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2015 - NorCal Bimmerfest drive down and back


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. I am doing this drive/event as several people asked me to do it so here you go.

2015 Bavarian Weekend Expedition - May 22nd – 24th 2014

The California Bavarian Expedition Weekend is an event open to any and all motor enthusiast. The event is a planned three day trip starting with a fun drive from Hollister and ending in Pasadena California on Friday the 22nd. Saturday morning on the 23rd will spent at the Bimmerfest Car show with fellow BMW enthusiasts. Sunday the 23rd is the drive home for all in attendance.

Register for the drive / event here

Fee Schedule

The base fee has includes all the major items for the drive down to make it easier to keep the group moving as well as provide a fun memento of the drive down.

Base fee is $65.00 - Covers decal (w/number choice, shipping, PayPal fees, printed maps)

Bavarian Eagal decal

Additional items have been worked out at a group rate to make the drive down / stay easier for the group.

$15 - BBQ lunch May 22 - Pre Paid to have food ready and to get the group in and out.
(Burgers OR, TriTip Sandwich OR, Pulled pork Sandwich, and Chips OR Fries, and Soda)

Super 8 Motel
$88 - Per night rate for single room bed (tax and parking fees included)
$98 - Per night rate for single room bed (tax and parking fees included)

I have 10 rooms held currently and can't hold any more without paying for them. So if you want a room at these rates please pay ASAP so I can pay for your room now and hold it.

Deadline to register for this group trip is May 11th.

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.

For this drive the we request you have a Motorola brand radio that can do sub-chennels. This is for safety reason as well as to ensure the group stays together. The cheap radios don't work so just buy a Motorola.

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: Slater's 50/50 - 61 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103

Day 2: Events Day
Bimmerfest car show and track day. For those who register, we will meet at the designated area at 8:45am to be lead into the show at 9:00am. The event this year will be held at Fontana Race Way.

Address: Fontana Race Way - 9300 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA 92335
Time: 8:45am – Designated area for those who paid to be part of the group

Day 3: Drive home
We have planned a 112 mile stretch of fun back roads to put us on the other side of the grape vine. This is our version of escape from LA. This is to give us a little fun before we hit the long boring stretch of HWY 5 home. We will be meeting somewhat early to stay ahead of the traffic.

Meet Time: 8:00am – 8:30am
Address: Starbucks - 475 Foothill Boulevard #M, La Cañada Flintridge, California 9101
Depart: Leave breakfast location at 8:30am on the dot!

Once the group has reached the other side of the grape vine, participants are on their own to make their way back home safely. For those that wish to remain in a group, a restroom break will be taken at the base of the grape vine. After the restroom stop, the group will continue up I5.

Register for the drive / event here

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