About this event
Spring Getaway Weekend -- Inside-Out Bar Harbor Tour -- NCR Rally Event #1 for 2021
2021 NCR Spring Getaway Weekend -- Inside-Out Bar Harbor Tour -- June 5 - 7, 2021
Join like-minded Porsche enthusiasts on a tour from New Hampshire across Maine to the rock-bound Atlantic coast with its scenic and gustatory delights. Our three-day getaway is timed to bring us to Bar Harbor on Mt Desert Island just prior to high season, so we should enjoy warming temperatures, minimal congestion, and easier access to the region's offerings. While there you will have options for exploration (subject to COVID restrictions), including Acadia National Park; hiking or biking; photography; sailing; and carriage rides on 58 miles of Rockefeller’s woodland roads.
We call this an “inside-out” tour because we will drive as a group to arrive at Bar Harbor, then leave it to you to explore the area on your own. Group dinners will provide opportunities to share discoveries and experiences.
Proper mask wearing is REQUIRED when outside your car. No Exceptions. If this requirement offends you, skip this event.
Further area information will be sent to registered participants shortly before the event.
Saturday: Gather at the Intervale Scenic Vista Visitors Center, 3654 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH 03860 for the usual Drivers Meeting, then depart to drive to Bar Harbor. Note that due to COVID-19, only digital SpeedWaiver Credentials will be accepted ... no paper waivers.
At the end of the registration process, you will have the opportunity to initiate your SpeedWaiver. SpeedWaivers for additional adults in your car can be initiated at the link provided in your confirmation message. At the present time, PCA has not approved SpeedWaivers for Minors, so we cannot accommodate Minors at this event.
Our route will take us over typical Maine river-valley roads to lunch in Waterville, then over a series of "roller coaster" roads toward the coast. Upon arrival in Bar Harbor we check in at the Bar Harbor Inn & Spa in the center of town, close by the town pier, shops, and restaurants. We plan, of course, to socialize at a Welcome Dinner.
Sunday: The day is yours to explore as you wish. Even if you have previously visited Acadia National Park, you may choose to refresh the experience, or you might prefer a Windjammer Cruise or a drive up the coast to the Schoodic Peninsula where the less well known, less visited portion of Acadia National Park offers scenery, hiking, and solitude unique to the area. We cap off the day with a Group Dinner ... but note that space is limited to a total of 24 people. Other dining alternatives are close by.
Monday: After breakfast, attend the Drivers Meeting, display your digital SpeedWaiver Credentials, and join the group drive down the coast to Camden, ME where our Getaway will end.
The Bar Harbor Inn & Spa, 1 Newport Drive, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609, phone: 844-814-1668 is our designated hotel. It is centrally located and within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and waterfront attractions. A block of 20 rooms at discounted rates ($209 – grounds-view rooms; $309 – ocean-view rooms - per night plus tax) for a two-night stay has been arranged. See hotel website (https://barharborinn.com/) for amenities and cancellation policy. Cancellation insurance is available from the hotel at time of booking.
Our block of rooms will be held until 05/06/2021, after which the block will be released, and further reservations will be subject to availability at the standard rate. Cancellations before 05/06/2021 receive a full refund. Later cancellations must be received by the hotel at least 10 days before the first reservation night and are subject to a $35 administrative charge. To make your hotel reservation, call the Bar Harbor Inn directly at (833) 224-8891 and mention "Porsche Club Car" or group code 0621PORSCH to receive the discounted rate.
*** NOTE THE CUT-OFF DATE FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS.
Schedule for Saturday, June 5:
Intervale Scenic Vista Visitors Center, 3654 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH 03860
Digital Waiver Check-In: 8:00 AM
Mandatory Drivers Meeting: 8:30 AM
Departure: 9:00 AM
*** Advance Registration Required. No On-Site Registration Will Be Accepted. Capacity Limits Apply.
READ CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY:
- Drivers must be at least 18 years of age, must have a valid driver’s license, and be a PCA member or affiliate.
- Guest registration requires prior approval of the NCR Rally Chair (Rally@ncr-pca.org).
- You must read and agree to adhere to PCA Minimum Driving Tour Standards.
- You must certify that you have no known physical or mental problems that might jeopardize yourself or others if you participate in this event.
- You must agree to proper mask wearing when outside your car.
- You must agree to cancel or notify the registrar if you cannot attend this event.
All Adults are required to complete a digital SpeedWaiver prior to event day. At Check-In for the mandatory Drivers Meeting, each participant will be required to display their digital SpeedWaiver Credential on their smartphone. At this time PCA has not approved SpeedWaivers for Minors, so only those 18 or older may participate. Sorry, but No Excetioins.