Sat, Sep 12, 2020

Event Canceled - Aufderheide Covered Bridges Tour

Lloyd Knox Park

About this event

NOTE: This event in for BMW CCA members only.

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. A fire hit this area two years ago 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. This section is perfect for top-down driving. It reminds me of the Blue Ridge Parkway. But we will try to put some Nurburgring Nordschleife into it! 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 and have our b.y.o. picnic lunches there. After lunch, the tour continues with four 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.

We will meet at 10am at Lloyd Knox Park in Walterville, OR with the *MANDATORY* Drivers' Meeting at 10:15am.

Please plan on bringing a chair and your own picnic lunch. 

IMPORTANT: Cell phone service is non-existent on this tour, and so are gas stations. So, please tank up your vehicle BEFORE the drive. And make sure your BMW is in top condition before doing this drive, as this would not be a good drive to break down on... Also, bathrooms are at the start and then not again until our B.Y.O. Picnic lunch stop (about 2 hours apart) so take that into account as well.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. All drivers MUST be pre-registered (by September 11th) and be a current BMW CCA member. No "Day Of" registration is allowed.
  2. Face Masks are required while outside of vehicles during the event.
  3. Drivers and passengers must practice social distancing protocol at all times.
  4. ALL DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS MUST SIGN THE ELECTRONIC WAIVER  PRIOR TO THE EVENT.

Event requirements

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. All drivers MUST be pre-registered by 9/11 and a current BMW CCA member. No "Day Of" participation allowed.
  2. Face Masks are required while outside of vehicles during the event. 
  3. Drivers and passengers should stay with their cars and must practice social distancing protocol at all times.
  4. Registration is limited to 30 cars 
  5. 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. 

Lloyd Knox Park

Walterville, OR

Organizer

Fun Run/Tour organized by

BMW CCA - Oregon Chapter

Registration closed