Sat, Jul 13, 2024

2024 Aufderheide Covered Bridges Drive

Hendricks Bridge County Park

About this event

*Please note: This drive is open to current BMW CCA members ONLY & will have a limit of 45 cars.

The Covered Bridges Tour is unique this year. It combines the southern part of the West Cascades Scenic Byway with a few historic covered bridges mixed in. Starting east of Eugene we will follow the rolling McKenzie River and cross two covered bridges. Turning south we will drive a particular part of the byway called the Aufderheide Scenic Byway. It starts with hugging the rocky cliffs above the picturesque Cougar Reservoir. Then we will drop down into a forest grove that has some amazing undulating twisty roads. Multiple fires have hit this area but the return to life is remarkable! The lush canopy of the majestic Willamette National Forest then takes over and you will see the most natural forested road you have ever been on. Robert Aufderheide believed that the forest should serve multiple uses and this byway honors his achievements in forest management. When we arrive in Westfir we will cross the Office Covered Bridge for a rest stop then we will continue to Oakridge for lunch at Mazatlan Restaurant. After lunch the tour continues with more covered bridges concluding at Lowell Covered Bridge Park. The Middle Fork of the Willamette River and its magnificent gorge will guide us back to civilization.

Check out Grant's Getaways: https://traveloregon.com/things-to-do/destinations/lakes-reservoirs/aufderheide-scenic-drive/

We will meet at 9:45 am at Hendricks Bridge County Park in Springfield OR. Take Hwy 126 East of Eugene to get there.  

Achtung! Cell phone service is Non-Existent on this tour, and so are gas stations. Be sure your beloved BMW is in top condition before taking this drive; this would be a bad place to break down. Bathrooms are at the start, about 1 hour into the drive, and at lunch, about 1 hour apart. There is also one at the end of the drive.

Arrive no earlier than 9:30AM. We will have a mandatory Drivers’ Meeting at 10:00 AM to explain the route and safety rules. We will head out right after.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. All *drivers* MUST be pre-registered online (by July 12th) and be a current BMW CCA member. No "Day Of" registration is allowed. And no "guest" drivers are 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 #4)
  3. Registration is limited to 45 cars.
  4. ALL DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS MUST SIGN THE WAIVER PRIOR TO THE EVENT. WHICH IS SEPERATE FROM THE REGISTRATION FOR THE EVENT. THERE IS A LINK TO IT AFTER YOU FINISH REGISTERING FOR THE DRIVE.
  5. Drivers and passengers should stay with their cars until check-in is complete.
  6. Drivers meeting is mandatory.

Event requirements

How the Electronic SpeedWaiver works:

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

Step one

Request an electronic waiver via text message, using the Electronic SpeedWaiver link.

Step two

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

Step three

Show your digital credential at the event. 

 

 

 

Entries (25)

JE
Jonathan Ehmig
RG
Ryan Gould
SG
Steve Garelli
SD
Sebastian Drakalovich
ST
Steve Turner
PP
Patrick Prothe
SW
Sean Walsh
JB
Jerry Boyce

Hendricks Bridge County Park

Springfield, Oregon

Organizer

Fun Run/Tour organized by

BMW CCA - Oregon Chapter

2024 Aufderheide Covered Bridges Drive

Sat, Jul 13, 2024