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Drive Four Corners

by scottbirk

Come one, come all, to the largest annual mountain BMW gathering in the Rocky Mountain Region! The intent is to create an event that cultivates a community of BMW owners in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond; a place for enthusiasts to gain a sense of community that celebrates our cars just as much as it celebrates those who own them.

If you’re looking for a way to beat the heat in Arizona, this summer, and need an excuse for a weekend getaway then look no further.  BMW CCA members and non-members are welcome, and come from all over the Southwest. We are planning to arrange a caravan, for those that will be driving up from Arizona.  Details on the caravan will be forwarded to those that register and RSVP below.

This year the event starts in Grand Junction, CO and ends in Anonito, CO.

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Show Low Beat the Heat Fun Run

by Paul Koreneff

Beat the heat! Roadrunner BMW CCA will escape to higher altitudes for a day trip, with a nice early start to get out of the valley before we broil. We will drive as a group up to Show Low (6345’) for lunch. Afterwards, folks can explore the area on their own or drive back to Phoenix using their choice of routes.

Note the earlier than usual Check-in time – so that we truly can Beat the Heat!

Check-in at 7:00am;

Driver’s Meeting at 7:15am:

Chevron Fuel Station
3265 S Goldfield Rd
Apache Junction, AZ 85219

The group will depart, caravan style, promptly at 7:30am and drive northeast up beautiful US-60 until reaching Show Low at around 10:30am. This is about 140 miles. There will be a drive leader, as well as a secondary group coordinator, to keep the group together and help ensure safe travels for our members and the general public.

We have a reserved room for brunch/lunch at Sweetheart’s Cafe.

For the drive home, everyone is on his/her own. The fastest way home is via I-60. A slower, more scenic route is along the Mogollon Rim and the Tonto National Forest, using AZ-260 and then AZ-87; this route is around 170 miles.

Of note is that there is a Culver’s in Payson that some members find difficult to drive by.

Please RSVP no later than July 31st below in order to reserve your spot for the drive and be sure to include first names for all attendees so we can prepare name tags. Wait a minute after clicking once on the Confirm RSVP button to allow the system time to process your request – you will be transferred to a new web page.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Our drives are designed to be fun and safe for the entire family. As such, we expect all participants to behave in a mature and safe manner. If you want to have a drag race or test the limits of your BMW then please sign up for our next track event and allow professional instructors to assist you in getting the most out of your BMW. This is not the venue for driving recklessly and you will be asked to leave.

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