Pines to Palms Drive
Audi Club NA - Southern California Chapter
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Pines to Palms Hwy, Idyllwild, CA
The official close date is September 30, 2011 12:00 AM PDT and registration may re-open before that date.
Pines to Palms Drive, October 2
This event is now full, so registration is closed.
It's that time of year again when we celebrate the summer's waning days and look forward to the coming of the glories of autumn. Please join us for the drive from the heat of Coachella Valley, up through the winding roads to Idyllwild and the cool San Jacinto Mountains, and back again with the stunning decent into Palm Desert, otherwise known as the Pines to Palms Highway. We'll be meeting at our usual staring point, the Starbuck's Coffee parking lot in Banning at 8:00 am on Sunday October 2. We'll launch sharply at 9:00 am up into the mountain pass that will take us to our first stop, the lovely deck of Cafe Aroma. We'll cool our heels there for a short time, to take in the mountain air and grab a light breakfast. Afterward, we'll spend a few minutes walking around Idyllwild and exploring the town. We'll then hit the roads in earnest for the demanding and spectacular drive around the base of San Jacinto and down to the desert floor in to Palm Desert. We'll stop at our final destination for
lunch at Grill-a-burger, where they serve up the some of the Valley's best burgers and sweet potato Parmesan fries! This drive is one not to miss, as it's one of the most scenic and exciting routes we have here in SoCal. Sign up early, as space is limited to 20 cars. As always, we'll run 2 groups if we have enough entrants: Sport and Touring. We hope to see you on the road soon!!
Sunday 10/2 : 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Assemble at Starbucks, 2270 W. Ramsey St, Banning CA 92220
8:30 Mandatory drivers’ meeting.
8:45 First group departs! Others will depart at 10 minute intervals.