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Contra Costa Backroads Tour
Event Date: Saturday 10 April 2021
Start Time: 9:15AM

Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/contra-costa-backroads-tour-tickets-147704982579

Contra Costa Backroads Tour

Date:  Saturday, April 10, 2021

Costs:  Free

Please purchase one REQUIRED - Scenic Drive - Driver ticket for each vehicle and one Scenic Drive - Passenger ticket for each passenger in the car.

As we are a Porsche Club, this event is limited to Porsches only.

Sign-up closes on Thursday, April 8, 2021

Two for the price of one; What a deal! A morning scenic driving tour through Western and Central Contra Costa County, followed by a lunch break and an afternoon loop around Martinez and the Carquinez Strait, then on to Eastern CoCo to check out the new pavement along the back side of Mount Diablo.

Route:

Morning: This route will take us from the Sycamore Valley Park & Ride through Lafayette, Moraga and Canyon. After passing through Canyon we will continue along Pinehurst Road and Skyline Boulevard to Grizzly Peak Road. We will continue through Tilden Park to Orinda where we will follow San Pablo Dam Road past the reservoir to El Sobrante. From there we will head north on Castro Ranch Road, East on Alhambra Valley Road and south on Bear Creek Road (skirting Briones Reservoir) back to Orinda. We’ll then head to Heather Farms in Walnut Creek for a bio break and lunch.


Afternoon: From Heather Farms we’ll head for Pleasant Hill (Taylor Boulevard) and Martinez via Reliez Valley & Alhambra Valley Roads then blasting up the Franklin Canyon; over the rolling hills into Crockett with its spectacular views of San Pablo Bay and the Carquinez Strait. From there it’s follow the river and through the woods looping back to Martinez via Franklin Canyon. As a necessary evil, we’ll head East on Hwy 4 to Antioch where we’ll get back on the B roads again to enjoy the meandering twisty asphalt of Deer Valley and Marsh Creek Roads (freshly paved just for us!) on our way back to Walnut Creek.

Schedule - Morning:

9:15 AM Assemble at Sycamore Valley Park & Ride (there are no restroom facilities at the Park & Ride)

9:30 AM Pre-drive Briefing

10:00 AM Depart

11:30 PM Arrive at Heather Farms Park in Walnut Creek for a lunch break. Well maintained public restroom facilities are available at the park!

Lunch Break: It’s BYO Lunch. There are tables, bleachers and loads of grass areas to picnic. If you don’t bring lunch with you, the Ygnacio Plaza Shopping Center across the street has several places to pick up food. Gas is also available at both Shell & Chevron Stations across from the park.

Schedule - Afternoon:

1:00 PM Depart Heather Farms

3:00 PM Return to Heather Farms

Drivers are responsible for the proper function and safety of their vehicles. Your vehicle should be well maintained with brakes and tire tread above the minimum wear levels. Know the location of all the safety equipment of your vehicle. Sweep vehicles are available for your safety, not to repair your vehicle.

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For information regarding this event contact:  Mikie Alexander, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For questions regarding registration on Eventbrite contact:  Carolyn Wong, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For general questions regarding the Diablo Region PCA contact:  Brian Adkins, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

   
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