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Weekend To Dunsmuir Train Park and Run - October 21st thru October 23rd

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Recap - North Monterey County Run & Annual Picnic Sunday August 28, 2022

                                                                               
                                                                           

North Monterey County Run and Annual Picnic

Hosts: Vickie Casacca and Mick Brown

We chose Sunday, August 28 to hold our North Monterey County Run and Annual Picnic because we hoped the weather would be good and it was after Monterey Car Week. The weather wasn’t perfect but it wasn’t raining, so It was good to go.

The other thing this run was fortunate to have was lots of help from some of our dedicated officers and directors. A huge thank you to Dolores Quintero-Sanchez for coordinating payment for the picnic location with the parks department and picking up the meat sandwiches at Costco the morning of the event. Another huge thank you to Michelle Lewis for picking up the vegetarian sandwiches at Subway, purchasing all of the paper supplies and utensils and for organizing the set-up at the park. One more huge thank you goes to Paige Laine for purchasing the beverages and leading a group of 24 cars down to our meet-up location in San Juan Bautista.

We met at the San Juan School parking lot in San Juan Bautista around 9:20am. There were a few early birds, so they had plenty of time to run across the street for a quick cup of coffee. We had 30 plus cars and close to 75 people check in for the run, with several new members and many familiar faces ready to motor on. After checking out everyone’s cars, we had a brief driver’s meeting and left pretty close to our start time of 10:00am.

The first part of the run was on Salinas Road in San Benito County and the road definitely had its challenges. It was originally an old stage coach road that went from San Juan Bautista to Salinas and it seemed like the road hadn’t been updated since then, with some rough patches and potholes to maneuver around. 


Once we crossed over into Monterey County and the name changed to San Juan Grade Road it seemed to be a bit better and the views were pretty spectacular. We crossed over Highway 101 and traversed our way through Prunedale to the Succulent Gardens.

    


 Unfortunately, a different person was running the place then when we had visited during our pre-run. She informed us we couldn’t park where we had wanted to and forced all of us to move our cars. After a few disgruntled let’s just go remarks, we parked across the street and some of us checked out the gardens. They have over 700 varieties of succulents and several of us went home with new additions to our home gardens, including the very rare “TInalikes” plants that Steve Sandke proudly purchased. My favorite quote came from Paige’s sister-in-law, who was talking to her mother on the phone and said, “When they said we were going to a succulent garden, I thought it was going to be lame; but it is really cool.”

After about a 40-minute stop at the Succulent Gardens, we got back in our cars and headed to our picnic destination of Royal Oaks Park, a lovely park with plenty of shade and picnic tables in the Live Oak BBQ area. Michelle, Pat, Rick and Dolores had everything set up and quickly got the group in line for sandwiches, chips and beverages, provided by the club, and sides and desserts, provided by the members. There was plenty of food and even seconds for those that were still hungry!

 


After lunch, our President Simon Tildesley said a few words and then we had several door prizes to give away. Mick and I donated a few potted succulents, some pure Vermont maple syrup and some grab bags filled with souvenirs from our recent MINI Takes the States trip, which included a pair of MINI socks, a MINI pen and a miniature MINI Motoring cone from the BMW Test track in Spartanburg, SC. Michelle also donated a MTTS pint glass and Larry Anderson donated a NorCal club sweatshirt. 


The big prize of the day was a lovely gift put together by John and Lorraine Dick. It consisted of a patriotic rolling bag that held all kinds of terrific items for a fabulous barbeque.




 Everyone had a great time meeting and catching up with other members. Thank you also to Duane Caldwell for the fabulous pictures of the cars and events of the day.

Respectfully,

Vickie Casacca, Mick Brown and Dirk

Lots more great pictures from the day - See the links below



And many thanks again to Duane Caldwell and also to Simon Tildesley, Paige Lane, Michael Kane and Mary Wolgamot for their great pictures.




