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Paso Robles Holiday Run - December 3rd & 4th, 2022

  Your Hosts For This Event: Tina & Steve Sandke Come join us in December for a quick overnight trip down to the Central Coast and back....

Nevada City Overnight Run - Saturday & Sunday June 11th & 12th, 2022


Your Hosts For This Event:

Simon & Nikki Tildesley

Route Designed by Paige Lane

Run Details

Join us as we hit the open roads through California's lush farmland on our way to windier roads in the foothills. We will traverse 6 counties (Solano, Yolo, Sutter, Placer, Yuba, Nevada), cross 3 rivers (Sacramento, Feather and South Yuba), whiz past 2 lakes (Camp Far West Reservoir and Lake Wildwood), and drive the fence line of Beale Air Force Base as we start to wind our way up to the historic mining town of Nevada City.

We'll stop twice, once for lunch in Woodland and again in Lincoln for a generous stretch of the legs

Saturday Night Dinner:

We don’t have formal group meals planned for the evening. Feel free to use the event page on Facebook to coordinate plans or find out where folks are hanging out.

Anticipate approximately 4 1/2 hours of driving, broken into four segments.

Meet Up Time/Departure Time
9:00am/9:45am

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

Note: No services at this location. Please arrive with a full tank of gas, morning coffee and have been to the restroom (no restrooms for the next 90 minutes.)

Lunch Details
Early Lunch @ Woodland Gateway Shopping Mall
We're planning a 1 hour stop here and there are many
restaurant options for individual food choices:
In-n-Out, MOD Pizza, Panda Express, to name a few or bring you own picnic.


Route:
Please note that the route to Nevada City is broken into 4 segments for simplicity.

9:45 - 11:15am Solano Community College to Woodland Gateway Shopping Mall

Segment Timing 1 hr 22 mins / 59.8 mi

11:15 - 12:15 Lunch & Bio Break

12:15 - 1:15 Woodland to Lincoln

Segment Timing 1 h 5 mins / 52.5 mi

1:15 - 1:45 Bio Break

1:45 - 3:00 Lincoln to Dollar General

Segment Timing 1 hr 10 mins / 49.5

3:00 - 4:00 Dollar General to Rood Center, Nevada City

Segment timing 54 mins / 29.9 mi

Total Route Time:

6 hr 15 mins / 191.7

Arriving in Nevada City:
You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations in the Nevada City area. Emails were sent out to remind everyone to do so early. We have no formal dinner plans but check out the link below. Lots of great places to eat in town! Get together with others and have a great time exploring Nevada City. A very cool old mining town with lots of great shops as well.


Sunday plans:
No formal plans but perhaps meet up and get a group picture!!

You must RSVP via MotorSportReg:


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 - Napa /Sonoma - Twisty Back Roads - Saturday April 16, 2022


Your Hosts: Pat and Michelle Lewis

The Napa/Sonoma Run combines wide twisty roads and stunning scenery, making this run a club favorite. Michelle and Pat Lewis hosted the 34 cars that showed up for the April 2022 run. Members of the NorCal Leadership team consisting of Simon, Rick, Gordon, and Paige proved a benefit to all by breaking the large 34 car group into smaller groups.

Unexpected wet weather delayed the run's 9:30 advertised start time. Early morning rain departed in time for morning pre-run conversations and assembly at the driver's meeting. At the start of the run, attendees equipped with draw-tickets, route maps, and enthusiasm quickly split into four smaller +++groups.




With convertible top down, Michelle lead the first group out and set the group's initial pace. Initially driving slower than usual to accommodate rain-slicked roads, the speed soon increased.


Ten minutes down the road, the Lewis families MINI slowed to a crawl to permit raising the convertible top to keep out what Californians call "Rain." This slight decrease in pace gave groups two, three, and four ample opportunities to merge into a single group.

Beginning in Napa, the sun-filled skies warmed drivers at the mid-point comfort stop. A day that started with rain turned gorgeous. Six lucky members won draw prizes themed to celebrate tomorrow's Easter.

In the end, fun, sun, and laughter made this another fun-tactic NorCal MINIS run.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the East Bay Backroads May 1st run and for the fun Hike for Hope on May 14th.


Pat & Michelle

Check out this link for more pictures:

East Bay Backroads Run - Sunday May 1st, 2022

 



Your Hosts For The Run:

Michelle and Pat Lewis

Meet Up Location:

Castro Valley BART Station (3301 Norbridge Drive, Castro Valley, CA 94546)

Meeting Time/Departure Time

9:30am/10:00am

Run Details

Join us for a quick trip through some of the East Bay's hidden back roads. We'll be meeting up in Castro Valley, heading north on Redwood Road and cruising through the hills along Redwood Road and Skyline Boulevard.

We'll then head up Grizzly Peak Boulevard for some killer views of the San Francisco Bay, then head down Wildcat Canyon Road. to San Pablo Dam Road. to finish things out.




Additional Run Details

Make a pit stop before the meetup. We do not have any rest breaks planned, nor will there be anywhere along the route suitable for pulling over, so plan ahead.

We'd classify this run as "advanced". There *will* be twisty roads along most of the route (the views of the Bay from Skyline and Grizzly Peak make it worth it). The lead car will be keeping a safe pace throughout.

Bay area backroads can be rough. There are no major hazards that would take out a car, but some of the hill sections are definitely bumpier than others.

The area on Skyline near the Chabot Science Center has a few popular parks; expect a lot of parked cars and bike traffic, so we'll be taking it easy through here.



A couple sections of Skyline Boulevard and Grizzly Peak Boulevard are residential-ish, so we will be taking it slow through these areas.

Though the final stop on the route is listed as the Safeway in Orinda, *we will not be pulling in there as a group*. This is a good waypoint to end the route, from where you'll be very close to either Eastbound or Westbound Highway 24 to head home.

Route:

https://goo.gl/maps/2R4r6bLHaGkZM16N8

You must RSVP via MotorSportReg:

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