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Copper Corridor Loop Fun Run

by Paul Koreneff

Do you love driving, socializing, and great food? Then come join us for a group drive through the Copper Corridor Loop and then a break for lunch at the Copper Bistro in Globe, AZ. The restaurant is on the way in to town.

Check-in at 8:30am;

Driver’s Meeting at 9:00am:

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

The group will depart, caravan style, promptly at 9:30am and head over through the Copper Corridor Loop via AZ-177 with a stop in Winkelman, AZ for fuel and restroom break at the Shell station where AZ-177 and AZ-77 meet. We will make an additional stop at Pinal Pass for photos. 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.

Please RSVP no later than May 2nd 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.

Route Details:

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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Bagdad, AZ Fun Run

by Paul Koreneff

Do you love driving, socializing, and great food? Then come join us for a group drive up to Bagdad, Arizona for lunch at the Copper Country Bar & Grill.

Check-in at 8:30am;

Driver’s Meeting at 8:45am:

Bank of America Financial Center

Tramonto Marketplace
3110 West Carefree Hwy
Phoenix, AZ 85086

The group will depart, caravan style, promptly at 9:00am and head up to Bagdad, AZ (via AZ-74 W and AZ-89N) with a stop in Congress, AZ for fuel and restroom break at the Shell station where AZ-71 and AZ-89 meet. We will then proceed up Yarnell Hill, through Yarnell to Kirkland Valley and Bagdad. 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.

Please RSVP 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.

Route Details:

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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Wickenburg Fun Run

by scottbirk

Join us for a relaxing Sunday drive to Wickenburg for a nice Mexican Lunch (And still have time to enjoy your Sunday).

Check-in at 8:30am;

Driver’s Meeting at 8:45am:

Starbucks Parking Lot, 

18511 N Scottsdale Rd, 

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

The group will depart, caravan style, promptly at 9:00am and head north on Scottsdale Rd to Carefree Highway. We will follow Carefree Highway to US 60W and then turn off on Wickenburg Way to El Ranchero “The Wrangler” Authentic Mexican and Seafood Restaurant.

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.

Please RSVP 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.

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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AMP Open House and Track Safety Clinic

by Adam Tharp

Want to learn how to drive on the track?

At this event, we will discuss how track driving differs from driving on streets, and the best way to become a better driver is to learn from those who have experience. The goal is simple, we want you to be comfortable driving your car on the track. This clinic is designed to help alleviate those concerns, or anxiety, about participating in track and autocross events.

At driving school, a safe environment is created through the interaction of briefings. In these briefings we discuss conditions, track rules, and the use of flags to communicate with drivers. Throughout the day, you will begin to learn the art of maintaining control of your car when it has exceeded its threshold of grip, either by design or driver error. This requires an understanding of how your tires grip the pavement, how weight transfers through turns, and how braking and acceleration affects your grip throughout the corners.

We will also show you the various nuances of being out at the track, including how cars are permitted to enter and exit the track, how drivers are expected to treat other track users to ensure a safe and fun time, the lingo used, what each flag color means, run classes, how to prep, and so much more. The day will be filled with lots of information, some good food, and great company!

Lastly, you will have a rare opportunity to be a passenger in a ride-along, with an experienced driver that will show how everything comes together and how some of these issues apply to actual track conditions. These laps will be done at reduced speeds to help the students better absorb the information.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up, below, today! The event is free and lunch is included!

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Fountain Hills Fun Run

by scottbirk

Join us for a Sunday drive to Euro Pizza Café (Fountain Hills)

If you begin at starting point 1 it will be a total of 65 miles, if you begin at starting point 2 it will be a total of 45 miles.

Please RSVP by March 10th as we need to create reservations for seats at the restaurant

Starting point 1 

Check-in at 8:30am; Driver’s Meeting at 8:45am:
Starbucks Parking Lot Scottsdale

The group will depart, caravan style, promptly at 9:00am and head out to Cracker Barrel (via 101 South) with a stop at Cracker Barrel to meet up with the second group.

Starting point 2

Check-in at 9:00am; Driver’s Meeting at 9:15am:
Cracker Barrel Parking Lot

The group will depart, caravan style, promptly at 9:30am and head up to Fountain Hills.  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 will then make our way (via 202 East and McKellips Road) to Usery Pass Road and then Bush Hwy with a stop at Water Users Recreation Site for a short break before heading to Fountain Hills (via Bush Hwy and AZ 87 South).

