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Dunsmuir Railroad Resort - November 5th to November 7th, 2021

Your Hosts For The Event: Christine & Michael Toibin Simon & Nikki Tildesley Come join us for an amazing weekend up in the mounta...

Over The Hills And Far Away Run - October 8-10, 2021



After cancelling this run two years in a row, we’re back to try again!!

REMINDER: THIS RUN IS FOR PAID MEMBERS ONLY!

Your Hosts: 
Tina and Steve Sandke

Come join us for a weekend crossing the Sierra Nevada and back! The fall colors will hopefully be in full swing.

We’ll be doing a very informal run up to Murphys Friday afternoon, for those who can make it. See information below.

Saturday’s route takes us over Ebbets and Monitor passes and over to the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada. After lunch in the tiny town of Walker, we’ll dash down into Mammoth Lakes, where we’ll spend the night. Dinner will likely be informal and on your own; we’ll finalize this as the run gets close.

Sunday morning we head back north from Mammoth, take a detour around the June Lake Loop, then stop for lunch in Bridgeport. After lunch, we cross Sonora Pass and head back through Sonora and then scatter and return to our lives.

What to bring:
Your radios. Don’t forget chargers and/or extra batteries; these are long days.
Snacks & Drinks. There aren’t any places to stop and grab something on the passes.
Toilet Paper (the bathrooms along the way are, shall we say, rustic in places.)
Stickers you’d like to place at a vista point
A significant portion of Saturday and Sunday are spent at higher altitudes (9000 ft).
Remember to bring plenty of water and stay hydrated.

Note: we strongly suggest booking hotel stays which are refundable. This run is at the mercy of public safety power shutoffs (2019), pandemics (2020), and fires (not yet, but the hills are dry). It’s possible we’ll have to cancel it.

Friday (Optional)
Meeting Place: 
Starbucks, 1502 N. Vasco Road, Livermore

Meeting Time/Drivers Meeting Time/Departure Time 
3:30pm/ 3:45pm/ 4pm

Saturday
Meeting Place: 
Parking Lot: 198-598 S Algiers St, Murphys, CA 95247

Meeting Time/Drivers Meeting/Departure
9:00am/9:30am/ 9:45/10am

Route: 
Starbucks 2935 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Meeting Time/ Drivers Meeting/ Departure
 9:00am/9:30am/ 9:45am

You must RSVP via MotorSportReg:

As of today JUNE 29th, 2021 the following protocol is in place.

EVENT PROTOCOLS:

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
• In line with State guidelines – people who are fully vaccinated may attend without a face mask. If you are not fully vaccinated – we kindly request that you maintain a face covering.
• NorCal MINIs will encourage everyone to maintain personal hygiene in regards to washing hands
• Club loaner radios will be available at the run. These will be sanitized prior to be handed and out will be sanitized again upon return.
• Any PPE you wish to use must be supplied by yourself. This includes any face coverings or hand sanitizing products
• Participants will be required to Sign Waivers Electronically
• Please be courteous with people who wish to maintain PPE and social distancing. It is their choice to do this and we cannot question their vaccine status
Anyone who continually or willfully violates these guidelines will be asked to leave by a club officer or director.
POST-EVENT PROTOCOLS:
• 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:

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

Annual Meeting and Run For Absent Friends To Mt. Hamilton - Saturday September 25, 2021




For paid members only

Your Host For The Event:

Simon and Nikki Tildesley

Date of the Event:
Saturday September 25, 2021

After our usual meet up in the morning - we will drive as a group on Highway 130 (Mt Hamilton Road) to the Lick Observatory. Please note that this is a very twisting road and can have a number of cyclists on it

Assuming that the Observatory is open - we will stop for a short time and regroup in the car park to take a moment to honor and remember our absent friends and family

If our group is large then there is a pull in on the other side of the mountain that we can use for this

Following that - we will continue along Hwy 130 towards The Junction. This will give us chance to regroup if needed.

From The Junction we will continue along Mines Road towards Livermore heading to our final destination of East Bay MINI for our Annual Meeting. lunch and draw.

Note: Lunch will be provided by East Bay MINI as well as the drawing prizes. THANK YOU EAST BAY!!!!

NOTE: this run is fun but does have some challenging roads. Therefore - we will offer two groups - one that will be a little more spirited and the other which will be for those who want to take a little more time

Meet Up Location:
Lucky
3457 McKee Road
San Jose, CA 95127

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

Route:

Lunch and Annual Meeting Location
East Bay MINI
4350 Rosewood Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588

You must RSVP via MotorSportReg:

As of today JUNE 29th, 2021 the following protocol is in place.

