Sun, Sep 26, 2021

2021 Fall Drive

Columbia Park

About this event

NOTE: This event is for current BMW CCA members only.

Summer may be over but our driving season is not!  We have one more great tour this year with the Fall Driving Tour on Sunday, September 26th!

The 2021 Fall Driving Tour brings back an old favorite! The tour to The Dalles is a journey from the lush Willamette Valley forests to the golden hills of the high desert with the beautiful Columbia Gorge in between. 

We will start in Troutdale and take advantage of the famous Historic Columbia River Highway. Curvy, wooded roads round Oxbow Park down to the Bull Run area. Winding our way up to Pleasant Home and out to the Larch Mountain Corridor and around Corbett we will see the majestic views of Mount Hood. From Corbett we will drop down into the Columbia River Gorge and have a scenic drive out to Cascade Locks.  Crossing the Bridge of the Gods to Washington we will take in the spectacular Gorge views on that side of the river and then return to Oregon over the Hood River Bridge. Then we will head to Mosier. The Mosier loops are a world away from the valley showing us what high desert twisties are all about. Dropping down into The Dalles we will end at Lewis & Clark Festival Park. There we can have our BYO picnic lunches or you can partake in the nearby restaurant selections.
After lunch there is an optional return route for more Historic Columbia River Highway action. 

We will meet around 8:30am at Columbia Park in Troutdale, next to Reynolds High School. Use navigation to get there, as there is construction in the area. Columbia Park is at 1900 SW Cherry Park Rd. Troutdale, OR 97060

We will have a Drivers’ meeting promptly at 9:00 AM to explain the route and safety rules. We will head out right after in groups.

PLEASE NOTE:​

1. Both The Bridge of the Gods and the Hood River Bridge have $2.00 tolls, so bring cash.

2. All drivers MUST be pre-registered and be a current BMW CCA member at the time of the event.

3. Face Masks are required while outside of vehicles during the event. 

4. Drivers and passengers should stay with their cars until check-in and must practice social distancing protocols at all times.

5. All drivers and passengers MUST sign the electronic waiver prior to the event at https://bmworegon.speedwaiver.com/qxwnp

6. Registration is limited to 40 cars.

7. Drivers' meeting at 9am is mandatory.

8. Restaurants have mask rules and occupancy may be limited. BYO Picnic is recommended.

Event requirements

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. All drivers MUST be pre-registered by 9/24 and be a current BMW CCA member. No "Day Of" (aka 'just show up') participation allowed.
  2. You do not need a separate registration for any passengers in your vehicle, but all drivers AND passengers need to sign the online waiver prior to the event. (see #6)
  3. Face Masks are required while outside of vehicles during the event, per Oregon Mandate. 
  4. Drivers and passengers should stay with their cars and must practice social distancing protocol at all times.
  5. Registration is limited to 40 cars. 
  6. ALL DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS MUST SIGN THE ELECTRONIC WAIVER ONLINE PRIOR TO THE EVENT.

How it works

It all happens on the participants’ personal phones. No physical contact required.

Step one

Request an electronic waiver via text message.

Step two

Sign the waiver using your own smartphone. No sharing required.

Step three

Show your digital credential at the event. 

Columbia Park

Troutdale, OR

Organizer

Fun Run/Tour organized by

BMW CCA - Oregon Chapter

2021 Fall Drive

Sun, Sep 26, 2021