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Aug 03

2024 PVC/COC High Desert Drive

The Portland/Vancouver Chapter and the Central Oregon Chapter invite the Oregon Chapter of the BMW Club, and the entire Northwest Region to join them on the High Desert Drive, with an optional overnight. Details below.

The High Desert Drive rides again! Start out at RTGT at 8 am for a light breakfast and coffee. After a morning drive around Mt Hood, we'll meet up with the Central Oregon Chapter, and then off to Shaniko Days and lunch. Take a break in Fossil, and the one-day drivers will head home. Overnighters will head down to Prineville for overnight at the Country Inn and a group dinner at Madeline's in Redmond. Sunday, off to Erik Swensson's for breakfast, followed by a drive through the Cascades and eventually home.


  1. Cost is $35.00 for car and driver, $55.00 for car, driver and passenger. We’ll provide a continental breakfast on Saturday, breakfast at Erik’s on Sunday and a full-color take home with you map/guide to the tour.
  2. We’ll meetup at Ron Tonkin at 8 AM Saturday for Continental Breakfast.
  3. Driver’s Meeting at 8:45 AM, leaving in multiple groups at 9 AM.
  4. Shaniko has a small deli with lunch items. There has also been a chili cook off in recent years.  Suggestion is to pack a lunch for Saturday if you don’t want to take any chances, or wait in line. Link: (You may have to copy and paste this link.)
  5. We will have access to premium fuel along the way, however, Shaniko and Fossil have non-premium to top off and some of us carry Octane Booster to add at fueling.
  6. You will need to make your own overnight reservations. Please book a room in the Country Inn and suites by Radisson in Prineville for Saturday, August 3rd. Don’t wait as this hotel can fill quickly.
  7. We’ll do Dinner at Madaline’s in Redmond on Saturday night. We’ll drive together as a group.
  8. Sunday Morning, we’ll meet up in the parking lot at 9 sharp and head over to Erik Swensson’s
  9. Planned drive for Sunday with a route home.


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Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo Ferrari
25300 SW Parkway Ave, Wilsonville, OR 97070
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Aug 03, 2024 08:00am - Aug 04, 2024 04:30pm

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