Over the Mountains and thru the Woods Pumpkin Run - Saturday October 29th

 


Your Host For This Event: 

Tasha Hudick

Join your fellow MINI enthusiasts for a spirited drive through the mountains and woods from Woodside to the coast. We'll drive past historic cemeteries, world famous driving roads, towering redwoods and breathtaking coastal cliffs ending with a visit to a sprawling pumpkin and vegetable stand south of Half Moon Bay. Lots of twisty roads and places to get into high gear.

We will meet in the Target parking lot in Redwood City and head up Highway 84 past the Historic Union Cemetery, the oldest burial site in San Mateo County (https://historicunioncemetery.org/). 



Passing through the historic town of Woodside and up to Alice's Restaurant at the corner of Highway 35 and 84.

Heading south on Skyline Blvd, we'll make a quick stop at Windy Hill Anniversary Picnic grounds for pictures, depending on how full the lot is, and a bathroom break (note these are park bathrooms, read pit stop!).

Get ready for the twisties as we head down Alpine Road to Pescadero Creek Road where towering redwoods and Memorial Park will envelop us in a lush temperate rainforest.

Redwoods give way to rolling farmlands once we reach Pescadero with a quick pass through the historic downtown and past Mount Hope Cemetery on Stage Road and on to San Gregorio, another stagecoach stop along our route.



A slight jaunt along Highway 1 and the beautiful coastal cliffs will bring us to Bob's Pumpkin Farm and Vegetable Stand, for that last minute pumpkin. Don't need any more pumpkins, Bob's has a cute little farm and fresh coastal veggies to fill your boot with!



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

Meet Up Location
Target Parking Lot
2485 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94063

Run Notes:
Note: These roads are popular with cyclists so although our run will be spirited, we will need to be mindful as we enjoy these roads. Check your brakes, too! Lots of twisty downhill fun!

Route:

Register Via MotorSport Reg:





Check out 2022 Run Calendar for complete list of events for this year.

Current 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:
NorCal MINIs Membership

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

Apple Hill Run - Sunday November 6, 2022

 


Your Hosts For This Event:

Dolores and Rick Sanchez

Join us for a drive to the Sierra Mountain foothills in El Dorado County. We will take back roads through San Joaquin, Amador and El Dorado counties to one of the largest apple growing orchards in California. This run will take you through the farms and dairyland of central/northern California. We will drive through the towns of Ione, Plymouth, Diamond Springs and Placerville. There will be long straightaways and some twisties on Highway 49 after the town of Plymouth. Once we pass through the town of Placerville, we will take a 4-mile scenic drive on Carson Road to High Hill Ranch.

We will begin at the Joshua Cowell Elementary school parking lot near Yosemite Ave and Pestana Ave in Manteca.

We will end our drive at High Hill Ranch, which is one of the 55 ranches that make up Apple Hill. There you can enjoy arts and crafts, Hay Rides, and all kinds of apple related snacks and beverages. There are several eateries for lunch at High Hill Ranch. There is NO planned organized lunch. (You are on your own once we arrive at the High Hill Ranch Parking Lot).


Please be sure to gas up and be ready to go upon arrival at the meet up location.

Check out the link below for more information about Apple Hill and things to see and do. https://applehill.com/





Because this is a backroads run, bio-break stops will not occur, so use either one of the local gas stations or fast food restaurants on Yosemite Ave.

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

Meet Up Location:
Joshua Cowell Elementary Parking Lot
740 Pestana Ave
Manteca, CA 95336

Route:

Register Via MotorSport Reg:

Check out 2022 Run Calendar for complete list of events for the remainder of this year.

Current 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:
NorCal MINIs Membership

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










Annual Meeting & Mt. Hamilton Run - Sunday September 18, 2022

 



Annual Meeting and Run for Absent Friends & Family To Mt. Hamilton

Your Hosts For This Event: 

Simon and Nikki Tildesley

Join the club for its annual Absent Friends run followed by the clubs annual meeting and lunch. On this run we remember our past members and friends who are no longer with us by keeping the spirit of driving our fun cars on some great roads. 

We will meet in Alum Rock and head up the twisties to the Lick Observatory at Mt Hamilton. If the parking lot at the observatory is open we will stop for a few photos. 

