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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


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.



You must RSVP via MotorSportReg:

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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