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2024 Lake Tahoe Run - May 18-19, 2024 (Sat. & Sun.)

Your Hosts for the Event:

Day 1: Enoch & Merlyn Garcia

Day 2: Mary Wolgamot

Run Details:

This is a 2-day run with 2 parts on day 1! We've broken up the day 1 run into two parts in case you are only interested in / available for one portion of the overall run (we certainly welcome you for the whole ride).

Register via MotorSport Registry:

Day 1 - Saturday May 18th, Part 1

Join us for a cruise through Fairfield to South Lake Berryessa and Davis, on our way to Rancho Cordova to meet up with fellow MINIacs in the Sacramento area.



Meet-up Time/Departure Time:

8:30 am / 9:00 am

Meet-up Location:

Solano College
4000 Suisun Valley Rd
Fairfield, CA 94534

Turn right into the first Solano College driveway off of Suisun Valley Rd; proceed directly ahead to open parking lot (look for Norcal MINIs banner)

Please be sure to be fully fueled upon arriving at Solano College; it will be a bit over an hour before our first stop and there are many twisty roads between there and the start!

Rest stop (15 mins):

Arco / Taco Bell
999 E Grant Ave
Winters, CA 95694

The rest stop for the first half of the run will be scattered between the Arco and Taco Bell off of East Grant. We'll do our best to stay together, but anticipate parking wherever you can find a spot. We'll stage along the side road when we are ready to head out.


3195 Zinfandel Dr, Unit 1
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

On your own for lunch, etc. until 12pm (many places to grab food near the Starbucks)

Day 1 - Saturday May 18th, Part 2

From Rancho Cordova, we'll be heading east to South Lake Tahoe via Hwy 16 / 49 / 88, then up 89 and through the Pioneer Trail to our final destination of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe in Stateline, NV.



Meet-up Time/Departure Time:

12 pm / 12:15 pm

Meet-up Location:

3195 Zinfandel Dr, Unit 1
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

For those planning to meet us in Rancho Cordova, we anticipate an arrival time of between 11:15-11:30

Rest stop (20 mins):

26810 Silver Dr
Pioneer, CA 95666

This is a small gas station (on a lot large enough for the whole group to pull into), so my recommendation would be to fill up during our lunch break if you do not have a full tank at the start of the run.

Optional rest stop (marked in case someone has to pull off, but the group will not be stopping here because it is not large enough for the group to pull into):

Hope Valley Wildlife Area Parking Lot
Alpine State Hwy
Markleeville, CA 96120

Once we get to Meyers, we'll be going through residential areas with traffic signals on our way to Stateline, so the group is likely to get split up. Please observe the speed limit signs; the local sheriff loves to bust visitors.

Part 2 Endpoint:

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
50 US-50
Stateline, NV 89449

Turn left across 50 into the driveway, head to back parking lot, park in "A" section (if you want to park together someplace)

Day 2 - Sunday May 19th

Sleep in a bit, but not too much(!), and meet Mary at Starbucks at Town Center.  After a brief drivers' meeting, we'll head for a quick stop at a fun photo spot ON the Stateline!

For the next half an hour or south we'll take in the breathtaking scenery of the Nevada shore of Lake Tahoe.  Mary will provide some anecdotes along the way.  

Another photo spot stop on the Mt Rose Highway, before slipping back into California for lunch.

Mt. Rose Overlook

From there folks can catch Hwy 80 or head down the Western shore to Highways 50 or 88 to get home.



Meet-up Time/Departure Time:

10:00 am / 10:30 am

Meet-up Location:

Starbucks - Town Center 
4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Lunch Options:

If the weather is good, grab some deli fare at the Safeway and picnic at King's Beach. If the weather is not so good, we can go to Spindleshanks Restaurant as a group or just split up and hit the little eateries.

7815 N Lake Blvd
Kings Beach, CA 96143

Spindleshanks Tahoe Restaurant
400 Brassie Avenue
Suite B
Kings Beach, CA 96143

Spindleshanks menu:

Additional Run Details:

Bring something warm to wear; we'll be traveling through high altitude (8000 ft.) mountain passes where there's still snow on the mountains. Temperatures could range from the mid 40s to the upper 50s!

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.

We ask that you turn on low-beam headlights - not Auto - to make us more visible to other vehicles either ahead or behind us, including your fellow MINI drivers.