Climb to the Clouds 5, June 29 in the White Mountains of NH
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Climb to the Clouds 5, June 29 in the White Mountains of NHOn June 29 Bimmerfesters driving any BMW model will meet for our fifth annual tour of the White Mountains! The 'high point' of the day will be an ascent of Mt. Washington (it's the "Climb to the Clouds"). It's possibly the most intense drive opportunity east of Pike's Peak. Braving a seven mile long, steeply twisting road without guardrails, with spectacular views in occasionally very challenging weather will be an adventure you'll not soon forget.
Along the way we'll cross a covered bridge, possibly dodge a moose or two, tour the Kancamagus Highway (a US Scenic Byway), and experience Bear Notch Road -the condensed Dragon's Tail of NH.
We are looking into a BBQ lunch at the MWAR base lodge this year, and adding to the tour for CtoC vets who might want to get a look at a waterfall or The Flume Gorge. Details to follow later as we check things out.
We'll wrap it up with old and new friends meeting for a banquet at a country inn. This year we'll revisit the Woodstock Inn Station and Brewery which has undergone major expansion and renovation with an all new banquet room downstairs.
As we have in years past, following dinner we'll have an auction to raise a donation for charity. We have supported Susan G Komen for the Cure, and Voluntary Services Overseas. This year we have selected Survive the Drive to support. I'll leave it to Captainaudio to describe the wonderful work they do to educate youngsters in the critical skills of road safety. Bimmerfest members have been very generous in the past, both in donations for the auction, and the bidding on the items up for auction. Suffice to say, the auction is a fun and fitting end to the day.
If you'd like to get some sense of what this is all about, here's a link to last year's thread for CtoC4. Take a look at the photos and read the comments. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...948&highlight=
Here are the URL's for the sights we'll see, and a Google Map of the tour and meeting points.
This Google Map was used in previous tours and will be modified for some new scenery this year. All the highlights will remain, but there'll be some new roads of interest to the veterans.
The Omni Mount Washington Resort:
"As grand as the history behind it, the Omni Mount Washington Hotel, located in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, is gracious in ambiance and generous in amenities. A favorite New England retreat of presidents, poets and celebrities, the hotel delights every sense with enchanting music, refined dining and luxurious décor."
The Mount Washington Auto Road:
"The timeless and dramatic beauty of the Presidential Range and the Northeast's highest peak is yours to enjoy with a comfortable SnowCoach ride up to treeline on the Mt. Washington Auto Road. Our custom made SnowCoaches are the only vehicles that can take your whole family to this remarkable place-a place that will leave you with breathtaking memories (and pictures) that will be enjoyed for a lifetime. The SnowCoach on Mt. Washington is truly a one of a kind experience!"
The Mt. Washington summit observatory
The Kancamagus Highway:
"The Kancamagus Highway is a 34.5 mile scenic drive along NH's Rt. 112 in Northern New Hampshire that is well known as one of the best Fall Foliage viewing areas in the country. The Kancamagus Highway is now designated an American Scenic Byway for its rich history, aesthetic beauty and culture."
The Woodstock Inn:
"The Station serves lunch and dinner and once you decide what to order from the extensive menu (take your time, there's no train to catch!) you'll enjoy the hometown ambiance that keeps guests coming back again and again. The award-winning Brewery has been crafting great ales since 1995. Watch the process, raise a pint and have a bite to eat in the Brewpub. As we approach our 30th anniversary, we are pleased to announce the expansion of the Brewery and construction of a 150-seat function hall."
We have a block of rooms reserved at a discounted rate at the Omni Mount Washington Report (Hotel Mount Washington)
Please contact the hotel and mention Bimmerfest Climb to the Clouds for the special discounted rates.
This year's entry fee of $30 per car, and all proceeds of the auction will go to Survive the Drive.
Although it is not a requirement all participants are encouraged to contribute items to the auction.
As usual souvenir "Swag Bags" with event postcards, window stickers, refrigerator magnets and other event memorabilia will be distributed to all participants along with official Climb to the Clouds name tags.
URL for the auction will be posted soon.
Your Best Behind The Wheel: A Teen Driver Safety Program
Survive the Drive is an organization that promotes safe driving by teenagers and educates them on the consequences of unsafe driving practices. Survive the Drive was founded by Bob Green, Bob is an experienced racer, a Senior Skip Barber Racing School Instructor and drives the BMW M3 Pace Car at Lime Rock Park. Well known racers Sam Posey, Bob Sharp are on the board of directors of Survive the Drive as was the late John Fitch until his death last year.
This is a very worthy cause and is especially applicable to our event as it is automobile related and as many of the Climb to the Clouds participants are parents of young drivers.
SurvivetheDrive® is an independent, not-for-profit, educational organization educating drivers of all ages, particularly vulnerable and inexperienced teenage drivers, about the often hideous and everlasting results of inattentive driving.
The primary goal is to reach every newly or soon-to-be licensed teen (or adult) through the use of a multi-media presentation by Bob Green. He focuses the students on the detrimental activity of texting, reading, drinking, phoning and any other activities that remove conscious understanding of the ever-present operational hazards of heavy, moving equipment. Bob calls this type of driving 'Driving While Oblivious' (DWO) and results in driver error in 93% of all crashes. Past and present novice driver training and DMV driver testing results have been shown to have little deterrent effect on these crash rates.
SurvivetheDrive presentations can be scheduled as a single assembly or as an accompanying presentation that will focus on each student's competence and the desire to be their "Best Behind the Wheel."
Don't miss out this year! It's unforgettable family rated fun with many options to custom tailor your weekend, or make it part of a vacation in the mountains.
Interested? Questions? Want to hang out with other Bimmerfesters who'll be Climbing to the Clouds? Then click on over to the Bimmerfest Social Group set up by Captainaudio. See you there!