After that we will head down the mountain again and continue on the twisties towards the Junction in the Livermore valley. This is a point we will regroup if needed. Once grouped back together we will continue down Mines Rd towards Livermore.

Our final destination being the Highland Oaks Cabana Club in Pleasanton where club members will have prepared a lunch for everyone to enjoy whilst we host the annual meeting.



NOTE: as these roads are enjoyable for those who really like to 'drive' their MINI's - we will likely split the group in two. One group for a more spirited drive - the other for those who like to take the pace more leisurely.

We will also be raising much needed funds for two of our selected charities:

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

https://donate.accfb.org/vfd/NorCalMinis?tab=Dashboard

Please feel free to click on the link and donate online. We will also have envelopes available on the day to give cash if you prefer.

This is a run for NorCal MINIS PAID members only. 

Lunch and Annual Meeting at the Highland Oaks Cabana Club in Pleasanton.
4530 Sandalwood Dr, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Lunch will consist of Pasta, Salad and Garlic bread. Water and soft drinks as well.
There will be a $5.00 per person cover charge payable via MSR.

Please indicate if you are gluten intolerant so we can cater with gluten free pasta. 

NOTE: Dogs are NOT allowed at the luncheon.

Meet Up Time/ Departure Time
9:45am/10:15am

Meet Up Location

Lucky parking lot
3457 McKee Rd,
San Jose, CA 95127

Route:

Register Via MotorSport Reg:

AND DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR OUR OCTOBER (21st - 23rd) EVENT: A weekend at the Dunsmuir Railroad Park and Resort! We had an amazing weekend last year. So don't be left out. Details in the link below!!


and to sign up:


Check out 2022 Run Calendar for complete list of events for this year.

Current 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:
NorCal MINIs Membership

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




North Monterey County Run and Annual Picnic - Sunday August 28th, 2022


 

Your Hosts For This Event:

Mick Brown and Vickie Casascca

The first part of the run will have some twisties but nothing too crazy.  We will take a short, approximately 30 minutes, break at the Succulent Gardens 2133 Elkhorn Road Castroville to give everyone a chance to check it out. We will park on Amaral Road.

They have over 400 varieties of succulents.  



We will then finish the run to Royal Oaks Park and the Live Oak BBQ area for our annual picnic. Dogs are allowed and they have volleyball nets so bring a ball if you want to start up a game.

Royal Oaks Park Address:

Royal Oaks Park 537 Maher Road Royal Oaks, CA 95076 also known as Prunedale, CA

 Members must RSVP by August 24, so we can get a firm headcount.  The Club will provide sandwiches (vegan choices as well), chips, soft drinks and water. You are welcome to bring other food such as side dishes and salads or desserts for potluck sharing.

PS. There will be some surprises!

Meet Up Time/Departure Time

9:30am/10:00am

Meet Up Location

San Juan School Parking lot 
100 Nyland Drive
San Juan Bautista, CA 95045 

East Bay Meet Up Time/Departure Time
7:00am/7:15am

East Bay Meet Up Location
Ashley Home Store
2201 John Glenn Drive
Concord, CA

San Jose Meet Up Time/Departure Time
8:30am/8:45am

San Jose Meet Up Location
Peet's Coffee
755 Cochrane Road
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Route: 

Register Via MotorSport Reg:


Check out 2022 Run Calendar for complete list of events for this year.

Current 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:
NorCal MINIs Membership

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


Recap - Solvang Run Weekend July 23 & 24, 2022




Your Host:
Eddie Vergara

Hallo! For our 2nd overnight run of the 2022 calendar, we all became a little bit more Danish as we headed down to the picturesque town of Solvang. A total of 10 cars joined us on a day that started with a little sprinkle but quickly became a perfect day for driving. I was the impromptu host for the run, standing in for Dave and Anne Sitter who couldn’t join us this day.



After pretending to be Simon for a little bit –welcoming drivers, cracking tongue-in-cheek jokes and such—we began our drive to our first stop in King City. Drivers enjoyed the open central California scenes and twisty bends from Hwy 25. We enjoyed what we could since, after this segment, it would follow a calm, paced drive on US101 towards San Luis Obispo.



