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Napa Sonoma Twisty Run (formerly Lavender Hills Run) - June 13, 2021

Your Hosts For The Event: 

Patrick and Michelle Lewis

Date of the Event: 

Sunday June 13, 2021

Rejoice twisty road enthusiasts! Enjoy your day zipping over twisty two-lane freeway connecting Fairfield to Napa, then for part two, climb out of Napa Valley's famous Wine Country along narrow, twisty mountain passes to reach Lagunitas Brewery/Petaluma. This route was originally titled "Lavender Farms / Sonoma Run". Alas, the area's Lavender Farms are unable to support our growing size. 

Anticipate 3 hours of concentrated driving, broken into two segments. Our first half, from Fairfield leading to Napa, is on smooth, single lane freeway. Though our departure is timed to miss morning lake boat traffic, if we encounter trucks pulling trailers, we will collectively enjoy the scenery at their pace - there are few passing lanes. Spirited drivers will wish to revisit this loop again, and again. Comfort stop is Starbucks, 1340 Trancas St, Napa. We’ll break here for 30 minutes. There is a bathroom in Starbucks and the Wendy’s. 

Our second half, from Napa, over the mountain passes leading to Petaluma occur on narrow, at times BUMPY single lane roads, perhaps annoying for MINI's with competition suspensions. Stock suspensions will fare better. PRO TIP: MINI's who wish to avoid the super twisty fun, or bumpy sections, may wish to break off in Napa, to use smoother/direct freeway routes that most GPS units natively recommend. Just break-off, and meet us at Lagunitas Brewery where the run will end. 

Meet Up Time: 8:30am
Departure Time: 9:00am

Meet Up Location:
Starbucks (Solano Mall)
1350 Travis Blvd
Fairfield, CA

Additional Run Notes:
This run will end at the Lagunitas Brewery at 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. If you decide you wish to stop in for lunch be aware that it is first-come, first-serve: no reservations are possible. Anticipate a wait. If interested please contact them for current restrictions. 

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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