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Pumpkin Run - Saturday October 28, 2023

Over the mountain, through the woods, and up the coast we go to Bob's Vegetable Stand & Pumpkin Farm. Come along with the club to get some pumpkins then an optional lunch at Cameron's Pub.

Bob's Vegetable Stand & Pumpkin Farm

Your Host(s) for the Event:

Tasha Hudick



Register via MotorSport Registry:


Check out our 2023 Run Calendar for a complete list of events for the remainder of this year.

Run Details:

Join your fellow Mini enthusiasts for a spirited drive through the mountains and woods from San Mateo to the coast. If you joined us last year, the route takes a bit of a detour, bypassing washed-out roads, but it will still be high on the fun factor. We'll drive up through San Mateo Creek and under the Doran Memorial Bridge, cruise 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. There are lots of places to get into high gear and a splash of the twisties on our way down to the coast.

Along Crystal Springs
(pic by Tasha Hudick)

We will meet in the Jacks Restaurant parking lot in San Mateo, there is a Starbucks across the way! Following a popular bike route, we'll make our way up a scenic backway to Highway 92. Sweeping ocean and bay views will be our guide as we shift to high gear and enjoy Skyline Boulevard to meet Highway 84. The route will take us down Highway 84, taking a turn onto twistie 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.

View to Pacific from Skyline

A speedy jaunt along Highway 1 and the beautiful coastal cliffs, a view that never gets old, 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! An optional lunch at Cameron’s Pub and Restaurant will be a great gathering spot after our run and pumpkin collecting.

Pumpkins at Bob's

Meet-up Time/Departure Time:

9:00 am / 9:30 am

Meet-up Location:

Jack's Restaurant 1750 S El Camino Real San Mateo, CA 94402

There is a Starbucks at 17th Ave. on the other side of El Camino Real. Please be sure to gas up and use the restroom before our driver's briefing in front of Jack's!

Additional Run Details:

Please bring your radio, fully charged, turned on, and tuned to Channel 7, Subchannel 21 CTCSS before you arrive at the start. If you don’t have a radio, ask for a loaner at the driver’s meeting. For radio recommendations, please see https://www.facebook.com/legacy/notes/728353274556164/.

Be sure to turn the “VOX” voice-activated setting OFF, or we will hear the wind from your AC, your conversations, and any noise in your car broadcasting to everyone.

Make a pit stop before the drivers' briefing. We will be driving for a while through twisty hills before our rest stop up in the mountains, so plan ahead.

Hilly California backroads can be rough, especially after winter storms spawn new and bigger potholes. We will call out cyclists and oncoming traffic on the radios. Most of the route is fairly smooth with a few backroad sections that may be a bit bumpier than others.

There are stretches where local wildlife may be seen on each side of the road. At some point, these animals may decide to cross the road, so please watch out for deer, wild turkeys, etc. trying to get from one side to the other right in front of your car.