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I am lending my talents to the Bavarian500 guys to arrange this years Bimmerfest caravan. Below is the plan for this years drives and festivities.

Northwest States, Sacramento and Reno/Tahoe caravan start point:
Meet Time: 6:00am
Address: Niello BMW of Elk Grove - 8580 Laguna Grove Dr., Elk Grove, CA 95757
Depart Time: 6:30am

Hotel Information - for those coming further away than Sacramento, we have setup some hotels for you to join the drive that are closer than the Bay Area.

Goodnite Inn
25 Howe Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 386-8408

Comfort Inn & Suites Sacramento
21 Howe Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 379-0400

Pet friendly option
Econo Lodge
711 16th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-6631

Please register on the Bavarian500 site at: http://www.bavarian500.com/#!bimmerfest-route/can5 to get you rally caravan number.

NOTE: We are organizing several caravans to all meet at the start of our group drive. Please make sure to see the Bavarian500 website for all the details.
RSVP'd Yes: 3
  • BRGmatthew - This will be my drive home for summer break :D
  • evodz
  • Turb0Surge - I'm going. Lol now I just have to wait 'til may 17th.
RSVP'd Maybe: 2
  • Eagle1oh7 - Hmm, I might not make the caravan since I get off work at noon, but maybe I can make it. Wouldn't mind taking another break from NorCal.
  • jacobin777
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      02-17-2013, 10:36 PM   #2
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You may change your RSVP status at any time on or before 02-17-2013 11:59 PM. "


Awww man! I must have missed bimmerfest this year! It was today? lol just kidding, but your date is wrong. And I think there's a caravan being organized right now. Its on the norcal bmw group on facebook. Same people as last year is organizing and i dont think it's on the forums yet because it's still 3 months away.
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For those who have or want to post about the Bavarian 500, I have reached out to the organizer to see about making a larger caravan. I was not aware of the site when I made this post so pardon me for trying to help organize something.

I have also reached out to my drive group and club groups who are not on the forum in an effort to have them join either one or a combined caravan.

Below is the proposed drive details which I forgot to include in the original post.

Meet in Tracy, take I5 and cut over to Hollister. Here we could meet the Bay & Bavarian 500 gang to hit a 55-mile section of back roads for a change of pace on the long drive south. We would then cut over at King City and follow the old route to Paso Robles. After a pit stop, cut back over to I5 and down to Pasadena.

Total trip from Tracy is 412 miles and would make for a full day of driving. Longer for those of us coming from Sacramento Area and Reno / Tahoe.

I hope to have some group rates on hotels wrapped up this week or next.
the more the merrier!
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Might consider going again this year. Initial meetup spot last year for some Bay Area guys were at a hardware store by Gilroy. My friends and I took the 101 down rather than the I-5 and I enjoyed the scenic, not-so-boring route compared to the rock infested and police filled 5.
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Might consider going again this year. Initial meetup spot last year for some Bay Area guys were at a hardware store by Gilroy. My friends and I took the 101 down rather than the I-5 and I enjoyed the scenic, not-so-boring route compared to the rock infested and police filled 5.
I like the 5, they just repaved it lol
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I like the 5, they just repaved it lol
Repaved means more pebbles and loose gravel
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Hello All,

I am lending my talents to the Bavarian500 guys to arrange this years Bimmerfest caravan. Below is the plan for this years drives and festivities.

Northwest States, Sacramento and Reno/Tahoe caravan start point:
Meet Time: 6:00am
Address: Niello BMW of Elk Grove - 8580 Laguna Grove Dr., Elk Grove, CA 95757
Depart Time: 6:30am

Hotel Information - for those coming further away than Sacramento, we have setup some hotels for you to join the drive that are closer than the Bay Area.

Goodnite Inn
25 Howe Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 386-8408

Comfort Inn & Suites Sacramento
21 Howe Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 379-0400

Pet friendly option
Econo Lodge
711 16th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-6631

Please register on the Bavarian500 site at: http://www.bavarian500.com/#!bimmerfest-route/can5 to get you rally caravan number.

NOTE: We are organizing several caravans to all meet at the start of our group drive. Please make sure to see the Bavarian500 website for all the details.
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Question to those out there.

1. Would you prefer to drive along the ocean as much as possible

Or

2. Take a scenic drive by a lake on the old Bimmerfest after caravan route and then pick up the ocean in Santa Barbra
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Bay Area caravan start point:
Meet Time: 7:00am
Address: Casino M8trix - 1887 Matrix Blvd., San Jose, CA 95110
Depart Time: 8:00am

Check out the website for a complete break down and start points for all the NorCal Cities.
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Bay Area caravan start point:
Meet Time: 7:00am
Address: Casino M8trix - 1887 Matrix Blvd., San Jose, CA 95110
Depart Time: 8:00am

Check out the website for a complete break down and start points for all the NorCal Cities.
Couldn't have picked a better place.
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Reminder the event is just around the corner.

Please register on the bavarian500 site as we are arranging a multi-caravan meetup to be one BIG BMW group on the drive down.

Carvan's are setup from the following to meet up in Hollister, CA:

North West States
Sacramento
Reno/Tahoe
Santa Rosa
Bay Area
Stockton / Modesto
Fresno / Visalia

Please post to regional forums this information. The organizers can be only so many places at once.
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https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8vV...it?usp=sharing

The PDF Link above has all the address's, meeting locations and check points for all the cities North of the Grape Vine. Please fee free to spread the word.
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I got some good news for those going to this years Bimmerfest May 18th at Pasadena.
we decided to give out a free set of 19x8.5 and 19x9.5 Matte black wheels to fit a e92 BMW, only one catch....... you must stop buy our booth and pick up a MRR TShirt to wear during the show, this qualifies you for a free raffle ticket, yes you get a free shirt and a chance to win a free set of Brand new 19's. what do you guys think??
make sure to email me your name, size and e90post id name to have your shirt reserved.
info@mrrwheels.com " i want a free set of 19's " thanks guys !!!
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I think you should have PMed the thread / organizers of this caravan to ask first as it polite.

Nice idea but what about all the other cars that are not E92's as part of this caravan? So good idea, bad execution. Needs to be for ANY BMW model.

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I think you should have PMed the thread / organizers of this caravan to ask first as it polite.

Nice idea but what about all the other cars that are not E92's as part of this caravan? So good idea, bad execution. Needs to be for ANY BMW model.

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kind of makes sense though, mrr is posting in e90post. It would have been awkward if they posted on bimmerpost or something.
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kind of makes sense though, mrr is posting in e90post. It would have been awkward if they posted on bimmerpost or something.
This caravan is for more than just E90's. That is my point. Would be better to offer it to ALL makes that are in this caravan.
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This caravan is for more than just E90's. That is my point. Would be better to offer it to ALL makes that are in this caravan.
ooo, well that makes sense too. Haha, I wont hate, I drive an e90 . Also thanks for keeping the caravan updated
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bump - reminder to join the fun on the drive down
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Awesome - this is the correct thread to RSVP for Reno/Tahoe (Elk Grove meetup) correct? Will probably head out from Reno Friday night and stay at the hotel.

Very interested - just have to get some additional details and ensure I can get the days off of work. Thanks!
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Yes this is it. If you can let the other BMW guys up the hill know. Trying to make this a big year. Hope you can join
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For all those who are starting from Sacramento, could you please email me at norcal.drivers@gmail.com I need a count for the goodie bags that Niello is providing us.

Thank you
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just want to make sure I am reading the route correct, I am from San Jose, my meet location/time is at Casino Matrix at 7:00AM?
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