ACNW Maryhill Loops Road Tour and Wine Tasting
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Audi Club Northwest is excited to host the Maryhill Loops Road Tour and Wine Tasting on Saturday, September 10, 2016.
The Maryhill Loops Road, owned by the Maryhill Museum of Art, was the first macadam asphalt paved road in the Pacific Northwest. In 2.8 miles the road ascends 850 feet via a series of 25 curves, 8 of which are hairpins. Generally the road is open to pedestrians and bicyclists only, but on Saturday, September 10th, Audi Club Northwest has private use of this road for a tour. In addition to Saturday's tour and wine tasting activities, an optional group dinner in Goldendale on Friday night has been planned. You may indicate your participation in any portion(s) of this event on the registration page.
On Friday September 9th, a no-host group dinner will be arranged at 7:00 pm at Ayutla Mexican Restaurant next door to the event hotel in Goldendale.
On Saturday September 10th, we will tour the Maryhill Loops Road during the day beginning with a driver's meeting at 8:30 am. In order to make this event enjoyable for everyone, the number of drivers on the Maryhill Loops Road is limited and this event will sell out quickly so sign up early! We will waitlist those who register after the event is full in case we have any cancellations (we have let people into the event off of the waitlist in years past). The drive on the Maryhill Loops Road is a tour so no helmets are required (or allowed), convertibles are allowed, and passengers are allowed and encouraged to come along for the fun! On Saturday evening we will head down the road to the Maryhill Winery for wine tasting and a catered dinner by The Glass Onion restaurant from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm. The dinner will include appetizers (assorted cheeses, housemade focaccia, pickled vegetables), salad (romaine and arugula with purple cabbage, toasted pumpkin seeds, sherry vinaigrette), entree (choice of grilled catfish with bacon braised greens or grilled pork chop with caponata or Sicilian fried risotto cakes with caponata) and dessert (ricotta fritter with cinnamon cream). This is an ideal way to relax and visit after a good day of fun driving!
The fees for these activities are (per person):
- $125 for the Maryhill Loops Road Tour, lunch, wine tasting and catered dinner
- $80 for the Maryhill Loops Road Tour and lunch only
- $55 for the wine tasting and catered dinner only
Family and friends are welcome to come along and you can purchase lunch and/or the wine tasting and dinner for your guests for an additional fee even if they are not going to drive the loops road.
Each person who wants to drive on the Maryhill Loops Road on Saturday must complete their own registration. Drivers will be divided into two groups that will alternate driving on the loops road. If you are sharing a car, you and the other registered driver will be assigned to different groups so that you may each have the opportunity to drive the maximum number of times on the loops road.
Audi Club North America (ACNA) membership is required for this event. Drivers who are not yet members, or who need to renew an existing membership, may handle that using the Audi Club North America website (http://www.audiclubna.org/membership).
Our hotel for this event is the Quality Inn in Goldendale, WA (http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-goldendale-washington-WA178), about 8 miles north of Maryhill Loops Road. We have a block of rooms reserved at a group discount rate. A room with one Queen bed or a room with two Queen beds is $105+tax. Reserve your room directly with the hotel at 509-773-5881 by September 1st and indicate you are with Audi Club Northwest to get our group rate. After September 1st our rooms will be released and the discount will no longer be available.
Note: When meals are a part of our events, ACNW will attempt to accommodate special dietary requirements if requested. However, meals are provided by third parties and circumstances may not always enable ACNW or its vendors to meet every special dietary need.
If you have any questions about this event please contact the Event Master Carrie Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-930-2262.