Lodging Planner for Lake Tahoe Weekend Run - May 18 - 19, 2024

Saturday and Sunday overnight run to South Lake Tahoe. Enjoy the backroads, less traveled, and even more scenic than your usual run up the f...

Pacific Coast Run January 24, 2021 - DATE CHANGED TO February 20, 2021

This is a PAID Member Event Only! 

Note To All Members: Run is dependent on the COVID restrictions in those counties on the day of the run. 

Your hosts for the event:
Gordon & Alison Lee

Meet Up Location #1
Parking lot across from the Beach Chalet Restaurant in San Francisco - Ocean Beach

From Marin/ San Francisco:  Meetup #1
Proceed South on Park Presidio, turn right at Fulton; heading West toward the ocean.  Drive past the Safeway on La Playa Street.  Stay on the right lane on Fulton, turn left from the right lane onto Great Highway and pull into the second entrance of the parking lot, which is across from the Beach Chalet Restaurant.

Beach Chalet Restaurant
1000 Great Highway
San Francisco, CA 94121

Meet Up Time #1/Departure Time #1
8:30am/ 9:15am

Meet Up Location #2
Safeway on Gellert Blvd. in South San Francisco. Please park behind the Safeway delivery trucks on the far right of the store by the stop sign.

From East/South Bay:  Meetup #2
Proceed 280 North and exit 44 for Avalon Drive toward Westborough Blvd.  Continue onto E. Junipero Serra Blvd.  Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Westborough Blvd.  Turn right onto Gellert Blvd., Turn right to Marbella Drive.  Proceed past the Safeway delivery trucks and park.

2255 Gellert Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Meet Up Time #2/Departure Time #2
9:30am/ 10:30am

Run Details
Let’s gather to join in on the fun driving to see the sights from a MINI perspective. We shall start from the Great Highway Parking lot in San Francisco and proceed to the 2nd meeting point at Safeway in South San Francisco. Travel on Highway 1 to see the coast line and Pacifica State Beach, Montara State Beach, and Moss Beach.

We will be driving through Daly City, Pacifica, Moss Beach, and Woodside. We will not be stopping for pictures at these locations. No lunch planned so you are on your own after the run. Plenty of great choices in Woodside to eat if you wish.

We will also be collecting money for two very special organizations.

Valley Humane Society and Hope Hospice of Pleasanton

The club will match the money raised the day of this run. Bring CASH as Simon will be collecting. 
Let's open our hearts and most of all our wallets and let's donate to these wonderful organizations. They both do amazing work. 

In addition check out both of their websites to see the amazing work they do.. and for those not attending the run you can donate from their web pages.

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*

Route: https://goo.gl/maps/hUnx5C9A3dnPNu3j6

Please note that the hosts for this event will NOT be distributing printed hard copies of the route. If you wish to use one please print one yourselves before attending.

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.

Join Today! Create your MotorSportReg Account to become a PAID Club Member, use the link below:
NorCal MINIs Membership

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

The Giving Season!

During a recent run we collected donations for Hope Hospice of Pleasanton. The club added to an amazing grand total of $1700.00 to a wonderful organization. In addition some of the money was used to purchase 20 robotic cats as you can see in the picture along with our President Simon Tildesley and his wife Nikki. The cats are to be used for dementia patients via Hope. The aim is to decrease social isolation during Covid-19 when Hope's volunteers and pet therapists are able to visit in person.Studies show robotic pets lower levels of depression and agitation. They help and comfort these patients. They can also reduce the need for medications. 

Check out their website for more information.