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Highway 1 Coastal Run to Big Sur - March 27, 2021

Your Hosts For This Run:
Dolores and Rick Sanchez

Enjoy a beautiful casual scenic run through the South Bay farmlands from Morgan Hill through Watsonville to the coast. It is an amazing drive down Highway 1 past Moss Landing, Sand City, Monterey, Carmel and on down to Big Sur. Beautiful scenery we all love and enjoy.

If the weather gods are good to us it will be a gorgeous run. Bring your cameras to capture the wildlife and scenery along the coast.

Meet Up Location #1
Peet's Coffee 
755 Cochrane Road
Morgan Hill, CA

Drivers Meeting / Departure Time From Peet's

Note to those starting here:
Request everyone park on the far side of the parking lot opposite Peet's. We will be lining up against the back white fence prior to leaving the parking lot. Do your best depending on how full the lot is.

Meet Up Location #2
We will meet up with other club members on the Highway 129 truck shoulder. We will drive slowly but not stop at this location!
2201 Chittenden Road (Intersection of Highway 129 and Highway 101)

Arrival Time from Meet Up 1 - 9:45am with immediate departure

We will then continue west on Highway 129 for 14 miles and through the city of Watsonville. We will then merge onto the ramp for Highway 1 south to Monterey. Upon arriving at the Moss Landing city limits we will park in the rear parking lot of:

Power Plant Coffee 
7990 Highway 1
Moss Landing, CA

We will be holding a drawing for a giveaway at this stop.

We will then merge back onto Highway 1 and continue south through the cities of Marina, Seaside, Monterey and Carmel for 35 miles to the scenic Bixby Creek Bridge. Arrive at Hurricane Point View (1 mile south of the bridge). We will park and take photos of the bridge at the stop. All depending on the availability of parking spots.
Note: On the east side of Highway 1 at the Bixby Creek Bridge is Old Coast Road. A great spot to take pictures of the bridge. It is suggested to stop there on the way back home from River Inn (as mentioned lots of cars on the weekends). 

Caution: This is a very dusty and bumpy road with potholes. You will have to make a 3 point turn to get. back onto Highway 1.

We will then continue south on Highway 1 for 10 miles and arrive at the Big Sur River Inn. Parking on both sides of the highway. Restrooms available and food and grocery is desired.

The run officially done upon arrival at the River Inn.

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*


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.

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