About this event
Audi Club Northwest is excited to offer the 16th annual Maryhill Loops Road Tour and Wine Tasting on Saturday, September 9, 2023.
The Maryhill Loops Road Tour is your chance to drive your car on the first macadam asphalt paved road in the Pacific Northwest! Owned by the Maryhill Museum of Art, it is generally only open to pedestrians and bicyclists (or crazy skateboarders!), but on Saturday, September 9th, ACNW has private use of the road. Over 2.8 miles and 25 curves (8 hairpins) the road rises 850 feet to its highest point. 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 Friday we’ll get together for a no-host, optional group dinner at 7:00 pm at a location to be determined.
On Saturday we will tour the Maryhill Loops Road beginning with a drivers meeting at 8:30 am. For guests and drivers between groups we’ll provide a canopy area for Columbia Gorge winery visit suggestions and fiber arts (bring your projects). On Saturday evening we will gather outside on the Maryhill Winery terrace for wine tasting and a catered dinner. This is an ideal way to relax and visit after a good day of fun driving!
We limit the number of drivers at this event to ensure a great experience for all! Because the event is so fun and we limit entries, the event will sell out quickly so be prepared to sign up right when registration opens!
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.
Family and friends are welcome to come and ride along on the Maryhill Loops Road and you can purchase lunch and the wine tasting and dinner for your guests during registration if they are not going to drive 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 (Join/Renew ACNA).
The following hotels are located in the area:
Quality Inn, 808 E Simcoe Dr, Goldendale, WA 98620, 509-773-5881. Located 13 miles north of Maryhill Loops Road.
Ponderosa Motel, 775 E Broadway St, Goldendale, WA 98620, 509-773-5842. Located 14 miles north of Maryhill Loops Road.
Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge, 351 Lone Pine Dr, The Dalles, OR 97058, 509-298-2800. Located 23 miles west of Maryhill Loops Road.
Celilo Inn, 3550 E 2nd St, The Dalles, OR 97058, 541-769-0001. Located 24 miles west of Maryhill Loops Road.
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.
Everyone must sign the online Waiver prior to coming into the Maryhill Loops Road staging area. This requirement includes drivers and guests; it makes you part of the club's insurance coverage. Parents must also sign an online Minor Waiver on behalf of anyone under age 18. No exceptions.
Everyone driving on Maryhill Loops Road is required to have a fire extinguisher in their car. In the event that a car goes off the road, you must have immediate access to a fire extinguisher to handle a brush fire. Fire extinguishers must be ABC rated and fully charged. There are a few options for securing your fire extinguisher in your car. If you have a cargo net you can secure your fire extinguisher under the cargo net in your trunk. If you don't have a cargo net, you can lay the fire extinguisher on your back seat, fasten the seat belt, and secure your fire extinguisher to the lap belt with a velcro strap or bungee cord. ACNW will have some bungee cords on hand for those that need to do this.
This event is open to regularly licensed passenger vehicles only, including convertibles. It is not open to motorcycles, Slingshots, or vehicles that are not street-legal. Please contact the Event Master if you have any questions about whether your car qualifies.
Payment in full must be made by a pre-enrolled driver before registration closes, otherwise your registration will be canceled to allow another participant into that space.