About this event
Spring Tour 2013
Tail of the Dragon
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When you book your room at the Hilton for the NCC Spring Tour to Asheville and the Tail of the Dragon, they have released our block. This may cause an issue with you getting our group rate. When you book your room you may get a higher rate. Let me know and I will contact our person at the hotel handling our group to transfer to the lower rate.
A few people have used their Hilton Honors points. There are members from Tarheel, Tidewater and Sandlapper chapter BMW CCA joining us. So far 60 people attending.
AS REMINDER, THIS IS NOT A SHOW UP AND DRIVE EVENT. EVERYONE ATTENDING MUST REGISTER.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A CCA MEMBER OR DRIVE A BMW TO ATTEND.
ITINERARY UPDATE 3/18:
THE DINNER ON FRIDAY NIGHT HAS BEEN MOVED TO THURSDAY NIGHT. I WAS ALERTED TO A VERY POPULAR STREET FESTIVAL ON FRIDAY EVENING IN DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE. THE LINK IS BELOW IN THE ITINERARY.
BMW OF ASHEVILLE WILL HOST A FOR US RECEPTION ON SATURDAY EVENING.
1. FOR TIDEWATER CHAPTER MEMBERS AND DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE IN TARHEEL AND BLUE RIDGE CHAPTER AREAS THE MEET POINT WILL BE THE FIRST REST STOP ON I-85 SOUTH IN NORTH CAROLINA A FEW MILES SOUTH OF THE NC/VA STATELINE.
2. FOR OTHER TARHEEL AND BLUE RIDGE CHAPTER MEMBERS THE MEET POINT WILL BE THE LUNCH STOP AT HILLBILLY HIDEAWAY.
3. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT THE GROVE PARK INN ON SUNDAY WHILE THE REST OF US ARE AT TAIL OF THE DRAGON, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. MY SIGNIFICANT OTHER HAS NO DESIRE TO BE A PASSENGER ON THE TAIL. DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE GOING TO THE SPA SHE IS WILLING TO SPLIT A RENTAL CAR OR VAN IF NEEDED.
This year’s National Capital Chapter of the BMW Car Club Spring Tour will be 16 May 2013 – 20 May 2013 to Asheville, NC. We will tour and lunch at the Biltmore Estate, drive some great back roads as we tour a few waterfalls and lastly we will drive the Tail of the Dragon a time or two or three or four.
Take the time to visit the Asheville visitor site for other activities: http://www.exploreasheville.com/
Book a spa treatment at The Grove Park Inn, visit the many microbreweries, or take in Asheville's bohemenian downtown. There is plenty to do.
If you have never heard about or driven the Dragon, then Google is your friend.
This tour will follow our usual format of a drivers' meet at the start and the dispersal of a packet with turn-by-turn directions and other important information.
The hotel option is:
Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park
The Hilton Asheville is located in a town center with movie theater, restaurants and other amenities.
You can either book online using our personalized page: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/A/AVLBPHF-BMWCC-20130514/index.jhtml
You can call the hotel direct at 1-828-209-2700 and reference the BMW Car Club.
Single & Double $159/night
Thursday 16 May –
Depart Dale City, Va 0630hrs
Lunch: Hillbilly Hideaway
Dinner: Black Forest Restaurant www.blackforestasheville.com
Friday 17 May -
Biltmore Estate (early opening for us for photo op with car in front of Biltmore, tour and lunch at DeerPark Restaurant) www.biltmore.com
Lunch: Biltmore Estate
Dinner: If you want there a street festival in downtown Asheville. http://www.ashevilledowntown.org/downtown-after-5-presented-harmony-motors
Saturday 18 May-
Dinner: Reception at BMW of Asheville
Sunday 19 May-
Tail of the Dragon and surrounding roads
Dinner: Tupelo Honey www.tupelohoneycafe.com
Monday 20 May
If you are planning to have a minor child on this trip, then the BMW Car Club Minor Waiver will need to be signed and returned prior to the departure date. Please contact Algie Livingston for a copy of this form.