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Spring Drive *Date Change* May 30th
OK, this is the event we have all been waiting for. That’s right; it’s our Annual Spring Drive, Sunday, April 30th, 2021. Dust off your M3, M Roadster or favorite Bavarian iron let’s get out on the kind of roads all that expensive machinery was designed for. As promised, this one will be another tour for lots of grins and outstanding scenery. By popular demand, it’s back to the Northern Colorado Roads! You should plan on spending the whole day away from home. Return time to Denver should be before 6pm, weather and traffic permitting.
This drive is exactly the same route we have enjoyed on other Northern Colorado Spring drives but I never get tired of it, and nobody has ever complained about the open roads or varied and outstanding high mountain scenery. North Park and the spectacular mountains of the Rawah and Zirkel Wilderness are just breathtaking, and the roads amazing!
The tour will start out at the Colorado Visitors Center (3745 E. Prospect Road) in Fort Collins, just west of I-25 at the Prospect Road Exit (exit 268) and go about ¼ mile west to the first light, turn left to the parking areas. This is where the groups will gather to use the facilities and take a brief break to freshen up for the exciting drive ahead. Here, we will divide the group into four different subgroups so that we can better manage all level of drivers. There will even be a group for “tour” drivers that are along for the social and scenic aspects of the drive, we will have a group that fits your drive goals.
The actual drive will begin with a trip north from Fort Collins on Hwy 287, where we will turn west (Hwy 14) and travel up the Poudre Canyon to Cameron Pass. This road is a very special two lane ribbon of twists that will satisfy all true car enthusiasts. The scenic road, and the Poudre River provide a special gateway for our trip into the Rockies. We’ll plan a brief rest stop on Cameron Pass and then on to Walden for a special buffet feast at the famous “River Rock Café” in beautiful downtown Walden, tucked into the heart of North Park and surrounded by mountain peaks
Lunch is planned to be COVID safe, bring your own picnic lunch or order a Brownbag Lunch from the River Rock. We will have an outdoor picnic at Hansen Park just three blocks east of Main street on 4th. See lunch order details below. After lunch its south to Rand on Hwy 125 and over Willow Creek Pass. This is one of Colorado’s premier Sports car routes; you really don’t want to miss this road with long sweeping curves, beautiful high alpine meadows and great mountain scenery. Just keep your eyes on the road! It ranks as a must drive in my logbook every year.
Meeting time and Place: The Denver group should plan on leaving the 120th Ave Park and Ride (Wagon Wheel lot) no later than 8:30am, plan on showing up at 8:15am. Meet at the Colorado Visitors Center at 9:15am for a 9:30am departure time.
Brown-Bag Lunch: available from the River Rock Café. Lunch includes choice of sandwich fresh fruit, chips and two cookies for $12/person with tax and tip included. Fill out the enclosed sack lunch order form, and email to [email protected] or call 970.217.2336 to place your order. All orders MUST be placed Before 5pm. May 29th. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to be the Denver brigade commander call me at 970-219-9821 or email me at [email protected] .
- May 30
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