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Fort Bragg, Avenue of the Giants, North Coast Overnight Run July 13th & 14th

Join us for a fabulous 2 day run to the North Coast, via some of the more scenic highways Northern California has to offer!

First day's run will be taking us through Napa via Silverado Trail to St. Helena for lunch at Gott's Roadside. From there, we'll be continuing on Highway 128 through Cloverdale, then on to Booneville for a beverage break at Anderson Valley Brewing Co. Next we'll be heading west along Mountain View Rd / Hwy 510 to the coast, where we'll be stopping at the Point Arena Lighthouse (closest western point of the continental US to Hawaii). From there we'll be heading north along scenic Hwy 1 and arriving in Fort Bragg to wrap up the day.

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Your Host for this event:
Larry Anderson

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Meeting Location:
21001 San Ramon Valley Blvd
San Ramon

Meeting Time/Departure Time:

If this meeting location is not convenient for your, ie you live in Sacramento, or South Bay, meet the group at Gotts in Helena. We suggest you be there by 11am.

Details for Day 1:

  • There are both Shell and Chevron gas stations across from the Starbucks where we'll be leaving from. Please fill up before meeting at Starbucks (Saturday's route can be easily completed with a full tank and there will be limited opportunities to stop along the route)
  • We will be crossing the Benecia-Martinez bridge on our way to St. Helena; please have a FasTrak ready to go. If you have to pay cash and go through the regular toll lanes, we'll regroup further up I680 North before turning onto CA12 West.
  • After leaving Anderson Valley Brewing, we'll be heading West towards the coast on Mountain View Rd / Hwy 510. The road is single lane in a few places, and is generally very twisty and rough. We'll be taking it easy going through here (no more than 25-30 MPH), but the payoff makes it worthwhile
  • Once we have a final count, we'll be arranging a group tour at the Point Arena Lighthouse. The views from the Lighthouse are definitely worth the price of admission
  • From the lighthouse we'll be heading north to Fort Bragg. We may or may not arrange a group dinner, but for the moment assume you're on your own for the evening

Gott's Roadside
933 Main St
St Helena, CA

There are two driveways at Gott's; there are no connections between the two parking lots, so the pack will be splitting here to maximize parking opportunities. We do not have reservations, so grab food and tables as soon as you park!

Day 1 Route:

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Meeting Location:
576 S Main St
Fort Bragg, CA

Meeting Time/Departure Time:

Details for Day 2:
  • Please fill up before meeting at Starbucks, as there will be limited stops until lunchtime. 
  • We'll be heading north via an indirect route to the South Entrance of the Avenue of the Giants (Highway 254). 
  • A leisurely cruise along 254 with a lunch stop in the middle, then a straight shot south on 101 to Bear Republic Brewing in Healdsburg and a wrap to a fabulous weekend!
  • We will not be stopping at the Drive Thru Tree Park in Leggett (using it as a landmark); there's another drive thru tree on the Ave. of the Giants (Shrine Drive-Thru Tree)
  • The formal route ends at Bear Republic in Healdsburg; people are free to head home via whatever route makes sense from there

Day 2 Route:

Hotel Choices in Fort Bragg are:

Seabird Lodge Fort Bragg
191 South St.
Fort Bragg 95437
707 964 8000

Motel 6 Fort Bragg
400 S Main Street
Fort Bragg 95437
707 964 4761

Super 8 By Wyndham Fort Bragg
888 S Main Street
Fort Bragg 95437
707 409 0055

Holiday Inn Express Fort Bragg
250 West State St.
Fort Bragg 95437
707 964 1100

Surf Motel & Gardens
1220 S Main Street
Fort Bragg 95437
800 339 5364

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