RSVP for this event via MotorSportReg:
https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/bay-area-backroads-run-norcal-minis-648423


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November 2019 Point Reyes Stinson Beach Recap





Your Hosts: Gordon and Alison Lee

We met at the Marina Green in San Francisco, and we then proceeded to cross the Golden Gate bridge in the fog. Eight minis followed the route to the regroup point, to the backroads in Mill Valley, and finally to MINI of Marin successfully. We were greeted by the wonderful staff at the dealership and they had setup breakfast; bagels, fresh fruit, and coffee for all of our NorCal members. We distributed 30 goodie bags complimentary from MINI of Marin for all of our members and we had received positive responses in the organization of our event.

Leaving to Point Reyes, we were separated by countless traffic lights in San Anselmo. Although, everyone managed to catch up to a line of 25 cars. We drove on the twisties through the forest to Point Reyes and three NorCal members had won official MINI shirts and one from the British car show.

We had left Point Reyes towards South on Highway 1 passing through Stinson Beach to Corte Madera Town Center for our lunch at Flores. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the wonderful lunch. A great day was had by all. And all members are looking forward to attend the next event; namely our Annual Holiday party on Saturday December 7th! 


Gordon & Alison

Check out some of the pictures from the event:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Kqo7xqnjzLBmziLG7

Upcoming Club Events

2019 Annual Holiday Party & Run - Saturday December 7th

Remember this is a MEMBERS ONLY Event

First Event of 2020
January 12, 2020 - SF Peninsula - La Honda / Pescadero / Fish n chips
Hosted by Anita Weemaes and Christoph Fritsch
Details to be posted shortly

2019 Annual Holiday Party & Run


This is a MEMBERS ONLY Event

Your Hosts For The Run:
Christine & Michael Toibin

Come join us at East Bay MINI for another PJs & Pancakes Party.  If you missed the PJs & Pancake Party we had in 2017, don't miss this one. Michael and Christine will be flipping the pancakes as long as you want to eat them or we run out of batter.  For those who aren't interested in pancakes, I'll cook up a few gluten-free chaffles. What's a chaffle? Think waffle made with cheese and eggs. A little cream cheese on it - yummy! I'll also have vanilla yogurt, fruit and granola. East Bay MINI will provide coffee and orange juice.

We will be supporting East Bay MINI's efforts to help out Toys for Tots, so be sure to bring toys to donate.

East Bay MINI will have the parts department open if there are a few holiday gifts you need to pickup for your miniac.  During this event only NorCal MINI members can get 15% off anything - no restrictions other than you can’t combine it with other offers.   

Party Time:
8:00am to 10am


PARKING:
East Bay wants us to enter at 4350 Rosewood Drive (East Bay BMW’s main entrance).  From there you will take a sharp left drive forward and park in a single line so your MINIS are pointing towards the East Bay MINI driveway to exit.  Simon's son Alex will I know you’ll help direct the traffic and Rebekka will be there early to give instructions as well.  We will probably try to separate those going on run afterwards from those who are not.  
 

For those who are interested in a drive after breakfast, we'll take a ride out to the
San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge and the Migratory Bird Viewing Platform, from there head home or follow us back to East Bay MINI.

Location:
East Bay MINI
4340 Rosewood Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588


Route:
https://goo.gl/maps/gXhqqWu2GY91FEa59

Please RSVP for this event via MotorSportReg:

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2019-annual-holiday-party-run-norcal-minis-438608



Not a fully paid member of NorCal MINIs?  Become one today, check out the details below: Create your MotorSportReg Account and Join Today! Use the NorCal MINIs Membership link below:
NorCal MINIs Membership



Instructions for joining MotorSportReg and joining NorCal MINIs can be found in the following document: Instructions
 

Point Reyes - Stinson Beach Run - November 9, 2019




Your Hosts For The Run:
Gordon and Alison Lee

Come join us for a beautiful drive over the Golden Gate Bridge to MINI of Marin for a light breakfast of bagels and coffee and then off to the coast. Driving to Point Reyes and along Highway 1 towards Stinson Beach and Muir beach. Hopefully the day will bring us beautiful clear weather and then back to Corte Madera for lunch. We will have some door prizes as well.

Meeting Time/Departure Time:
8:00am/8:15am

Meet Up Location:
Marina Green parking lot, San Francisco, CA 94123
Look for the Philz coffee truck on the corner of Marina blvd. and Scott St.

San Francisco has a lot of stop signs and we may be crossing the Golden Gate bridge in 2 groups. We will regroup in Mill Valley.



Regroup in Mill Valley:
Follow the map on 101 north to Seminary Drive, turn left at end of exit to Frontage Road. On the right is a Chevron gas station, proceed straight past 2 traffic lights and look for us on the right side before the entrance to Strawberry Village in Mill Valley.

Alternative Meet Up Location:
Mini of Marin
5880 Paradise Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Meeting Time/Departure Time:
9:00am/10:00am.

Note:
Please come in the front sales gate and park at the back exit gate ready for departure. MINI of Marin will be greeting you in the store & have bagels etc. plus swag ready for you.



Route:
https://goo.gl/maps/qLdCtkESTgeo1sFx7

Route Detail:

Directions for Marina Green, San Francisco.

From the East bay:
Take Interstate 80W to San Francisco.  Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 1B to merge onto US101 N/ Central Freeway toward Golden Gate Bridge.  Take Franklin St. to Marina Green Dr.  Turn right onto Market St.  Use the left 2 lanes to turn slightly left toward Franklin St. Continue onto Franklin St.  Turn left onto Bay St.  Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Laguna St.  Laguna St. turns slightly left and becomes Marina Blvd. Turn right at Cervantes Blvd./ Scott St.  Look for Philz coffee truck.  Proceed around the parking lot towards the middle.  Do not park on the reserved parking spaces when entering the parking lot.

From the South Bay:
Take 280 North to CA-1 North toward 19th Avenue/ Golden Gate Bridge.  Continue onto CA-1 N/ Junipero Serra Blvd.  Use the left 3 lanes to turn slightly left onto 19th Avenue. Entering park, 19th Avenue changes to Crossover Drive then becomes Park Presidio Blvd then to Veterans Blvd toward tunnel.  Keep right at fork, follow signs to US-101 S/ Marina Blvd S and merge onto US-101.  Use the right two lanes to exit 437 for Marina Blvd toward Presidio.  At the end of off-ramp, keep left at the fork, follow signs for Girard Rd.  Use any lane to turn left onto Girard Rd.  Continue onto Marina Blvd.  Turn left at Cervantes Blvd./ Scott St.  Look for Philz coffee truck.  Proceed around the parking lot towards the middle. Do not park on the reserved parking spaces when entering the parking lot.

Optional Lunch:
Flores
301 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, CA 94925
http://www.floressf.com

Please RSVP for lunch at Flores on MotorsportReg by Saturday, November 2

Directions to Lunch at Flores:
https://goo.gl/maps/9GbmFFa7c8PRwhiN6

Please RSVP for this event via MotorSportReg:
https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/point-reyes-stinson-beach-run-norcal-minis-599977



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