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.
Bimmerfest & California Century of BMW Road Trip - May 27th – 30th 2016
The California Century of BMW Road Trip is an event open to any and all BMW enthusiasts. The road tour is a four day long 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 to Death Valley and will end in Mammoth CA. May 30th is the drive home through some great mountain roads to the major freeways.
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, 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)
Mammoth Lakes Hotel – Quality Inn (1 night)
$125 - Per night rate for single room, 1 bed (tax and parking fees included)
$135 - 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!
Base fee is $80.00 - Covers T-shirt, decal (w/number choice), Insurance, shipping, PayPal fees, and printed maps.
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
7:30am - Meet and greet and drivers' meeting
Safeway Fuel - 591 Tres Pinos Road, Hollister, 95023
8:00 am – ON THE DOT! If you are late, you are on your own.
Lunch Stop & Fuel Stop
Firestone Grill - 1001 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (Pre pay for lunch)
11:00pm – 12:00pm
End of the day
Super 8 Motel - 2863 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107
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.
Fontana Race Way - 9300 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA 92335
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.
Griffin Observatory - 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: Drive from Pasadena to Mammoth
We will be off to Mammoth CA on a fun drive through Death Valley. This is one of those amazing drives people should have on their bucket list. The end of the day is in Mammoth CA to do a little exploring and a short hike or two in some great country.
Quality Inn. - 3537 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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)
Long Antenna 7 inch:
Sample of the event decals and shirt:
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