After a quick bio brake and opportunity to re-hydrate, we hit the road again towards our next stop, good ol’ SLO. This is typically a gentle drive down US101 -- nothing but trucks and watching out for speed traps. However, drivers found themselves in a sudden precarious situation, with fortunately no negative consequences. A truck had decided, with no warning, to get in front of the group and quickly make a U-turn at a left-turn lane off of US101. Fortunately, the quick acting of our attentive drivers -- and the quick stopping performance of our awesome cars -- prevented what could have been a series of fender benders and the pouts and curses that they would ensue.




Shortly after that bit of excitement off of 101, we arrived at Santa Rosa Park in SLO. The drivers and rides required much needed fuel, so folks headed over to lunch at different places around our stopping point. Following our lunch break, some of us hung out by the park to witness some great sword fights from folks participating in a Renaissance Faire at the Park! After a quick review of our last leg of the drive, we motored on!




We zijn gearriveerd! By the late afternoon, we neared what was unmistakably the town of Solvang, with all of its unique architecture. We reached our stopping point for pictures and discuss what everyone’s plans were for the next day. Most of us agreed to have dinner together (imagine that! ) at Red Viking, where we delighted on some delicious Danish food.



After a well-deserved rest, we met at our previous day’s stop in order to meet up with our sister MINI club, the California MINI Club, driving north from the SoCal area. 60+ MINIs of all generations and colors joined our small NorCal group in our mission to overtake Solvang! Mission accomplished!



Following some introductions and mingling, we invited folks to join us on a small drive around Solvang that Gordon had planned for us this morning. This run hadn’t been pre-ran, so we warned all drivers that this would be a run for the adventurous-type only. Unfortunately, our drive ended relatively quick after we learned a major section of the planned drive was indeed closed. No matter … MINIs stick together. We pulled a U-turn, headed back to our starting point and gathered up for a picture showing that we can all coexist in good fun!



It was altogether a fantastic weekend, full of driving, fun, and friends, both old and new. I think we all agree it doesn’t get any better than this for a MINI Cooper driving enthusiast! Many thanks to Anne and Dave Sitter for planning this run!

Until next time, tot ziens!

Eddie Vergara










Recap - Nevada City Overnight Run - June 11th and 12th 2022

 




Your Hosts: Simon and Nikki Tildesley

A small but perfectly formed group of us met in Fairfield on a beautiful warm sunny morning
The mix of cars was good - from earlier gen 1's all the way to the latest gen 3's.

As I was hosting this run on behalf of Paige Lane, it was going to be interesting, as I hadn't had any opportunity to do a pre-run. With that in mind, we set off on our journey with directions in hand and in my phone on roads I had never driven before. Due the smaller sized group on this occasion, it was easier to keep us all together.

The first section of four sections of the run took us via the back roads from Solano college to Woodland
On arrival in Woodland, we were met by two more members who live further north to bring the total number of cars to 12. 

We stayed in Woodland to enjoy some lunch before setting off on leg number two driving from Woodland to Lincoln.

After another short break - we started leg number 3 leading us to a parking lot of a Dollar General store (I didn't plan the route - lol) We actually used this short break to give us chance to take a group photo with all the cars. 

Our last and final leg took us on more back roads to Nevada City. Upon arrival - the group split up to do their own things. Some people staying overnight - others like me heading home again.

Overall the run was fun and I only got the group lost once. For those of you that know me - this is a normal event!

My thanks to Paige for the very precise directions ensuring the group had some fun driving.

Simon

For a few more pictures click the link below:

Weekend To Dunsmuir Train Park and Run - October 21st thru October 23rd

 


NOTICE: TO ALL PAID MEMBERS INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS WEEKEND EVENT:

We are posting this early to give everyone a chance to make their RESERVATIONS AT THE Railroad Park Resort NOW. It books early. You can also book accommodations at other local hotels as well (in Dunsmuir or Shasta City). As of today June 21st there are 2 cabins still available as well as 3 cabooses. Many folks who attended last year booked for this year at that time.

