Greetings Blue Ridge Parkway Tour Participants –

We hope you are getting excited about the upcoming Blue Ridge Parkway Tour! This is one of our most loved events, along one of America’s most scenic highways. Feeder roads to the parkway afford us some twisties, and the parkway gives us a relaxing drive, with scenic overlooks, quaint shops and historical sites. We have approximately 20+ participants throughout the weekend.

Your Group Leaders for the Tour are:
Otter Group: Jeff Cole
Bear/Wolf Group: Jak Yaemsiri

Registration Numbers by Groups:
9 Otter MINIs • 6 Wolf MINIs • 3 Bear MINIs

Note: The Wolf & Bear groups will be combined. Don’t worry, you’ll still get the same experience each group would have delivered, but have more MINIacs to meet in your travels.

Thursday June 16th - Traveling day to Staunton, VA

Caravan from Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill to Staunton, VA on Thursday morning,
If you like to join the run please meet us at the Starbucks Southpoint, Durham (Address: 6813 Fayetteville Rd, Durham, NC 27713) between 9:00-9:30am. We will be leaving Starbucks at 9:30am. We plan a lunch stop at Deport Grille, Lynchburg, VA (Address: 10 9th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504). We should be arriving at the Sleep Inn around 5pm.

Evening
Host Hotel: Sleep Inn Staunton • 222 Jefferson Hwy • Staunton, VA 24401 • 540-887-6500
Schedule:
· 6:00 PM Gather at host hotel to head to the Welcome Dinner
· 6:30 PM Welcome Dinner @ Mrs. Rowe’s Family Restaurant • 74 Rowe Rd •
Staunton, VA 24401 • 540-886-1833 Join us for a casual welcome dinner at Mrs. Rowe’s Family Restaurant in Staunton. After dinner we will distribute t-shirts and registration bags. You are responsible for the cost of your meal.
After Dinner: Be sure your MINI is fueled and ready to take on the Parkway. See you at the Driver’s Meeting in the morning!

Friday June 17th, Staunton, VA to Sparta, NC
Schedule:
· 7:30 AM Driver’s Meeting @ the Sleep Inn parking lot
(Note: Please check-out by 7:30am)
· 7:50 AM WHEEL’S UP!!
· 8:00 AM Group Picture at the Northern Terminus
· Lunch – somewhere around Roanoke area
· 6:00 PM Arrive in Sparta
. Check into Host Hotel
Host Hotel: Alleghany Inn • 341 N. Main St • Sparta, NC 28675 • 336-372-2501
Dining: Browns Restaurant • 115 Jones St. • Sparta, NC 28675 • 336-372-3400 (Note: Browns is CASH ONLY! and is first come first served. After check-in and when you’re ready for dinner, please can go directly to the Brown’s and tell the hostess that you’re with MINI group)
After Dinner: Be sure your MINI is fueled and ready to take on the Parkway. See you at the Driver’s Meeting in the morning!

Saturday June 18th - Sparta, NC to Asheville, NC
Schedule:
. Breakfast @ Brown's restaurant: Brown's open at 7:00 AM. Cash only
· 7:50 AM Driver’s Meeting
· ~8:00am WHEEL’S UP!
· Lunch around Boone area
· Drive drive drive
· Arrive in Asheville Approximately 6:00PM
. Check into Host Hotel
Host Hotel: Clarion Inn Airport • Airport Rd. • Fletcher, NC 28732 • 828-684-1213
Dining: Papa's & Beer, it’s not too far from the hotel (Address: 1996 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803), leaving hotel around 7pm.
After Dinner: Be sure your MINI is fueled and ready to take on the Parkway. See you at the Driver’s Meeting in the morning!

Sunday June 19th - Asheville, NC to Cherokee, NC
Schedule:
· 7:30 AM Driver’s Meeting
· 8:00 AM WHEEL’S UP!
· 1:00pm – Southern Terminus
· Lunch on your own

Several stops will be planned by the group leaders. Some may be a quick leg stretch or photo op, others may be 30+minutes to explore. Due to the nature of this event, when you hit the final mile marker you are on your way home, taking with you memories of the twisty roads and scenery of the parkway.

Please PM me if you have questions.

Happy Motoring,

BRPT Organizers.