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South Lake Tahoe Run - May 22, 2021


Your Host For The Event: Larry Anderson
Date of the Event: May 22, 2021

Join us for a two-part cruise through Fairfield and Napa to South Lake Berryessa and Davis, on our way to Rancho Cordova to meet up with fellow MINIacs in the Sacramento area. From there, we'll be heading east to South Lake Tahoe via Hwy 16 / 49 / 88, then up 89 and through the Pioneer Trail to our final destination of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe in Stateline, NV. We've broken the run up into two parts in case you are only interested in / available for one portion of the overall run (we certainly welcome you for the whole ride).

Run notes:
- Bring something warm to wear; we'll be traveling through high altitude (8000 ft.) mountain passes where there's still snow on the mountains. Temperatures could range from the mid 40's to the upper 50's
- The rest stop for the first half of the run will be scattered between the Arco and Taco Bell off of East Grant (the Chevron station you might see on a map is closed). We'll do our best to stay together, but anticipate parking wherever you can find a spot. We'll stage along the side road when we are ready to head out
- The Starbucks meet point is currently limiting the number of people inside to 8 at a time, but it does have two bathrooms
- The parking lot at the optional stop on the 2nd half of the run is not large enough for the group to pull into, so we won't be stopping (it's marked on the map in case someone absolutely has to pull off). The restroom has been verified to be open (unlike the restrooms at the Sno-Parks we'll pass along Hwy 88, which were closed the day the run was scouted)
- Once we get to Meyers, we'll be going through residential areas with traffic signals on our way to Stateline, so the group is likely to get split up. Please observe the speed limit signs; the local sheriff's love to bust visitors.

Route and/or rest stops subject to updates, so be sure to check back here for the latest right before the run!

Meet point:
Solano College
4000 Suisun Valley Rd
Fairfield, CA 94534
Turn right into the first Solano College driveway off of Suisun Valley Rd; proceed directly ahead to open parking lot (look for Norcal MINIs banner)

Please be sure to be fully fueled upon arriving at Solano College; it will be a bit over an hour before our first stop and there are many twisty roads between there and the start!
Meetup time 8:30am, Driver's Meeting 8:45am, Departure time 9am

Rest stop (15 mins):
Arco / Taco Bell
999 E Grant Ave
Winters, CA 95694

Part 1 Endpoint:
3195 Zinfandel Dr, Unit 1
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Part 2 Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/dhVtfRCJN39aW1qZ9

Meet Point:
3195 Zinfandel Dr, Unit 1
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
For those planning to meet us in Rancho Cordova, we anticipate an arrival time of between 11:15-11:30

On your own for lunch, etc. until 12pm (many places to grab food near the Starbucks)
2nd Driver's Meeting 12pm, Departure time 12:15pm

Rest stop (20 mins):
26810 Silver Dr
Pioneer, CA 95666
This is a small gas station (on a lot large enough for the whole group to pull into), so my recommendation would be to fill up during our lunch break if you do not have a full tank at the start of the run.

Optional rest stop (marked in case someone has to pull off, but the group will not be stopping here):
Hope Valley Wildlife Area Parking Lot

Alpine State Hwy
Markleeville, CA 96120

Part 2 Endpoint:
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
50 US-50
Stateline, NV 89449
Turn left across 50 into the driveway, head to back parking lot, park in "A" section (if you want to park together someplace)

The run concludes here and you are free to explore the South Lake Tahoe area. Enjoy!

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:

Note: This is NOT an overnight event, however many members may choose to do so. If so, the decision is yours to make.

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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