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Napa /Sonoma - Twisty BackRoads - Saturday April 16, 2022


Your Hosts For The Run:

Michelle and Pat Lewis

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 Santa Rosa (Sonoma County).

Anticipate 3 hours of concentrated driving, broken into two segments. Two re-groups are also planned, but are not anticipated to be formal stops.

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 at the Park N Ride (2000 Redwood Road, Napa). We’ll break hear for 45 minutes. There are restrooms in the gas stations and restaurants. This is your last chance for restrooms for the next hour.

Our second half, from Napa, over the mountain passes take use to Santa Rosa. Drivers from last year will recall the roads narrow and at times are BUMPY, perhaps annoying for MINI's with competition suspensions. Stock suspensions will fare better.

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 the End point (Highway 29 South to Highway 12 North).

Wine Enthusiasts: 
Don't forget to book reservations at your favorite wineries. No point in rushing home.

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

Meet Up Location:
Solano Community College
400 Student Services
Fairfield, CA 94534
(South Parking lot near Admissions & Records)

Note: No services at this location. Arrive with a full tank of gas, morning coffee and have been to the restroom (no restrooms for the next two hours.)


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Following GPS addresses permit you to force our route (the fun, but least efficient route).

SEGMENT 1 – Collage to Moskowite Lodge

Start: 400 Student Services, Fairfield, CA 94534 (Solano College)

Regroup: 6003 Monticello Rd, Napa, CA 94558

SEGMENT 2 – Moskowite Lodge to Trancas Park & Ride (NOT STOP – JUST FOR GPS REFERENCE)

Start: 6003 Monticello Road, Napa, CA 94558

Regroup: 2000 Redwood Road, Napa, CA 94558

WE STOP HERE (2000 Redwood) FOR 45 minutes.

Last chance for Gas/Toilets (in area)

Drivers Meeting before we leave.

SEGMENT 3 – Napa Park and Ride, over the twisty Hills

Start: 2000 Redwood Road, Napa

(Leader Optional Regroup) (Drivers – for safety please remain in cars): 12099 Sonoma Hwy, Glenn Ellen

Safeway, 100 Calistoga Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

To get to the 101, head North on Hwy 12. 

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

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.
• 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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