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East Bay Backroads Run (Redwood Rd. / San Pablo Dam) - September 19, 2020

This is a PAID member run only!

NOTE: This event is also a fundraiser for Hope Hospice. We usually have the fundraiser in May but that run was cancelled. So for every DOLLAR donated on the day of this event our club will MATCH up to $500. 
Check out the link below to see more about Hope Hospice.

Your Host For The Event:
Larry Anderson

Meet Up Location:
Castro Valley BART Station (3301 Norbridge Drive, Castro Valley, CA 94546)

Meeting Time/Departure Time


Run Details
Join us for a quick trip through some of the East Bay's hidden back roads. We'll be meeting up in Castro Valley, heading north on Redwood Road and cruising through the hills along Redwood Road and Skyline Boulevard. 

We'll then head up Grizzly Peak Boulevard for some killer views of the San Francisco Bay, then head down Wildcat Canyon Road. to San Pablo Dam Road. to finish things out.

Additional Run Details
The driver's meeting will be happening over the radio; please bring your radio, have them turned on and tuned to Channel 7, Subchannel 21 before you arrive at the start. When you arrive at the starting point, *please remain in your cars*

Make a pit stop before the meetup. We do not have any rest breaks planned, nor will there be anywhere along the route suitable for pulling over, so plan ahead.

We'd classify this run as "advanced". There *will* be twisty roads along most of the route (the views of the Bay from Skyline and Grizzly Peak make it worth it). The lead car will be keeping a safe pace throughout.

Bay area backroads can be rough. There are no major hazards that would take out a car, but some of the hill sections are definitely bumpier than others.

The area on Skyline near the Chabot Science Center has a few popular parks; expect a lot of parked cars and bike traffic, so we'll be taking it easy through here.

A couple sections of Skyline Boulevard and Grizzly Peak Boulevard are residential-ish, so we will be taking it slow through these areas.

Though the final stop on the route is listed as the Safeway in Orinda, *we will not be pulling in there as a group*. This is a good waypoint to end the route, from where you'll be very close to either Eastbound or Westbound Highway 24 to head home.


You must RSVP via MotorSportReg:

Social distancing and facemasks are required.
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will NOT be provided by the club
Registration is by MSR ONLY.
Bathrooms are not guaranteed.
No lunch is being arranged.
No radios will be lent out.


NorCal MINIs is committed to providing events that place participant safety as the number one priority. In light of the current COVID-19 situation, every attempt will be made to minimize risk of exposure to the virus. Therefore, the club is following new processes and procedures for events going forward.

  • Be for paid members ONLY at this time
  • Not offer day passes whilst under restrictions
  • Follow state and local guidelines in relation to COVID-19
  • Require all participants to wear masks, for not only their own safety but for the safety of everyone on-site when not in your own car
  • Ask participants to stay at home if they are at higher risk for severe illness, or if they are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath
  • Conduct drivers meeting in open air with face masks with social distancing and might be conducted via our radios on channel 7/21, if need be for everyone to hear

The following guidelines are our best attempt to secure your safety given what is known at this time. They are by no means comprehensive, and we cannot predict every circumstance. Therefore, we are counting on you to exercise your best judgment throughout the event. Please have an awareness and understanding of the following COVID-19 safety protocols:
  • NorCal MINIS asks that anyone who is at higher risk for severe illness, feeling unwell, or who has been in contact with anyone that is sick in the last two weeks to STAY HOME
  • ALL participants are required to wear cloth face coverings or masks when outside their car
  • NorCal MINIs will encourage everyone to wash hands regularly (with soap and water for at least 20 seconds), especially after using the restroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • NorCal Minis will NOT share Club Radios during this time; we suggest purchasing your own radios and can provide you with recommendations on compatible makes/models
  • Physical contact is discouraged. Please refrain from shaking hands, high-fives and hugs, except with family or those you have been quarantined with
  • Participants are required to bring their own personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant. NorCal MINIs will NOT have any PPE items available
  • Participants will be required to Sign Waivers Electronically
  • Be cautious when sharing/posting event photos. Even photos of groups maintaining proper social distancing can be mistaken for an inappropriate gathering.
  • If necessary, remind each other gently and respectfully to observe these guidelines

Anyone who continually or willfully violates these guidelines will be asked to leave by a club officer or director.


  • Any participant that falls ill within 2 weeks after the event MUST contact NorCal MINIs and share a description of their symptoms, related test results and movements during the event
  • NorCal MINIs will make every effort to alert affected participants privately of the situation

Ultimately, it is your responsibility to assess the risk to you and make a responsible decision on whether or not to participate. You assume all risks and agree the Club holds no liability if you or anyone in your party should develop any Covid-19 symptoms afterwards by attending a NorCal MINIs event. Participants are required to follow these guidelines; any participant may be asked to leave the event for non-compliance.

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