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2nd Annual - California 500 Miglia Oct 18-19

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California 500 Miglia - October 18th-19th




This a pay your own way event. This means even me the organizer pays my own way to attend. Organizing drives is my hobby and I enjoy putting the events on. I also pay for the website and store system out of my own pocket to make sharing information and registering easier on everyone.



See the 2013 event recap and images here




The California Coast 500 Miglia (500 Mile) is a fun overnight road trip event. The adventure starts in Portola Valley and heads down through Big Sur to an overnight stop in San Louis Obispo. From San Luis Obispo, the trip heads through the heart of California with a lunch stop in Hollister. From the winery, we will head to Livermore where the drive concludes at the First Street Ale House where we will provide awards to the winners of our road trip games.


Unlike typical rallies and road course events, we encourage people to stay in a group and stop at the planned destinations. However, the stops and activities are suggestions, not mandates. Our format is for those individuals, couples or families, who want to have an adventure as well as make new friends with fellow enthusiasts. We mix the day up between driving sections, photo stops and sightseeing opportunities for everyone. This is not a race, so if you looking for a competitive event this is not for you.


Register for the drive here


The 2014 - 500 Miglia Itinerary – October 18 – 19 2014


Day 1: Meeting Location


Date: October 18th 2014

Address: 3130 Alpine Rd #284 Portola Valley, CA 94028

Time: 8:00am

Depart: 8:30am drive start on the dot!

Activity: Registration and assist with decal application


There will be several stops on the way down to San Luis Obispo, including a group tour towards the end of the day at Hearst Castle, and a stop in Cambria to see the Garbage House if time allows. The day will conclude with dinner at a great steak house where if you go home hungry it is your own fault.


Lunch stop will be at the Sand Dollar Picnic Area, which is letter G on your turn-by-turn sheet.


Planned group tour at Hearst Castle:

Address: 700 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452

Time: 2:30pm arrive

Tour: 3:00pm


After taking the tour of Hearst Castle, we will make the short drive to the garbage house.


Address: 881 Hillcrest Drive, Cambria, CA 93428


After the quick photo stop, we will head down to the hotel to relax and freshen up before meeting for dinner.


Group hotel: Ramada Inn

Address: 1000 Olive Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405


Dinner location for the group: F. McLintocks Saloon

Address: 133 Bridge Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Time: 7:00pm till you are tired


Day 2: Agenda (drivers day)


This day will be more focused on driving than sightseeing. There will be a few stops on the way for pictures, but the focus is on covering miles along some fun back roads.


Date: October 12th

Breakfast option sit down: Bon Temps Creole Café

Breakfast options included with hotel: Hotel Continental Breakfast

Depart Time: 9:00am On the DOT!


The drive will wind through 137 miles of back roads to end in Hollister for lunch. The stops will be short and we will be sure to get some group photos.


Lunch Stop:

Address: Running Rooster - 800 San Benito Street. Hollister, CA 95023

time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm


The final leg of the drive will be a group cruise until we get closer to the East Bay, where the end our drive at the First Street Ale House in Livermore. There we will pass out awards for the winners of the road trip games and say goodbye after a weekend of fun.


End Destination: First Street Ale House

Address: 2106 First Street, Livermore, CA 94550

Time: 5:00pm – When you leave

Activity: Dinner and awards


Register for the drive here

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