EVENT PROTOCOLS:

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
• In line with State guidelines – people who are fully vaccinated may attend without a face mask. If you are not fully vaccinated – we kindly request that you maintain a face covering.
• NorCal MINIs will encourage everyone to maintain personal hygiene in regards to washing hands
• Club loaner radios will be available at the run. These will be sanitized prior to be handed and out will be sanitized again upon return.
• Any PPE you wish to use must be supplied by yourself. This includes any face coverings or hand sanitizing products
• Participants will be required to Sign Waivers Electronically
• Please be courteous with people who wish to maintain PPE and social distancing. It is their choice to do this and we cannot question their vaccine status
Anyone who continually or willfully violates these guidelines will be asked to leave by a club officer or director.
POST-EVENT PROTOCOLS:
• 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:

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

Recap - Gold Country Run and Annual Picnic July 24, 2021




Your Hosts For The Event: Anne and Dave Sitter

Our July 2021 run to the Gold Country was a fun and exciting event. We started in Santa Nella at about 11:00 am, and drove the back roads of Santa Nella into Merced. They were flat roads through the fields and farms back in that area. We were stuck behind a car the entire way that slowed us down, but we still managed to get to our first destination, the Merced Fruit Barn. 

There we collected donations for our charity of the run which was the Heading Home Animal Rescue out of Aromas, CA. We collected a total of $1200 for HHAR that will be used to help with veterinary bills and supplies for hundreds of feral and domestic cats and kittens, dogs and other small animals they rescue. 

Check out their website link below.

http://www.headinghomerescue.org/






From the Fruit Barn we headed up to the Gold Country on some very winding and beautiful mountain roads. The run took longer than expected due to the roads and vehicles slowing us up, but by 2:30 we were pulling into Indigeny Reserve in Sonora for our annual club picnic. The club provided sandwiches and cookies from Subway as well as drinks and chips. We had a picnic area reserved there for use and we filled it up with all the members who attended. The run ended about 6:00 pm with some people heading to their overnight accommodations and others heading back home.











Special thanks to Dolores for picking up the food from Subway for us and to Simon and Nicki for bringing the drinks and chips.

Most importantly we wanted to extend an overall thank you, again, on behalf of Heading Home Animal Rescue, for the donations. The money collected will go a long way to help these wonderful animals in need of care.

Anne and Dave Sitter

Photo credits: Simon and Emma





River Road/Carmel Valley Run - Sunday August 29, 2021

 


Your Hosts For The Event:

Mick Brown and Vickie Casacca

Date of the Event:

Sunday August 29, 2021

This run is one of our club favorites as Mick and Vickie always put together a great day. The run will start in Salinas and head west on Highway 68 to River Road and follow it south down to Arroyo Seco and around to Carmel Valley Road. There will be some twisties and there is a section that is only one lane. Once we get to Carmel Valley we will meet at the Carmel Valley Community Park at 25 Ford Road where we will group back up for some fun and games (details to come). 

That is where the run will end and you are free to either head home or have lunch. There are many places in the area to eat such as the Trailside Cafe, Cafe Rustica and Mick and Vickie's favorite local dive bar The Running Iron. There are also many wineries in the area that are open for tasting.

In addition nearby is the Moto Talbott. Motorcycle Museum on 4 East Carmel Valley Road. A wonderful collection of classics. The fee to enter is only $10.

http://www.mototalbott.com/

This run is also a FUNDRAISER for the Salinas Circle for Children! A wonderful organization to help children with special needs in Monterey county. The club is donating $250.00 so bring your checkbook to the run and hopefully all of us can match it. Check out their website below.

https://salinascircle.org/

We are going to have TWO meet up times!

Our normal meetup spot in Salinas  is the Starbucks/Lucky parking lot at 1186 South Main Street. However, on Sundays they hold a weekly Cars and Coffee meetup and show. It starts at 8 and goes until 10. So, Mick and Vickie will be there at 8am and try and save an area of our group. Should be a great way to start the day. Show off our cars and also check out the many others that show up.

Cars & Coffee Meeting Time (if you want to get here early):

8:00 am 

Regular Meeting/Departure Time:

9:30am/10:00am

Meet Up Location:

Starbucks/Lucky Parking Lot

1186 South Main Street

Salinas, CA 93901

Route: https://goo.gl/maps/zafDG9ppTzrM7aEt5

You must RSVP via MotorSportReg:

As of today JUNE 29th, 2021 the following protocol is in place.

EVENT PROTOCOLS:

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
• In line with State guidelines – people who are fully vaccinated may attend without a face mask. If you are not fully vaccinated – we kindly request that you maintain a face covering.
• NorCal MINIs will encourage everyone to maintain personal hygiene in regards to washing hands
• Club loaner radios will be available at the run. These will be sanitized prior to be handed and out will be sanitized again upon return.
• Any PPE you wish to use must be supplied by yourself. This includes any face coverings or hand sanitizing products
• Participants will be required to Sign Waivers Electronically
• Please be courteous with people who wish to maintain PPE and social distancing. It is their choice to do this and we cannot question their vaccine status
Anyone who continually or willfully violates these guidelines will be asked to leave by a club officer or director.
POST-EVENT PROTOCOLS:
• 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:

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