GO TO THE RAILROAD PARK RESORT website to book (and more info below)







Your Hosts For The Weekend:

Simon and Nikki Tildesley

Christine and Mike Toibin

Come join us for an amazing weekend up in the mountains. We have an amazing run planned for Saturday that will include beautiful sights and plenty of twisties! Details of the run below.

Also, check out the recap link from this event last early November. It was an epic weekend for sure.

Friday - October 21st

Drive from Bay Area

Simon will be leading the group from the Bay up to Dunsmuir. And there will be TWO meet up points.

Meet Up Location: This location is right off of Highway 680 - Bernal Ave exit
Safeway parking lot
6790 Bernal Ave.
Pleasanton 94566

Meet Up Time/Departure Time
10:00am/10:30am

Meet Up Location #2
Exit 554 off of Interstate 5 In the Denny's Parking Lot (Dunnagan Exit)

Meet Up Time/Departure Time
12:00 Noon/1:00pm (Lunch at this location)

Friday Evening Details:
NOTE: We are having a POTLUCK at the park. 
Between Cabooses 26 and 27. The Toibin and
Tildesley cabooses. All attendees have received an email with details. DINNER AT 7

or

Dinner on your own: The restaurant at the park has a great menu otherwise plenty of choices
in Dunsmuir and Shasta nearby.

Friday Night After Dinner:

Bring your own drinks, snacks, chairs, blankets, etc. and join us outdoors by the Tildesley and Toibin cabooses #26 & #27.

Saturday - October 22nd
Breakfast
You are on your own. There are plenty of places nearby! And the restaurant at the park is NOW OPEN on Saturday and Sunday at 9am. 

Run: Run to McArthur Burney State Park
Meet Up Time/Departure Time
10:45am/11:30am
Meet at the entrance area to the Railroad Park

Route:
Detail Of Run:
The park is within the Cascade Range and Modoc Plateau natural region, with forest and five miles of streamside and lake shoreline, including a portion of Lake Britton. Keep your eyes out as you drive around Lake Britton for a train trestle that was filmed in the movie “Stand by Me”.

The park’s centerpiece is the 129-foot Burney Falls, which is not the highest or largest waterfall in the state, but possibly the most beautiful. Additional water comes from springs, joining to create a mist-filled basin. Burney Creek originates from the park’s underground springs and flows to Lake Britton, getting larger along the way to the majestic falls.

The park’s landscape was created by volcanic activity as well as erosion from weather and streams. This volcanic region is surrounded by mountain peaks and is covered by black volcanic rock, or basalt. Created over a million years ago, the layered, porous basalt retains rainwater and snow melt, which forms a large underground reservoir.

Within the park, the water emerges as springs at and above Burney Falls, where it flows at 100 million gallons every day.

Park Fee: $10.00 per vehicle 

Pets are not recommended as they cannot walk the trails.

Lunch
We will be stopping in Burney which is about an hour and a half out. Lots of great places to have lunch.
One hour then back on the road.

Dinner
We will have a group dinner in the dining car restaurant in the park on Saturday night. It's important as part of your RSVP to let us know if you're interested in this option. Some may choose to do dinner on their own or get take out from the dining car.
Update: I have booked the Railroad Park restaurant for us for dinner at 7pm. Yes or No will be part of the RSVP we will be sending out soon.

Saturday Night After dinner:
Return to cabooses #26 & #27 again. Be sure to bring your own drinks, snacks, chairs, blankets, etc.

Sunday - October 23rd
Meet in the courtyard for a group photo before everyone heads home. Be there at 9am.


You must RSVP via MotorSportReg: 

About Dunsmuir Railroad Park
Dunsmuir Railroad Park is a very unique place where you can sleep in a caboose. If you'd like more information on the Dunsmuir, check out their website: https://rrpark.com//

Reservation Details:

You're reservation can be made online. If you want to, they also have camping options. Your credit card won't be charged until you arrive. It is Pet Friendly.