The drive officially ends at the restaurant.

The lunch menu is varied and includes salads, soups, wraps, gyros, and pizza. It is also reasonably priced and can be found here

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.

Please RSVP below 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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Bagdad, AZ Fun Run

by Adam Tharp

Note: This Fun Run has been cancelled due to excessive snow and ice on many roads. It will be rescheduled on a future date.

Do you love driving, socializing, and great food? Then come join us for a group drive up to Bagdad, Arizona for lunch at Copper Country Bar & Grill.

Check-in at 8:30am; Driver’s Meeting at 8:45am:

Bank of America Financial Center – Tramonto Marketplace
3110 West Carefree Hwy
Phoenix, AZ 85086

The group will depart, caravan style, promptly at 9:00am and head up to Bagdad, AZ (via AZ-74 W and AZ-89N) with a stop in Congress, AZ for fuel and restroom break at the Shell station where AZ-71 and AZ-89 meet. 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.

Please RSVP below in order to reserve your spot for the drive.

Route Details:

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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Prescott Fun Run

by Adam Tharp

Do you love driving, socializing, and good food? Then come join us for a group drive up to Prescott and then lunch at Streets of New York Pizza. The restaurant has a large parking lot where we may even be able to get the cars parked together and do a bit of socializing. If you just can’t get enough of the curves, there will also be a group heading back down through Skull Valley to Phoenix.

Check-in at 8:00am; Driver’s Meeting at 8:15am:
Bank of America
3110 W Carefree Hwy
Phoenix, AZ 85086

The group will depart, caravan style, promptly at 8:30am and head up toward Prescott, through Wickenburg and Yarnell via AZ-74 W and AZ-89 N with a stop in Congress, AZ for fuel and restroom break at the Shell station where AZ-89 N and AZ-71 meet. 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.

** Please RSVP no later than November 8th in order to reserve your spot for the drive.

Route Details:

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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Copper Corridor Loop Fun Run

by Adam Tharp

Do you love driving, socializing, and great food? Then come join us for a group drive through the Copper Corridor Loop and then a break for lunch at Guayo’s On the Trail Restaurant in Globe, AZ. The restaurant is on the way out of town, toward Show Low. Other attractions include Farley’s Pub, a movie theater, Center for the Arts, and Noels Sweets and Gifts.

Check-in at 8:30am; Driver’s Meeting at 9:00am:
Chevron Fuel Station
3265 S Goldfield Rd
Apache Junction, AZ 85219

The group will depart, caravan style, promptly at 9:30am and head over through the Copper Corridor Loop via AZ-177 with a stop in Winkelman, AZ for fuel and restroom break at the Shell station where AZ-177 and AZ-77 meet. 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.

Please RSVP no later than April 18th in order to reserve your spot for the drive.

Route Details:

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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Pima Air & Space Museum Tour

by Adam Tharp

Roadrunner BMW CCA will be partnering with our Sonoran Chapter brethren to co-host an event at the Pima Air & Space Museum, including a tour of the facility. After the tour, we will be grabbing a late lunch at Barrio Brewery where we will recap the events and have some good food with good company. Food and snacks are available for purchase at the museum as well.

COST: $20.00 (Cash only – covers tour and general admission)

DON’T FORGET: Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Water

LUNCH LOCATION:
Barrio Brewing Co.
800 E 16th St
Tucson, AZ 85719
Map Link

Check-in at 7:00am; Driver’s Meeting at 7:15am:
Shell Fueling Station
7709-7893 East Riggs Road
Chandler, AZ 85249

The group will depart, caravan style, promptly at 7:30am and head down to Tucson via I-10. We will also present an alternative return route option, through Florence, AZ if there is interest. 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.

Please RSVP to Chris Finlay via email HERE, no later than April 20th, in order to reserve your spot for the drive.

Route Details:

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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Payson Fun Run and Lunch

by Adam Tharp

Do you love driving, socializing, and Italian food? Well, then this is the event for you!

Come join us for a group drive up to beautiful Payson, Arizona for lunch at Cardo’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant, where they are known for their out of this world Crispy Chicken Parmesan.

Meet at 8:30am for a Driver’s Meeting:
Starbucks Coffee
9301 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

The group will depart, caravan style, promptly at 9:00am and head up to Payson via AZ-87 N. 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.

Please RSVP to Barbara Micheletti via email HERE, no later than January 27th, in order to reserve your spot for the drive.

Route Details:

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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