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02-04-2016, 08:47 AM
This a pay your own way event. This means even me the organizer pays my own way to attend. Organizing drives is my hobby and I enjoy putting the events on. I also pay for the website and store system out of my own pocket to make sharing information and registering easier on everyone.

California Century of BMW Road Trip - May 27th – 29th 2016

The California Century of BMW Road Trip is an event open to any and all BMW enthusiasts. The road tour is a four daylong event that will be a trip to tell your BMW buddies about. Friday the 27th will kick off with a fun back roads drive from Hollister to Pasadena California which will only use 25 miles of freeway. Saturday the 28th we will head to Bimmerfest to see all the latest and greatest in BMW. On the 29th the group departs back home with a 60 mile drive through canyons back to the Grape Vine. From here the group can split off to head home or make their own adventure.

Deadline to sign up is May 13th!
Register here:http://raddrives.com/catalog/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=68

Fee Schedules

Base fee is $50 - Covers decal (w/number choice), Event Insurance, shipping, PayPal fees, and printed maps.

BBQ Lunch at Firestone Grill (best bbq around) for May 27th drive.
$15 - BBQ lunch May 27 - Pre Paid to have food ready and to get the group in and out.
Burger, Cheese Burger, TriTip, Pulled pork, Salad, Veggie Burger, or Chicken Sandwich. Sandwich comes with fries and soda.

Pasadena hotel - Super 8 Motel (2 nights)
$97 - Per night rate for single room, 1 bed (tax and parking fees included)
$107 - Per night rate for single room, 2 beds (tax and parking fees included)

20 rooms have been held, so if you want a discounted hotel price book ASAP!

Itinerary of activities for the weekend

Day 1: Drivers' Day

Drive from Northern California to Pasadena along fun and twisty back roads. We are avoiding as much freeway as possible in order to have a fun drive VS a speed and distance drive. Lunch will be in San Luis Obispo at the Firestone Grill.

Start Of the event
Meet Time: 7:30am - Meet and greet and drivers' meeting
Address: Safeway Fuel - 591 Tres Pinos Road, Hollister, 95023
Depart Time: 8:00 am – ON THE DOT! If you are late, you are on your own.

Lunch Stop & Fuel Stop
Address: Firestone Grill - 1001 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (Pre pay for lunch)
Lunch Time: 11:00pm – 12:00pm

End of the day

Arrive time: ~5:00pm

Address: Super 8 Motel - 2863 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107

Meet time: 6:30pm

Address: Stonefire Grill - 473 N Rosemead Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

Day 2: Events Day

Bimmerfest car show is held at the Fontana Race Way. The group will caravan from the hotel to the race way in order to get spaces in the group parking area as well as to have fun watching all the cars come in. Trust me when I say you want to be there when we are as we have fun judging cars that arrive.

Address: Fontana Race Way - 9300 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA 92335
Time: Depart at 8:15am from Super 8 Motel

Depending on time we will head to Griffin Observatory to end the day with dinner at a Mongolian BBQ by the hotel.
Address: Vista Del Valle Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

After dinner, we will be heading out for an evening drive. It'll be an adventure you'll have to experience to understand.

Day 3: Canyon drive to Grape Vine

Canyon drive over to the Grape Vine and to head home or start a new adventure.

Address: Super 8 Motel - 2863 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107
Depart: 9:00am

Item to purchase outside the event - Please purchase

VFH hand held two way radio. This is an investment that you and your buddies can use to go on future drives as well. We use these radio as we get far better range than the Motorola radios. Add the long antenna and we get a 10 mile range.

BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio (Black)
Link: http://amzn.com/B007H4VT7A

Long Antenna 7 inch:
Link: http://amzn.com/B00KBZLOHC

Sample of the event decal:


Southern California Participants

For those in Southern California who wish to join for the first day of the event, the easiest meeting point is the lunch stop in Pasadena. An alternative plan is to drive to Holister the afternoon before and stay overnight to join us for the full drive down. The driving leg after lunch is over roads many of you I am sure have been on through the mountains.

Past event images from day 1 and 2 of this trip only

Deadline to sign up is May 13th!
Register here:http://raddrives.com/catalog/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=68

02-04-2016, 08:50 AM
This sounds awesome and I would have signed up for it but unfortunately I'm already booked that weekend. What a great idea, thanks for arranging, and good luck with it!

02-15-2016, 07:57 AM
Some questions have been posted on other threads so this is a Q&A to all them.

2) The event is open to any and all. The drive down is on fun back roads done as a group to make it more fun. So invite your friends if you like

3) Families are welcome to attend. If they get car sick, there is a group of families going direct on Friday to meet us in Pasadena.

4) The deadline to sign up is May 16th as hotels need to be assigned and any extras released. Rates we have are guaranteed so if you book last minute rates will be higher if not with the group as a FYI.

04-13-2016, 06:31 AM
reminder to sign up soon

Event changed slightly as there was no interest in Mammoth.
Register here:http://raddrives.com/catalog/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=68

05-17-2016, 08:54 AM
Last day to sign up is the 24th for rooms and event. Anyone who signs up now will get their decals the day of the event to make sure they are not lost in shipping.

Current numbers that have been claimed.

05-25-2016, 08:41 AM
...and no one picked 330? C'mon guys!

05-25-2016, 08:53 AM
AHAH well today is the last day to sign up.