To Reserve your caboose, cabin or camping spot:

Click on the "Check Availability" button at: https://rrpark.com//

Set the dates for arrival Friday, October 21st thru October 23rd

Click "Search" this will then set the results to show you what's still available

If you decide not to come up on Friday, you will most likely miss out on the morning Saturday event. .

CANCELLATION POLICY

MUST cancel 48 HOURS prior to arrival or you credit card will be charged for 1 night.

LODGING UNITS

· CHECK IN 3PM

· CHECK OUT 11AM

· Base rates include 2 people, each additional person is $10 plus tax.

· NO SMOKING Smoking in lodging units will incur a $250 cleaning fee added to credit card.

This is a run for PAID NorCal MINI members only.  

Check out 2022 Run Calendar for complete list of events for this year.


Current 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:
NorCal MINIs Membership

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









Overnight Run To Solvang - Saturday July 23rd - Sunday July 24th, 2022

 


Your Hosts For The Run:

Dave and Anne Sitter

Solvang has a rich Danish heritage. Founded by Danish immigrants in 1911, Solvang boasts authentic architecture, thatched roofs, old-world craftsmanship and traditional windmills.Named by Sunset magazine as one of the ""10 Most Beautiful Small Towns in the Western United States,"" Solvang's rich heritage dates back to 1911 when adventurous Danish-Americans traversed the plains from Iowa to establish a settlement in the golden state of California.

Over 1 million visitors come each year to experience the northern European culture, cuisine and unique boutique shopping. The pedestrian-friendly village hosts three museums, 15 inns and hotels, a full-service guest ranch, meeting facilities, 30+ restaurants and bakeries, 150 retail shops and the Solvang Theaterfest, an alfresco 700-seat theater. The feature film ""Sideways"" was filmed in Solvang and highlighted the regions' celebrated world-class wines.

FIRST LEG - Hollister, CA to San Luis Obispo:

SECOND LEG- San Luis Obispo to Solvang:

Since this will be a long day we will take 101 for a good portion. 4 hrs approx. @ 200 miles traveled.

Bio stop 

Starbucks/McDonalds King City: 20 min




Arrive in San Luis Obispo

Lunch: You're on your own. Plenty of great places to eat!


Take 90 minutes and gas up - then meet at Santa Rosa Park to depart for leg 2.

Actual time will be determined when we arrive.

Regroup location to head to final stop of Solvang:

Santa Rosa Park

296 Santa Rosa St,

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405:

Meet Up Time/ Departure Time

9:45am/10:15am

Meet Up Location

Target Parking Lot

1790 Airline Hwy, 

Hollister, CA 95023



Arriving in Solvang: 

Once arriving in Solvang everyone should head to their hotels and check in. No dinner arrangements have been made but for sure get with other club members to meet up to walk around town and have dinner. So many great places to wander to and lots of great places to eat. Check out the link below for lots of great info about Solvang.

https://www.solvangusa.com/

You are on. your own to hang out in Solvang before heading back to the Bay. Or perhaps arrange to meet up with other club members

You must RSVP via MotorSportReg: 

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/solvang-overnight-run-norcal-minis-154015

NOTICE TO ALL ATTENDEES!!!

Gordon Lee has set up a short run for Sunday morning for anyone wishing to stay. The plan is to meet up with some folks from the CMC - California MINI Club in So. Cal. 

DETAILS as follows:

Meet Up Time 10:00am and Departure Time 10:30am

Meet Up Location:
320 Alisal Rd
Solvang, CA 93463
PARK IN THE BACK OF THE SHOPPING MALL.


Route:

https://goo.gl/maps/8CV32qJt7E1tsSSh6


Drive through some twisties, pass through Refugio State Beach and visit a waterfall at Nojoqui Falls park.

Drivers: On Google maps, on top right 3 horizontal dots and select button and click onto "avoid highways".


This is a run for PAID NorCal MINI members only.  

Check out 2022 Run Calendar for complete list of events for this year.


Current 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:
NorCal MINIs Membership

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